Eben Rosenthal, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Carol and John S. Odess Chair in Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Program in Cancer Biology

Dr. Eben Rosenthal is a surgeon-scientist and academic leader who brings extensive leadership experience to Vanderbilt. He serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. In his previous position, he was the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director and Associate Director of Clinical Care with Stanford Cancer Center. Prior to his tenure at Stanford, he was division director of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and held the John S. Odess Endowed Chair at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

He specializes in the treatment and reconstruction of head and neck cancer. His research interests involve the use of optical imaging techniques to better detect cancer during surgical procedures, and he has initiated multiple clinical trials in improving cancer surgery and assessing drug delivery. A mentor and frequently invited speaker, Rosenthal has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications.

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