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

MD, University of Western Ontario

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

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  1. Mur TA, Pellegrini WR, Jaleel Z, Edwards HA, Levi JR. Pediatric laryngeal sarcoma: Systematic review and pooled analysis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Oct 23; 139:110471.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33120103
  2. Ghulam-Smith M, Choi Y, Edwards H, Levi JR. Unique Challenges for Otolaryngology Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Sep 15; 194599820954838.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32928033
  3. Mur T, Sambhu KM, Mahajan A, Payabvash S, Fernandez J, Edwards HA. Choice of imaging modality for pre-treatment staging of head and neck cancer impacts TNM staging. Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 Nov - Dec; 41(6):102662. PMID: 32858370
  4. Bourdillon AT, Tower JI, Edwards HA. Progressive Trigeminal Hypoesthesia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul 02. PMID: 32614378
  5. James AL, Osborn HA, Osman H, Papaioannou V, Gordon KA. The limitation of risk factors as a means of prognostication in auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder of perinatal onset. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Aug; 135:110112. PMID: 32502912
  6. Saeed NA, Kelly JR, Deshpande HA, Bhatia AK, Burtness BA, Judson BL, Mehra S, Edwards HA, Yarbrough WG, Peter PR, Holt EH, Decker RH, Husain ZA, Park HS. Adjuvant external beam radiotherapy for surgically resected, nonmetastatic anaplastic thyroid cancer. Head Neck. 2020 May; 42(5):1031-1044. PMID: 32011055
  7. Benchetrit L, Torabi SJ, Morse E, Mehra S, Rahmati R, Osborn HA, Judson BL. Preoperative biopsy in parotid malignancies: Variation in use and impact on surgical margins. Laryngoscope. 2020 06; 130(6):1450-1458. PMID: 31411749; DOI: 10.1002/lary.28224;
  8. Benchetrit L, Torabi SJ, Tate JP, Mehra S, Osborn HA, Young MR, Burtness B, Judson BL. Gender disparities in head and neck cancer chemotherapy clinical trials participation and treatment. Oral Oncol. 2019 07; 94:32-40. PMID: 31178210; DOI: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.05.009;
  9. Osborn HA, Goldsmith TA, Varvares MA. Assessing functional outcomes in head and neck surgical oncology. Head Neck. 2019 07; 41(7):2051-2057. PMID: 30698897; DOI: 10.1002/hed.25656;
  10. Cheraghlou S, Schettino A, Zogg CK, Otremba MD, Bhatia A, Park HS, Osborn HA, Mehra S, Yarbrough WG, Judson BL. Adjuvant Chemotherapy Is Associated With Improved Survival for Late-Stage Salivary Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2019 04; 129(4):883-889. PMID: 30151947; DOI: 10.1002/lary.27444;
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