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Shawn D. Newlands, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Cancer, Otolaryngology, Surgery

Clinical Interests

General ENT, Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Oncology; Head & Neck, Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer; Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgery; Thyroid, Parathyroid

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Biography

When prescribing treatment for head and neck cancers, the physician has to consider not only biology and anatomy, but also the particular circumstances in the patient's life. We use a multidisciplinary team approach with the goal of treatment that provides the best oncologic and functional outcome possible. I have always found dealing with serious and difficult disease most rewarding. Head and neck cancer care presents exceptional challenges for the patient and our team, but working with these patients facing great challenges is rewarding to me personally. To help put patients at ease, I try to inject humor into difficult situations whenever possible. My areas of expertise include salivary gland and thyroid cancers. Conditions I Treat - Head and neck cancers - Salivary gland cancer - Thyroid cancer

Professional Background

Dr. Newlands is an expert in head and neck oncologic surgery and an accomplished neuroscientist. He comes to Rochester from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, where he served as Harry Carothers Wiess Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology since 2003. Prior to joining the University of Texas in 1999, Dr. Newlands served for three years on the faculty of the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr Newlands primary research interest is in the physiology of the vestibular system, particularly in recovery from injuries to the inner ear. Anatomic, behavioral, and physiologic methods are used to investigate mechanisms of recovery that may lead to medical intervention. Dr. Newlands was among the first graduates of the combined M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Texas Medical Branch, earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience along with his medical degree. He completed an internship in general surgery at Virginia-Mason Medical Center in Seattle, followed by a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Newlands holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and also earned a master's in business administration from the University of Texas in Austin.

Research

Dr Newlands primary research interest is in the physiology of the vestibular system, particularly in recovery from injuries to the inner ear. Anatomic, behavioral, and physiologic methods are used to investigate mechanisms of recovery that may lead to medical intervention.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Education

1983
MA | Univ of Cal Santa Barbara
Chemistry

1990
MD | Univ Texas Med Br-Galveston
Medicine

1990
PhD | Univ Texas-Med Br Galveston
Neuroscience

2002
MBA | Univ Texas-Austin
Business Or Commerce

1982
BA | Univ of Cal Santa Barbara
Biochemistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Surgery-General at Virginia Mason Medical Center

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Otolaryngology at University of Washington Medical Center

Awards

2004
Edmund Prince Fowler Award, Outstanding Basic Science Thesis
Sponsor: The Triological Society

2002
Kozmetsky Award, Academic Achievement in Option II Executive MBA
Sponsor: University of Texas

1995
A.R.O. Travel award
Sponsor: The Association for Research in Otolaryngolgy

1989
James Beall Award for Outstanding Research in Anatomy and Neuroscience
Sponsor: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston, TX

1988
1st Place, Poster Competition
Sponsor: Galveston Chapter Society for Neuroscience

1988
Elias Hochman Research Award
Sponsor: University of Texas Medical Branch

1985
Dean's List, University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston, TX

1984
Merit Scholarship, University of Texas
Location: Galveston, TX

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/1/2016
Newlands SD, Wei M, Morgan D, Luan H. "Responses of non-eye-movement central vestibular neurons to sinusoidal yaw rotation in compensated macaques after unilateral semicircular canal plugging." Journal of neurophysiology.. 2016 Oct 1; 116(4):1871-1884. Epub 2016 Aug 03.

12/2015
Bice TC, Tran V, Merkley MA, Newlands SD, van der Sloot PG, Wu S, Miller MC. "Disease-Specific Survival with Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck." Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.. 2015 Dec 0; 153(6):973-80. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

8/15/2014
Yu XJ, Thomassen JS, Dickman JD, Newlands SD, Angelaki DE. "Long-term deficits in motion detection thresholds and spike count variability after unilateral vestibular lesion." Journal of neurophysiology.. 2014 Aug 15; 112(4):870-89. Epub 2014 May 21.

Books & Chapters

2006
Chapter Title: Anesthesiology
Book Title: Head and neck Surgery-Otolaryngology
Author List: Doulatram G., Newlands S.D., Bailey B.J.
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2006 in Philadelphia, PA

2006
Chapter Title: Degenerative, idiopathic and connective tissue disease
Book Title: Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology
Author List: Newlands S.D., Bailey B.J.
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2006 in Philadelphia, PA

2006
Chapter Title: Vestibular function and anatomy
Book Title: Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology
Author List: Newlands S.D., Wall C., Bailey B.J.
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2006 in Philadelphia, PA

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