About Dr. Weber
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.
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Chief Patient Experience Officer, Division of Ofc/EVP, Physician-in-Chief, 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
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson, Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Adjunct Professor, Department of Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
|1976||University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Medical School, Memphis, TN, USA, MD, Medicine|
|1975||University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Medical School, Memphis, TN, USA, BA, Chemistry|
|1992-1992||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|
|1985||Diplomat American Board of Otolaryngology|
Department Chair, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003 - 2017
|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|
- Weber RS. Improving the quality of head and neck cancer care. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133(12):1188-92, 2007. PMID: 18086958.
- 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, 2003.
- 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, 1999. PMID: 10580233.
- Weber RS. A model for predicting transfusion requirements in head and neck surgery. Laryngoscope 105:1-17, 1995. PMID: 7630307.
- Weber RS, Callender DL. Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck oncologic surgery. . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 101:16-20, 1992.