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    Mark Swanson

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentOtolaryngology
    Address1510 SAN PABLO
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      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.


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      The Ohio State University, Columbus, OHMD06/2011Medical degree
      University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA06/2016Otolaryngology Residency
      University of Miami, Miami, FL06/2017Head & Neck and Microvascular Surgery
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      University of Miami2016  - 2017Otolaryngology Fellow Teaching Award
      University of Southern California2014  - 2015Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Community Service Grant
      The Ohio State University2009  - 2010Outstanding Academic Merit
      The Ohio State University2008  - 2009Landachre Research Honors Society
      The Ohio State University2007  - 2011Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

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      1. Swanson M, Low G, Sinha UK, Kokot N. Transoral surgery vs intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early supraglottic cancer: a systematic review. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr; 25(2):133-141. PMID: 28106658.
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      2. Swanson M, Kokot N, Sinha UK. The Role of HPV in Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Tumorigenesis. Cancers (Basel). 2016 Feb 19; 8(2). PMID: 26907349; PMCID: PMC4773747.
      3. Ouyoung LM, Swanson M, Villegas BC, Damodar D, Kokot N, Sinha UK. ABCLOVE: Voice therapy outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2016 Apr; 38 Suppl 1:E1810-3. PMID: 26689974.
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      4. Swanson M, Hudson RL, 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.
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      5. Swanson M, 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 Oncol. 2015 Jan; 51(1):12-5. PMID: 25459157.
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      6. Swanson M, Sinha UK. Diagnosis and management of merkel cell carcinoma of the head and neck: current trends and controversies. Cancers (Basel). 2014 Jun 27; 6(3):1256-66. PMID: 24978433; PMCID: PMC4190540.
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