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Michael G. Glenn, MD, FACS
Michael G. Glenn, MD, FACS
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Ear, Nose and Throat
Head and Neck Cancer

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6374

Head & Neck Surgery, Thyroid Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1995

Areas(s) of Expertise
Surgical treatment of head and neck cancer
Microvascular surgical techniques for head and neck cancer
Parotid surgery
Thyroid surgery
Surgery for skin cancer (melanoma)

Special Interest(s)
Head and Neck Surgery (including cancer), reconstructive surgery of the mandible and oral cavity, thyroid surgery, parotid gland surgery

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 1981

General Surgery, University of California Hospitals, San Francisco, 1982

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, Calif., 1986

Personal Information
When not busy with his medical practice, Dr. Glenn enjoys gardening, golfing, skiing and cooking.

On Patients
“The best part of being a physician is the relationships that develop over time with our patients. I value the trust they put in us and want to be certain that we meet all of their needs in every encounter.”

On Specialty
“Optimum head and neck cancer care requires a team approach. We have assembled one of the finest multidisciplinary teams in the country to support our patient’s through all phases of their evaluation, treatment and follow-up.”

On Virginia Mason
“Virginia Mason’s commitment to the perfect patient experience is why we deliver the highest quality of clinical care in the region.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Physician in Chief, Virginia Mason, 2007-present Medical Director, Virginia Mason Clinic, 2007-present Medical Director, Virginia Mason Cancer Institute, 1999-2001 Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Member, American College of Surgeons Member, American Medical Association Member, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery Member, King County Medical Society Member, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Associate Professor, University of Washington

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Malignant melanoma of the head and neck: effect of treatment on survival.
  • Microvascular reconstruction in the head and neck.
  • Predictors of carcinomatous invasion of the mandible.
  • Cost-benefit management decisions for carcinoma of the retromolar trigone.
  • Comparison of cost and function in reconstruction of the posterior oral cavity and oropharynx. Free vs pedicled soft tissue transfer.