VDF is pleased to welcome

Dr. D. Gregory Farwell

as the 2015 On the Cusp Lecture and Breakfast Series* Speaker.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 7:30am - 10:30am

We are excited to announce that our On the Cusp speaker this year will be Dr. D. Gregory Farwell, Director, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, Davis.

This pre-Forum course provides two additional hours of continuing education credit. Additional registration fees apply.

D. Gregory Farwell, MD, FACS
Professor and Vice Chair – Academic Affairs
Director, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, Davis

Biography: Dr. Farwell’s clinical practice has centered on the comprehensive management of head and neck malignancies including thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has special interests in laser and robotic microsurgery of upper aerodigestive tract tumors and reconstructive surgery after traumatic and oncologic defects. His comprehensive approach to patient care allows the entire gamut of reconstructive surgery to be utilized to optimize his patient’s functional and cosmetic results. He has worked extensively on improving patient functional outcomes with microvascular organ replacement strategies and rehabilitation with coordinated speech and swallowing therapies available at UC Davis.

His research endeavors include multiple collaborations with the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering working on noninvasive and minimally invasive technologies to diagnose neoplasms, novel and improved PET tracers, unique approaches to therapeutic drug delivery to neoplasms, and high-resolution imaging technologies. He is a collaborative investigator on two NIH/NCI funded projects focusing on Robotic Surgery Guidance.  He also works closely with colleagues in the Department of Radiation Oncology to evaluate novel treatment strategies to minimize radiation side effects and maximize patient functional outcomes.

Presentation Title: "Lessons Learned from Maxillomandibular Reconstruction in Humans"

*This series is not included in the general registration. It requires an additional registration fee to attend and seating may be limited. Breakfast will be provided to attendees registered for this event.