Practice Contact Information
University of Washington
1959 Northeast Pacific Street
Seattle Washington 98195 United States
Web Site: http://otolaryngology.uw.edu/
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeon, Oral Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD joined the University of Washington faculty in 1995. He is currently the Allison T. Wanamaker Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the Director of Head and Neck Surgery as well as an adjunct professor in the departments of Plastic Surgery and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Futran earned his dentistry degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as an MD degree at the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York. He then trained in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Rochester followed by a Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York with Dr. Mark Urken. Dr. Futran became an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida in 1993 specializing in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery and subsequently relocated to Seattle.
Dr. Futran is board certified in Otolaryngology and has outstanding expertise and an active practice in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex, oncology and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull base surgery utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches. His major research activities center on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and he also participates in grants studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis. He enjoys teaching on the topics of head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial trauma, skull base surgery, and head and neck oncology worldwide.
He is on the board of directors for the AO Foundation, a trustee of the UW Physicians, and a trustee of the Virginia Bloedel Hearing Research Institute. Dr. Futran is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and holds the position of deputy editor of JAMA-Otolaryngology. He is listed in the Best Doctor’s in America.
Eadie T, Faust L, Bolt S, Kapsner-Smith M, Pompon RH, Baylor C, Futran N, Méndez E. Role of Psychosocial Factors on Communicative Participation among Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Mar194599818765718
Shen JY, Futran ND, Sardesai MG. Craniofacialosteomyelitis evolving from sinusitis., Radiol Case Rep 2018 Feb; 13(1):104-107
Méndez E, Rodriguez CP, Kao M, Raju SC, Diab A, Harbison RA, Konnick EQ, Mugundu G, Santana-Davila R, Martins R, Futran ND, Chow LQM. A Phase I Clinical Trial of AZD1775 in Combination With Neoadjuvant Weekly Docetaxel and Cisplatin Before Definitive Therapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma., Clin. Cancer Res. 2018 Mar
Patel SA, Parvathaneni A, Parvathaneni U, Houlton JJ, Karni RJ, Liao JJ, Futran ND, Méndez E. Post-operative therapy following transoral robotic surgery for unknown primary cancers of the head and neck., Oral Oncol. 2017 Sep; 72150-156
Cannon RB, Houlton JJ, Mendez E, Futran ND. Methods to reduce postoperative surgical site infections after head and neck oncology surgery., Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jul; 18(7):e405-e413
Harbison, RA, Futran, ND, et al. Navigation-Guidance During Free Flap Mandibular Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Mar 1;143(3):226-2333204
Atlas of Regional and Free Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction, 2nd edition. Eds: Urken ML, Cheney M, Hadlock T, Blackwell K, Harris J, and Futran ND, Lippincott, 2012