Hassan Arshad, MD, FACS Hassan Arshad, MD, FACS

Hassan Arshad

Head & Neck and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Specializing In:

Surgical Oncology Head and Neck Cancer (oral/tongue, pharyngeal/throat, laryngeal, sinus, thyroid, skull base) Skin cancer of the head/face and neck Microvascular Reconstruction of head and neck defects (free flap surgery) Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Special Interests:

Microvascular reconstruction (free flap surgery) Transoral robotic surgery Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Clinical Outcomes

About Hassan Arshad


I am a head and neck cancer surgeon in the department of Head and Neck Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. My specialties include treating cancers of the head and neck (oral, throat/pharyngeal, laryngeal, sinus, skull base, thyroid and parathyroid, skin cancer of the head and neck), reconstruction of head and neck defects (free flap surgery) and transoral robotic surgery (TORS) using the daVinci robot.

I completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at West Virginia University where I was able to help treat numerous patients with head and neck cancer. It was this exposure that ultimately influenced my decision to be a head and neck cancer surgeon. Because of my desire to treat patients with head and neck cancer, I completed a fellowship (subspecialty training) in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Ohio State University.

At Roswell Park, I am fortunate to be able to work with a great team of physicians and staff to help you in your battle with cancer. Because we work as a team, we will come up with the best treatment plan for your specific situation, whether that involves surgery or non-surgical options.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Director, Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship Program
  • Leader of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Oncology
  • Department of Head and Neck Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Education and Training:

  • MD – Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • BS – University of Michigan


  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - West Virginia University
  • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction – The Ohio State University


  • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships:

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Trials

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Mimikos C, Shafirstein G, Arshad H. Current state and future of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun;2(2):126-129. doi: 10.1016/j.wjorl.2016.05.011. Epub 2016 Jul 1. PMID: 28374020; PMCID: PMC5376070.
  • Arshad H, Ozer HG, Thatcher A, Old M, Ozer E, Agarwal A, Jafari H, Birkheimer D, Basinger H, Forest LA, Schuller DE, Teknos TN. Intensive care unit versus non-intensive care unit postoperative management of head and neck free flaps: comparative effectiveness and cost comparisons. Head Neck. 2014 Apr;36(4):536-9. doi: 10.1002/hed.23325. Epub 2013 Jun 18. PMID: 23780531.
  • Arshad H, Jayaprakash V, Gupta V, Cohan DM, Ambujakshan D, Rigual NR, Singh AK, Hicks WL Jr. Survival differences between organ preservation surgery and definitive radiotherapy in early supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb;150(2):237-44. doi: 10.1177/0194599813512783. Epub 2013 Nov 19. PMID: 24255085.
  • Arshad H, Durmus K, Ozer E. Transoral robotic resection of selected parapharyngeal space tumors. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 May;270(5):1737-40. doi: 10.1007/s00405-012-2217-y. Epub 2012 Oct 16. PMID: 23070259.
  • Gupta V, Cohan DM, Arshad H, Kuriakose MA, Hicks WL Jr. Palatal reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;20(4):225-30. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e328355389f. PMID: 22894989.

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