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Paul Friedlander, MD

Dr. Paul Friedlander is a fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon who has been treating the private, public, and Veteran population in the New Orleans area since 1997. He is an Otolaryngologist who completed a Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. He serves as the Chairman of Otolaryngology at Tulane Medical Center. His clinical practice is focused on Head and Neck Oncology. His academic focus is the development of strategies that will improve regional outcomes for patients with cancer. His current focus is promoting early detection and awareness of head and neck cancer in the inner city of New Orleans. He has been recognized for his work in treating the underserved through the American Cancer Society Spirit Award, the New Orleans City Business Health Care Heroes, and the “Unsung Hero” Award from the CLOUT Ministerial Alliance in 2013. Dr. Friedlanderis the founder of the Greater New Orleans Coalition on Cancer Disparities – a Faith-Based Organization whose mission is to identify and address health care disparity in the inner city of New Orleans. Of particular importance to this project, is Dr. Friedlander’s relationship to both the religious and medical community that will utilize a Faith-Based framework to address disparities for head and neck cancer.