Steven J. Wang, MD

Clinical and Translational Oncology Program

Biography

Dr. Wang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona. He is a surgeon with clinical expertise in head and neck cancer surgery. Dr. Wang graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Otolaryngology residency at UCLA, followed by a Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan. Previously, Dr. Wang was Professor of Otolaryngology at UCSF where he established the transoral robotic surgery program. In 2019, he will chair the Skin Cancer and Melanoma section of the American Head and Neck Society.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Wang has expertise leading clinical and translational research studies of head and neck cancers, including HPV-related head and neck cancer, transoral robotic surgery, and quality of life outcomes after head and neck cancer treatment. He was PI of a multi-year VA-funded grant to study the role of CD44 receptors in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. At UCSF, Dr. Wang was the principal investigator of an NIH-funded prospective study of the role of HPV in head and neck cancer. He is currently the Head and Neck Cancer Disease Team Leader at the UACC.