Practice Contact Information
200 UCLA Medical Plaza Ste. 550
Web Site: https://www.uclahealth.org/marilene-beth-wang
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr. Marilene B. Wang is a Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where she is Director of the UCLA Nasal and Sinus Disease Center and co-director of the Endoscopic Skull Base program. She received her BA in mathematics from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, and her MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA and was recruited afterward to serve on the faculty. Her practice is focused on head and neck cancer and endoscopic skull base surgery. She has an active cancer research laboratory, studying cell cycle regulation and curcumin suppression of head and neck cancer, which has received NIH and other extramural funding. She has mentored numerous students and residents in her laboratory, many of whom have gone on to distinguished professional careers. She has published over 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 14 book chapters, and presented over 200 abstracts or lectures at meetings all over the world. She is on the Editorial Review Board for The Laryngoscope and is a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. She has been named to the Best Doctors of America database, Best Doctors in Southern California, and Best Doctors in Los Angeles. She is Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for the American Head and Neck Society, was Chair of the Complementary/Integrative Medicine Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) from 2013-2017, Chair of the Awards Committee for the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) 2014-2017, and is an active member of multiple other committees for the AAO-HNS, ARS, American Head and Neck Society, and American Thyroid Association. She received a Distinguished Service Award from the AAO-HNS in 2013 and was named a Cochrane Scholar in 2014.