Steven J. Wang, MD

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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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Research Summary

Steven J. Wang, MD, is a Professor in Residence and Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard University, he received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Wang completed his OHNS residency at UCLA, followed by a Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Wang’s clinical focus is on 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. Dr. Wang has a research interest in head and neck cancer. He conducts laboratory-based translational research investigations of oral cavity and oropharynx carcinoma. At UCSF, Dr. Wang is principal investigator of an NIH-funded prospective study of the role of HPV in head and neck cancer and co-PI of an ECOG-sponsored clinical trial of transoral robotic surgery for oropharynx tumors. He has co-authored 60 peer reviewed articles and 9 book chapters. A frequently invited speaker, Dr. Wang has given more than 90 presentations at medical conferences and academic institutions throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Dr. Wang is course chair for the biennial UCSF Head and Neck Cancer and Endocrine Surgery CME conference and is the program director of the Bryan Hemming Endowed Fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer, an American Head and Neck Society-certified advanced head and neck oncologic surgery fellowship.

Dr. Wang is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, the Triological Society, the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of University Otolaryngologists.

Specialty:

Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

Expertise:

Head and neck cancer, salivary gland tumors, melanoma and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid disease, microvascular reconstructive surgery

Professional and Research Interests:

HPV-related head and neck cancer, transoral robotic surgery, tongue and tonsil cancer, melanoma surgery, quality of life and functional outcomes after cancer treatment

Education and Training:

• Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

• Internship: University of California, Los Angeles – Surgery

• Residency: University of California, Los Angeles – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

• Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Awards and Honors:

• 2005 American Head and Neck Society / American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation - Young Investigator Award

• 2005 Northern California Institute for Research and Education - Young Investigator Award

• 2008 UCSF Dept of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Roger Boles, M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Faculty Teaching

• 2009 The Triological Society - Harris P. Mosher Award for Excellence of Clinical Research Triologic Thesis

• 2009 Honor Award recipient from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

• 2010-2015 Listed in Best Doctors by -- Marin Magazine, Best Doctors, Inc, and Castle-Connolly Top Doctors

Education

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. de Almeida JR, Li R, Magnuson JS, Smith RV, Moore E, Lawson G, Remacle M, Ganly I, Kraus DH, Teng MS, Miles BA, White H, Duvvuri U, Ferris RL, Mehta V, Kiyosaki K, Damrose EJ, Wang SJ, Kupferman ME, Koh YW, Genden EM, Holsinger FC. Oncologic Outcomes After Transoral Robotic Surgery : A Multi-institutional Study. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec 1; 141(12):1043-51.
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  2. Peng H, Wang SJ, Niu X, Yang X, Chi C, Zhang G. Sentinel node biopsy using indocyanine green in oral/oropharyngeal cancer. World J Surg Oncol. 2015; 13:278.
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  3. Markey JD, Seth R, Wang SJ, Ryan WR, El-Sayed IH, Knott PD. Anterolateral Thigh Adipofascial Flap: A New Option for Scalp Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Feb; 32(2):160-3.
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  4. Bearelly S, Prendes BL, Wang SJ, Glastonbury C, Orloff LA. Transoral robotic-assisted surgical excision of a retropharyngeal parathyroid adenoma: A case report. Head Neck. 2015 Nov; 37(11):E150-2.
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  5. Hemmat SM, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The Limitations of Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Long-Term Post-Treatment Locoregional Surveillance of Salivary Carcinoma. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015; 77(3):132-40.
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  6. Wang SJ. Surveillance radiologic imaging after treatment of oropharyngeal cancer: a review. World J Surg Oncol. 2015; 13(1):94.
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  7. Wargent ET, Zaibi MS, O'Dowd JF, Cawthorne MA, Wang SJ, Arch JR, Stocker CJ. Evidence from studies in rodents and in isolated adipocytes that agonists of the chemerin receptor CMKLR1 may be beneficial in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. PeerJ. 2015; 3:e753.
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  8. Al-Shwaiheen FA, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The advantages and drawbacks of routine magnetic resonance imaging for long-term post-treatment locoregional surveillance of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):415-23.
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Needham BL, Diez Roux AV, Bird CE, Bradley R, Fitzpatrick AL, Jacobs DR, Ouyang P, Seeman TE, Thurston RC, Vaidya D, Wang S. A test of biological and behavioral explanations for gender differences in telomere length: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Biodemography Soc Biol. 2014; 60(2):156-73.
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  15. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Combined 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; 139(11):1118-26.
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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