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About John Carew MD

   John Carew graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1991.  Following this, he completed a Residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery [ENT] at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital [Residency program of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center].  In  1999, he completed a 2-year fellowship in head and neck cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.  He received his Board Certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery [ENT] in 1998.   Since 1999, he has been in practice caring for both adult and pediatric patients with general ear, nose and throat [ENT] disorders as well as with tumors of the head and neck region.  He is also a diplomat of the Joint Council on training in Head and Neck Surgery
    Dr. John Carew has published over 35 articles and 10 book chapters both on topics in general otolaryngology [ENT]as well as specifically in head and neck cancer.  Many of the articles focused primarily on thyroid and salivary gland tumors.  He is on the editorial board of 5 nationally renowned medical journals including Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Cancer and Head and Neck.  Dr. Carew has received numerous awards throughout his career including national awards from the Triological Society (a national Otolaryngology [ENT] society), the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of Head and Neck Surgery.  He was also awarded, by the residents who he trains, the Teacher of the Year Award recognizing him as the top teacher in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery / ENT for both the Columbia and Cornell Medical school campuses.   During his training, he was awarded the distinguished house staff award for the New York Hospital- Cornell University Medical Center in Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgery [ENT].
    Dr. John Carew currently has privileges at NYU Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. 
     On a personal note, Dr. John Carew has been married to his wife Donna Carew for over 30 years.  He is a dedicated father to their three children.  

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 Teacher of the Year Award [Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery / ENT] New York Presbyterian Hopsital - Cornell and Columbia

 NYU School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching-Department of Otolaryngology

 Alpha Omega Alpha:  Medical School Honor Society - The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center

 Invited Panelist: Gene Therapy, 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer

 The United States Public Health Service NCI Training Grant: Head and Neck Oncology -Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 Triological Society Research Training Grant [Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery  

ENT]American Society of Head and Neck Surgery Research Grant

Joint AACR/ASCO Conference: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research

Society of Head and Neck Surgery Research Grant

Elected to the Committee on Residents and Fellows in Training of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  [ENT] (peer elected)

Distinguished Housestaff Award, The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center [Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery  ENT]

Editorial Review :

Editorial Review Panel: Head and Neck Cancer

Editorial Review Panel: Human Gene Therapy

Continuing Education Faculty: Audiocassette Program Faculty [American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  (ENT)]

Editorial Review Panel: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery [ENT]

Editorial Review Panel: Cancer 

Editorial Review Panel: Annals of Surgical Oncolgy 



American Association for Cancer Research [Active Member]

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Head and Neck Surgery

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery [ENT]



1987-1991 Cornell University Medical College, M.D.

Research and Professional Experience:

1991-1993 General Surgery [Resident], The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center

1993-1997 Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery [ENT Resident], Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

1997-1999  NCI Sponsored Fellow: Head and Neck Oncology -Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 

Academic Appointments:

1999    Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery [ENT], New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell University Medical Center.

2006    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology [ENT] Mount Sinai Medical Center

2011    Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology [ENT] NYU Medical Center

Board Certificate:

1998  Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology [ENT]

2000  Diplomate of the Joint Council on training Head & Neck Surgery


Thyroid Nodules/Tumors and Cancer:

Parathyroid Biopsy to Facilitate Preservation of Functional Parathyroid Tissue During Thyroidectomy. Head & Neck 21;442-446.

Coexistent Hashimoto's thyroiditis with papillary thyroid carcinoma: impact on presentation, management, and outcome. Surgery 126:1070-6  discussion 1076-7
Salivary Gland Cancer / Surgery:

Treatment of Reccurent Pleomorphic Adneoma. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 121:539-542.

Characterization of a Novel Cell Line from Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Parotid Gland Established in a Collagen Gel System. Laryngoscope 107:654-660

General Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery / ENT:

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis following Pneumonectomy.  Chest Surgery Clinics of North America. 9(3):597-608

Management Options for Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak after Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery andIntroduction of an Innovative Treatment.  Otol Neurotol. 2004 Jul;25(4):580-586

Delayed Epistaxsis Secondary to External Carotid Injury Requiring Embolization: A Rare Complication of Transphenoidal Surgery. Case Report.  Neurosurgery 47(1):236-239 

DNA Analysis of Human Cholesteatomas. Am J Otology 18:155-159

Herniation of the Temporomandibular Joint Into the External Auditory Canal: A Complication of Otologic Surgery.  Am J Otology 16(6):751-757.

Predictive Value of Facial Nerve Electrophysiologic Stimulation Thresholds in Cerebellopontine Angle Surgery. Laryngoscope 106(5):1-6

Rerouting of the Intratemporal Facial Nerve.  Am J  Otology, 17:793-805.

Current Trends in Pediatric Tracheotomy.  Intl J Ped Otolaryngol 32:233-239.

Head & Neck  Cancer / Surgery:

Regional Lymph Node Metastasis from Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 124:582-587

Management of Head and Neck Sarcomas.  Current Opinion in Otolaryngology 7:68-71.

Hemangiopericytoma of the Head and Neck. Laryngoscope ;1409-1411.

Advances in Multimodality Therapy for Larynx Cancer.  CA Cancer J Clin 48(4):211-228

Extended Neck Dissection.  Am J Surg 17:4485-489.

Neoplasms of the Neck Including Soft Tissues In Fu, et al, ed. Pathology of  the Head and Neck: With Clinicopathological Correlations. Churchill Livingstone, New York, NY. 

Hemangiopericytoma of the Cheek.  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 122(4):440-442.

Hodgkin's disease of the head and neck in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Am J Otolaryngol.23(1):12-6

Epstein Barr Virus in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anterior Nasal cavity.  Ann. Diag. Pathol.4:7-10

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery / ENT Cancer Research:  

A Novel Approach to Cancer Therapy using an Oncolytic Herpes Virus to Package Amplicons Containing Cytokine Genes. Mol Ther.  Sep;4(3):250-6

Selective Infection and Cytolysis of Human Squamous Cell Carcinomas by a Multimutated Cytotoxic Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (G207). Human Gene Therapy 10:1599-1606.

Efficient Gene Transfer to Human in Squamous Cell Carcinomas by the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Amplicon Vector.  Am J Surg  176.

Benzo[a]pyrene phenols are more potent inducers of CYP1A1, CYP1B1 and COX-2 than benzo[a]pyrene glucuronides in cell lines derived from the human aerodigestive tract. Carcinogenesis. 25(5):793-9
Wound Healing using KTP Laser, CO2 Laser, Electrocautery and Scalpel in Tongues: A Comparative Study of Histology and Tensile Strength. Laryngoscope 1998:103:373-380.

Genome-wide screening for radiation response factors in head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope 110:1251-6

Combination Gene Therapy using multiple immunomodulatory genes transferred by a defective infectious single cycle herpes virus in squamous cell cancer. Cancer Gene Ther 7(9):1279-1285
Oncolytic Viral Therapy for Human Colorectal Cancer and Liver Metatstasis using a Multimutated Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (G207). FASEB 13:1325-1334.

 Book Chapters:

Chapter: Neoplasms of the Head and Neck. Surgical Oncology: Contemporary Practices and Principles.  Bland, Daly and Karakouis eds.  Appleton and Lange, Stamford, CT

Chapter 37.  Unusual Tumors of the Neck. In Harrison LB, Sessions RB, Hong WK eds. Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA.

Chapter: Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Current Techniques in Otolarygology Head Neck Surgery

Chapter. Malignancies of the Head and Neck. In Daly J, ed. Surgical Oncology


Surgical Management of Hyperparathyroidism. Instructional Course, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  [ENT]

The Unknown Primary. Instructional Course, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery   [ENT]

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