Head and Neck Cancer Clinic

Head and neckHead and neck cancer (which includes cancers of the throat, thyroid, trachea and voice box), accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers in the United States. Within a year, an estimated 63,030 people (46,290 men and 16,740 women) will develop head and neck cancer.

The good news is that when you choose the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Clinic at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center, you are choosing the facility that offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials. We see the largest volume of head and neck cancer patients in the Western Kentucky region, which means we see more patients that may have a similar diagnosis to yours and have more specialized expertise because of it. 

Our physicians use innovative technologies, such as the daVinci robot, image modulated radiation therapy, and personalized medicine to provide our patients with the best possible chance of a cure. We are the only site in Louisville and the Western Kentucky area that can offer Transoral Robotic Surgery, a minimally invasive approach.

When you enter treatment at UofL Brown Cancer Center, you will be provided with the highest level of clinical cancer care in the region, access to the latest cancer research, and the benefits of a team-focused, multidisciplinary approach, led by a nurse navigator. 
 

We mean that the clinical plan for each patient is:

Customized – you are not a case; you are a patient, and each individual’s care is tailored to the needs of the patient 

Comprehensive – we consider the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of each patient to ensure holistic care that provides the best care and outcomes possible 

Coordinated – as your multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team, all the physicians and specialists who are providing your treatment meet for a team conference to synthesize their efforts 

Each member of your clinical team meets together in one room to collaborate and bring the best knowledge to the table to discuss your diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment moving forward. This approach ensures that each and every patient receives the ideal combination of treatments and therapies. 


In addition, you’ll meet with your highly trained multidisciplinary team of physicians, including a surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, all on the same day and walk out with a treatment plan. Your team also includes a pathologist and may include a dental oncologist.

But because we know cancer treatment is not just about medical care, it’s about patients – your team will include a nurse navigator who coordinates all aspects of your care. It may also include speech pathologists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, rehabilitation specialists and other appropriate medical professionals.   

In addition, our specially trained oncology nurses will care for you before, during, and after treatment; help manage cancer trials; and educate you about what to expect when you go home from the hospital. They also communicate with your family members and other members of your support team to address their needs and concerns. 
 

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Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD
Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD
Type of Doctor
Ear, Nose & Throat
Area of Interest
Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Cranial Base Surgery, and Robotic Head and Neck Surgery
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Rebecca A. Redman, MD
Rebecca A. Redman, MD
Type of Doctor
Medical Oncology/Hematology
Area of Interest
Head and Neck Oncology, Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Refractory Solid Tumors, Early-phase Clinical Trials
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Paul A. Tennant, MD
Paul A. Tennant, MD
Type of Doctor
Ear, Nose & Throat, Plastic Surgery
Area of Interest
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
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Neal E. Dunlap, MD
Neal E. Dunlap, MD
Type of Doctor
Radiation Oncologist
Area of Interest
Lung, Head and Neck
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Craig L. Silverman, MD
Craig L. Silverman, MD
Type of Doctor
Radiation Oncology
Area of Interest
Head and Neck Cancer and Pediatric Cancer
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Mary R. Hubert, MD
Mary R. Hubert, MD
Type of Doctor
Internal Medicine
Area of Interest
Hospice, Internal Medicine and Palliative Care
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Elizabeth Cash, PhD
Elizabeth Cash, PhD
Type of Doctor
Psychology
Area of Interest
Pre-Surgical Evaluation, Cochlear Implant Candidacy Evaluation, Health Behavior Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment, Cognitive Evaluation, Diagnostic Psychological Evaluation, Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches for Emotional Concerns Related to Medical Conditions
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Ziad Katrib, MD
Ziad Katrib, MD
Type of Doctor
ENT/Plastics
Area of Interest
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Jarrod A. Little, MD
Jarrod A. Little, MD
Type of Doctor
Plastic Surgeon
Area of Interest
Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery
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Adrienne Jordan
Adrienne C. Jordan, MD
Type of Doctor
Pathology
Area of Interest
Anatomic And Clinical Pathology
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Richard K. Downs, MD
Richard K. Downs, MD
Type of Doctor
Neuroradiology
Area of Interest
Head and Neck Cancer, Neuroradiology, Ocular Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and Advanced MRI Imaging
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Robert J. Bert, MD
Robert J. Bert, MD
Type of Doctor
Neuroradiology
Area of Interest
Cerebrovascular Disease and Cerebral Hemodynamics, Brain Perfusion in Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Tumor Imaging, Functional Imaging in Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy
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Mohiuddin Hadi, MD
Mohiuddin Hadi, MD
Type of Doctor
Neuroradiology
Area of Interest
Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology
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Zafrulla Khan
Zafrulla Khan DDS
Type of Doctor
Dental Oncology
Area of Interest
Dental Oncology
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