Meet the Head & Neck Surgery Team

Published On 05/15/2013

We understand the complexity of treating head and neck cancer, which involves not only your survival but also your appearance, vision, smell, hearing, speech and ability to swallow.

Our team includes specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, endocrinology, radiology, pathology, speech therapy, plastic and reconstructive surgery, dental and maxillofacial prosthetics, nutrition, and pain management. We also can help you and your family cope with the emotional and practical aspects of the disease. 

Our Experts

We give you access to specialists during every aspect of your treatment.  Your treatment plan considers all facets of care and treatment options.  

  • Sandeep Samant, MD, FRCS, Chief, Division of Head and Neck Oncology and Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Courtney B. Shires, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
  • L. Madison Michael, II, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Methodist University Hospital Brain and Spine Institute
    Residency Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Jon Robertson, MD, Medical Director, Skull Base Surgery Program, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN
    Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Frederick Boop, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
    Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Martin Fleming, MD, Associate professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Jon P. Ver Halen, MD, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • David Cunningham, MD, Medical Director, Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center

Find a Doctor

To find a Methodist affiliated neurosurgeon call 888.777.5959 or Find a doctor online