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Ray Gervacio F. Blanco, MD, FACS

Ray Gervacio F. Blanco, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Blanco earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Thomas, completed his residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is dedicated to the care of head and neck patients with benign and malignant tumors. His special interests include salivary gland tumors, parathyroid gland tumors, cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, cervical esophagus, thyroid, sinuses, head and neck skin malignancy and skull base. Other special interests are organ sparing surgeries, laryngeal preservation surgery (supracricoid laryngectomy). Dr. Blanco is actively involved in the research on the use of Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for minimally invasive head and neck surgery.

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Joseph A. Califano, III, MD, FACS

Joseph A. Califano, III, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center
Head and Neck Surgeon
Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Califano earned his medical degree from Harvard University, completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a practicing head and neck surgeon with an interest in salivary gland tumors, cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, sinuses, thyroid, and skull base. He is active investigator who described the initial genetic progression model for head and neck cancer development. He is currently the principal investigator of multiple multi-institutional trials focused on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and premalignant disease of the head and neck. His current laboratory research interests include the molecular biologic basis of head and neck cancer development, with a particular interest in molecular alterations in premalignant lesions, epigenetic regulation, mitochondrial dysregulation, as well as molecular detection and surveillance.

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Carole Fakhry, MD MPH

Carole Fakhry, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Fakhry has joined Johns Hopkins Head & Neck Surgery at GBMC. She earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, where she also completed her internship, residency and fellowship. Dr. Fakhry continues to serve as Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University.

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Patrick K. Ha, MD, FACS

Patrick K. Ha, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Ha received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, and completed both his residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a board-certified head and neck surgeon and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ha is actively involved in NIH-funded research in the basic mechanisms of salivary gland cancers. He also has a special interest in endoscopic laser techniques for organ sparing surgeries.

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John R. Saunders, Jr., MD, FACS

John R. Saunders, Jr., MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Saunders earned his medical degree from Georgetown University, and completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is board-certified in surgery from the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Saunders is also is a past president of The Society of Head and Neck Surgeons and the Baltimore Academy of Surgery. Dr. Saunders has specialized in head and neck surgery since 1980 and has a special interest in quality of life issues for patients with head and neck cancer.

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Sharnet Logan

Sharnet Logan

Patient Service Assistant

Sharnet checks-in and registers patients, verifies insurance eligibility and obtains referrals and authorizations for diagnostic procedures performed in the office. She assists the patients with coordinating tests and consultations with other oncology specialists.

Alelaine Moye

Alelaine Moye

Senior Medical Secretary

Alelaine joined GBMC in 1997 working as a unit clerk on Unit 36 and transferred to the Head and Neck Surgery Department in 2007. As Surgical Poster, she meets with patients to coordinate scheduling of surgical and diagnostic procedures, arranges for pre-admission testing, verifies insurance eligibility and authorizes surgical procedures. She also performs office billing, schedules office appointments and provides general clerical support.

Itzel Howard-Rivera

Itzel (Angie) Howard-Rivera, RMA, CCMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Itzel joined the Head and Neck Surgery Department in March, 2006. She is a member of American Registry of Medical Assistant and National Healthcareer Association.  Itzel assists physicians in the exam room with direct patient care. She is responsible for taking vitals, updating medication lists, assists with office procedures, processes labs, refills medication requests, tracks diagnostic tests and lab results.

 

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