Mark W. El-Deiry, MD, FACS

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Head and Neck Cancers Multi-Disciplinary Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Head and Neck Surgeon
Head and Neck Cancer
Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer


Mark W. El-Deiry, MD, is associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine, and serves as the chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, and the director of the Head and Neck Cancers Multi-Disciplinary Program. Dr. El-Deiry also serves as the fellowship director for the Emory Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship Program.

A board certified head and neck surgeon, Dr. El-Deiry specializes in upper aerodigestive tract, skin cancer of head and neck, and complex microvascular reconstruction. He is a national innovator in care delivery models for head and neck cancer with appointments at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown and Egleston Children's Hospital. He is one of the most experienced head and neck reconstruction surgeons in the country having performed high volumes of these complex operations for over 15 years.


Dr. El-Deiry received his MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his internship in general surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He then completed his residency in otolaryngology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, and his head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.


Dr. El-Deiry's research interests include quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors and quality outcomes involved with treating patients with advanced stage head and neck cancer.


Dr. El-Deiry is widely published and has served on multiple national committees on head and neck cancer and reconstruction.

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