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Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Course



June 5th-7th, 2024

2024 Guest Speakers - TBA



2023 Guest Speakers

  • Nathan Boyd, MD,  University of New Mexico

  • Steven Chinn MD, University of Michigan

Lectures will be held in the Alumni Conference room, 21271 PFP, within the Otolaryngology clinic. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion, by elevator L


2023 Guest Speakers

Nathan Boyd, MD

Nathan Boyd, MD


Fellowship: University of Iowa, Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery (2012)

Residency: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2011)

Medical School: University of New Mexico (May 2006)



Personal Statement

I first came to New Mexico at the age of 12 when my mother took a job with the Indian Health Service in Gallup. I have come to love this beautiful state with its eternal sunshine, big blue skies and green chile. When I'm not operating, I love to be outdoors cycling, hiking or skiing.

As one of only four fellowship-trained head and neck oncologists in New Mexico, I have been fortunate to have gained considerable expertise in the treatment of surgical disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. I was named the Director of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at UNM in 2018, and one of my first projects was to work on establishing New Mexico's first (and only) multi-disciplinary Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program at the UNM Cancer Center. Other areas of clinic expertise include surgical resection and reconstruction of head and neck cancers.

Steven Chinn, MD

Steven Chinn, MD


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, 2016
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2016

University of Michigan, Otolaryngology, 2014

Medical School 
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2008




Dr. Steven Chinn received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in 2008, graduating with senior honors and elected into the National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his post-graduate surgical training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan in 2014, during which, he completed an 18-month National Institutes of Health-funded research fellowship in the molecular genetics and cellular biology of head and neck cancer. He then went on to complete a two-year dual fellowship in head & neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chinn also holds a Masters of Public Health degree in molecular epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Dr. Chinn joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2016, and currently serves as an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He is a member of the head and neck oncology division, an active member of the Head and Neck Oncology Translational Research Program and the Rogel Cancer Center. His clinical expertise is in the treatment of all types of head and neck cancer, including minimally invasive robotic surgery. He also specializes in complex reconstructive surgery to restore form and function after cancer treatment. His research interests include molecular genetics of oral cavity cancer, head and neck cancer stem cells, the molecular mechanisms of metastasis, and outcomes research with an emphasis on improving survival and functional outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer.