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Rui P. Fernandes, M.D., D.M.D., FACS
Chief

The Section of Head and Neck Cancer at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is dedicated to providing the finest care for our patients. To that end, our faculty strives to be on the cutting edge of the surgical management of head and neck cancer as well as in our reconstructive procedures.

Our goals are to provide the best possible surgical outcome and to improve the quality of life for our patients. The head and neck tumor board fosters an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. The board consists of surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists and speech pathologists who are dedicated to the care of head and neck patients. Weekly meetings are held to discuss cases and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.

Our section faculty is involved in training post-doctoral fellows in all aspects of head and neck surgery as well as complex microvascular reconstructive surgery. We strive to improve the care of head and neck cancer through collaborative basic and clinical research projects. The section faculty also works with community physicians to provide excellent care for patients with head and neck cancer and those needing complex reconstructions.

Rui P. Fernandes, M.D., D.M.D., FACS
Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Program Director, Microvascular Fellowship; Chief, Section of Head and Neck Cancer

News & Announcements

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11/19/2013

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9/20/2013

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University of Florida Promotion Results for Academic Year 2012-13

8/9/2013

The University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville is pleased to announce the promotion of eight members of its faculty, effect... [full story]

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery opens new location on Jacksonville Southside

6/14/2013

The University of Florida Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has opened a new location – UF Southside Head and Neck, Maxillof... [full story]

Upcoming Events

Apr 18

BK Nephropathy

From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

Apr 22

Yoga for Neurology Patients

From 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Apr 22

Childbirth Education Classes

From 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Apr 22

Epilepsy Support Group

From 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Apr 23

Tai Chi for Neurology Patients

From 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Apr 23

Big Step - Smoking Cessation Meeting

From 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM