Head and neck reconstruction following cancer treatment
Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Transoral robotic surgery
About Marisa R.
I am inspired to treat head and neck cancer patients and help guide them through treatment planning, surgery, and postoperative care. It is important to me that I connect to my patients and that we function as a team throughout their treatment. I joined University of Iowa because there is no better hospital to treat complicated patients and work with excellent colleagues. I also have a PhD in Molecular Cancer Biology and in addition to my clinical practice I am interested in how cancer cells behave and what we can do to improve patient outcomes.
Marisa R. Buchakjian
Training and Education
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Iowa Board of Medicine
Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
MD, Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
PhD, Molecular Cancer Biology, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
BA, Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Cancer Research Program
Program 1: Cancer Genes and Pathways (CGP)
Cancer Membership Status
Cancer Member College
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