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Randal S. Weber, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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
Department Chair, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
John Brooks Williams and Elizabeth Williams Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine, 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 Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson, Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Adjunct Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

 

Randal S. Weber, M.D., FACS, is an internationally recognized head and neck surgeon and expert in the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. After earning his medical degree, he completed a surgery internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and residencies in surgery and otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received specialized training in head and neck surgical oncology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and later joined the M. D. Anderson faculty, with a joint appointment at Baylor College of Medicine. He served as Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2003 and then returned to M. D. Anderson to accept the post as Chairman. In addition to maintaining a busy surgical practice, Dr. Weber is active in clinical research and is closely involved in training young physician-scientists. He is a prolific author in head and neck medicine and a sought-after lecturer both nationally and internationally. He has served on numerous editorial boards of several international journals, including Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Head & Neck. Dr. Weber has consistently been named one of America's Top Doctors by the Castle Connolly Guide. His clinical interests are nonmelanoma skin cancer, thyroid cancer, and therapeutic strategies for organ preservation.

 

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.6018
Phone: 713-745-0497
Fax: 713-794-4662

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1976 University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Medical School, Memphis, TN, MD, Medicine
1975 University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Medical School, Memphis, TN, BA, Magna Cum Laude (in absentia), Chemistry

Postgraduate Training

1992 Executive Development Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University Graduate School of Business, Houston, TX
1985-1986 Fellowship, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1982-1985 Otolaryngology Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1981-1982 Surgical Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1977-1978 Surgical Internship, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Board Certifications

10/1985 Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

2008 2008 Distinguished Alumnus University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, University of Tennessee
2006 The 7th John Conley Lectureship in Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
2005 Annual Ogura Lectureship, Washington University School of Medicine
2004 Distinguished Alumnus, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
2000 Louis Duhring Outstanding Clinical Specialist Award, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Professional Memberships

AAO-HNS/F CPT & Relative Value Committee
Committee member, 10/2008-9/2010
AHNS Foundation
Chairman, 2008-present
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Subcommittee on Endocrine Surgery, 1983-present
American Board of Otolaryngology
Director, 2007-2014
American College of Surgeons
Fellow, 1989-present
American Head and Neck Society
Credentials Committee, 2007-2009
American Laryngological Association
Member, 1996-present
Residency Review Committee Otolaryngology
Member, 2010-2016
RTOG
Chair, Head and Neck Surgery Committee, 1999-present
Head and Neck Surgery Committee, 1996-present
Society of University Otolaryngologists
Long Range Planning Comittee, 1998-present
Triologic Society
Member, 1995-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Weber RS. Improving the quality of head and neck cancer care. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133(12):1188-92, 12/2007. PMID: 18086958.
2. Forastiere AA, Goepfert H, Maor M, Pajak TF, Weber RS, et al. Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy for Organ Preservation in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer. NEJM 349:2091-2098, 11/2003.
3. Husbands JM, Weber RS, Karpati RL, Weinstein GS, Chalian AA, Goldberg AN, Thaler ER, Wolf PF. Clinical care pathways: decreasing resource utilization in head and neck surgical patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 121:755-9, 12/1999. PMID: 10580233.
4. Weber RS. A model for predicting transfusion requirements in head and neck surgery. Laryngoscope 105:1-17, 1995. PMID: 7630307.
5. Weber RS, Callender DL. Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck oncologic surgery. . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 101:16-20, 1992.

Last updated: 8/9/2013