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Individuals who come to Moffitt Cancer Center for oral cavity or throat cancer treatment have many experienced specialists on their side. Because we believe we can achieve the best outcomes when working as a team, we have several different oncologists who collaboratively diagnose, treat and educate each patient.

At Moffitt, we recognize that each type of cancer treatment is unique and that it is highly advantageous to have specialized professionals overseeing each part of the process. As such, we have different oral cavity and throat cancer experts who handle imaging scans, lab tests, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and supportive care. Our team consists of:

  • Radiologists, who interpret the results of X-rays, CT scans and other imaging tests to determine if cancer is present
  • Pathologists, who examine tissue samples to determine if they are cancerous, and if so, evaluate the cancer’s cellular characteristics, which can influence treatment decisions
  • Medical oncologists, who create custom chemotherapy prescriptions for patients with cancers of the mouth and throat and collaborate with the infusion nurses who administer the medications
  • Head and neck surgeons, who remove tumors using the least invasive approaches possible
  • Radiation oncologists, who develop radiation therapy plans and collaborate with the radiation therapists who deliver the treatments
  • Pharmacists, who provide patients with individualized instructions for taking the medications they are prescribed as part of their treatments or symptom-control plans
  • Supportive care providers, including chaplains and social workers, who help ensure that each patient’s emotional and social needs are continually being met

At Moffitt, many of these experts are also involved with oral cavity and throat cancer research, both behind the scenes in labs and directly with our patients through clinical trials. This means that our specialists are knowledgeable about the latest options and are continually using their expertise to improve the future of cancer treatment.

A referral is not required to request an appointment with Moffitt’s oral cavity or throat cancer specialists. To do so, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online.

  • Head and Neck Oncology Leadership
    Christine  Chung, MD
    Department Chair, Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology
    Program Lead, Head and Neck Oncology

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Title

    Chair, Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology; Program Leader of Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.8 (82)
    Deepa  Danan, MD, MBA, MHA, FACS

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Title

    Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (88)
  • Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer Medical Oncologists
    Christine  Chung, MD
    Department Chair, Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology
    Program Lead, Head and Neck Oncology

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Title

    Chair, Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology; Program Leader of Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.8 (82)
    Julie  Kish, MD, FACP

    Program

    Senior Adult Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.8 (233)
    Satish  Maharaj, MD

    Program

    MMG Ambulatory HemOnc

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    Guilherme  Rabinowits, MD

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.9 (40)
    Rosy  El-Rady, APRN

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.9 (233)
  • Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer Surgeons
    Deepa  Danan, MD, MBA, MHA, FACS

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Title

    Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (88)
    Caitlin  McMullen, MD

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (212)
    Kristen  Otto, MD

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    5 (167)
    Tapan  Padhya, MD

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (244)
    Trad  Wadsworth, MD, MBA

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (176)
    Ashley  Holtz

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

  • Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer Pathologists
    Juan  Hernandez Prera, MD

    Program

    Pathology

    Specialty

    Pathology

    Bruce  Wenig, MD
    Department Chair, Pathology
    Program Lead, Pathology

    Program

    Pathology

    Title

    Department Chair, Pathology

    Specialty

    Pathology

  • Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer Interventional Radiologists
    Nainesh  Parikh, MD, MBA

    Program

    Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

    Specialty

    Interventional Radiology

    5 (30)