Practice Contact Information
Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University
Alfred Naccache Boulevard, Ashrafieh
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Antoine Melkane received his medical degree from the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon in 2004. After his training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in the Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon (2004-2009), he underwent fellowship training in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery in the Gustave Roussy Institute, Paris XI University, Villejuif, France (2009-2012), then at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, MI, USA (2012-2013).
Dr. Melkane joined the faculty in the Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital in 2014 and is currently Clinical Instructor in the department of Otolaryngology at the Saint Joseph University. He is actively involved in the care of patients with head and neck cancers, developing both the oncologic and reconstructive surgery in the department.
Dr. Melkane holds a Master of Surgical Science from the Paris XI University, Paris, France (2012). His mainresearch interestsinclude the roles of HPV, sentinel node biopsy and confocal endomicroscopy in head and neck cancers.
Hurst NJ, Dominello M, Dyson G, Jaratli H, Sharma M, Ahmed Y, Melkane AE, Rose CT, Jacobs JR, Giorgadze T, Kim H. Mean intratumoral lymphatic vessel density as a predictor of progression-free and overall survival in locally advanced laryngeal/hypopharyngeal cancer. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E417-20.
Lacroix L, Post S, Valent A, Melkane AE, Lefebvre AM, Egile C, Castell C, Saulnier P, Goulaouic H, Temam S. Low frequency of MET molecular abnormalities in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 17; 9(1): e84319.
Mirghani H, Amen F, Moreau F, Guigay J, Ferchiou M, Melkane AE, Hartl DM, Lacau St Guily J. HPV testing in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: what the clinician should know. Oral Oncol. 2014 Jan; 50(1): 1-9.
Melkane AE, Mirghani H, Auperin A, Saulnier P, Lacroix L, Vielh P, Casiraghi O, Griscelli F, Temam S. HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas: a comparison between three diagnostic approaches. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 35(1): 25-32.
Melkane AE, Auperin A, Saulnier P, Lacroix L, Vielh P, Casiraghi O, Msakni I, Drusch F, Temam S. HPV prevalence and prognostic implication in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Head Neck. 2014 Feb; 36(2): 257-65.
Melkane AE, Mamelle G, Wycisk G, Temam S, Janot F, Casiraghi O, Lumbroso J. Sentinel node biopsy in early oral squamous cell carcinomas: a ten-year experience. Laryngoscope. 2012 Aug; 122(8): 1782-8.
Aouad R, Matar N, Melkane A, Nassar M, Almoutran H, Haddad A. Sulfuric acid ingestion. J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5): E98.
Melkane AE, Matar N, Haddad A, Zoghbi A. Suicidal hanging attempt: poor symptoms for a potentially lethal injury. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4): E36.
Aouad R, Melkane A, Rassi S. Lemierre’s syndrome: unusual cause and presentation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 May; 26(5): 376-7.
Melkane AE, Matar NE, Haddad AC, Nassar MN, Almoutran HG, Rohayem Z, Daher M, Chalouhy G, Dabar G. Management of post-intubation tracheal stenosis: appropriate indications make outcome differences. Respiration. 2010; 79(5): 395-401.
Abboud B, Sleilaty G, Braidy C, Melkane A, Nasr F. Thyroidectomy in patients at high-risk of bleeding: can it be safely performed? Minerva Chir. 2009 Dec; 64(6): 565-71.
Rassi SJ, Melkane AE, Rizk HG, Dahoui HA. Sinonasal mucormycosis in immunocompromised pediatric patients. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Dec;31(12): 907-10.
Matar NE, Rassi SJ, Melkane AE, Haddad AC. Lateral sinus thrombosis in the pediatric population: multiple presentations for a potentially lethal disease. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Oct; 25(10): 681-3.
Razfar A, Walvekar R, Melkane A, Johnson J, Myers E. Incidence and patterns of regional metastasis in early oral squamous cell cancers: Feasibility of submandibular gland preservation. Head Neck. 2009 Dec; 31(12): 1619-23.