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    Chase Heaton, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOtolaryngology
    Address550 16th. Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-502-1889
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      Loyola University M.D.Stritch School of Medicine2009
      University of California San FranciscoResidentOtolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery2014
      University of California San FranciscoFellowshipHead and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery2015
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      The National Society of High School Scholars2004National Scholars Honor Society Inductee
      The Health Preprofessional Honor Society2004Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society Inductee
      The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society2008Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee
      2013Bay Area Resident Research Symposium Best Clinical Study
      2014Triological Society Western Section Shirley Baron Resident Research Award

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      Dr. Chase M. Heaton is a head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgeon at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He specializes in treating benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, thyroid, skin and salivary glands. He is fellowship trained in microvascular reconstruction for head and neck cancers. He also has experience in transoral robotic surgery for removal of head and neck tumors. Dr. Heaton is committed to working with patients to develop individualized treatment plans to ensure they get the best possible care.

      In addition to treating patients, Dr. Heaton conducts clinical research on outcomes of head and neck surgery. He also plays an active role in teaching and mentoring UCSF otolaryngology residents and medical students.

      Dr. Heaton completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and earned a medical degree at the Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. After finishing an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at UCSF, he completed a one-year fellowship in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty full-time in 2015.

      Dr. Heaton is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He plays an active role in teaching and mentoring UCSF otolaryngology residents and medical students.

      Specialty:
      Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction

      Expertise:
      Surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, thyroid, skin, and salivary glands. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for removal of head and neck malignancies. Reconstruction of complex head and neck defects with microvascular free tissue transfer

      Professional Interests:
      Head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck endocrine surgery, medical education, clinical research

      Education and Training:
      • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, Indiana
      • Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Illinois
      • Internship: University of California, San Francisco – Otolaryngology
      • Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Otolaryngology
      • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery

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      Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction

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      1. Faden DL, Arron ST, Heaton CM, DeRisi J, South AP, Wang SJ. Targeted next-generation sequencing of TP53 in oral tongue carcinoma from non-smokers. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016; 45(1):47. PMID: 27640185; PMCID: PMC5027093.
      2. Heaton CM, Chang JL, Orloff LA. Prognostic Implications of Lymph Node Yield in Central and Lateral Neck Dissections for Well-Differentiated Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Thyroid. 2016 Mar; 26(3):434-40. PMID: 26825749.
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      3. Heaton CM, Al-Shwaiheen F, Liu CS, Yom SS, Ryan WR. Prognostic significance of hyoid bone invasion in advanced base of tongue carcinoma treated by chemoradiation. Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Jun; 40(3):260-5. PMID: 25641627.
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      4. Heaton CM, Durr ML, Tetsu O, van Zante A, Wang SJ. TP53 and CDKN2a mutations in never-smoker oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):E267-73. PMID: 24431303.
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      5. Heaton CM, Chazen JL, van Zante A, Glastonbury CM, Kezirian EJ, Eisele DW. Pleomorphic adenoma of the major salivary glands: diagnostic utility of FNAB and MRI. Laryngoscope. 2013 Dec; 123(12):3056-60. PMID: 23798340.
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      6. Heaton CM, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Glastonbury CM. Sinus anatomy associated with inadvertent cerebrospinal fluid leak during functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1446-9. PMID: 22570301.
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