- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Otolaryngology
- SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR CLINICAL AFFAIRS
- PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- Ear, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Eric M. Genden, MD, MHCA, FACS, is the Isidore Friesner Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and Professor of Neurosurgery and Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Chair of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Executive Vice President of Ambulatory Surgery, and Director of the Head and Neck Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Genden is internationally recognized as a leader and innovator in the management of oropharyngeal cancers and microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. His clinical expertise also encompasses thyroid and parathyroid surgery. In addition to his clinical endeavors, Dr. Genden oversees a National Institutes of Health-funded basic science laboratory that studies the transplantation immune biology of the trachea and larynx. He is also co-investigator on more than a dozen clinical trials.
A thought leader in his field, Dr. Genden is a prolific author of original peer-reviewed reports, textbooks, and book chapters. He is an editor and reviewer for numerous journals, lecturing nationally and internationally on his work. Dr. Genden is a founding fellow of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, and past president of the New York Head and Neck Society.
After finishing his residency training at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Genden completed his fellowship training in head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Genden also earned a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration at Harvard University.
Icahn School of Medicine’s Head and Neck Cancer Research Program
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In the News
U.S. News & World Report: “Too Many Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies Performed, Experts Say.”
New York Daily News Daily Checkup feature: “How to Safeguard the Health of Your Thyroid.”
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Stricture
- Facial Fracture
- Fine Needle Biopsy
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Lymph Node Biopsy
- Melanoma Removal
- Needle Biopsy: Thyroid
- Nose Fracture
- Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
- Robot-Assisted Surgery - Overview
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Graft
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Throat Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Tongue Cancer
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellowship, Head & Neck Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Broyles- Maloney Award, Honorable Mention
American Broncho-esophagology Association
The Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting
Best Clinical Innovations Award
The Academy of Osseointegration, 18th Annual Meeting
The use of Osseointegrated Implants in Maxillary Reconstruction
Head and Neck Surgery's Honor Award
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Educator of the Year
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Physician of the Year
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Resident Research Program Presentation, First Place
New York Academy of Sciences
Excellence in Teaching
Genden EM, Ferlito A, Shaha AR, Talmi YP, Robbins KT, Rhys-Evans PH, Rinaldo A. Complications of neck dissection. Acta Otolaryngol 2003 Sep; 123(7): 795-801.
Genden EM, Ferlito A, Shaha AR, Rinaldo A. Management of cancer of the retromolar trigone. Oral Oncol 2003 Oct; 39(7): 633-7.
Genden EM, Okay D, Stepp MT, Rezzaee RP, Mojica JS, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Comparison of functional and quality-of-life outcomes in patients with and without palatomaxillary reconstruction: a preliminary report. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 July; 129(7): 775-80.
Teng MS, Genden EM, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Subcutaneous mandibulotomy: a new surgical access for large tumors of the parapharyngeal space. Laryngoscope 2003 Nov; 113(11): 1893-7.
Genden EM, Urken ML. Laryngotracheal Transplantation: Ethical Limitations. Mt Sinai J Med 2003 May; 70(3): 163-5.
Genden EM, Rinaldo A, Suarez C, Wei WI, Bradley PJ, Ferlito A. Complications of free flap transfers for head and neck reconstruction following cancer resection. Oral Oncol 2004 Nov; 40(10): 979-84.
Robbins KT, Ferlito A, Suarez C, Brizel DM, Bradley PJ, Pellitteri PK, Clayman GL, Kowalski LP, Genden EM, Rinaldo A. Is there a role for selective neck dissection after chemoradiation for head and neck cancer? . J Am Coll Surg 2004 Dec; 199(6): 913-6.
Genden EM, Rinaldo A, Shaha AR, Bradley PJ, Rhys-Evans PH, Ferlito A. Pharyngocutaneous fistula following laryngectomy. Acta Otolaryngol 2004 Mar; 124(2): 117-20.
Morris L, Govindaraj S, Genden EM. Primary sphenoid sinus esthesioneuroblastoma. Am J Otolaryngol 2004 Sep-Oct; 25(5): 350-3.
Wallace D, Genden EM, Urken ML. Reconstruction of the hard palate with the radial forearm free flap: Outcomes and Quality of Life. Head Neck 2004 Sep; 26(9): 808-14.
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