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Joseph Scharpf, MD, FACS, is a Staff Member of the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute in the Head and Neck Surgery section. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. His specialty interests include head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, benign head and neck tumors including salivary tumors and paragangliomas, and skull base surgery. He serves as the Director of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Scharpf’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from Case Western Reserve University and a Medical Doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a general surgery internship and an otolaryngology, head and neck surgery residency including an additional year of research at the Cleveland Clinic. He pursued further fellowship training in advanced head and neck cancer, endocrine, and reconstructive surgery at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA before returning to the Cleveland Clinic.
He has published numerous journal articles and multiple book chapters on head and neck cancer and reconstruction, and has delivered numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Scharpf also serves as an educator, teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a reviewer for several major scientific journals in his field and has served as a consultant for ThyCa, an organization dedicated to the well-being of those afflicted with thyroid cancer.
Dr. Scharpf is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Thyroid Association, and a member of the American Head and Neck Society.
gland/thyroid gland tumors/chemodectomas of the head and neck, head and neck cancer, head and neck endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery, Head And Neck Tumors, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, paranasal sinus disease, skull base surgery
American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Thyroid Association (ATA)
American Academy of Otolaryngology
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