"I strive to provide the ideal experience and state-of-the-art care for my patients' head and neck issues. No question is too small, and listening to the needs of patients and their families is central to achieving optimal and successful outcomes. I have been incredibly fortunate in my career to be on the forefront of head and neck cancer care and complex reconstruction. This has allowed me to fulfill my passion of teaching and training the next generation of surgeons worldwide."

Biography 

Neal D. Futran, M.D., D.M.D., joined the University of Washington faculty in 1995. He is currently the Allison T. Wanamaker Professor and Endowed Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is also 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. He completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and earned his M.D. 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. He subsequently relocated to Seattle.

Dr. Futran is board certified in otolaryngology and has outstanding expertise and an active practice in head and neck oncology as well as 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 worldwide on the topics of head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial trauma, skull base surgery, and head and neck oncology. He is on the board of directors of the AO Foundation and is a trustee for UW Physicians and the Virginia Bloedel Hearing Research Institute. Dr. Futran is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and is an associate editor for both Head and Neck and Oral Oncology. He is listed in the Best Doctors in America.

Overview 

Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1978

Medical School: SUNY-Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 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, N.Y., 1992

Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, New York, N.Y., 1993

Other Training: Residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, King County Hospital/SUNY-Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 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 
2006-2018: Best Doctors, Seattle and USA
1998, 2011: Driftwood Award, Faculty Teaching Award, Oto-Head & Neck Surgery 

Academic interests 

CLINICAL INTERESTS

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.

 

RESEARCH FOCUS

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.

 

Recent Publications

Fitzmaurice C, Abate D, Abbasi N, Abbastabar H, Abd-Allah F, Abdel-Rahman O, Abdelalim A, Abdoli A, Abdollahpour I, Abdulle ASM, Abebe ND, Abraha HN, Abu-Raddad LJ, Abualhasan A, Adedeji IA, Advani SM, Afarideh M, Afshari M, Aghaali M, Agius D, Agrawal S, Ahmadi A, Ahmadian E, Ahmadpour E, Ahmed MB, Akbari ME, Akinyemiju T, Al-Aly Z, AlAbdulKader AM, Alahdab F, Alam T, Alamene GM, Alemnew BTT, Alene KA, Alinia C, Alipour V, Aljunid SM, Bakeshei FA, Almadi MAH, Almasi-Hashiani A, Alsharif U, Alsowaidi S, Alvis-Guzman N, Amini E, Amini S, Amoako YA, Anbari Z, Anber NH, Andrei CL, Anjomshoa M, Ansari F, Ansariadi A, Appiah SCY, Arab-Zozani M, Arabloo J, Arefi Z, Aremu O, Areri HA, Artaman A, Asayesh H, Asfaw ET, Ashagre AF, Assadi R, Ataeinia B, Atalay HT, Ataro Z, Atique S, Ausloos M, Avila-Burgos L, Avokpaho EFGA, Awasthi A, Awoke N, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Ayanore MA, Ayele HT, Babaee E, Bacha U, Badawi A, Bagherzadeh M, Bagli E, Balakrishnan S, Balouchi A, Bärnighausen TW, Battista RJ, Behzadifar M, Behzadifar M, Bekele BB, Belay YB, Belayneh YM, Berfield KKS, Berhane A, Bernabe E, Beuran M, Bhakta N, Bhattacharyya K, Biadgo B, Bijani A, Bin Sayeed MS, Birungi C, Bisignano C, Bitew H, Bjørge T, Bleyer A, Bogale KA, Bojia HA, Borzì AM, Bosetti C, Bou-Orm IR, Brenner H, Brewer JD, Briko AN, Briko NI, Bustamante-Teixeira MT, Butt ZA, Carreras G, Carrero JJ, Carvalho F, Castro C, Castro F, Catalá-López F, Cerin E, Chaiah Y, Chanie WF, Chattu VK, Chaturvedi P, Chauhan NS, Chehrazi M, Chiang PP, Chichiabellu TY, Chido-Amajuoyi OG, Chimed-Ochir O, Choi JJ, Christopher DJ, Chu DT, Constantin MM, Costa VM, Crocetti E, Crowe CS, Curado MP, Dahlawi SMA, Damiani G, Darwish AH, Daryani A, das Neves J, Demeke FM, Demis AB, Demissie BW, Demoz GT, Denova-Gutiérrez E, Derakhshani A, Deribe KS, Desai R, Desalegn BB, Desta M, Dey S, Dharmaratne SD, Dhimal M, Diaz D, Dinberu MTT, Djalalinia S, Doku DT, Drake TM, Dubey M, Dubljanin E, Duken EE, Ebrahimi H, Effiong A, Eftekhari A, El Sayed I, Zaki MES, El-Jaafary SI, El-Khatib Z, Elemineh DA, Elkout H, Ellenbogen RG, Elsharkawy A, Emamian MH, Endalew DA, Endries AY, Eshrati B, Fadhil I, Fallah V, Faramarzi M, Farhangi MA, Farioli A, Farzadfar F, Fentahun N, Fernandes E, Feyissa GT, Filip I, Fischer F, Fisher JL, Force LM, Foroutan M, Freitas M, Fukumoto T, Futran ND, Gallus S, Gankpe FG, Gayesa RT, Gebrehiwot TT, Gebremeskel GG, Gedefaw GA, Gelaw BK, Geta B, Getachew S, Gezae KE, Ghafourifard M, Ghajar A, Ghashghaee A, Gholamian A, Gill PS, Ginindza TTG, Girmay A, Gizaw M, Gomez RS, Gopalani SV, Gorini G, Goulart BNG, Grada A, Ribeiro Guerra M, Guimaraes ALS, Gupta PC, Gupta R, Hadkhale K, Haj-Mirzaian A, Haj-Mirzaian A, Hamadeh RR, Hamidi S, Hanfore LK, Haro JM, Hasankhani M, Hasanzadeh A, Hassen HY, Hay RJ, Hay SI, Henok A, Henry NJ, Herteliu C, Hidru HD, Hoang CL, Hole MK, Hoogar P, Horita N, Hosgood HD, Hosseini M, Hosseinzadeh M, Hostiuc M, Hostiuc S, Househ M, Hussen MM, Ileanu B, Ilic MD, Innos K, Irvani SSN, Iseh KR, Islam SMS, Islami F, Jafari Balalami N, Jafarinia M, Jahangiry L, Jahani MA, Jahanmehr N, Jakovljevic M, James SL, Javanbakht M, Jayaraman S, Jee SH, Jenabi E, Jha RP, Jonas JB, Jonnagaddala J, Joo T, Jungari SB, Jürisson M, Kabir A, Kamangar F, Karch A, Karimi N, Karimian A, Kasaeian A, Kasahun GG, Kassa B, Kassa TD, Kassaw MW, Kaul A, Keiyoro PN, Kelbore AG, Kerbo AA, Khader YS, Khalilarjmandi M, Khan EA, Khan G, Khang YH, Khatab K, Khater A, Khayamzadeh M, Khazaee-Pool M, Khazaei S, Khoja AT, Khosravi MH, Khubchandani J, Kianipour N, Kim D, Kim YJ, Kisa A, Kisa S, Kissimova-Skarbek K, Komaki H, Koyanagi A, Krohn KJ, Bicer BK, Kugbey N, Kumar V, Kuupiel D, La Vecchia C, Lad DP, Lake EA, Lakew AM, Lal DK, Lami FH, Lan Q, Lasrado S, Lauriola P, Lazarus JV, Leigh J, Leshargie CT, Liao Y, Limenih MA, Listl S, Lopez AD, Lopukhov PD, Lunevicius R, Madadin M, Magdeldin S, El Razek HMA, Majeed A, Maleki A, Malekzadeh R, Manafi A, Manafi N, Manamo WA, Mansourian M, Mansournia MA, Mantovani LG, Maroufizadeh S, Martini SMS, Mashamba-Thompson TP, Massenburg BB, Maswabi MT, Mathur MR, McAlinden C, McKee M, Meheretu HAA, Mehrotra R, Mehta V, Meier T, Melaku YA, Meles GG, Meles HG, Melese A, Melku M, Memiah PTN, Mendoza W, Menezes RG, Merat S, Meretoja TJ, Mestrovic T, Miazgowski B, Miazgowski T, Mihretie KMM, Miller TR, Mills EJ, Mir SM, Mirzaei H, Mirzaei HR, Mishra R, Moazen B, Mohammad DK, Mohammad KA, Mohammad Y, Darwesh AM, Mohammadbeigi A, Mohammadi H, Mohammadi M, Mohammadian M, Mohammadian-Hafshejani A, Mohammadoo-Khorasani M, Mohammadpourhodki R, Mohammed AS, Mohammed JA, Mohammed S, Mohebi F, Mokdad AH, Monasta L, Moodley Y, Moosazadeh M, Moossavi M, Moradi G, Moradi-Joo M, Moradi-Lakeh M, Moradpour F, Morawska L, Morgado-da-Costa J, Morisaki N, Morrison SD, Mosapour A, Mousavi SM, Muche AA, Muhammed OSS, Musa J, Nabhan AR, Naderi M, Nagarajan AJ, Nagel G, Nahvijou A, Naik G, Najafi F, Naldi L, Nam HS, Nasiri N, Nazari J, Negoi I, Neupane S, Newcomb PA, Nggada HA, Ngunjiri JW, Nguyen CT, Nikniaz L, Ningrum DNA, Nirayo YL, Nixon MR, Nnaji CA, Nojomi M, Nosratnejad S, Shiadeh MN, Obsa MS, Ofori-Asenso R, Ogbo FA, Oh IH, Olagunju AT, Olagunju TO, Oluwasanu MM, Omonisi AE, Onwujekwe OE, Oommen AM, Oren E, Ortega-Altamirano DDV, Ota E, Otstavnov SS, Owolabi MO, P A M, Padubidri JR, Pakhale S, Pakpour AH, Pana A, Park EK, Parsian H, Pashaei T, Patel S, Patil ST, Pennini A, Pereira DM, Piccinelli C, Pillay JD, Pirestani M, Pishgar F, Postma MJ, Pourjafar H, Pourmalek F, Pourshams A, Prakash S, Prasad N, Qorbani M, Rabiee M, Rabiee N, Radfar A, Rafiei A, Rahim F, Rahimi M, Rahman MA, Rajati F, Rana SM, Raoofi S, Rath GK, Rawaf DL, Rawaf S, Reiner RC, Renzaho AMN, Rezaei N, Rezapour A, Ribeiro AI, Ribeiro D, Ronfani L, Roro EM, Roshandel G, Rostami A, Saad RS, Sabbagh P, Sabour S, Saddik B, Safiri S, Sahebkar A, Salahshoor MR, Salehi F, Salem H, Salem MR, Salimzadeh H, Salomon JA, Samy AM, Sanabria J, Santric Milicevic MM, Sartorius B, Sarveazad A, Sathian B, Satpathy M, Savic M, Sawhney M, Sayyah M, Schneider IJC, Schöttker B, Sekerija M, Sepanlou SG, Sepehrimanesh M, Seyedmousavi S, Shaahmadi F, Shabaninejad H, Shahbaz M, Shaikh MA, Shamshirian A, Shamsizadeh M, Sharafi H, Sharafi Z, Sharif M, Sharifi A, Sharifi H, Sharma R, Sheikh A, Shirkoohi R, Shukla SR, Si S, Siabani S, Silva DAS, Silveira DGA, Singh A, Singh JA, Sisay S, Sitas F, Sobngwi E, Soofi M, Soriano JB, Stathopoulou V, Sufiyan MB, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tabuchi T, Takahashi K, Tamtaji OR, Tarawneh MR, Tassew SG, Taymoori P, Tehrani-Banihashemi A, Temsah MH, Temsah O, Tesfay BE, Tesfay FH, Teshale MY, Tessema GA, Thapa S, Tlaye KG, Topor-Madry R, Tovani-Palone MR, Traini E, Tran BX, Tran KB, Tsadik AG, Ullah I, Uthman OA, Vacante M, Vaezi M, Varona Pérez P, Veisani Y, Vidale S, Violante FS, Vlassov V, Vollset SE, Vos T, Vosoughi K, Vu GT, Vujcic IS, Wabinga H, Wachamo TM, Wagnew FS, Waheed Y, Weldegebreal F, Weldesamuel GT, Wijeratne T, Wondafrash DZ, Wonde TE, Wondmieneh AB, Workie HM, Yadav R, Yadegar A, Yadollahpour A, Yaseri M, Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Yeshaneh A, Yimam MA, Yimer EM, Yisma E, Yonemoto N, Younis MZ, Yousefi B, Yousefifard M, Yu C, Zabeh E, Zadnik V, Moghadam TZ, Zaidi Z, Zamani M, Zandian H, Zangeneh A, Zaki L, Zendehdel K, Zenebe ZM, Zewale TA, Ziapour A, Zodpey S, Murray CJL. Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study., JAMA Oncol 2019 Sep

Harbison RA, Gray AJ, Westling T, Carone M, Rodriguez CP, Futran ND, Cannon RB, Houlton J. The role of elective neck dissection in high-grade parotid malignancy: A hospital-based cohort study., Laryngoscope 2019 Aug

Hwang V, Mendez E, Chow LQM, Futran ND, Andersen P, Li R, Divi V, Rodriguez CP. Wound Complications in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas After Anti-PD-1 Therapy., Laryngoscope 2019 Dec; 129(12):E428-E433

Dillon JK, Villing AS, Jones RS, Futran ND, Brockhoff HC, Carlson ER, Schlieve T, Kademani D, Patel K, Claiborne ST, Dierks EJ, Ying YP, Ward BB. What Is the Role of Elective Neck Dissection in the Management of Patients With Buccal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Clinically Negative Neck?, J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2019 Mar; 77(3):641-647

Cannon RB, Houlton JJ, Patel S, Raju S, Noble A, Futran ND, Parvathaneni U, Méndez E. Patterns of cervical node positivity, regional failure rates, and fistula rates for HPV+ oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS)., Oral Oncol. 2018 11; 86296-300

Latest news 

Named again in 2018 as one of the 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." 

http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/surgical-team-rebuilds-mans-jaw-palate-rare-procedure.