Chad Zender, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs & Translational Affairs
Director of Head and Neck Fellowship
Department of Otolaryngology/ENT Institute
University Hospitals- Case Western Medical Center




Wright State University School of Medicine (2001)


General Surgery - Loyola University of Chicago (2001-2002)

Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery - Loyola University of Chicago (2002-2006)

Microvascular Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2006-2007)


Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Research, International Outreach Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Thyroid and parathyroid surgery, Skull Base Surgery


  1. Rodriguez, C., Adelstein, D., Rybicki, L., Savvides, P., Saxton, J., Koyfman, S., Greskovich, J., Yao, M., Scharpf, J., Lavertu, P., Wood, B., Burkey, B., Lorenz, R., Rezaee, R., Zender, C., Ives, D., “A randomized phase III study of two cisplatin based chemoradiation (CCRT) regimens in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LAHNSCC): The impact of changing disease epidemiology on contemporary trial design” Head and Neck (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Yao, M., Galanopoulos, N., Lavertu, P., Fu, P., Gibson, M., Agiris, A., Rezaee, R., Zender, C., Wasman, J., Machtay, M., Savvides, P., “A Phase II Study of Bevacizumab in Combination with Docetaxel and Radiation in Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.” Head and Neck (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Chen Y., Chhabra N., Yi-Chun CL., and Zender CA. (2014). "Lateral Arm Microvascular Free Tissue Reconstruction of a Large Neck Keloid." American Journal of Otolaryngology (Epub ahead of print)
  4. Jaber, J. J., Zender, C. A., Mehta, V., Davis, K., Ferris, R. L., Lavertu, P., ... & Johnson, J. T. (2013). A multi‐institutional investigation of the prognostic value of lymph nodal yield in advanced stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). Head Neck. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Zender C.A., Wang C., Guo T., Rezaee R.  (2013). Utility of SPECT/CT for peri-parotid sentinel lymph node mapping in the surgical management of head and neck melanoma. American Journal of Otolaryngology, (Epub ahead of print)