Head and Neck Cancer Team

Physicians who are looking to refer patients with head and neck malignancies to a specialist often turn to Moffitt Cancer Center. Our head and neck cancer team is led by Christine Chung, MD and J. Trad Wadsworth, MD, MBA. These head and neck oncology specialists focus solely on the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck malignancies, and since Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, our specialists possess an unparalleled level of experience. In turn, this leads to better outcomes and an improved quality of life for our patients.

Our multispecialty team

The multispecialty team that makes up our Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology Program consists of many specialists, including:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Head and neck surgeons
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Supportive care professionals

To ensure each patient receives a treatment plan that addresses his or her unique needs, our head and neck oncology specialists collaborate to review each new case. Then, we will recommend a treatment plan consisting of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or any combination of these and other treatments. We continue to monitor each patient’s progress as they undergo treatment, and make any necessary adjustments as the patient progresses.

Groundbreaking therapies available at Moffitt

In addition to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other common treatments for head and neck malignancies, eligible Moffitt patients may also have an opportunity to receive the latest advancements in cancer treatment through one of our groundbreaking clinical trials. Our robust clinical trials program allows participants to benefit from the latest advancements in treatment before they are made widely available, and has even led to our designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute – and we are the only such center based in Florida.

If you would like to refer a patient to the head and neck oncology specialists at Moffitt, complete our online form or contact a physician liaison for assistance or support. We are happy to accommodate urgent referrals whenever possible.