Huntsman Cancer Institute

Head and neck surgical oncology is the subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) that provides medical and surgical treatment for benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Our physicians lead a multidisciplinary team of head and neck cancer specialists that provide a comprehensive and individualized treatment approach.

Our experienced physician team includes surgeons, radiation, and medical oncologists, endocrinologists, pathologists, and radiologists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute that have special expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with head and neck cancers. In addition, patients benefit from our team of rehabilitation specialists, including swallowing and voice therapists, cancer nutritionists, social workers, and nurses that have experience helping patients maximize their health both during and after cancer treatment.

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Luke O. Buchmann, M.D.

Dr. Buchmann joined the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Utah in 2008. He completed his residency at the University of Kansas, and a fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Buchmann has publ... Read More

Jason P. Hunt, M.D., FACS

Dr. Hunt completed his sub-specialty training Head and Neck Oncology at Vanderbilt University after otolaryngology training at Louisiana State University -New Orleans. He has been at the University of Utah since 2006 and primarily sees patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute where he serves as the clinical dir... Read More

Marcus M. Monroe, M.D.

Marcus Monroe, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a surgeon and investigator with the Huntsman Cancer Institute where he specializes in the complex multidisciplinary care of patients w... Read More

Clough Shelton, M.D., FACS

Dr. Shelton has been associated with the University of Utah since 1994. Prior to that time, he was a partner at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. He has lectured throughout the world on Neurotology disorders. He has published over 100 articles and edited books on Neurotology. He is an active member of bot... Read More


Acoustic Tumors, Cochlear Implantation, Facial Nerve Disorders, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Neuro-Otology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Otology, Skull Base Surgery


Intermountain Hearing and Balance Center (801) 595-1700
University Hospital
Otolaryngology/ENT, Clinic 9
(801) 587-8368

Ying J. Hitchcock, M.D.

Ying Hitchcock, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, specializing in head and neck, lung, and skin cancers and in adult soft tissue sarcomas. She is also a Principle Investigator for both Huntsman Cancer Institute and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) studies. She treats a... Read More


Radiation Oncology


Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Radiation Oncology
(801) 581-2396

Kenneth F. Grossmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine

Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of... Read More




Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2D, Melanoma
(801) 585-0206

Devaprabu Abraham, M.B.B.S.

Dr. Abraham underwent medical schooling in India, and graduated with honors from the University of Madras. He underwent further training in England, where he was awarded the postgraduate degree, MRPC (UK), by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in London. In 1993, he underwent residency training at the... Read More


Endocrinology & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, General, Nurse Practitioner


Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Laura M. Burton, M.S.N., APRN

Laura Burton, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, is a nurse practitioner at the Utah Diabetes Center. As a nurse practitioner, her clinical interests include endocrinology; specifically diabetes and thyroid disorders.

Ms. Bu... Read More


Endocrinology & Metabolism, Family Nurse Practitioner


Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761
Huntsman Cancer Institute 2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 587-4566