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Office location

Ear, Nose & Throat
3104231220
8635 W Third St #590W
Los Angeles
CA
90048

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology
  • Surgical Oncology

    Clinical Areas

    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
    • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Head and Neck Surgery / Surgeries
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Oral Cancers (Lip, Mouth, Throat, Gums)
    • Oropharyngeal Cancers (Tonsil, Tongue Base)
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    Provider Info

    GENDER

    Male

    LANGUAGES

    Chinese, English

    EXPERIENCE

    14 years

    Education

    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      Fellowship - Completed 2013
    • Stanford University School of Medicine
      Residency - Completed 2011
    • UCLA School of Medicine
      Medical School - Completed 2006
    • National Institutes of Health
      Fellowship - Completed 2004
    • Harvard University
      Undergraduate - Completed 2000

    Research

    Allen S. Ho, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon. His practice focuses on the treatment of head and neck tumors, including HPV(+) throat cancers and thyroid malignancies. He serves as Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program and Co-Director of the Thyroid Cancer Program, and runs the multidisciplinary Cedars-Sinai Head and Neck Tumor Board. Dr. Ho’s research interests are highly integrated into his clinical practice. His current efforts lie in thyroid cancer risk stratification, cancer proteomics, and HPV(+) oropharyngeal cancer pathogenesis. Dr. Ho has published as lead author in journals that include Nature Genetics, JCO, JCI, JAMA Oncology, and Thyroid, and is Co-Editor of the textbook Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient (Springer 2018). Dr. Ho serves on national committees within the AHNS and ATA, and is PI for a protocol investigating thyroid cancer active surveillance (ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02609685). He maintains expertise in transoral robotic surgery (TORS), minimally invasive thyroidectomy approaches, and nerve preservation techniques. Dr. Ho’s overarching aim is to partner with patients to optimize treatment and provide compassionate, exceptional care.

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Ho AS, Lee W, Chan TA et al. The mutational landscape of adenoid cystic carcinoma. Nature Genetics 2013;45(7):791-798.
    • Ho AS, Ochoa A, Tepe J, et al. Genetic hallmarks of recurrent/metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2019 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
    • Ho AS, Daskivich, TJ, Sacks WL, Zumsteg ZS. Parallels between low-risk prostate and thyroid cancer. JAMA Oncology. 2019 Jul 1;5(7):975-983.
    • Ho AS, Kim S, Tighiouart M et al. Metastatic lymph node burden and survival in oral cavity cancer. J Clinical Oncology. 2017 Nov 1;35(31):3601-3609.
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    Achievements

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified in Otolaryngology

    Awards & Activities

    • Best Doctors in America
    • Super Doctors
    • Top Doctors (Castle Connolly/Los Angeles Magazine)
    • Precision Health Initiative Grant
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    Ratings

    Average Rating:
    4.9 / 5
    406 Ratings

    Rating Breakdown

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    three star (3):
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    Comments

    By Cedars-Sinai Patienton May 12, 2020

    cant think of anything negative about him....simply awesome with professional bedside manner

    By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Apr 23, 2020

    I admire Dr. Allen Ho's attentiveness and his decision making during and after my surgery. Since this was my first major operation, he was very calm and collected when explaining things to me. I felt very reassured overall and that I knew I would be in good hands. That made me feel at ease. He did such a wonderful job in taking out my thyroid tumor at the end. He is a great doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an ENT doctor. Thank you!

    By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Apr 21, 2020

    The double-edged sword of Dr. Ho being so excellent is that when we make an appointment, it takes several months to see him. But he definitely lives up to his reputation. Superb.

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