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Ferris Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor, Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery Departments of Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology, and Immunology Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology Program University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Eye and Ear Institute, Suite 500
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-4654 Patient Office: 412-647-2100
Email: ferrisrl@upmc.edu
Fax: 412-647-2080
 
Research Interests
1. Cancer immunology/vaccines
2. Thyroid cancer/endoscopic
3. HPV in head and neck cancer
4. Inflammation and cancer

 
Publications
1. Leibowitz, MS, Nayak, JV and RL Ferris.* Head and Neck Cancer Immunotherapy: Clinical evaluation. Curr Oncol Rep. 2008 Mar;10(2):162-9.
2. Lee, SC, Lopez-Albaitero, A, and Ferris RL*. “Immunotherapy of Head and Neck Cancer Using Tumor Antigen–Specific Monoclonal Antibodies.” Curr Oncol Rep. 2009 Mar;11(2):156-62.
3. Mburu, Y, and RL Ferris*. “Cytokines and Chemokines in Metastasis.” Oral Cancer Metastasis. Ed. JN Myers. In press
4. Ferris, RL*, JD Spiro and RH Spiro. “Salivary Gland Neoplasms.” In Principles and Practice of Head and Neck Oncology.” Eds. Paul Montgomery, MD and Patrick Gullane, MD., in press
5. Lee, SC and Ferris RL.* “Immunology of Head and Neck Cancer” in Head and Neck Cancer: Multimodality Management, Ed. Jacques Bernier, MD. Springer, Inc. in press
6. Christopoulos, A, FC Holsinger, and RL Ferris*. Endoscopic Management of Early Laryngeal Cancer. Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery. Eds G. Clayman and J. Cohen. Elsevier, Inc. in press
 
Academic Affiliation
Co-Leader Cancer Immunology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Graduate Program in Immunology
 
Education
1986-1990 B.A. Chemistry, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill (with honors and distinction)

GRADUATE
1990-1995 Johns Hopkins Medical School M.D.
Baltimore, MD

1993-1998 Johns Hopkins Medical School Ph.D. Immunology
Baltimore, MD

POST GRADUATE
7/95-9/96 Department of General Surgery John L. Cameron, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgery Baltimore, MD

7/96-6/00 Residency in Otolaryngology Charles W. Cummings, MD
Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
 
Grants
Chemokine Mediated Signals in Head and Neck Cancer Progression, Principal Investigator

Spore – Head & Neck Cancer wild type p53 adjuvant Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Project Leader

Apoptosis of effector T cells in cancer; implications for immune therapy, Principal Investigator

Genomic and Proteomic Profiling of HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer, Co-Principal Investigator

Antigen Processing and HLA-peptide Complexes in Head and Neck Cancer, Co-Principle Investigator
 
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