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Mark El-Deiry, MD

Mark El-Deiry, MD

Associate Professor
Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Center


MD: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Internship: Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology

State of Georgia Medical License


Assistant Professor and Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Center, Emory Healthcare


American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow

American Head and Neck Society


"Lymph node ratio influence on risk of head and neck cancer locoregional recurrence after initial surgical resection: Implications for adjuvant therapy." Prabhu RS, Hanasoge S, Magliocca KR, Hall WA, Chen SA, Higgins KA, Saba NF, El-Deiry M, Grist W, Wadsworth JT, Chen AY, Beitler JJ. Head Neck. 2015 Jun;37(6):777-82.

"Racial disparities in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue among women: A SEER data analysis." Joseph LJ, Goodman M, Higgins K, Pilai R, Ramalingam SS, Magliocca K, Patel MR, El-Deiry M, Wadsworth JT, Owonikoko TK, Beitler JJ, Khuri FR, Shin DM, Saba NF. Oral Oncol. 2015 Jun;51(6):586-92.

"Factors associated with hospital length of stay following fibular free-tissue reconstruction of head and neck defects: Assessment using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Criteria." White LJ, Zhang H, Strickland KF, El-Deiry MW, Patel MR, Wadsworth JT, Chen AY. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print]

"Clinical outcomes in elderly patients with human papilloma virus positive squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx treated with definitive chemoradiation therapy." Hanasoge S, Magliocca KR, Switchenko JM, Saba NF, Wadsworth JT, El-Deiry MW, Shin DM, Khuri F, Beitler JJ, Higgins KA. Head Neck. 2015 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Do 18F-FDG PET/CT parameters in oropharyngeal and oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas indicate HPV status?" Kendi AT, Magliocca K, Corey A, Nickleach DC, Galt J, Higgins K, Beitler JJ, El-Deiry MW, Wadsworth JT, Hudgins PA, Saba NF, Schuster DM. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Mar;40(3):e196-200.

"A model and nomogram to predict tumor site origin for squamous cell cancer confined to cervical lymph nodes." Ali AN, Switchenko JM, Kim S, Kowalski J, El-Deiry MW, Beitler JJ. Cancer. 2014 Nov 15;120(22):3469-76.


Dr. El-Deiry's primary research focus involves the effect of head and neck cancer treatment on patients' quality of life. He initially examined health related outcomes between patients treated with surgery and radiation versus patients treated with chemotherapy and radiation as measured by the University of Iowa Head and Neck Cancer Inventory (HNCI). This study was followed by an investigation of the predictors of quality of life post treatment using the University of Washington Quality of Life Inventory (UWQOL). The goal of Dr. El-Deiry's current research is to establish relationships between tumor biology and downstream quality of life measurements in addition to continued analysis of treatment methods and quality of life outcomes.