Dr. Zender is a surgeon in the UH Ear, Nose & Throat Institute at University Hospitals and has dual appointment as an Associate Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. His research interests involve clinical trials utilizing non-surgical treatment of HPV-related head and neck cancer, targeted therapies as adjuvant therapy after surgery, and identifying biomarkers for targeted therapies and identification of cancerous and precancerous lesions in the head and neck.
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Microvascular Surgery
- TransOral Laser Microsurgery, Melanoma
- Skull Base Surgery
- TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
- Head and Neck Reconstruction
- Thyroid Cancer
Wick, C. C., Rezaee, R. P., & Zender, C. A. (2012). Piezoelectric BoneScalpel osteotomies in osteocutaneous free flaps. Laryngoscope. 2013 Mar;123(3):618-21. doi: 10.1002/lary.23740. Epub 2012 Sep 24. PMID:23007609
Schmitt AR, Zender CA, Bordeaux JS: A new oral anticoagulant in the setting of dermatologic surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 May;68(5):869-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.07.036. PMID:23602176
Zender CA, Mehta V, Pittman AL, Feustel PJ, Jaber JJ. Etiologic causes of late osteocutaneous free flap failures in oral cavity cancer reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2012 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/lary.23326. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22565542
Yao, M., Lu, M., Savvides, P. S., Rezaee, R., Zender, C. A., Lavertu, P., ... & Machtay, M. (2011). Distant metastases in head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* PhysicsPMID:22169673
Leonetti, J.P., Marzo, S.J., Zender, C.A., et al., Temporal Bone Osteoradionecrosis After Surgery and Radiotherapy for Malignant Parotid Tumors. Otology & Neurotology: June 2010 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - pp 656-659 PMID:20964249
Jaber, J. J., Clark, J. I., Muzaffar, K., Ruggiero, F. P., Feustel, P. J., Frett, M. J. and Zender, C. A. , Evolving treatment strategies in thin cutaneous head and neck melanoma: 1 institution's experience. Head Neck. 2011 Jan;33(1):7-12. doi: 10.1002/hed.21403. PMID:20848424
John P. Leonetti, MD, Chad A. Zender, MD, Daryl Vandevender, MD, and Sam J. Marzo, MD Long-term results of microvascular free-tissue transfer reanimation of the paralyzed face: three cases Ear Nose Throat J. 2008 Apr;87(4):226-9, 233. PMID:18478799
Schrementi ME, Ferreira AM, Zender C, Dipietro LA. Site-specific production of TGF-beta in oral mucosal and cutaneous wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2008 Jan-Feb;16(1):80-6. PMID:18086295
Sitole S, Zender CA, Ahmad AZ, Hammadeh R, Petruzzelli GJ. Lacrimal sac melanoma. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep-Oct;23(5):417-9. PMID:17882000
Zender CA, Petruzzelli GJ: Why do patients with head and neck carcinoma develop distant metastasis, and can they be prevented? Current Opinion in Oto-H&N Surg. 2005, 13:101-104.
Zender CA, Petruzzelli GJ: The Skull Base, Paranasal Sinuses and Related Malignancies. Current Oncology Reports 2003 5:147-151 PMID:12583832
Marzo, Sam J; Zender, Chad A; Leonetti, John P. Facial nerve schwannoma. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery: October 2009 - Volume 17 - Issue 5 - p 346-350 PMID:19561500
Zender CA, Petruzzelli GJ: Skin grafting in oral cavity reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Oto-H&N Surg. 2005, 16:24-27
Provost TL. Juarez de Ku LM. Zender C. Meserve LA. Dose- and age-dependent alterations in choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity, learning and memory, and thyroid hormones in 15- and 30-day old rats exposed to 1.25 or 12.5 PPM polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) beginning at conception. [Journal Article] Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 23(5):915-28, 1999 Jul.
Residencies, Internships and Fellowships
American Board of Otolaryngology