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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Zenga

Written by Jazzmyne Adams

“Dr. Zenga exudes knowledge, caring (demeanor) and a high degree of professional capability.

This direct quote from a patient of Dr. Zenga, not only describes his commitment to his clinical and surgical practice, but also his dedication to his academic contributions to the Head and Neck Surgery specialty. In 2021, Dr. Zenga received funding for 8 clinical investigations, and has seven additional funding proposals pending - view a detailed grant listing (PDF). In the same year, he also contributed to 23 peer-reviewed publications (PDF). His extraordinary academic productivity is particularly impressive given he had the highest clinical productivity in the department. We extend our gratitude and appreciation for Dr. Zenga’s devotion to the values of our department as well as his proactive service within and beyond his clinical capacity!

Dr. Zenga obtained his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and attended Washington University in Saint Louis where he earned an MD degree and completed an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Skullbase Surgery, and Microvascular Reconstruction at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School.

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Joseph Zenga, MD

Assistant Professor & Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology & Reconstruction