Practice Contact Information
University of South Florida/VA Hospital Tampa
13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd (112)
Areas of surgical specialization in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
I completed an Otolaryngology residency program at Washington University in St Louis, and a head and neck cancer fellowship program at the University of Miami.
I focus on skin, salivary and mucosal tumors of the head and neck, as well as reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. I am trained in minimally invasive robotic surgery for cancers arising in the oropharynx.
Guo, Yin; Jolly, Robert A.; Halstead, Bartley W.; Baker, Thomas K.; Stutz, John P.; Huffman, Melanie; Calley, John N.; West, Adam; Gao, Hong; Searfoss, George H.; Li, Shuyu; Irizarry, Armando R.; Qian, Hui-rong; Stevens, James L.; Ryan, Timothy P. Underlying Mechanisms of Pharmacology and Toxicity of a Novel PPAR Agonist Revealed Using Rodent and Canine Hepatocytes. Toxicological Sciences, Volume 96, Number 2, April 2007, pp. 294-309(16).
Huffman, M., Unger, Z., Thatikonda, C., Amstutz, S., Rex, D. .Split-dose bowel preparation for colonoscopy and residual gastric fluid volume: an observational study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Volume 7; Number 3, 2010 pp. 516-522.
Unger, Z., Amstutz, S., Seo, D., Huffman, M., Rex, D. Willingness to undergo split-dose bowel preparation for colonoscopy and compliance with split dose instructions. Digestive Disease and Sciences, Jan 2010.
Hewett, DG, Huffman, M, Rex, D. Leaving distal colorectal hyperplastic polyps in place can be achieved with high accuracy using narrow band imaging: an observational study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Aug;76 (2):374-80.
Kumar K, Wigfield S, Gee HE, Devlin CM, Singleton D, Li JL, Buffa F, Huffman M, Sinn AL, Silver J, Turley H, Leek R, Harris AL, Ivan M. Dichloroacetate Reverses the Hypoxic Adaptation to Bevacizumab and Enhances its Antitumor Effects. J Mol Med (Berl). 2013 Jun;91(6):749-58.
Vila, P., Townsend, M., Bhatt, N., Kao, K., Sinha, P., Neely, JG. The P Value Problem in Otolaryngology: Shifting to Effect Sizes and Confidence Intervals. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2016:1-3.
Graboyes, E., Townsend, M., Kallogjeri, D., Piccirillo, J., Nussenbaum, B. Evaluation of Quality Metrics for Surgically Treated Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(12):1-10.
Townsend M, Kallogjeri D, Scott-Wittenborn N, Gerull K, Jansen S, Nussenbaum B. Multidisciplinary Clinic Management of Head and Neck Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1213–1219. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1855
Townsend M, Liou T, Kallogjeri D, et al. Effect of Perioperative Gabapentin Use on Postsurgical Pain in Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Mucosal SurgeryA Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online April 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0282
Bauer, E. Townsend, M. Chi, J. Clinical Care Pathway Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer. Book chapter written for AAO-HNS microvascular committee.
Gross, J., Townsend, M., Miller, E., Hong, H., Kallogjeri, D., Zenga, J., Jackson , R.S., Haughey, B., Rich, J. Predictors of Swallow Function after Transoral Surgery (TOS) for Locally Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer. Laryngoscope. 2019 . doi: 10.1002/lary.27856. [Epub ahead of print]
Townsend, Melanie, MD, Dewees, Todd, PhD, Gross, Jennifer, MD, Thorstad, Wade, MD, Jackson, Ryan S. MD. Timing of Radiotherapy Initiation in Surgically Treated HPV Positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jun 4:194599819847144. doi: 10.1177/0194599819847144. [Epub ahead of print]
Protective Effects of α-Tocopherol Against Free Radical Damage in Rat Hepatocytes Multi-year project presented at INTEL international science fair in 2004/2005
The role of HIF-1α in the hypoxic microenvironments of solid tumors
Presented at Indiana University School of Medicine research symposium and at the Medical Student Research Forum in Galveston, Tx. 2009/2012
Histiocytosis of the Mastoid, a case report
Presented at Ben Santuria lectureship at Washington University 2015
Chondromyxoid fibroma of the frontal sinus: a case report and review of the literature.
Trio meeting January 2017
Multidisciplinary Clinic Management of Head and Neck Cancer COSM 2017, Ogura Day 2017
Effect of Perioperative Gabapentin Use on Postsurgical Pain in Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Mucosal SurgeryA Randomized Clinical Trial.
Predictors of Swallow Function after Transoral Surgery (TOS) for Locally Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer
Timing of Radiotherapy Initiation in Surgically Treated HPV Positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma