Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Marcus M. Monroe, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4566
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 1A, Head & Neck
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map

Bio

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 with head and neck cancer.

 

His clinical practice involves treating patients with cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract (sinuses, oral cavity, pharynx and larynx), neck, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands. In addition, he has a special interest in the treatment of melanoma and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck. He has experience with both traditional open and minimally-invasive procedures, including Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS). Dr. Monroe believes that the best care comes when a team of specialists works together to create a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient. Because of this, he works closely with a team of head and neck cancer specialists, including medical and radiation oncologists, to determine the best possible treatment for each patient.

 

Dr. Monroe has published numerous articles and book chapters regarding cancers of the head and neck. His research interests include clinical trials for head and neck cancer, risk stratification in thyroid cancer, and survivorship issues following treatment for head and neck malignancies.

 

Dr. Monroe received his medical degree at the University of Missouri—Columbia School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, Dr. Monroe completed a 2-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 25, 2016

Monroe and his team are exceptionally great people, I appreciate them and all they have done for me and my family

July 23, 2016

good

April 28, 2016

good

December 14, 2015

I am fortunate to have Dr. Monroe as my care provider.

November 22, 2015

Dr. Monroe is awesome. He listens, explains and is patient.

October 18, 2015

Dr. Monroe and the resident working with him were both excellent at answering questions and explaining information in terms that I could understand.

May 25, 2015

Dr. Monroe is my new hero. My condition was unique and he took the time to research it before my initial visit. His explanations of my options including the risks and benefits to each one were thorough and I felt he was truly concerned about me. In my follow up visit, he took the time to answer my questions thoroughly and explained the surgery and what he did. He also explained what to expect as I continued to heal. I would highly recommend Dr. Monroe to anyone in need of his expertise!

March 16, 2015

I am so fortunate to have Dr. Monroe as my oncologist.

March 16, 2015

Good

January 26, 2015

I so appreciate the time Dr. Monroe and his nurse, Michele, spent with me, making certain I felt good and fully understood the results provided. At no time did I feel they needed to hurry. Dr. Monroe even took time to complete a lenghty form needed for my work. grateful. thank you.

January 19, 2015

Dr. Monroe is such a great care provider that I have complete and total confidence in his treatment program. He always spends time with me and provides answers and guidance to all my questions. I never feel rushed with Dr. Monroe. I am truly blessed he is my oncologist.

January 17, 2015

i am extremely grateful for the extra time dr. monroe gave to make certain i understood what was happening with my thryroid and the path ahead. he was thorough, patient and kind.

December 07, 2014

Dr. Monroe was wonderful, very professional and personal. I am very impressed with him.

October 22, 2014

Can't say enough good about Dr. Monroe. I will be recommending others. Thanks!

October 20, 2014

I have complete confidence in Dr. Monroe. I trust his professional opinion and judgment in his recommendations for my medical treatments.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Risk Communication
  • Clinical Trials
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Head and Neck Cancers

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7143 School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

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 with head and neck cancer.

His clinical practice involves treating patients with cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract (sinuses, oral cavity, pharynx and larynx), neck, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands. In addition, he has a special interest in the treatment of melanoma and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck. He has experience with both traditional open and minimally-invasive procedures, including Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS). Dr. Monroe believes that the best care comes when a team of specialists works together to create a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient. Because of this, he works closely with a team of head and neck cancer specialists, including medical and radiation oncologists, to determine the best possible treatment for each patient.

Dr. Monroe has published numerous articles and book chapters regarding cancers of the head and neck. His research interests include clinical trials for head and neck cancer, risk stratification in thyroid cancer, early identification and treatment of HPV-associated head and neck cancer, and the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in malignancies of the head and neck.

Dr. Monroe received his medical degree at the University of Missouri—Columbia School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, Dr. Monroe completed a 2-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship MD Anderson Cancer Center
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Fellow
Residency Oregon Health and Science University
Otolaryngology
Resident
Internship Oregon Health and Science University
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Missouri
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Drury University
Biology and Chemistry Majors, Global Studies Minor
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Monroe MM, Pattisapu P, Myers JN, Kupferman ME (6/12/15). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Provides Prognostic Value in Thick Head and Neck Melanoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 153(3), 372-8.
  2. Lewis CM, Monroe MM, Roberts DB, Hessel AC, Lai SY, Weber RS (2015). An audit and feedback system for effective quality improvement in head and neck surgery: Can we become better surgeons? Cancer, 121(10), 1581-7.
  3. Osman AA, Monroe MM, Ortega Alves MV, Patel AA, Katsonis P, Fitzgerald AL, Neskey DM, Frederick MJ, Woo SH, Caulin C, Hsu TK, McDonald TO, Kimmel M, Meyn RE, Lichtarge O, Myers JN (2015). Wee-1 kinase inhibition overcomes cisplatin resistance associated with high-risk TP53 mutations in head and neck cancer through mitotic arrest followed by senescence. Mol Cancer Ther, 14(2), 608-19.
  4. Monroe MM, Lai SY (2014). Sentinel lymph node biopsy for oral cancer: supporting evidence and recent novel developments. Curr Oncol Rep, 16(5), 385.
  5. Geltzeiler M, Monroe M, Givi B, Vetto J, Andersen P, Gross N (11/1/14). Regional control of head and neck melanoma with selective neck dissection. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 140(11), 1014-8.
  6. Chard R, Monroe MM, Andersen PE (2013). Hyoid osteoradionecrosis associated with carotid rupture: report of 2 cases. Head Neck, 35(2), E36-8.
  7. Monroe MM, McLean M, Sautter N, Wax MK, Andersen PE, Smith TL, Gross ND (2013). Invasive fungal rhinosinusitis: a 15-year experience with 29 patients. Laryngoscope, 123(7), 1583-7.
  8. Monroe MM, Myers JN, Kupferman ME (2013). Undertreatment of thick head and neck melanomas: an age-based analysis. Ann Surg Oncol, 20(13), 4362-9.
  9. Monroe MM, Gross ND (2012). Evidence-based practice: management of the clinical node-negative neck in early-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Otolaryngol Clin North Am, 45(5), 1181-93.
  10. Monroe MM, Anderson EC, Clayburgh DR, Wong MH (2011). Cancer stem cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. J Oncol, 2011, 762780.
  11. Anderson EC, Hessman C, Levin TG, Monroe MM, Wong MH (2011). The role of colorectal cancer stem cells in metastatic disease and therapeutic response. Cancers (Basel), 3(1), 319-39.
  12. Monroe MM, McLean M, Gross ND (2011). Infected tracheal diverticulum presenting as a cervical abscess. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 145(3), 513-4.
  13. Monroe MM, Cannady SB, Ghanem TA, Swide CE, Wax MK (2011). Safety of vasopressor use in head and neck microvascular reconstruction: a prospective observational study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 144(6), 877-82.
  14. Miller MW, Vetto JT, Monroe MM, Weerasinghe R, Andersen PE, Gross ND (2011). False-negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck melanoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 145(4), 606-11.
  15. Monroe MM, McClelland J, Swide C, Wax MK (2010). Vasopressor use in free tissue transfer surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 142(2), 169-73.
  16. Monroe MM, Sauer DA, Samuels MH, Gross ND (2009). Pathology quiz case 1. Coexistent conventional mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid (MECT) and papillary thyroid carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 135(7), 720, 722.

Book Chapter

  1. Monroe MM, Myers JN (In Submission). Targeted Therapy in Solid Tumors: Head and Neck (ISBN 978-1-118-46857-9). In Tsimberidou, Kurzrock, Anderson (Eds.), Targeted Therapy in Translational Cancer Research (1). Wiley.
  2. Monroe MM, Hessman C, Clayburgh D, Bubbers E, Wong ME (2001). Cancer Stem Cells in Solid Organ Malignancies: Mechanisms of Treatment Resistance and Strategies for Therapeutic Targeting. In Stanley Shostak (Ed.), Cancer Stem Cells (ISBN 978-953-307-1454-5).
  3. Casazza GC, Monroe MM (In Press). Imaging Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. In Hamblin, Avci, Gupta (Eds.), Imaging in Dermatology (1st Edition). Elsevier.
  4. Monroe MM, Sturgis EM (In Press). Sarcomas and Soft Tissue Tumors of the Head and Neck. In Myers EN, Hanna E (Eds.), Cancer of the Head and Neck (5th Edition). Saunders.

Commentary

  1. Monroe MM, Myers JN (2014). Frequent microsatellite alterations at chromosomes 9p21 and 3p14 in oral premalignant lesions and their value in cancer risk assessment. . A Century of Progress in Head and Neck Cancer. Ed. Jatin Shah. Nat Med.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Monroe MM (4/1/15). TalkAboutHealth: Head and Neck Cancer Questions and Answers [Web]. TalkAboutHealth. Available: http://talkabouthealth.com/MarcusMonroeMD.
  2. University of Utah Office of Public Affairs (9/25/14). •Q&A: 3 Things to Know About Thyroid Cancer [Web]. Available: http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2014/09/092514_qa-thyroid-cancer.php.

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