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Marietta Tan, M.D.

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

Languages: English, Chinese, Mandarin


Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Carcinoma of the Tongue, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Cancer, Minor Salivary Gland Cancers, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Oral Cavity Cancers, Oropharynx Cancers, Otolaryngology (ENT), Salivary Gland Tumors, 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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Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
601 N. Caroline St.
6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-367-2463

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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


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)


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


  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center / Head and Neck Surgery (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

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

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