Steven J. Wang, MD


Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF

Phone: (415) 885-7528 (appts)
Box 1703, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1703

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Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, A.B., 1987-1991, Biochemical Sciences
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, M.D., 1991-1995, Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles, Residency, 1995-2001, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Fellowship, 2001-2003, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

Professional Experience

  • 2001-2003
    Lecturer, Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2003-2009
    Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Unversity of California, San Francisco
  • 2009-present
    Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Unversity of California, San Francisco
  • 2003-present
    Chief, Otolaryngology Section, VA Medical Center, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1987
    National Merit Scholar
  • 1988-1991
    John Harvard Scholarship
  • 1991
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2000
    Resident travel award, The Triological Society, Inc., Western Section
  • 2000
    Third Place, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Resident Research Award Competition, Basic Science Category
  • 2002
    Trainee award, Sixth Research Workshop on Head and Neck Cancer
  • 2005
    Northern California Institute for Research and Education Young Investigator Award
  • 2005
    American Head and Neck Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology Young Investigator Award
  • 2006
    Third Place Award, Best Poster, The Triological Society, Middle and Western Section Meeting
  • 2008
    Roger Boles, M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Faculty Teaching
  • 2009
    Surgical Oncology Travel Award, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), Semi-Annual Meeting
  • 2009
    Harris P. Mosher Award for Best Triologic Thesis, The Triological Society

Selected Publications

  1. Peng H, Wang SJ, Li W. Rare complication after thyroidectomy-cervical esophageal stenosis: a case report and literature review. World J Surg Oncol. 2014; 12(1):308.
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  2. Peng H, Wang SJ, Yang X, Lin J, Guo H, Liu M. Modified radical neck dissection for residual neck disease after radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2014 Oct; 41(5):485-90.
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  3. Goepfert RP, Kezirian EJ, Wang SJ. Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in young women: a matched comparison-do outcomes justify treatment intensity? ISRN Otolaryngol. 2014; 2014:529395.
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  4. Heaton CM, Durr ML, Tetsu O, van Zante A, Wang SJ. TP53 and CDKN2a mutations in never-smoker oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):E267-73.
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  5. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Improved outcomes in adjuvant radiotherapy for oral cavity carcinoma at an academic center: A matched-pair analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):1603-8.
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  6. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Modality Treatment Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer: Comparison of Postoperative Radiation Therapy at Academic vs Nonacademic Medical Centers. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov 1; 139(11):1118-26.
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  7. Durr ML, van Zante A, Li D, Kezirian EJ, Wang SJ. Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in never-smokers: analysis of clinicopathologic characteristics and survival. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul; 149(1):89-96.
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  8. Durr ML, Li D, Wang SJ. Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma in never smokers: analysis of clinicopathologic characteristics and survival. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5):388-93.
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  9. Peng H, Wang SJ, Yang X, Guo H, Liu M. Infrahyoid myocutaneous flap for medium-sized head and neck defects: surgical outcome and technique modification. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan; 148(1):47-53.
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  10. Wang SJ, Earle C, Wong G, Bourguignon LY. Role of hyaluronan synthase 2 to promote CD44-dependent oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma progression. Head Neck. 2013 Apr; 35(4):511-20.
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  11. Mannina EM, Pejavar SM, Glastonbury CM, van Zante A, Wang SJ, Yom SS. Diagnosis of Bilateral Tonsil Cancers via Staging PET/CT: Case Report and Review. Int J Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:928240.
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  12. Wang SJ, Eisele DW. Parotidectomy--Anatomical considerations. Clin Anat. 2012 Jan; 25(1):12-8.
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  13. Wang SJ, Bourguignon LY. Role of hyaluronan-mediated CD44 signaling in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma progression and chemoresistance. Am J Pathol. 2011 Mar; 178(3):956-63.
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  14. Chen CP, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Yom SS. Stepwise regional and distant progression of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Feb; 40(1):E5-10.
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  15. Rodriguez-Bruno K, Ali MJ, Wang SJ. Role of panendoscopy to identify synchronous second primary malignancies in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2011 Jul; 33(7):949-53.
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  16. Kangelaris GT, Yom SS, Huang K, Wang SJ. Limited utility of routine surveillance MRI following chemoradiation for advanced-stage oropharynx carcinoma. Int J Otolaryngol. 2010; 2010.
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  17. El-Sayed IH, Ryan S, Schell H, Rappazini R, Wang SJ. Identifying and improving knowledge deficits of emergency airway management of tracheotomy and laryngectomy patients: a pilot patient safety initiative. Int J Otolaryngol. 2010; 2010:638742.
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  18. Torre C, Wang SJ, Xia W, Bourguignon LY. Reduction of hyaluronan-CD44-mediated growth, migration, and cisplatin resistance in head and neck cancer due to inhibition of Rho kinase and PI-3 kinase signaling. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 May; 136(5):493-501.
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  19. Eisele DW, Wang SJ, Orloff LA. Electrophysiologic facial nerve monitoring during parotidectomy. Head Neck. 2010 Mar; 32(3):399-405.
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  20. Wang SJ, Wong G, de Heer AM, Xia W, Bourguignon LY. CD44 variant isoforms in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma progression. Laryngoscope. 2009 Aug; 119(8):1518-30.
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