Steven J Wang, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Otolaryngology
Director, Head & Neck Oncology Program
Disease Team Leader, Head & Neck Oncology
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6673
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Steven J. Wang, MD, is Professor and Interim 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, oral cavity and oropharynx malignancies, transoral robotic surgery, surgery for melanoma and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck, sentinel node biopsy, salivary gland tumors, benign and malignant thyroid lesions, and parathyroid surgery.


Clinical Information

Disease or Clinical Specialty: 
Head and Neck Cancer

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Biology
Research Focus: 

Dr. Wang conducts laboratory-based translational research investigations of oral cavity and oropharynx carcinoma. His research interests are in head and neck cancer, including:

  • HPV-related head and neck cancer
  • Transoral robotic surgery
  • Tongue and tonsil cancer
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Quality of life and functional outcomes after cancer treatment

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • Mosher Award for Excellence of Clinical Research Thesis, Triological Society, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Head and Neck Society
  • Fellow, Triological Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • Best Doctors, San Francisco Magazine and Marin Magazine, and is a
  • Best Doctors, Marin Magazine
  • Top Cancer Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University
Board Certifications & Licenses: 
American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Information

Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: 
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Undergraduate School: 
BA, Biochemical Sciences, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA