Mark C. Weissler

MD, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, Head and Neck Oncology Program


Division Chief of Head and Neck Oncology
Joseph P. Riddle Distinguished Professor
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research
Head and Neck Oncology Program

Area of interest

Weissler is involved in the clinical study of Head and Neck Cancer. He was Co-Investigator on The Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study (CHANCE), which is a population-based case-control study of head and neck cancer in a 46-county region of North Carolina. The study aims to evaluate the relationship between polymorphisms of diverse genes that, in combination with exposure to tobacco and alcohol, modify the risk of head and neck cancer. He works closely with the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team on multiple clinical trials utilizing new chemotherapy and radiation protocols for the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer including the use of intraoperative radiation therapy and the Cyberknife.

Awards and Honors

  • 2012 1st Vice-President, American College of Surgeons
  • 2012 Director, American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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