Heather Ann Edwards, MD FACS FRCSC

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Heather Edwards


Dr. Edwards specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers of the head and neck region. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical approaches and complex microvascular reconstruction after tumor excision. Her research interests include access and equity to oncology clinical trials, and equity in reconstructive care.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • University of Western Ontario, MD
  • Queen's University, BA


  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Sajisevi M, Nguyen K, Callas P, Holcomb AJ, Vural E, Davis KP, Thomas CM, Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Stein JS, Eskander A, Kakarala K, Enepekides DJ, Hier MP, Ryan WR, Asarkar AA, Aulet R, Bell RK, Blasco MA, Bowmaster VB, Burruss CP, Chung J, Chan K, Chang BA, Coffey CS, Cognetti DM, Cooper DJ, Cordero J, Donovan J, Du YJ, Dundar Y, Dedivitis RA, Edwards HA, Erovic BM, Feinberg PA, Garvey EA, Goldstein DP, Goodman JF, Goulart RN, Goyal N, Grasl S, Giurintano JP, Gupta N, Habib AM, Hackman TG, Hara JH, Henson C, Hinni ML, Hua N, Johnson-Obaseki S, Juloori A, Kalman NS, Kejner AE, Khaja SF, Ku JA, Lambert A, Luu BK, Magliocca KR, Dos Santos LRM, Michael C, Miles BA, de Melo GM, Moore MG, Morand GB, Moura K, Mukdad L, Noroozi H, Patel R, Paydarfar JA, Sadeghi N, Savaria FN, Schmitt NC, Shapiro J, Shaver TB, Stoeckli SJ, St John M, Stokes WA, Sulibhavi A, Tasoulas J, Vendra V, Vinh DB, Virgen CG, Wooten C, Woody NM, Young GD. Oncologic Safety of Close Margins in Patients With Low- to Intermediate-Grade Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Feb 01; 150(2):107-116. PMID: 38095911.

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  • Published on 12/11/2023

    Batool S, Hansen EE, Sethi RKV, Rettig EM, Goguen LA, Annino D, Uppaluri R, Edwards HA, Faden DL, Dohan D, Dhand A, Reich AJ, Bergmark RW. Personal Social Networks and Care-Seeking for Head and Neck Cancer: A Qualitative Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Feb; 170(2):457-467. PMID: 38079157.

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  • Published on 10/1/2023

    Bloom JC, Kaufmann N, Koss S, Edwards HA, Perkins RB, Faden DL. Deciphering Knowledge and Opinions of Human Papillomavirus and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Facilitation of Point-of-Care Vaccination in Adults. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 Oct 01; 149(10):870-877. PMID: 37651109.

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  • Published on 12/23/2022

    Nieves-Rivera A, Benchetrit L, Kan K, Tucker S, Johnson M, Edwards H. Use of tongue base palpation among oral healthcare providers: Cross-sectional survey. Am J Otolaryngol. 2023; 44(2):103765. PMID: 36603380.

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  • Published on 8/3/2022

    Rohlfing ML, Kan K, Tierney WS, Plocienniczak MJ, Edwards HA, Tracy LF. Historical Review and Modern Case of Spontaneous Laryngeal Abscess. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2023 Aug; 132(8):964-969. PMID: 35923122.

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  • Published on 4/9/2022

    Duraiswamy S, Rubin SJ, Kim Y, Mur T, Edwards HA. Limited English proficiency and head and neck cancer outcomes. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 May-Jun; 43(3):103470. PMID: 35427938.

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  • Published on 12/10/2021

    Shehan JN, Alwani T, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Agarwal P, Chaudhry ST, Wang JJ, Noordzij JP, Tracy LF, Edwards HA, Grillone G, Salama AR, Jalisi SM, Devaiah AK. Social determinants of health and treatment decisions in head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2022 02; 44(2):372-381. PMID: 34889486.

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  • Published on 11/16/2021

    Benchetrit L, Mehra S, Mahajan A, Rahmati RW, Judson BL, Edwards HA. Major Salivary Gland Cancer With Distant Metastasis Upon Presentation: Patterns, Outcomes, and Imaging Implications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 08; 167(2):305-315. PMID: 34784258.

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  • Published on 11/11/2021

    Alwani T, Shehan JN, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Agarwal P, Chaudhry ST, Wang JJ, Noordzij JP, Tracy LF, Edwards HA, Grillone G, Salama AR, Jalisi SM, Devaiah AK. Geographic Barriers Affect Follow-Up Care in Head and Neck Cancer. Laryngoscope. 2022 May; 132(5):1022-1028. PMID: 34762300.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Rubin SJ, Wang JJ, Nodoushani AY, Yarlagadda BB, Wulu JA, Edwards HA. The effect of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program on opioid prescribing patterns. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Jan-Feb; 43(1):103262. PMID: 34626913.

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