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Ehab Y Hanna, MD, FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology, Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Ehab Hanna, M.D., FACS, is an internationally recognized head and neck surgeon and expert in the treatment of patients with skull base tumors and head and neck cancer. He is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. After earning his medical degree, he completed a surgery internship at Vanderbilt University, and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He received advanced fellowship training in skull base surgery and head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He joined the MD Anderson faculty in 2004 with a joint appointment at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the medical director of the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Center and co-director of the Skull Base Tumor program at MD Anderson. Dr. Hanna was recently elected President of the North American Skull Base Society  (NASBS) which was founded in 1989, and is a professional medical society that facilitates communication worldwide between individuals pursuing clinical and research excellence in skull base surgery.  Dr. Hanna is leading the development of minimally invasive and robotic applications in skull base surgery. He has consistently been named one of America's Top Doctors by the Castle Connolly Guide. In addition to patient care, Dr. Hanna is actively engaged in clinical and translational research with emphasis on skull base tumors. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Head & Neck, which is the official journal of the International Federation of Head and Neck Societies. He also co-edited a text book on "Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors".

Research Interests

Novel diagnostic or therapeutic strategies for tumors of the cranial base
Genomic and molecular characterization of skull base tumors
Robotic surgery of the skull base

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.6006
Phone: (713) 745-1815
Fax: (713) 794-4662

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1987 Ain Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, MS, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1982 Ain Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, MD, Medicine
1977 Ain Shams University School of Science, Cairo, Egypt, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

1/1993-1/1994 Fellowship, Advanced Cranial Base and Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Jonas Johnson
7/1990-1/1993 Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Gordon Hughes
7/1989-6/1990 Internship, General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, Dr. John Sawyers
7/1988-6/1989 Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Gordon Hughes
4/1985-5/1988 Residency, Surgery (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Dr. M. El-Kahky
3/1983-2/1984 Internship, Transitional, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Z. Mahran

Board Certifications

1994 American Board of Otolaryngology

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Director of the Head and Neck Center, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 11/2004-present
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 5/2004-present

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Director, Visiting Fellowship Program for Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-present

Endowed Positions

Charles and Daneen Stiefel Chair in Cancer Research, Department of Head and Neck Surgery - Research, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2012-present

Honors and Awards

2010-present Marquis Who's Who, Marquis Who's Who LLC
2010-2011 America's Top Doctors for 10 Years, Castle Connolly Medical LTD.
2001-present Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical LTD
2000 Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1998 Public Service Award, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Member, 1/1992-present
American Board of Otolaryngology, Houston, TX
Guest Examiner - 2012 Oral Examination, 4/2012
American College of Surgeons
Member, 5/2004-present
American Head and Neck Society
Publications Committee, 2011-2013
Nominating Committee, 5/2005-1/2006
Prevention Committee, 1/1999-1/2006
Member, 1/1996-present
American Medical Association
Member, 1/1991-present
National Cancer Institute
Member, Rare Tumors Task Force, 10/2007-present
North American Skull Base Society
Finance and Audit Committee, 4/2012-present
Nominating Committee, 4/2012-present
Surgical Education Committee, 4/2012-present
North American Skull Base Society, Los Angeles, CA
Vice President, 2/2011-4/2012
Treasurer, 11/2008-2/2011
North American Skull Base Society
Protocol and Research Committee, 1/1998-1/2003
North American Skull Base Society
Member, 1/1994-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hanna E, DeMonte F, Ibrahim S, Roberts D, Levine N, Kupferman M. Endoscopic resection of sinonasal cancers with and without craniotomy: oncologic results. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135(12):1219-24, 12/2009. PMID: 20026819.
2. Hanna EY, Holsinger C, DeMonte F, Kupferman M. Robotic endoscopic surgery of the skull base: A novel surgical approach. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 133:1209-14, 2007. PMID: 18086961.
3. Lupinetti A, Roberts D, Williams M, Kupferman M, Rosenthal D, DeMonte F, El-Naggar AK, Weber RS, Hanna EY. Sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma: MD Anderson Cancer Center experience. Cancer 110:2726-31, 2007. PMID: 17960615.
4. DeMonte F, Hanna EY. Transmaxillary exploration of the intracranial portion of the maxillary nerve for malignant perineural disease. Journal of Neurosurgery 107:672-7, 2007. PMID: 17886571.

Books (edited and written)

1. Hanna E, DeMonte F. Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors. Informa: New York, 2009.
2. Myers, E, Suen JY, Myers J, Hanna E. Cancer of the Head and Neck., 4th. W.B. Saunders: New York, NY, 2003.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: A Randomized Phase II Study of Adjuvant Concurrent Radiation and Chemotherapy Versus Radiation Alone in Resected High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors
Funding Source: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Role: Principal Investigator-MDACC
Duration: 3/22/2010 - present
 
Title: Phase II Trial of Induction Therapy with Docetaxel, Cisplatin and Fluorouracil in Previously Untreated Patients with Advanced (Stage IV) Squamous Cell or Undifferentiated Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinuses
Funding Source: Sanofi-Aventis
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2/29/2008 - 2/28/2011
 
Title: Head and Neck Program Integrated Information System Development
Funding Source: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2/2007 - 2/2009

Last updated: 7/30/2014