Heather A Edwards, MD FACS FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

MD, University of Western Ontario
BA, Queen's University

Dr. Edwards specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers of the head and neck region. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical approaches and complex microvascular reconstruction after tumor excision. Her research interests include the impact of the oral microbiome on carcinogenesis and response to cancer therapies, and functional outcomes after reconstructive head and neck surgery.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Dissecting temporal and spatial dynamics in HNC_Copy
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary American College of


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  1. Nieves-Rivera A, Benchetrit L, Kan K, Tucker S, Johnson M, Edwards H. Use of tongue base palpation among oral healthcare providers: Cross-sectional survey. Am J Otolaryngol. 2023; 44(2):103765. PMID: 36603380
  2. Rohlfing ML, Kan K, Tierney WS, Plocienniczak MJ, Edwards HA, Tracy LF. Historical Review and Modern Case of Spontaneous Laryngeal Abscess. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2023 Aug; 132(8):964-969.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35923122
  3. Duraiswamy S, Rubin SJ, Kim Y, Mur T, Edwards HA. Limited English proficiency and head and neck cancer outcomes. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 May-Jun; 43(3):103470.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35427938
  4. Shehan JN, Alwani T, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Agarwal P, Chaudhry ST, Wang JJ, Noordzij JP, Tracy LF, Edwards HA, Grillone G, Salama AR, Jalisi SM, Devaiah AK. Social determinants of health and treatment decisions in head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2022 02; 44(2):372-381.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34889486
  5. Benchetrit L, Mehra S, Mahajan A, Rahmati RW, Judson BL, Edwards HA. Major Salivary Gland Cancer With Distant Metastasis Upon Presentation: Patterns, Outcomes, and Imaging Implications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 08; 167(2):305-315. PMID: 34784258
  6. Alwani T, Shehan JN, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Agarwal P, Chaudhry ST, Wang JJ, Noordzij JP, Tracy LF, Edwards HA, Grillone G, Salama AR, Jalisi SM, Devaiah AK. Geographic Barriers Affect Follow-Up Care in Head and Neck Cancer. Laryngoscope. 2022 May; 132(5):1022-1028.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34762300; PMCID: PMC9007826; DOI: 10.1002/lary.29934;
  7. Rubin SJ, Wang JJ, Nodoushani AY, Yarlagadda BB, Wulu JA, Edwards HA. The effect of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program on opioid prescribing patterns. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Jan-Feb; 43(1):103262.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34626913
  8. Wang JJ, Rubin SJ, Devaiah AK, Faden DL, Salama AR, Edwards HA. Long-Term Opioid Use in Post-Surgical Management of Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Aug; 131(8):844-850.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34521247
  9. Wang JJ, Levi JR, Edwards HA. Changes in Care Provision During COVID-19 Impact Patient Well-Being. J Patient Exp. 2021; 8:23743735211034068.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34350341; PMCID: PMC8295945; DOI: 10.1177/23743735211034068;
  10. Eskander A, Marqueen KE, Edwards HA, Joshua AM, Petrella TM, de Almeida JR, Goldstein DP, Ferket BS. To ban or not to ban tanning bed use for minors: A cost-effectiveness analysis from multiple US perspectives for invasive melanoma. Cancer. 2021 07 01; 127(13):2333-2341. PMID: 33844296
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