Neal D. Futran M.D., D.M.D.

Neal D. Futran M.D., D.M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Surgery, Oral Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Surgery

Services

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages

English

Locations

Primary Location

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, NE 300
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4022|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 

Bio

Neal D. Futran, M.D., D.M.D., joined the University of Washington faculty in 1995. He is currently the Allison T. Wanamaker Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the director of Head and Neck Surgery, as well as, an adjunct professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Futran earned his dentistry degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as, an M.D. degree at the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York. He then trained in otolaryngology - head & neck surgery at the University of Rochester followed by a head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York with Dr. Mark Urken. Dr. Futran became an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida in 1993 specializing in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery and subsequently relocated to Seattle. Dr. Futran is board certified in otolaryngology and has outstanding expertise and an active practice in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex, oncology and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull base surgery utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches. His major research activities center on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. He also participates in grants studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis.

He enjoys teaching on the topics of head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial trauma, skull base surgery and head and neck oncology worldwide. He is on the board of directors for the AO Foundation, a trustee of the UW Physicians and the Virginia Bloedel Hearing Research Institute. Dr. Futran is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and holds the position of associate editor of both Head and Neck and Oral Oncology. He is listed in the Best Doctor's in America.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the ideal patient experience and state-of-the-art care for their head and neck issues. No question is too small, and listening to the needs of patients and their families is central to achieving optimal and successful outcomes. I have been incredibly fortunate in my career to be on the forefront of head and neck cancer care and complex reconstruction. This has allowed me to fulfill my passion of teaching and training the next generation of surgeons worldwide.

Personal Interests

Running, hiking, multiple sports activities, skiing and boating. Hobbies include cooking and studying American history.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Futran's clinical interests include head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex, oncology and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull base surgery utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches.

Teaching Interests

Head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial trauma, and head and neck oncology.

Scope of Care

Dr. Futran is board certified in both otolaryngology and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

He has outstanding expertise in head and neck cancer, microvascular reconstruction, and rehabilitation of complex cancer and trauma cases. He also specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery and skull base surgery, utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches.

Research Interests

Dr. Futran's major research activities center on outcomes of microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. He also participates in projects studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis. Dr. Futran also leads head and neck process improvement projects throughout UW Medicine.

Affiliations

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
State Univ. of New York at Brooklyn - Downstate Medical CenterMedical education1987
Mount Sinai Hospital - New YorkFellowship
SUNY Health Science Center @ BrooklynResidencyOral & Maxillofacial Surgery
SUNY Health Science Center @ BrooklynResidency
Temple University School of MedicineInternshipGeneral Surgery
Univ. of Rochester SOMResidencyOtolaryngology

DegreeDescriptionYear
DMD1987
MD1987

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology1993
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