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Allen S. Ho, MD
Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program
Co-Director, Thyroid Cancer Program
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. His practice focuses on the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors, including HPV-positive cancers as well as thyroid and parathyroid disease.
Dr. Ho maintains expertise in endoscopic and minimally invasive operative techniques in mucosal, salivary, sinonasal, skin, and thyroid malignancies, including transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and laser microsurgery. He leads the Cedars-Sinai head and neck tumor board, promoting a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes 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 concurrently finished a HHMI research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ho completed his otolaryngology residency at Stanford University, followed by a 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, AAOHNS, and ATA. He has published extensively as lead-author in peer-reviewed journals that include Nature Genetics, Cancer, Thyroid, and Head & Neck, and has authored multiple chapters in textbooks that include Cummings Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He is the recipient of the AHNS Young Investigator Award, the NIH Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award, and the HHMI-NIH Continuing Support Scholarship. His clinical and research interests lie in salivary cancer genomics, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer pathogenesis, and thyroid cancer active surveillance.
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 Cancer, Journal of Surgical Oncology and Head & Neck.
Dr. Ho practices at 8631 W. Third St., Suite 640E, Los Angeles, CA 90048. His office phone number is 310-423-1220. His office fax number is 310-423-1230.