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Chris Holsinger

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Dept of Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surgery 900 Blake Wilbur Dr 3rd Fl Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6000 Fax (650) 724-7091
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 736-1680 Tel (650) 725-5968
    Administrative Assistant
    Rajinder Johal Administrative Assistant Tel Work 6507361680
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Bio

Dr. Holsinger is Professor and Chief of Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, where he also leads the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the Stanford Cancer Center. From 2003-2013, Dr. Holsinger worked at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he founded the Program in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Holsinger received his medical degree from Vanderbilt School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine and his Fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. In 2003, he was awarded Fulbright Scholarship to study surgery at the University of Paris with Professor Ollivier Laccourreye and with Professor Wolfgang Steiner at the Georg-August University in Göttingen.

Dr. Holsinger’s surgical practice focuses on the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, as well as head and neck cancers. His areas of research interest include endoscopic head and neck surgery, including robotic thyroidectomy, transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery, as well as time-honoured approaches of conservation laryngeal surgery, supracricoid partial laryngectomy.

Dr. Holsinger's research focuses on surgical innnovation, clinical trials, and genomics. He leads several prospective clinical trails, through NCI-funded cooperative groups. He currently serves as the principal investigator of RTOG1221, a Randomized Trial of Transoral Endoscopic Head And Neck Surgery followed by Risk-Based IMRT and Weekly Cisplatin versus IMRT and Weekly Cisplatin for HPV Negative Oropharynx Cancer.

Dr. Holsinger has authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts, which have appeared in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Head & Neck, Laryngoscope, and the Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Holsinger is a member of numerous societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Head and Neck Society.

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Head and Neck Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery, Head & Neck
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
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Administrative Appointments

  • Member, Stanford Cancer Institute (2013 - present)
  • Director, Head and Neck Cancer Care Program, Stanford Cancer Center (2013 - present)

Professional Education

Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center TX (2003)
Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2002)
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine TX (2001)
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine TX (1996)
Medical Education: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine TN (1995)
Fulbright Scholarship: Université de Paris V, Rene Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité, France, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery (2003)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Holsinger’s surgical practice focuses on the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and head and neck.

His areas of clinical interest include endoscopic head and neck surgery, including robotic thyroidectomy, transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery, as well as time-honoured approaches of conservation laryngeal surgery, supracricoid partial laryngectomy.

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