Featured Speaker

George Yoo


Dr. George Yoo is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) and a Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology at Wayne State University (WSU). Dr. Yoo completed his intern, residency and fellowship training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1996; He specialized in head and neck surgical oncology at WSU and KCI. He is an expert in the surgical management of head and neck (mouth and throat) cancers along with melanoma, thyroid, parotid and sinus tumors. He received “The Best Doctors in America”, “Top Doctors – HOUR Detroit Magazine” and “Who’s Who in America”, “Detroit Super Doctors”, “America’s Top Doctor”, “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” awards.

He has published over 70 articles and 6 chapters on head and neck cancer. He is a member of Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee-NCI, and serves as the Chief, University Cancer Specialists-Wayne State University Physician Group, Director of Clinical Affairs, Chair-Clinical Leadership Council, and member of KCC-Board of Directors. In the past he was the Vice President of Medical Affairs and has chaired of the Surgery Committee in the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG).