Theodoros N. Teknos, MD

Clinical Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
School of Medicine
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Deputy Director for University Hospitals
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Developmental Therapeutics Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Ted Teknos earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his otolaryngology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Combined Program, Boston.  Dr. Teknos then moved to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he completed a fellowship in head and neck oncology, skull base and microvascular reconstruction.

Research Information

Research Interests

Dr. Teknos' research interests focus on HPV-related head and neck carcinogenesis, cancer stem cell biology and biologic predictors of tumor resistance to therapy. The impact of IL-6 overexpression on head and neck cancer behavior has been an area of particular interest of his for many years and has resulted in the use of new therapeutic combinations in the management of head and neck cancer.

External Appointments

President and Scientific Director
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center


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