American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology
Education & Training
1997, Bowling Green State University
Medical / Professional School(s)
2001, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
2006, Otolaryngology - Loyola University Medical Center
2007, Microvascular Surgery - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Melanoma, Microvascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, TransOral Laser Microsurgery, TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
UH Case Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
11100 Euclid Ave
UH Westlake Health Center
960 Clague Rd
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
University Suburban Health Center
1611 S Green Rd
University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.
UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.
View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.
For calendar year 2012, Chad Zender, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.