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Marietta Tan, M.D.

Marietta Tan, M.D.

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4.9out of 5
57 Ratings
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Basal Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck, Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Carcinoma of the Tongue, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, HPV- Related Head and Neck Cancer, Hypopharyngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Melanoma of the Head and Neck, Minor Salivary Gland Cancers, Nasal Cancer, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Oral Cavity Cancers, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Oropharynx Cancers, Otolaryngology (ENT), Salivary Gland Cancer, Salivary Gland Tumors, Salivary Glands, Sarcoma of the Head and Neck, Sinus Cancer, Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck, Throat Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Masses, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Fax: 410-367-2463

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
4924 Campbell Road
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Suite 210
White Marsh, MD 21236 map


Dr. Marietta Tan is a head and neck cancer surgeon. She specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and skin. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Otolaryngology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Head and Neck Surgery; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology-General) (2018)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Tan’s research interests include the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of head and neck cancers.

Selected Publications

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Tan M, Kang H, Bishop JA, Jones S, Sausen M, Ha PK and Agrawal N. (2017) Whole-exome sequencing of salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research. 23(1): 283-288.

Ling S, Rettig EM, Tan M, Chang X, Wang Z, Brait M, Bishop JA, Fertig EJ, Considine M, Wick MJ, Ha PK. (2016) Identification of methylated genes in salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma xenografts using global demethylation and methylation microarray screening. Int J Oncol. 49(1):225-34.

Rettig EM, Tan M, Ling S, Yonescu R, Bishop JA, Fakhry C and Ha PK. (2015) MYB rearrangement and clinicopathologic characteristics in head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma. Laryngoscope, 125(9):E292-9.

Tan M, Shao C, Bishop JA, Feng Z, Trock BJ, Westra WH and Ha PK. (2014) Aquaporin-1 promoter hypermethylation is associated with improved prognosis in salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 150(5):801-7.

Tan M, Fakhry C, Fan K, Zaboli D, Neuner G, Zinreich ES, Levine MA, Tang M, Blanco RG, Saunders JR, Califano JA and Ha PK. (2013) Timing of restaging PET/CT and neck dissection after chemoradiation for advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Otolaryngology, 3(1):128.

Activities & Honors


  • T32 Research Training Fellowship, National Institute of Health Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2011 - 2013
  • Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Research Grant, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2012 - 2013
  • Young Investigator Combined Award, American Head and Neck Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation, 2019 - 2021


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

  • 5.0 Provider Explained Things Clearly
  • 5.0 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 5.0 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 5.0 Provider Showed Respect
  • 4.9 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.8 Overall Rating by Patient


4.9 out of 5 (57 Ratings, 42 Comments)
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