The multidisciplinary staff at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary(NYEEI) provides outstanding patient care for both benign and cancerous diseases of the head and neck, ear/nose/throat, and thyroid. Likewise, our specialized support staff provides both pre- and post-operative care - addressing rehabilitation, quality of life, and family support. As Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, my own experience comes from 28 years of practice. Seventeen of those years were at two US cancer centers, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr in Houston and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr in NYC. This allows me the opportunity to assist patients with concerns regarding a potential cancer diagnosis, as well as in the surgical management of an illness once identified.