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Wojtek Mydlarz, M.D.

Wojciech Krzysztof Mydlarz, M.D.

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Director, Head and Neck Surgery - National Capitol Region

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages: English, Polish, Slovak

Expertise: Aerodigestive Disorders, Carcinoma of the Tongue, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Conditions, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Cancer, Minor Salivary Gland Cancers, Oral Cancers, Oral Cavity Cancers, Oropharynx Cancers, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Robotic Thyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Disorders, Salivary Gland Tumors, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Sinonasal Tumors, Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Masses, Thyroid Parathyroid, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) ...read more

Research Interests: Surgical and non-surgical treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients, Molecular biology of head and neck cancer, Clinical applications of novel targeted cancer therapies, Robotic and laser surgery and their clinical applications, Minimally invasive surgical approaches for head and neck cancer ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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6420 Rockledge Drive
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Background

Wojtek Mydlarz, M.D., is the director of Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Surgery for the National Capitol Region, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mydlarz is board certified in otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology. 

Dr. Mydlarz specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid, skin and soft tissue. 

Dr. Mydlarz received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed a Science of Clinical Investigation Training Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as specialized fellowship training in head and neck surgical oncology at the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Mydlarz went on to serve as a clinical specialist in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center before becoming clinical faculty at Johns Hopkins. He also previously served as the director of the Otolaryngology Consulting Service for Johns Hopkins. 

Dr. Mydlarz has earned the Helen Taussig Professionalism and Career Development Award by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as well as research training fellowships from the National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Mydlarz is a member of the Maryland Society of Otolaryngology, the Washington Metropolitan Area Otolaryngology Society, the American Medical Association, and the American Head and Neck Society, where he serves on various committees. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Mydlarz is a medical officer, as well as a clinical and research collaborator in the Head and Neck Surgery Branch of the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include evaluating both surgical and non-surgical treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients. He is also interested in the complex molecular biology of head and neck cancer, and potential clinical applications of novel targeted cancer therapies. Dr. Mydlarz has contributed to numerous publications, articles, book chapters and lectures. He serves on the editorial board for Oral Oncology and is a journal reviewer for Oral Oncology, Head and Neck, The Laryngoscope and JAMA-Otolaryngology

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Titles

  • Director, Head and Neck Surgery - National Capitol Region
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology (2013)

Fellowships

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center / Head and Neck Surgery (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology-General (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Mydlarz's research interests include evaluating both surgical and non-surgical treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients. He is also interested in the complex molecular biology of head and neck cancer and potential clinical applications of novel targeted cancer therapies.

Selected Publications

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Hampl JA, Camp SM, Mydlarz WK, Hampl M, Ishikawa T, Chiocca EA, Louis D, Sena-Esteves M, Breakefield XO. "Potentiated gene delivery to tumor using HSV/EBV/RV tribrid amplicon vectors." Human Gene Therapy, 2003 May 1; 14(7):611-626. PMID: 12804144

Mithani SK, Mydlarz WK, Grumbine LF, Smith IM, Califano JA. "Molecular genetics of premalignant lesions of the oral cavity." Oral Diseases, 2007 Mar; 13(2):126-33. PMID: 17305612

Mydlarz WK, Ramanathan Jr. M, Aygun N, Tufano RP. "Radiology Quiz Case: Hypopharyngeal lipoma." Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2007 July; 133(7):725, 727. PMID: 17638790

Mydlarz WK, Wu J, Olivi A, Carey JP, Westra WH, Tufano RP. "Management considerations for differentiated thyroid carcinoma presenting as a skull base metastasis." Laryngoscope, 2007 July; 117(7):1146-52. PMID: 17489069

Smith IM, Mydlarz WK, Mithani SK, Koch WM, Califano JA. "DNA global hypomethylation in squamous cell head and neck cancer associated with smoking, alcohol consumption and stage." International Journal of Cancer, 2007 Oct 15; 121(8):1724-8. PMID: 17582607

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • National Institute of Health T32 Research Training Fellowship, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2008 - 2010
  • Helen Taussig Professionalism and Career Development Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2007
  • American Head and Neck Society, 2013
  • Maryland Society of Otolaryngology

    Member

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Otolaryngology Society
  • American Medical Association

    Member

  • American College of Surgeons

    Fellow

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