Joseph Zenga, MD

Hometown: Boston, MA

Personal Statement: I went to medical school at WashU and stayed because of the mentorship and the strength of the head and neck program. My main hobby outside of work at this point in my life is my 2 year old daughter.  

Undergraduate: Cornell University, BA, 2008

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, 2012

  • First author of the manuscript awarded the Robert Byers Award from the AHNS
  • Doctors Foundation Company grant for a database study investigating post-operative hemorrhage after TORS
  • Lawrence Boies Award from the Triological Society for best resident manuscript

Derakhshan, A, Zenga J, and Desai SC.  Melanoma.  In: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide. In press.

Zenga J, Gagnon PM, Vogel J, Chole RA.  Biofilm formation by otopathogenic strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is not consistently inhibited by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.  Otol Neurotol.  2012. 33(6):1007-12

Zenga J, Nussenbaum B.  Adjunctive use of medical modeling for head and neck reconstruction.  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  2013.  21(4):335-43.

Zenga J, Nussenbaum B, Rich JT, Sclaroff A, Diaz JA.  Reconstruction of composite oral cavity defects with temporalis flaps after prior treatment.  Am J Otolaryngol.  2015 36(1):97-102.

Zenga J, Wilson M, Adkins DR, Gay HA, Haughey BH, Kallogjeri D, Michel LS, Paniello RC, Rich JT, Thorstad WL, Nussenbaum B.  Treatment Outcomes for T4 Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr Epub ahead of print.

Zenga J, Sharon JD, Santiago P, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Fox I, Myckatyn TM, Diaz JA, Chicoine MR.  Lower Trapezius Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Scalp and Neck Defects after Complex Occipital-Cervical Surgeries.  Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base.  2015 76(5):397-408.

Zenga J, Harmon A, Ogden MA.  Pharyngo-laryngo-palatal myoclonus.  Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders. 11/2015.  25(3): 102.

Zenga J, Kreisel D, Kushnir VM, Rich JT.  Management of Cervical Esophageal and Hypopharyngeal Perforations.  Am J Otolaryngol.  2015 36(5):678-85.

Zenga J, Graboyes EM, Sinha P, Haughey BH.  The Unplanned Intraoperative Pharyngotomy: Pull, Plug, or Patch.  Laryngoscope.  2015 Oct Epub ahead of print.

Zenga J, Mehrad M, Bradley JP.  Metastatic cancer to the larynx: A case report and update.  Journal of Voice. 2015.  In press.

Zenga J, Nussenbaum B, Cornelius LA, Linette GP, Desai SC.  Management Controversies in Head and Neck Melanoma: An Evidence Based Approach.  JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2016.  In press.

Zenga J, Jackson RS, Graboyes EM, Sinha P, Lindberg M, Martin EJ, Rich JT, Moore EJ,  Haughey BH.  Oncologic Outcomes of Selective Neck Dissection in HPV-related Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Laryngoscope.  2016. In press.

Zenga J, Nussenbaum B.  Letter in reply regarding Surgery of T4 oropharyngeal cancer.  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016. In press.

Zenga J, Hahn S, Kao K, Chen C, Gross J, Chi J, Branham GH.  Titanium mesh repair of through-and-through nasal defects without intranasal lining reconstruction.  Facial Plastic Surgery. 2016. In press.