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Michael J. Kaplan

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Otolaryngology - Head/Neck Surgery 900 Blake Wilbur Dr 3rd Fl Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6000 Fax (650) 724-1433
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-5968 Tel (650) 498-6000
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancers - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
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Administrative Appointments

  • Head & Neck Oncology Program, Disease Management Leader, Stanford Cancer Center (2010 - present)
  • Chief, Head & Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery (2003 - present)
  • Head & Neck Fellowship Director, Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery (2003 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, . (1998-2012)
  • Chief Residents' Special Certificate of Merit, UCSF (1993)
  • Roger Boles Teaching award, UCSF (1987)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College (1973)

Professional Education

Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center MA (1978)
Fellowship: University of Virginia VA (1984)
Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1982)
Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary MA (1982)
Residency: Beth Israel and Children's Hospital MA (1979)
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School MA (1977)
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Community and International Work

Courses

2014-15

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

1) New therapeutic approaches for head and neck cancer, including immune stimulation possibilities (IRX-2 protocol), integration of biological modifiers, and, eventually, genetic approaches.
2) Head and neck cancer stem cells: identification, characterization, control--in conjunction with the Irv Weissman and Michael Clarke labs in the Stem Cell Institute
3) Development of innovative surgical methods at the anterior cranial base

Publications

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