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Joseph Califano, M.D. Joseph Califano, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
1550 Orleans Street, CRB11, 5th Floor,
Baltimore, MD 21231
phone: (410) 502-5153
fax: (410) 614-1411

Dr. Joseph Califano is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an active head and neck surgeon who treats tumors of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, neck, skull base, salivary glands, thyroid cancer, premalignant conditions of the upper aerodigestive tract, unknown primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, advance skin cancer, and melanoma.

His research interests include the molecular biologic basis of head and neck cancer and premalignant lesions, including mitochondrial alterations, epigenetic alterations, and molecular detection and surveillance. He is currently involved in a partnership with Howard University to collaborate with development of translational head and neck cancer research.

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Xinbin Gu, M.D., Ph.D.
Updated: 04/30/12