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Gerry Funk

Professor,  Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 356 2165
Email: gerry-funk@uiowa.edu
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Education

BS, Chemistry, University of Oregon
MD, Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency, Surgery, Los Angeles County Hospital
Residency, Otolaryngology, Los Angeles County Hospital
Fellowship, Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Appointments

Primary: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Secondary: Radiation Oncology

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Research Summary

Dr. Funks areas of research interest include self-reported health status assessment in head and neck oncology patients; development of disease-specific health status assessment instruments for the head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery population; clinical outcome studies in the head and neck oncology patient population; psychosocial parameters in head and neck cancer patients.

His current projects include:

The study of long-term quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors.

Ongoing evaluation of clinical outcome in the head and neck oncology patients through the Outcomes Assessment Program initiated in 1993 within the Otolaryngology Department.

Investigation of personality profiles and psychosocial variables of patients with head and neck cancer. In collaboration with Alan Christensen, PhD in the Department of Psychology.

Determination of the clinical significance of quality of life evaluations in head and neck cancer patients.

Comparison of quality of life in head and neck cancer patients managed with conventional surgery and radiation versus non-surgical modalities.



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