Head & Neck Cancer Program

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Michael Gibson, MD, Disease Team Leader, Medical Oncology (216-844-5586), Michael.Gibson@UHhospitals.org
Pierre Lavertu, MD, Discipline Lead, Head and Neck Surgery (216-844-4773), Pierre.Lavertu@UHhospitals.org

For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Sinus cancer
  • Nasopharynx cancer
  • Nasal cavity cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Hypopharynx cancer
  • Oropharynx cancer
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Lip and gum cancers
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer


  • Endoscopic surgery, transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
  • Complex cancer resections and reconstruction surgery
  • Proton beam radiation therapy
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT)
  • Combined-modality therapy, e.g., chemotherapy + radiation
  • Molecularly targeted therapy
  • Genomic therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Speech and swallowing rehabilitation
  • Nutritional support
  • Supportive and palliative care
  • Clinical trials

Distinguishing Features

  • Part of NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Multidisciplinary team that treats more than half of the head and neck cancer patients in Northeast Ohio
  • Innovative clinical trials of new treatments
  • First Proton Therapy Center in Ohio
  • Genetic analysis of tumors to guide personalized therapy