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Jeffrey Spiro, M.D.

Professor, Department of Surgery
Educational Director, Division of Otolaryngology
Academic Office Location:
Department of Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8083-8083
Phone: 860-679-3372
860-679-6522
Fax: 860-679-6564
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Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Dr. Spiro is the founder and co-director of the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer/Oral Oncology Program. Founded in 1989, it is one of only two services of its kind in northern Connecticut, and one of only three in the state of Connecticut.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Cornell UniversityHistory
M.D.SUNY Upstate College of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyBaystate Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyManhattan Eye, Ear and Throat HospitalOtolaryngology
FellowshipMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterHead and Neck Surgical Oncology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Gerald Leonard Award for Resident Teaching and AdvocacyUCHC
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Gerald Leonard Award for Resident Teaching and AdvocacyUCHC
TopDoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Top DoctorsConnecticut Magazine
Treatment of head and neck cancer
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
History Committee, American Head and Neck SocietyAdvisory CommitteeChairmanExternalNational20152018
American Academy of OtolaryngologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational
Hartford County Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal
Connecticut State Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState
American Radium SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Head and Neck SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Society of University OtolaryngologistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Triological SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational
QRM CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity
Utilization Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity
Treatment outcomes for head and neck cancer; biology of head and neck cancer

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • When Not to Operate on a Parotid Tumor
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery 2008 Aug;
  • Benign, Premalignant, and Malignant Lesions of the Oral Cavity and Oropharynx
    Spiro, R.H., Spiro, J.D. Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck
  • Cancer of the Oropharynx
    Spiro, R.H., Spiro, J.D. Practice of Surgery
  • Cancer of the Salivary Glands
    Spiro, R.H., Spiro, J.D. Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Maxillary Sinus Cancer
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. Nasal Neoplasia
  • Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
    Spiro, J.D. Follow-up of Cancer: A Handbook for Physicians
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Submandibular Gland Tumors
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. The Neck: Diagnosis and Treatment

Abstracts

  • Adaptive Mechanisms in the Motor Control of Swallowing
    Gay, T., Rendell, J., Spiro, J.D., Mosier, K.M., Lurie, A. The Physiologist 36A-24
  • The Relationship Between Sensory Input and Motor Output During Swallowing
    Mosier, K.M., Spiro, J.D., Rendell, J., Lurie, A., Gay, T. The Physiologist 36A-10

Reviews

  • Cancer of the parotid gland: role of 7th nerve preservation.
    Spiro, Jeffrey D; Spiro, Ronald H World journal of surgery 2003 Jul;27(7):863-7
  • Anesthetic Considerations in the Acutely Injured Patient
    Bennett, J., Spiro, J.D. Maxillofacial Clinics North Amer 11185-202
  • Extent of Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma of the Head and Neck
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 1261-270
  • Parotid Tumors
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. Resident and Staff Physician 3753-61
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
    Spiro, R.H., Spiro, J.D. Problems in General Surgery 5217-233
  • Using Lasers in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
    Spiro, J.D., Spiro, R.H. Surgical Technology International 1297-299
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Is Selective Neck Dissection Alone Adequate Treatment for Palpable Nodal Metastases?PosterAmerican Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting2014New York, NY
History of Neck DissectionLectureUCHC Alumni Conference2014Farmington, CT
Parotid Surgery UpdateTalkCT ENT Society2013Plantsville, CT
Short Hospital Stay Following Neck DissectionPosterAmerican Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, Arizona
Prevalence, Morphology and Prognosis of Human Papillomavirus in Tonsillar CancerTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer2008San Francisco, California
Swallowing Function Following Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy for Advanced Stage Head and Neck CancerTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer2008San Francisco, California
PET/CT Scanning in Head and Neck CancerTalkCT Ear Nose and Throat Society2008Southington, Connecticut
Trans-Tracheal Jet Ventilation in Head and Neck CancerTalkCT Ear Nose and Throat Society2008Southington, Connecticut
Early Postoperative Outcomes in Elderly Head and Neck Cancer PatientsPosterEastern Section Meeting of the Triological Society2004New York, New York
Percutaneous Transtracheal Jet Ventilation in Head and Neck SurgeryTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer2004Washington, DC
Plate Reconstruction of Segmental Mandibular DefectsTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer2004Washington, DC
Vertical Partial Laryngectomy: A Viable Option Following Radiotherapy FailureTalkAmerican Head and Neck Society and Trilogical Society2003Nashville, Tennessee
Less is More: The Evolution of Selective Neck DissectionTalkCT Ear Nose and Throat Society2003Cromwell, Connecticut
Historical Vignette: Butlin, Crile and the Origins of Selective Neck DissectionTalkAmerican Head and Neck Society2002Boca Raton, Florida
Surgical Management of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep ApneaTalkMedical Staff Grand Rounds, Middlesex Hospital2002Middletown, Connecticut
Surgical Management of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep ApneaTalkMedical Staff Grand Rounds, Manchester Memorial Hospital2002Manchester, Connecticut
Gene Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer: Scientific Fact or Science Fiction?TalkCT Ear Nose and Throat Society2001Cromwell, Connecticut
Supraglottic Hemilaryngopharyngectomy for Early Lesions of the Superior Pyriform Sinus and Lateral Supraglottic LarynxPosterInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer2000San Francisco, California
Differential Expression of VEGF Receptors on Tumor Cells in Human Head and Neck Squamous CarcinomaTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer2000San Francisco, California
Selective Neck Dissection: Rationale History and Personal Experience LectureDepartment of Surgery, Baystate Medical Center2000Springfield, Massachusetts
Controlling Advanced Neck Disease: Efficacy of Neck Dissection and Postoperative RadiotherapyTalkEastern Section Meeting of the Triological Society1999Providence, Rhode Island
Selective Neck Dissection: Rationale, History and Personal ExperienceTalkUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ1999Newark, New Jersey
Selective Neck Dissection: Rationale, History and Personal ExperienceTalkLong Island Jewish Medical Center1999New Hyde Park, New York
Role of Angiogenic Factors in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Co-Expression of IL8 and VEGFTalkEastern Section Meeting of the Triological Society1998New York, New York
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Its Role in AngiogenesisTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1997Cancun, Mexico
Angiogenesis in Head and Neck Squamous Carcinoma: Expression of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor and Its Receptors by Tumor and Vascular Endothelial CellsTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1997Cancun, Mexico
Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-?) and TGF-? Receptor (TGF-?R) Expression in a Xenograft Model of Human Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomaTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1997Cancun, Mexico
Coexpression of Interleukin 8 Receptors in Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomaTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1997Cancun, Mexico
The Case for Surgery as Initial Treatment in Advanced Cancer of the LarynxTalkAmerican Radium Society Annual Meeting1997New York, New York
Preoperative Radiotherapy and Postoperative Pharyngocutaneous Fistula: Implications for Organ Preservation Protocols in the Treatment of Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal CancerPosterAmerican Radium Society Annual Meeting1997New York, New York
Organ Preservation in Advanced Resectable Non-Laryngeal Head and Neck CancerPosterAnnual Meeting of the American Radium Society1997New York, New York
Selective Neck Dissection: Historical Perspective and Personal ExperienceTalkHead and Neck Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center1997New York, New York
Oral Cavity Cancer: Management of Neck NodesTalkMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center1997New York, New York
Cancer of the HypopharynxTalkMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center1997New York, New York
Decreased Expression of Transforming Growth Factor Beta Receptors in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Tumor CellsTalkFourth International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1996Toronto, Canada
Motor Adaptation Following Partial Glossectomy: Implications for ReconstructionTalkFourth International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1996Toronto, Canada
Surgical Management of Tongue CancerTalkAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology1996Washington, DC
Selective Neck Dissection: Rationale and Experience at the University of CT Health CenterTalk2nd Annual Alumni Conference1996Farmington, Connecticut
Cytokines in Head and Neck Cancer: Overview of Research at the University of Connecticut Health CenterTalk2nd Annual Alumni Conference1996Farmington, Connecticut
Enhanced Tumor Cell Expression of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptors in Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomaTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1995Boston, Massachusetts
Expression of Interleukin 1 and Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist in Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomaTalkAmerican Society for Head and Neck Surgery1995Palm Desert, California
Surgical Management of Tongue Cancer” Instructional CourseLectureAcademy of Otolaryngology1995New Orleans, Louisiana
The Case for Elective Neck Dissection in the Clinically Negative NeckTalkControversies in Surgery1995Farmington, Connecticut
Current Management of Head and Neck Cancer: The Surgeon’s PerspectiveTalkMedical Staff Grand Rounds, Charlotte-Hungerford Hospital1995Torrington, Connecticut
Outcomes of Anterior Mandibulotomy Using Rigid Internal FixationTalkAmerican Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons1995
The Role of Sensory Input in Swallowing: Implications for Sensory Reinnervation During ReconstructionTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons 1994Paris, France
Head and Neck CancerTalkConnecticut Cancer Registry Training Program1994Farmington, Connecticut
Laryngeal and Supralaryngeal Muscle Coordination During SwallowingTalkAssociation for Research in Otolaryngology1993St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
Cytokine Regulation of Metalloprotinase Production by Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: The Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor-AlphaTalkAssociation for Research in Otolaryngology1993St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
Lymphocyte Recruitment in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Interleukin 8 Expression by Tumor CellsTalkAmerican Society for Head and Neck Surgery1993Los Angeles, California
Cytokines in Head and Neck CancerTalkDepartment of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin1993Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Salivary Gland NeoplasmsTalkDepartment of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin1993Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Surgical Treatment of Larynx CancerTalkSpeech-Language Pathology Department, University of Connecticut1993Storrs, Connecticut
Quantitative Videofluoroscopy of the Desensitized Oral Cavity and PharynxTalkAmerican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1993
Non Squamous-Cell Malignant Neoplasms of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal SinusesTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1992San Francisco, California
Cytokine Expression by Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomasTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1992San Francisco, California
Phospholipid Metabolite Expression by Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomasTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1992San Francisco, California
Quantitative Techniques for the Imaging and Analysis of Oral Cavity MovementsTalkAmerican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1992Orlando, Florida
Combined Imaging and Electromyographic Studies of the Oral Phase of SwallowingTalkAmerican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1992Orlando, Florida
Muscle Coordination Patterns During the Oral Phase of SwallowingTalkAmerican Speech-Language and Hearing Association1992San Antonio, Texas
Salivary Gland NeoplasmsTalkOtolaryngology Department, William W. Backus Hospital1992Norwich, Connecticut
Organ Preservation in Head and Neck Cancer: The Surgeon's PerspectiveTalkUniversity of Connecticut Head and Neck Cancer Symposium1992Farmington, Connecticut
Management of the Clinically Negative Neck: Biologic ConsiderationsTalkUniversity of Connecticut Head and Neck Cancer Symposium1992Farmington, Connecticut
Surgical Treatment of Head and Neck CancerTalkSpeech-Language Pathology Section American Cancer Society - CT Division1991Wallingford, Connecticut
Mandible Resection - How Much Is EnoughTalkUniversity of CT Head and Neck Cancer Symposium1991Farmington, Connecticut
Osteomyocutaneous Flaps in Mandible ReconstructionTalkUniversity of CT Head and Neck Cancer Symposium1991Farmington, Connecticut
Overview of Salivary CancerLectureUniversity of CT Head and Neck Cancer Symposium1990Farmington, Connecticut
Squamous Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal SinusesTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1989San Francisco, California
The Management of Chyle FistulaTalkWorld Congress of Surgery1989Toronto, Canada
The Role of Laser Surgery in Early Oral CancerLectureUniversity of CT Head and Neck Cancer Symposium1989Farmington, Connecticut
Supraomohyoid Neck Dissection: A Critical AssessmentTalkSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1988New Orleans, Louisiana
Carcinoma of the Tonsillar Fossa: An UpdateTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1988Boston, Massachusetts
The Predictive Value of Tumor Thickness in Patients with Squamous Carcinoma Confined to the Tongue and the Floor of the MouthOtherSociety of Head and Neck Surgeons1986