Specialist in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Dustin A. Silverman, MD, is an expert head and neck surgical oncologist. He specializes in providing comprehensive treatment for both benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including the management of upper aerodigestive tract tumors involving the oral cavity, throat and larynx, thyroid tumors, parathyroid and salivary gland neoplasms, skin cancers and many other pathologies.
His specific areas of interest include robotic-assisted surgery for HPV-related head and neck cancer, as well as advanced reconstructive and microvascular techniques following cancer surgeries in order to optimize function, cosmesis and quality of life for his patients.
After medical school, Dr. Silverman completed five years of head and neck surgery residency at The Ohio State University. He then went on the complete an additional year of advanced training (fellowship) at the University of California, Davis, specializing in the management of head and neck cancers.
Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Silverman aims to help patients achieve the best possible outcome by tailoring care to each individual patient’s needs. He believes this is best achieved through a team-based approach and multidisciplinary collaboration. His goal is to build therapeutic relationships to guide his patients and their families through detailed, personalized treatment plans while providing state-of-the-art surgical care.
At the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center, he is able to engage with other driven individuals and contribute to the forefront of head and neck cancer treatment through innovation and collaboration.
Academic Role at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Silverman is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He takes pride in training residents and fellows to become excellent surgeons and educating medical students to achieve their goals.
When not in clinic or teaching, he enjoys working on various clinical and translational research projects designed to improve patient care, including surgical and non-surgical treatment of HPV-related head and neck cancer, identifying clinically relevant and modifiable factors that improve outcomes for head and neck cancer patients, and survivorship.
Outside of Work
When not teaching, researching or caring for patients, Dr. Silverman enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. He enjoys cooking and learning about different cuisines and cultures, playing music, attending concerts, reading and watching movies.