daniel faden

Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist

Daniel Faden is an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, investigator for the Mike Toth Head and Neck Cancer Research Center at Mass Eye and Ear, and assistant professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training at UCSF before going on to do advanced oncologic surgery fellowships at both Pittsburgh Universities.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Faden has over 15 years of experience as an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) specialist in Boston. Currently practicing at Mass Eye & Ear and affiliated with Boston Medical Center. Accepting multiple insurance plans. Board certified in Otolaryngology with research interests including head and neck cancer translational studies; graduate of BUSM; completed residency at University of California San Francisco followed by fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery from University of Pittsburgh. Awards and honors throughout his career have also been received throughout his career.

Professional Career

Daniel Faden is an assistant professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University Medical Group and Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Mike Toth Head and Neck Cancer Research Center at Mass Eye and Ear, is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research scholar, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at University of California San Francisco. As both a head and neck surgical oncologist and translational researcher specializing in HPV infections affect progression of head and Neck cancer development.

Achievement and Honors

Faden’s research has resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed publications and three patents, as well as serving on the National Neurotrauma Society Young Investigator Award Selection Committee and providing career guidance to numerous students, residents and postdoctoral fellows. He is also leading head and neck cancer clinical trials.

He is honored with two awards: (1) An Arlington Community Hero Award recognizing Doris Boehly, Joe Donahoe, Ira Faden, Mel Herrmann, Bob Holdorf and Etta Johnson’s dedication to their communities; and (2) Medical Association of the District of Columbia Young Physician of the Year Award in 2003.

Faden is the founder of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Head and Neck Cancer Translational Investigation Laboratory, conducting genomic research on head and neck cancer.

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