Gregory T. Wolf, MD, FACS

Gregory T. Wolf, MD,  FACS

Gregory T. Wolf, MD, FACS

Gregory Wolf, MD, FACS, is Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a two-year general surgical training at Georgetown University followed by a residency in otolaryngology at the State University of New York. After residency, he became a fellow in the Tumor Immunology Section in the Division of Cancer Treatment at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. In 1980, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has acted in multiple capacities during his tenure at the University of Michigan, including being Director of the Head and Neck Surgery Division, Director of the Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship Training Program and Director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He became Professor in 1989 and eventually Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1993.

He has served on numerous institutional committees including two terms as a Director of the Faculty Group Practice and has served as Councilor for the Advisory Council of the NIDCD, NIH. Dr. Wolf has been the principal investigator for numerous research efforts and clinical trials in the treatment of head and neck cancers, including the landmark national Veteran’s Affairs Cooperative Study for organ preservation in advanced laryngeal cancer which created a revolutionary change in the management of these cancers. He has authored over 200 original research articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at countless regional, national, and international symposiums.

He was President of the American Head and Neck Society (2007-2008). He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Citation from the American Head and Neck Society in 2002, the Triological Society Vice-Presidential Citation in 2006 and the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1988, as well as multiple citations in Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Wolf has dedicated his life to the care of patients and has been one of the most influential physician scientists in the history of head and neck cancer surgery.