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Temple Launches Head & Neck Institute

News January 19, 2015

The Temple Head & Neck Institute has been created within Temple's healthcare enterprise. The Institute combines head and neck physicians and surgeons with services from across Temple Health into a single, comprehensive program, whose mission is to provide excellent patient care while expanding research and educational opportunities in head and neck diseases.

Under the direction of John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), the Temple Head & Neck Institute consists of a multidisciplinary team of specialists from both TUSM and Fox Chase Cancer Center. The Institute will offer advanced testing and treatments for benign and malignant conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck – including speech and swallowing disorders, thyroid abnormalities, hearing and balance disorders, allergies and sinus disorders, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and head/neck cancers.

By combining these services of Temple's ENT and cancer specialists, audiologists and speech pathologists into one program, the Institute enhances collaboration and care among the clinical teams and provides truly integrated specialty services – from the simplest to the most complex and from benign to pre-cancerous to cancerous.

These services will be offered to patients at four convenient locations throughout the Delaware Valley: Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Jeanes Hospital, and an outpatient office on Rydal Road in Meadowbrook. The Institute also broadens convenient access to cutting-edge clinical trials that are unavailable elsewhere in the region.

The Institute offers patients the convenience of a toll-free phone number – 844-570-1767. This allows patients to schedule an appointment with the head and neck physicians and surgeons who are most appropriate to their clinical needs.