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Our mission is to provide outstanding, cutting-edge clinical care, research, and state-of-the-art training in Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology
 

John I. Song, MD

Associate Professor


John I. Song

Director, Head & Neck Surgery
Chief, Otolaryngology, Denver VA Hospital


Clinical Office:

1635 N. Aurora Court, 6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Appointments:  720-848-2820

Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1954
Fax: 303-724-1961
Email: John.Song@ucdenver.edu


Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Denver Veteran's Administration Medical Center


Clinical Interests:

Head and neck oncology, swallowing

Subspecialty Training: Head & neck oncology

 

Medical School

(1987-1991) MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency

(1991-1993) General Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

(1993-1997) Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

(1998) Board Certified: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Fellowship

(1997-1998) Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

(1998-1999) Fellow and Instructor, Advanced Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

(1999-2000) Fellow, Cranial base surgery, University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008-2010

The Best Doctors in America, 2007-2010

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award, 2008

Clayton K. Mammel Teacher of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology,
University of Colorado, 2004 & 2006

Triological Society Fellow Award, 1999

Young Investigator Award for Scientific Excellence- American Association for Cancer Research, 1998

Chief Resident of the Year, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
UCLA Medical Center, 1996-1997

Alpha Omega Alpha, New York University School of Medicine, 1991

Rusthoven KE, Raben D, Ballonof A, Kane M, Song JI, Chen C. Effect of radiation techniques in treatment of oropharynx cancer. Laryngoscope. 118(4): 635-9. 2008. Pub Med ID: 18176348

Ballonoff A, Raben D, Rusthoven KE, Bassetti M, Kane M, Song JI, Chen C. Outcomes of patients with N3 neck nodes treated with chemoradiation. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jun; 118(6): 995-8. Pub Med ID: 18364595

Willey CD, Murphy BA, Netterville JL, Burkey BB, Shyr Y, Shakhtour B, Raben D, Kish D, Song JI, Kane MA, Cmelak AJ. A Phase II Multi-Institutional Trial of Chemoradiation Using Weekly Docetaxel and Erythropoietin for High-Risk Postoperative Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Bio Phys. 67 (5), 1323-1331, 2007. Pub Med ID: 17289289

Jones NF, Jarrahy R, Song JI, Kaufman MR, Markowitz B. Postoperative medical complications-not microsurgical complications-negatively influence the morbidity, mortality, and true costs after microsurgical reconstruction for head and neck cancer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 119(7):2053-60, 2007. Pub Med ID: 17519700

Chen C, Kane M, Song J, Campana J, Raben A, Hu K, Harrison L, Quon H, Dancey J, Baron A, Said S, Eckhardt SG, Raben D. Phase I trial of gefitnib in combination with radiation or chemoradiation for patients with locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer. J Clin Oncol. 25(31):4880-6, 2007. Pub Med ID: 17971583

Song J. Chen C. Raben D. Emerging role of EGFR-targeted therapies and radiation in head and neck cancer. Oncology (Huntington). 18(14):1757-67; discussion 1767, 1771-2, 1777, 2004 Dec. Pub Med ID: 15700625

Lango M, Wentzel AL, Song JI, Xi S, Johnson DE, Lamph WW, Miller L, Grandis JR. Responsiveness to the retinoic acid receptor-selective retinoid LGD1550 correlates with abrogation of transforming growth factor alpha/epidermal growth factor receptor autocrine signaling in head and neck squamous carcinoma cells. Clin Cancer Res. Sep 15;9 (11):4205-13, 2003. Pub Med ID: 14519647

Thomas SM, Coppelli FM, Wells A,Gooding WE, Song J, Kassis J, Drenning SD, Grandis JR. Epidermal growth factor receptor-stimulated activation of phospholipase Cgamma-1 promotes invasion of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Res. 2003 Sep 1;63(17):5629-35, 2003. Pub Med ID: 14500405

Song JI, Lango MN, Hwang JD, Drenning SD, Zeng Q, Lamph WW, Grandis JR (eds). Abrogation of Transforming Growth Factor α/Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Autocrine Signaling by an RXR-selective Retinoid (LGD1069: Targretin) in Head and Neck Cancer Cell Lines. Cancer Research 61: 5919-25, 2001. Pub Med ID: 11479234

Song JI, Grandis JR. An overview of head and neck cancer. Coping Magazine, March 1999.

Song JI, Grandis JR. STAT signaling in head and neck cancer. Oncogene 19(21): 2489-95, 2000. Pub Med ID: 10851047

Sanes DH, Siverls V, Song J. Development and specificity of inhibitory terminal arborizations in the central nervous system. Journal of Neurobiology, 22(8): 837-54, 1993. Pub Med ID: 1663990

Sanes DH, Song J, Tyson J. Refinement of dendritic arbors along tonotopic axis of the gerbil lateral superior olive. Developmental Brain Research, 67(1): 47-55, 1992. Pub Med ID: 1638742

Song, JI. Salivary Gland Tumors. In: McIntyre RC, Stiegmann GV, Eiseman B (eds) Surgical Decision Making. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2004.

Song JI, Myers EN. Role of free flaps in head and neck reconstruction. In: Pensak M (ed). Controversies in Otolaryngology. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Tumors of the Parapharyngeal Space. In: Brandao L (ed). Head and Neck Surgery: Basic Principles, Technical and Therapeutic Principles. Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Thyroidectomy. In: Pellitteri PK,  McCaffrey TV (eds). Endocrine Surgery of the Head and Neck. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Benign Sinonasal Neoplasms. In: Alper C, Eibling D, Myers EN (eds). Decision Making in Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Neoplasms of the Tongue. In: Alper C, Eibling D, Myers EN (eds). Decision Making in Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Neoplasms of the Base of Tongue. In: Alper C, Eibling D, Myers EN (eds). Decision Making in Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Cancer of the Supraglottis. In: Alper C, Eibling D, Myers EN (eds). Decision Making in Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2000.

Song JI, Myers EN. Parapharyngeal Neck Masses. In: Alper C, Eibling D, Myers EN (eds). Decision Making in Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2000.

Research Focus

HPV-induced malignancies of the head and neck
Targeted therapeutics in head and neck cancer
Xenograft models of head and neck cancer
EGFR-targeted nanoparticles in squamous cell carcinoma

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Head and Neck Society