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Michael R. Markiewicz

DDS, MPH, MD, FACS, FACD(c)
Head & Neck and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Specializing In:

Complex reconstruction of head and neck defects Pediatric head and neck cancer/tumors Pediatric head and neck reconstruction (Microvascular free tissue transfer) Nerve repair Tissue engineering Wound healing Benign tumors of the Craniofacial skeleton Salivary gland neoplasms Skins cancers

Special Interests:

Adult Head and Neck Cancer Oral Cancer Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Adult and Pediatric Head and Neck Reconstruction

About Michael R. Markiewicz

Biography:

Educated in both Medicine and Dentistry, I feel very fortunate to be trained by some of the most notable Head and Neck, Craniofacial, and Reconstructive Surgeons in the world. My passion is treating children and adults with acquired and congenital pathology, anomalies, and deformities of the head and neck, and training the next generation of surgeons. As a Buffalo native, I completed a dental degree at the University at Buffalo. I then went on to earn a Medical Degree from Oregon Health and Science University, where I subsequently completed a General Surgery Internship and Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Given my interest in patient-oriented research, I pursued further training in biostatistics and epidemiology, completing a Master of Public Health from Harvard University and a fellowship in Clinical Investigation at Massachusetts General Hospital.

I finished off my training by completing a fellowship in Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and then a fellowship in Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery & Microvascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. I was recruited to Chicago where I worked several years with an amazing team of Surgeons before being recruited back to Buffalo to lead the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

I feel very fortunate to join the talented team at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and be able to care for children and adults who suffer from various forms of head and neck cancer other acquired and congenital conditions. My Clinical and Research passion is full functional rehabilitation of the patient, removing the disease entity while restoring function and esthetics.

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Surgeon
  • Head & Neck and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Jacobs School Of Medicine And Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, School of Dental Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery

Background

Education and Training:

  • 2011 - MD - Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine, Portland, OR
  • 2008 - MPH - Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • 2008 - DDS - University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Residency:

  • 2008-2014 - Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Fellowship:

  • 2015-2016 - Fellow, Head & Neck Oncologic & Microvascular Surgery, Division of Head & Neck Surgery, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
  • 2014-2015 - Fellow, Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Department of Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL
  • 2006-2007 - Fellow, Center for Applied Clinical Investigation, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Professional Experience:

  • 2019 - Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2019 - Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2019 - William M. Feagans Endowed Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2019 - Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, Office of the Dean, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2019 - Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2019 - Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2017-2019 - Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2017-2019 - Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2017-2019 - Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Illinois- Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2017-2019 - Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Chicago, IL
  • 2016-2019 - Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • 2016-2019 - Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chicago, IL

Honors & Awards:

  • Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (OMSF)

Publications

1. Han, H.R, Hermann, G.M., Ma, S.J., Iovoli, A., Wooten, K.E., Arshad, H., Gupta, V., McSpadden, R.P., Kuriakose, M.A., Markiewicz, M.R., Chan, J.M., Platek, M.E., Ray, A.D., Gu, F., Hicks Jr, W.L., Repasky, E.A., Singh, A.K, Matched Pair Analysis to Evaluate the Impact of Hospitalization During Radiation Therapy as an Early Marker of Survival in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Oral Oncology. 2020, June, 109

2. Callahan N, Miloro M, Markiewicz MR. Immediate Reconstruction of the Infraorbital Nerve After Maxillectomy: Is it Feasible? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Aug 5:S0278-2391(20)30963-0. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.07.211. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32860749.

3. Spiotto, M.T, Jefferson, G, Wenig, B, Markiewicz, M.R,, Weichselbaum, R.R,, Koshy, M., Survival outcomes for post-operative chemoradiation in intermediate risk oral tongue cancers. Head & Neck, 2017, June, Epub ahead of print

4.Spiotto, M.T, Jefferson, G, Wenig, B, Markiewicz, M.R,, Weichselbaum, R.R,, Koshy, M Differences in Survival With Surgery and Postoperative Radiotherapy Compared With Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for Oral Cavity Cancer: A National Cancer Database Analysis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2017, April, Epub ahead of print

5. Markiewicz, M.R, Pirgousis, P, Bryant, C, Cunningham, J.C., Dagan, R, Sandhu, J.S., Siragusa, D.A, Gopinath, A,, Fernandes, R, Preoperative protective endovascular covered stent placement followed by surgery for management of the cervical common and internal carotid artery with tumor encasement. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base, 2017, Feb, 78 (1): 52-58