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