Dr. Dennis Kraus is the Director of the Center for Head and Neck Oncology within the New York Head & Neck Institute and the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. He is Chair of the Lenox Hill Hospital Cancer Committee, Member of the Cancer Oversight Committee for the Northwell Health System, Professor of Otolaryngology at Northwell Health Hofstra School of Medicine and a Member of the Admissions Committee for the Hofstra School of Medicine. Dennis has served in a number of administrative positions within the otolaryngology and head and neck surgery communities. In addition to currently serving as president, he has served in multiple roles within the AHNS, including program chair of the annual meeting and Secretary. Dennis currently is a member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons and the Otolaryngology Advisory Council. He serves on the American Joint Commission of Cancer. He is the past president of the North American Skull Base Society, the New York Head and Neck Society and the New York Laryngological Society. Dennis is currently co-editor in chief of the Skull Base Journal and associate editor of Head and Neck Surgery. He is chair of the Subspecialty Advisory Council for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is past chair of the Head and Neck Educational committee and the Home Study Course. His clinical interest focuses on all aspects of head and neck oncology and his research efforts have paralled his clinical initiatives. Dennis has particular expertise as it relates to minimally invasive thyroid surgery, robotic surgery of the head and neck and sentinel node biopsy for cutaneous malignancies. He has been a strong advocate for the use of minimally invasive surgery in the sinonasal region and skull base. Each of these developments has been associated with decreased morbidity with improved cosmetic and functional outcomes for patients with head and neck neoplasms. He has been fortunate to lecture across both the USA and around the world in a number of venues. On a personal level, Dennis is married to his wife of 29 years, Daryl, and they reside with all 3 of their adult children; Devon, Cameron and Collin, in New York City. He continues to enjoy golf, skiing and travel.
Living in a patient centric universe
by Dennis H. Kraus, MD