Neal D. Futran, M.D., D.M.D.
Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD joined the University of Washington faculty in 1995. He is currently the Allison T. Wanamaker Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the Director of Head and Neck Surgery as well as an adjunct professor in the departments of Plastic Surgery and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Futran earned his dentistry degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as an MD degree at the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York. He then trained in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Rochester followed by a Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York with Dr. Mark Urken. Dr. Futran became an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida in 1993 specializing in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery and subsequently relocated to Seattle.
Dr. Futran is board certified in Otolaryngology and has outstanding expertise and an active practice in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex, oncology and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull base surgery utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches. His major research activities center on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and he also participates in grants studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis.
He enjoys teaching on the topics of head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial trauma, skull base surgery, and head and neck oncology worldwide. He is on the board of directors for the AO Foundation, a trustee of the UW Physicians, and the Virginia Bloedel Hearing Research Institute. Dr. Futran is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and holds the position of associate editor of both Head and Neck, and Oral Oncology. He is listed in the Best Doctor's in America.
Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1978
Medical School: SUNY-Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY 1987 University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1982
Internship: Temple University Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA 1988
Residency: University of Rochester Dept. of Otolaryngology-HNS, Rochester NY 1992
Fellowship: Mount Sinal School of Medicine, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, New York, NY 1993
Other Training: Residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, King County Hospital/SUNY-Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY 1985
Board Certification: Otolaryngology-HNS 1993
Awards and honors
2014: Keynote Speaker and visiting professor Peking No.1 School of Stomatology
2013: Keynote Speaker, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress
2013: American Head and Neck Surgery Presidential Citation
2006-2014: Best Doctors Seattle and USA
1998, 2011: Driftwood Award, Faculty Teaching Award, Oto-Head & Neck Surgery
Dr.Futran's clinical interests include head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex, oncology and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull base surgery utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches.
Dr. Futran's major research activities center on outcomes of microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and he also participates in projects studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis. He also leads head and neck process improvement projects throughout UW Medicine.
Shen JY, Futran ND, Sardesai MG. Craniofacial osteomyelitis evolving from sinusitis., Radiol Case Rep 2018 Feb; 13(1):104-107
Méndez E, Rodriguez CP, Kao MC, Raju S, Diab A, Harbison RA, Konnick EQ, Mugundu GM, Santana-Davila R, Martins R, Futran ND, Chow LQM. A Phase I Clinical Trial of AZD1775 in Combination with Neoadjuvant Weekly Docetaxel and Cisplatin before Definitive Therapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma., Clin. Cancer Res. 2018 Jun; 24(12):2740-2748
Patel SA, Parvathaneni A, Parvathaneni U, Houlton JJ, Karni RJ, Liao JJ, Futran ND, Méndez E. Post-operative therapy following transoral robotic surgery for unknown primary cancers of the head and neck., Oral Oncol. 2017 09; 72150-156
Cannon RB, Houlton JJ, Mendez E, Futran ND. Methods to reduce postoperative surgical site infections after head and neck oncology surgery., Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jul; 18(7):e405-e413
Named again in 2017 as one of Puget Sound area's Top Doctors in Otolaryngology by Seattle Magazine.
UW Health Sciences Newsbeat article: "Surgical team rebuilds man's jaw, palate in rare procedure."