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Asia Oceania Otorhinolaryngological Head and Neck Surgery Congress
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Joseph Califano


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Joseph A. Califano, III, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He is an internationally recognized head and neck surgeon who specializes in tumors of the oral cavity (mouth), salivary glands, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), sinuses, thyroid, and skull base. Dr. Califano has expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including endoscopic laser and robotic surgery, to help best preserve function and appearance in his patients. He has an interest in HPV-related cancers of the throat, as well as premalignant conditions of the upper aero digestive tract. His other areas of investigation include integrative network-based molecular analysis of head and neck tumors; detection of recurrent and occult primary cancer within blood and saliva using molecular biologic techniques; and defining the underlying biology of head and neck cancers. A frequent speaker at national and international meetings, Dr. Califano has coauthored numerous textbooks and book chapters and over 300 peer-reviewed articles related to both clinical and scientific aspects of cancer. His work has appeared in Nature, Oral Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research, among others. He serves as the Physician in Chief for Moores Cancer Center and the Director of the Gleiberman Head and Neck Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. In his free time, Dr. Califano enjoys rock climbing, and surfing. He and his wife, Beth, have two children.