Head and Neck Cancer

EDU 03 - (INTERACTIVE) Challenging Cases in Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Adelstein's Case

Sunday, October 21
2:06 PM - 2:23 PM
Location: Lila Cockrell Theatre

David Adelstein, MD

Disclosure:
Employment
Cleveland Clinic: Staff physician: Employee

Biography:
David Adelstein completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago in 1972, his medical school training at New York University School of Medicine in 1975, and his internship, residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in 1981. He is board–certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

After his training he joined the staff at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (now MetroHealth Medical Center). He came to the Cleveland Clinic in 1989 in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, a department he served as both Vice-Chairman, and Acting Chairman. His current appointment is in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology of the Taussig Cancer Institute, and he is a Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

His interests have focused on the integration of chemotherapy and radiation with surgery in the definitive management of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract. He continues to be an active clinical investigator, and has conducted a number of multimodality clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic, and through the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the Southwest Oncology Group and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. He has recently served as the co-chairman of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee.

He has been a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Program Committee, Cancer Education Committee, Test Materials Development Committee and is the current co-chairman of the Head and Neck Cancer Guideline Advisory Group. He has served as an associate editor for the journal Head and Neck and has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer.

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