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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Chad Zender, MD

Professor; Associate Chief Medical Officer for UC Health

Clinical Interest

Otolaryngology

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor of Science : Bowling Green State University
  • Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Otolaryngology 05/14/2007
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4196
  • Fax 513-558-5203

Peer Reviewed Publications

Aswani J.; Fagan J.; Liyombo E.; Mannion K.; Mushamba V.; Netterville J.; Otiti J.; Wagner R.; Weed D.; Woodson G.; Zafereo M.; Zender C. 12-01-2016. Educational workshops with graduates of the University of Cape Town Karl Storz Head and Neck Surgery SpringerPlus, 5 1,

Clancy K.; Maronian N.; Sozansky Lujan J.; Xia T.; Zender C. 11-01-2019. Outcomes of tracheoesophageal puncture in twice-radiated patients American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 40 6,

Cheng O.; Rezaee R.; Tamaki A.; Zender C. 11-01-2016. Laryngotracheal reconstruction with a prefabricated fasciocutaneous free flap for recurrent papillar Head and Neck, 38 11, E2512-E2514

Frankel J.; Harvey D.; Lavertu P.; McBeath E.; Rezaee R.; Zender C. 11-01-2015. Use of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation in the management of cervical necrotizing f Head and Neck, 37 11, E157-E160

Liu Y.; Zender C. 11-01-2014. Response to "which is better option for the treatment of large neck keloids? Free tissue transfer ve American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 35 6, 829-830

Cervenka B.; Fagan J.; Trudeau S.; Zender C. 10-01-2018. Reconstructive considerations in low and middle-income countries Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 26 5, 340-346

Fowler N.; Lavertu P.; Li S.; Rezaee R.; Swendseid B.; Thuener J.; Zender C. 10-01-2017. Incidence of facial nerve sacrifice in parotidectomy for primary and metastatic malignancies Oral Oncology, 73 , 43-47

Leonetti J.; Marzo S.; Zender C. 10-01-2009. Facial nerve schwannoma Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 17 5, 346-350

Awan M.; Clancy K.; Fowler N.; Lavertu P.; Li S.; Melki S.; Rezaee R.; Yao M.; Zender C. 09-01-2017. Outcomes of microvascular free tissue transfer in twice-irradiated patients Microsurgery, 37 6, 574-580

Jaber J.; Ruggiero F.; Zender C. 09-01-2010. Facial degloving approach to the midface Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 21 3, 171-174

Mantravadi A.; Zender C. 09-01-2010. Craniofacial approaches to the anterior skull base Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 21 3, 181-187

Pittman A.; Zender C. 09-01-2010. Total maxillectomy Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 21 3, 166-170

Ahmad A.; Hammadeh R.; Petruzzelli G.; Sitole S.; Zender C. 09-01-2007. Lacrimal sac melanoma Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 23 5, 417-419

Babajanian E.; Bordeaux J.; Honda K.; Tamaki A.; Zender C. 08-01-2018. Clinical significance of tumor mitotic rate and lack of epidermal attachment in melanoma of the head Head and Neck, 40 8, 1691-1696

Ahadizadeh E.; Lin S.; Lisgaris M.; Melki S.; Zender C. 07-01-2017. Post-operative MRSA infections in head and neck surgery American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 38 4, 417-421

Cooper K.; Gerstenblith M.; Honda K.; Koon H.; Lavertu P.; Rezaee R.; Scott J.; Thompson C.; Vyas R.; Zender C. 07-01-2016. Parotid melanoma of unknown primary Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, 142 7, 1529-1537

Cohen A.; Manjila S.; Rodgers M.; Weaver J.; Zender C. 07-01-2013. Aneurysmal bone cyst within fibrous dysplasia of the anterior skull base: Continued intracranial ext Child's Nervous System, 29 7, 1183-1192

Feustel P.; Jaber J.; Mehta V.; Pittman A.; Zender C. 07-01-2012. Etiologic causes of late osteocutaneous free flap failures in oral cavity cancer reconstruction Laryngoscope, 122 7, 1474-1479

Juárez de Ku L.; Meserve L.; Provost T.; Zender C. 07-01-1999. Dose- and age-dependent alterations in choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity, learning and memor Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 23 5, 915-928

Clancy K.; Mannion K.; Thuener J.; Zender C. 06-01-2018. Surgical outreach and microvascular surgery in developing countries Oral Oncology, 81 , 69-74

Awan M.; Faulhaber P.; Fowler N.; Gibson M.; Karapetyan L.; Lavertu P.; Machtay M.; Rezaee R.; Wasman J.; Yao M.; Zender C. 06-01-2017. Post-treatment PET/CT and p16 status for predicting treatment outcomes in locally advanced head and European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 44 6, 988-997

Buatti J.; Lavertu P.; Lu M.; MacHtay M.; Rezaee R.; Savvides P.; Yao M.; Zender C. 06-01-2012. Distant metastases in head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with intensity-modulated radioth International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 83 2, 684-689

Leonetti J.; Marzo S.; Melian E.; Porter R.; Zender C. 06-01-2010. Temporal bone osteoradionecrosis after surgery and radiotherapy for malignant parotid tumors Otology and Neurotology, 31 4, 656-659

Ruggiero F.; Zender C. 06-01-2010. Frontal sinus cranialization Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 21 2, 143-146

Androphy E.; DasGupta T.; Ghosh S.; Jin G.; Jin J.; Kawsar H.; McCormick T.; Nweze E.; Wang L.; Weinberg A.; Yue H.; Zender C. 05-10-2016. Human papillomavirus oncogenic E6 protein regulates human ?-defensin 3 (hBD3) expression via the tum Oncotarget, 7 19, 27430-27444

Bordeaux J.; Schmitt A.; Zender C. 05-01-2013. A new oral anticoagulant in the setting of dermatologic surgery Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 68 5, 869-870

Avril N.; Awan M.; Chang T.; Chen N.; Fowler N.; Lavertu P.; Li Y.; Machtay M.; Rezaee R.; Wasman J.; Yao M.; Zender C. 04-01-2019. Post-radiotherapy PET/CT for predicting treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer after postoperati European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 46 4, 794-800

Fu P.; Gibson M.; Lavertu P.; Machtay M.; Rezaee R.; Savvides P.; Sharma N.; Wasman J.; Woods C.; Yao M.; Zender C. 04-01-2016. Phase II study of erlotinib and docetaxel with concurrent intensity-modulated radiotherapy in locall Head and Neck, 38 , E1770-E1776

Leonetti J.; Marzo S.; Vandevender D.; Zender C. 04-01-2008. Long-term results of microvascular free-tissue transfer reanimation of the paralyzed face: Three cas Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 87 4,

Petruzzelli G.; Zender C. 04-01-2005. Why do patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma experience distant metastases: Can they b Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 13 2, 101-104

Ascha M.; Babajanian E.; Manzoor N.; Rezaee R.; Tamaki A.; Zender C. 03-01-2019. Clinical Significance of Sarcopenia among Patients with Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), 160 3, 480-487

Ascha M.; Clancy K.; Manzoor N.; Patel A.; Thuener J.; Zender C. 03-01-2018. Submental artery island flap versus free flap reconstruction of lateral facial soft tissue and parot Oral Oncology, 78 , 194-199

Bucher J.; Dorth J.; Gibson M.; Machtay M.; Okoye C.; Oliveira G.; Parikh S.; Tatsuoka C.; Yao M.; Zender C. 03-01-2017. Cardiovascular risk and prevention in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy Head and Neck, 39 3, 527-532

Rezaee R.; Wick C.; Zender C. 03-01-2013. Piezoelectric BoneScalpel osteotomies in osteocutaneous free flaps Laryngoscope, 123 3, 618-621

Blackham K.; Lavertu P.; Manzoor N.; Ray A.; Rezaee R.; Stepnick D.; Wick C.; Zender C. 02-01-2017. Contemporary management of carotid blowout syndrome utilizing endovascular techniques Laryngoscope, 127 2, 383-390

Ahadizadeh E.; Ascha M.; Clancy K.; Fowler N.; Harrill K.; Lavertu P.; Rezaee R.; Scher M.; Teknos T.; Thuener J.; Zender C. 01-01-2019. Impact of perioperative pain management protocol on opioid prescribing patterns Laryngoscope, ,

Aswani J.; Cervenka B.; Fagan J.; Kundiona I.; Macharia C.; Mashamba V.; Moore M.; Pipkorn P.; Zafereo M.; Zender C. 01-01-2019. Oral cavity cancer management guidelines for low-resource regions Head and Neck, ,

Eskander A.; McSpadden R.; Zender C. 01-01-2019. AHNS series: Do you know your guidelines? Guideline recommendations for recurrent and persistent hea Head and Neck, 41 1, 7-15

Fowler N.; Joshi R.; Kurlander D.; Li S.; Melki S.; Rezaee R.; Thuener J.; Zender C. 01-01-2019. Preserving the branch to the vastus intermedius increases anterolateral thigh flap versatility Laryngoscope, ,

Maronian N.; Melki S.; Patel A.; Strohl M.; Zender C. 01-01-2019. The prefabricated supraclavicular artery flap in high-risk tracheal stenosis patients Laryngoscope, ,

Bar-Ad V.; Cognetti D.; Curry J.; Doyle L.; Johnson J.; Keane W.; Kutler D.; Leiby B.; Luginbuhl A.; Rodin J.; Zender C. 01-01-2018. A systematic review of treating recurrent head and neck cancer: A reintroduction of brachytherapy wi Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy, 10 5, 454-462

Clancy K.; Fowler N.; Li S.; Melki S.; Zender C. 01-01-2018. The impact of a head and neck microvascular fellowship program on otolaryngology resident training Laryngoscope, 128 1, 52-56

Kowalski L.; Lango M.; Miles B.; Tamaki A.; Zender C. 01-01-2018. AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Review of current knowledge on laryngeal cancer Head and Neck, 40 1, 170-181

Clancy K.; Huwyler C.; Li S.; Otiti J.; Zender C. 01-01-2017. The use of the submental island flap in reconstructing palatal and facial defects in a surgical camp American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 38 1, 96-99

Garcia-Jarchow A.; Gibson M.; Lavertu P.; Rezaee R.; Wang T.; Wick C.; Yao M.; Zender C. 01-01-2017. Use of concurrent chemoradiation in advanced staged (T4) laryngeal cancer American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 38 1, 72-76

Adelstein D.; Burkey B.; Greskovich J.; Ives D.; Koyfman S.; Lavertu P.; Lorenz R.; Rezaee R.; Rodriguez C.; Rybicki L.; Savvides P.; Saxton J.; Scharpf J.; Wood B.; Yao M.; Zender C. 01-01-2015. Randomized phase III study of 2 cisplatin-based chemoradiation regimens in locally advanced head and Head and Neck, 37 11, 1583-1589

Argiris A.; Fu P.; Galanopoulos N.; Gibson M.; Lavertu P.; Machtay M.; Rezaee R.; Savvides P.; Wasman J.; Yao M.; Zender C. 01-01-2015. Phase II study of bevacizumab in combination with docetaxel and radiation in locally advanced squamo Head and Neck, 37 11, 1665-1671

Chen Y.; Chhabra N.; Liu Y.; Zender C. 01-01-2014. Lateral arm microvascular free tissue reconstruction of a large neck keloid American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 35 4, 514-516

Davis K.; Ferris R.; Feustel P.; Jaber J.; Johnson J.; Lavertu P.; Mehta V.; Rezaee R.; Zender C. 01-01-2014. Multi-institutional investigation of the prognostic value of lymph nodel yield in advanced-stage ora Head and Neck, 36 10, 1446-1452

Faulhaber P.; Guo T.; Rezaee R.; Weng C.; Zender C. 01-01-2014. Utility of SPECT/CT for periparotid sentinel lymph node mapping in the surgical management of head a American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 35 1, 12-18

Clark J.; Feustel P.; Frett M.; Jaber J.; Muzaffar K.; Ruggiero F.; Zender C. 01-01-2011. Evolving treatment strategies in thin cutaneous head and neck melanoma: 1 institution's experience Head and Neck, 33 1, 7-12

DiPietro L.; Ferreira A.; Schrementi M.; Zender C. 01-01-2008. Site-specific production of TGF-? in oral mucosal and cutaneous wounds Wound Repair and Regeneration, 16 1, 80-86

Petruzzelli G.; Zender C. 01-01-2005. Skin grafting in oral cavity reconstruction Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 16 1 SPEC. ISS., 24-27

Petruzzelli G.; Zender C. 01-01-2003. The skull base, paranasal sinuses, and related malignancies Current Oncology Reports, 5 2, 147-151