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Steven Wang, M.D.


Dr. Steven J. Wang is a head and neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the head and neck. Wang treats tumors of the oral cavity, larynx or voice box, thyroid and salivary glands as well as skin cancers including melanoma and non-melanoma cancer. He also has expertise in head and neck microvascular reconstructive surgery. Wang conducts research on chemotherapy resistance in head and neck cancer and studies the impact of head and neck cancer treatment on quality of life.

Wang completed undergraduate studies at Harvard College and earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School. After finishing an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at UCLA, he completed a two-year fellowship in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan. Wang is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the American Head and Neck Society and American Association for Cancer Research.


Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Melanoma Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Melanoma Surgery
1701 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-7528
Fax: (415) 885-7711

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Harvard School of Medicine 1995


University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Otolaryngology 2001


University of Michigan, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hemmat SM, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The Limitations of Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Long-Term Post-Treatment Locoregional Surveillance of Salivary Carcinoma. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015 May 27; 77(3):132-140.
  2. Wang SJ. Surveillance radiologic imaging after treatment of oropharyngeal cancer: a review. World J Surg Oncol. 2015; 13(1):94.
  3. Al-Shwaiheen FA, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The advantages and drawbacks of routine magnetic resonance imaging for long-term post-treatment locoregional surveillance of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):415-23.
  4. Peng H, Wang SJ, Li W. Rare complication after thyroidectomy-cervical esophageal stenosis: a case report and literature review. World J Surg Oncol. 2014; 12(1):308.
  5. Peng H, Wang SJ, Yang X, Lin J, Guo H, Liu M. Modified radical neck dissection for residual neck disease after radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2014 Oct; 41(5):485-90.
  6. Goepfert RP, Kezirian EJ, Wang SJ. Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in young women: a matched comparison-do outcomes justify treatment intensity? ISRN Otolaryngol. 2014; 2014:529395.
  7. Heaton CM, Durr ML, Tetsu O, van Zante A, Wang SJ. TP53 and CDKN2a mutations in never-smoker oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):E267-73.
  8. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Improved outcomes in adjuvant radiotherapy for oral cavity carcinoma at an academic center: a matched-pair analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):1603-8.
  9. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Combined modality treatment outcomes for head and neck cancer: comparison of postoperative radiation therapy at academic vs nonacademic medical centers. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov; 139(11):1118-26.
  10. Durr ML, van Zante A, Li D, Kezirian EJ, Wang SJ. Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in never-smokers: analysis of clinicopathologic characteristics and survival. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul; 149(1):89-96.
  11. Durr ML, Li D, Wang SJ. Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma in never smokers: analysis of clinicopathologic characteristics and survival. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5):388-93.
  12. Peng H, Wang SJ, Yang X, Guo H, Liu M. Infrahyoid myocutaneous flap for medium-sized head and neck defects: surgical outcome and technique modification. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan; 148(1):47-53.
  13. Wang SJ, Earle C, Wong G, Bourguignon LY. Role of hyaluronan synthase 2 to promote CD44-dependent oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma progression. Head Neck. 2013 Apr; 35(4):511-20.
  14. Mannina EM, Pejavar SM, Glastonbury CM, van Zante A, Wang SJ, Yom SS. Diagnosis of Bilateral Tonsil Cancers via Staging PET/CT: Case Report and Review. Int J Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:928240.
  15. Wang SJ, Eisele DW. Parotidectomy--Anatomical considerations. Clin Anat. 2012 Jan; 25(1):12-8.
  16. Wang SJ, Bourguignon LY. Role of hyaluronan-mediated CD44 signaling in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma progression and chemoresistance. Am J Pathol. 2011 Mar; 178(3):956-63.
  17. Chen CP, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Yom SS. Stepwise regional and distant progression of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Feb; 40(1):E5-10.
  18. Rodriguez-Bruno K, Ali MJ, Wang SJ. Role of panendoscopy to identify synchronous second primary malignancies in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2011 Jul; 33(7):949-53.
  19. Kangelaris GT, Yom SS, Huang K, Wang SJ. Limited utility of routine surveillance MRI following chemoradiation for advanced-stage oropharynx carcinoma. Int J Otolaryngol. 2010; 2010.
  20. El-Sayed IH, Ryan S, Schell H, Rappazini R, Wang SJ. Identifying and improving knowledge deficits of emergency airway management of tracheotomy and laryngectomy patients: a pilot patient safety initiative. Int J Otolaryngol. 2010; 2010:638742.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.