Practice Contact Information
801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon
John Sunwoo is the Director of Head and Neck Cancer Research and a member of the Academic Council at Stanford University. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry at Brown University and his medical degree and master’s degree in biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University and a fellowship in clinical research at the National Institutes of Health. Following his clinical training, he completed a 5-year post-doctoral laboratory fellowship in immunology at Washington University.
Dr. Sunwoo joined the faculty at Stanford in 2008 and is a member of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Sunwoo’s clinical focus is on head and neck surgical oncology, specifically in the areas of thyroid/parathyroid tumors and head and neck melanoma. He is the co-director of the multidisciplinary Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumor Board and the head and neck surgeon member of the multidisciplinary Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at Stanford.
In addition to his clinical focus, Dr. Sunwoo is also the principal investigator of an NIH-funded laboratory in the Lokey Stem Cell Research Building. His research is focused on tumor immunology – specifically, the interaction between the immune system and cancer stem cells.