Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology

Education

  • University of Utah, UT, 2002

Residencies & Internships

  • University of Virginia, Otolaryngology, VA, 2007

Fellowships

  • Oregon Health Sciences - University Hospital, Otolaryngology, OR, 2008

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute 

 

The Ear, Nose & Throat team at Henry Ford Hospital was recently ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on its 2018-19 Best Hospitals list.

 

Titles: Division Chief, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology

 

I specialize in Head and Neck Cancer and Robotic Surgery

My practice is dedicated to surgically treating all types of head and neck cancers. I have been performing Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) since 2010 shortly after its FDA approval for throat cancers, and lecture nationally and internally on this procedure. The other major focus of my practice is advanced head and neck reconstructive surgery to remove tissue from different parts of the body to reconstruct defects. This is typically after large tumor resections or for tissue damage from radiation therapy.

Recently Dr. Ghanem traveled to Turkey as part of a medical mission providing facial reconstructive surgery for Syrian refugees at Al-Amal Hospital. Read about this mission trip.

 

Research Interests

  • Transoral robotic surgery outcomes for oropharyngeal cancers (throat cancers)
  • Outcomes of microvascular reconstruction in head and neck surgery

 

Languages

English, Arabic, German

Gender

Male
Videos

Tamer A Ghanem, MD, PhD - Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Henry Ford Health System

Minds of Medicine: New Options in Fight Against Cancer

Conquering Head and Neck Cancer - Robert Bobb's Story

Medical Missions to Kenya

Blog Posts
  • The Link Between HPV And Throat Cancer

    A head and neck cancer expert explains how HPV causes throat cancer, why there's a rise in HPV-related throat cancer and what to do to protect yourself.

  • 4 Methods Of Facial Reconstruction After Cancer

    While removing tumors from the head and neck area used to be functionally and cosmetically deformative, there are now a variety of procedures that can help patients resume their lives as they were, pre-cancer. Here, a specialist explains. 

  • Did You Know? A Few Facts About Head And Neck Cancer

    Head and neck cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancer cases in the U.S. Are you at risk? Learn more about symptoms and easy, painless screening.

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Locations

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Detroit
2800 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford Medical Center - Lakeside
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Hgts, MI 48313

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings
41 Comments

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06/03/2022

*Dr. Ghanem was extremely patient, answered questions, gave us a lot of information - all in all, my husband and I were very pleased with the amount of time he spent with discussing my health issue. Absolutely impressed!! (Second visit with him.)

06/02/2022

Very good.

05/28/2022

THE BEST EVER!

05/27/2022

The doctor was very good at explaining my problem and the necessary surgery. He took time to answer all my questions.

04/14/2022

Great, very good dr.

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