Allen S. Ho, MD

Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Allen S. Ho, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Health Associates. As Clinical Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, he focuses on the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors. He maintains expertise in robotic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive operative techniques in mucosal, salivary, sinonasal, and cutaneous malignancies, as well as thyroid and parathyroid disease. He promotes a multidisciplinary team approach that offers patients the greatest possible outcomes while preserving meaningful quality of life.

Dr. Ho graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with Highest Honors in Field. He received his medical doctorate at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed both his surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at Stanford University. He concurrently finished a HHMI research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a 2.5-year head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Ho has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings, including AACR, ASCO, AHNS, and ATA. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Genetics, Cancer, Thyroid, and Head and Neck, and has authored multiple chapters in textbooks that include Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is the recipient of the AHNS/AAOHNS Young Investigator Award, the NIH Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award, and the HHMI-NIH Continuing Support Scholarship. His primary clinical and research interests lie in salivary cancer genomics, PET/CT surveillance in head and neck cancer, and thyroid cancer management.

Dr. Ho is an active member of the American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, and the American Thyroid Association. He serves on the national level as a part of the AAOHNS Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Committee, and is a peer reviewer for Journal of Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck.