Practice Contact Information
University of Southern California – Keck Medical Center
1450 San Pablo Street
Web Site: https://keck.usc.edu/otolaryngology/faculty/Mark-Swanson/
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Mark Swanson, MD is a fellowship trained head and neck surgeon. After completing medical school at the Ohio State University, he entered a residency in Otolaryngology at University of Southern California. He continued his training with a fellowship in cancer and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami, and returned to USC to join the faculty at Keck Medical Center. His expertise is in treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the mouth, throat, salivary glands, neck, and thyroid gland. He utilizes advanced robotic, organ preservation, and microvascular reconstructive techniques to maximize quality of life after treatment.
Dr. Swanson works in a multi-disciplinary team including surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and speech/swallow therapists to provide complete care for head and neck diseases.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Swanson has a research interest in oncologic and quality of life outcomes in head and neck cancers. He focuses on swallowing and voice outcomes after cancer treatments, and is working to provide optimal cancer outcomes while preserving unaffected tissues.
Head and neck squamous cell cancer related trials
Bertelsen C, Swanson MS, et al. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound with Perflubutane for Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Cutaneous Melanoma: A Pilot Study. Laryngoscope – In Press
Swanson MS, Low G, Sinha UK, Kokot N. Transoral surgery vs intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early supraglottic cancer: a systematic review. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery. April 2017, 25 (2):133-141. [PMID 28106658]
Swanson MS, Kokot N, Sinha UK. The Role of HPV in Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Tumorigenesis. Cancers. 2016; Feb 19;8(2): 24. [PMID 2907349]
Ouyoung, L.M., M.S. Swanson, B.C. Villegas, et al., ABCLOVE: Voice therapy outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck, 2016. 38 Suppl 1: p. E1810-3. [PMID 26689974]
Swanson MS, Hudson R, Bhandari N, Sinha UK, Maceri DR, Kokot N. Use of Octreotide for the Management of Chyle Fistula Following Neck Dissection. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug;141(8):723-7. [PMID 26135979]
Swanson MS, Sinha UK. Rationale for combined blockade of PD-1 and CTLA-4 in Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer – Review of Current Data. Oral Oncology. 2015 Jan; 51(1):12-15. [PMID 25459157]
Swanson MS, Brown, TN. Laryngotracheal giant cell tumor: case report and literature review. Case reports in Clinical Pathology. 2015; 2(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/crcp.v2n2p12 [DOI: 10.5430/crcp.v2n2p12]
Swanson MS, Sinha UK. Diagnosis and Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Current Trends and Controversies. Cancers. 2014; 6(3):1256-1266. [PMID 24978433]
Radhakrishnan V, Swanson MS, Sinha UK. Monoclonal Antibodies as Treatment Modalities in Head and Neck Cancers. AIMS Medical Science, 2015, 2(4): 347-359. [DOI: 10.3934/medsci.2015.4.347]