R. Alex Harbison, MD, MS

R. Alex Harbison, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor


  • Benign tumors of the head and neck
  • Head and neck cancers/surgery
  • Thyroid/parathyroid disease
  • Transoral robotic surgery
  • Transoral endocrine surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
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Undergraduate: BS, Molecular Biology, University of Denver, CO (2009)

Medical Degree: University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora (2013)

MS: Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle (2017)

Residency: Otolaryngology – University of Washington, Seattle (2020)

Fellowship: Tumor immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2021)

Fellowship: Head and neck surgical oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2022)


Dr. Harbison sees patients at:

Christian Hospital Northeast

Christian Hospital Northeast

Suite 201, Medical Office Building 2

Board certification

  • Board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Research Interests

Dr. Harbison’s research interests are focused on the metabolic regulation of anti-tumor immunity.

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Leadership Roles & Honors

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2024
  • Washington University Division of Physician-Scientists Dean’s Scholar, 2024
  • Young Investigator Award, American Head and Neck Society / American Association of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, 2022
  • American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-in-Training Award, 2019
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Washington Chapter, 2018
  • AAO-HNS/F Resident Leadership Grant, 2016