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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

Care Philosophy

All head and neck cancer patients are treated in a multi-disciplinary fashion after presentation at a Tumor Board conference. Cutting edge clinical trials are offered to the head and neck cancer patients and personalized medicine is offered for recurrent tumors as all patients tumors are analyzed for actionable genetic targets.

Biography

Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, is the Jack Pou Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at LSU-Health in Shreveport. She is also Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Research at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. She completed her Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency and head and neck fellowship in 1995 at University of California, San Diego. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins where she started her research career. Following her fellowship she began her academic career at LSU-Shreveport. Her passion to improve outcomes for patients with HNSCC was the reason she moved from Mumbai India, where she went to TNMC medical school. She is a Surgeon-Scientist that maintains a busy practice treating head and neck cancer patients, thyroid, parathyroid diseases salivary gland tumors and voice disorders and also leads an active research team. All head and neck cancer patients are treated in a multi-disciplinary fashion. Cutting edge clinical trials are offered to head and neck cancer patients and personalized medicine is also offered for recurrent tumors. All patients tumors are analyzed for actionable genetic targets. Her translational research program has been funded by the National Cancer Institute since 2000 and focuses on targeted therapy for head and neck patients. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her seminal work on molecular analysis of surgical margins and has pioneered multi-institutional clinical trials using mTOR inhibitors in HNSCC patients with Wyeth and most recently with Novartis. She is also NIH funded for chemoprevention of cancer with curcumin and has a just been issued a patent for a curcumin gum. She is also a team member of the COBRE grant for viral oncogenesis. She has published extensively and has over 170 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored textbooks and encyclopedia chapters. Dr. Nathan has served on many National committees some of which include the NCI Steering committee and Task Force, the CDC-American Cancer Society HPV Task Force, board of directors for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, ASCO Program committee and Larynx Preservation Guideline Panel and the AAO-HNS Program and Nominating committee and Head & Neck CORE research leader. She has served on many committees for the AHNS including chairing the research, prevention and finance committee and is currently the Vice-President of the American Head and Neck Society. She is also Associate editor for the Laryngoscope Online journal "Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology". At the local level she is active, having been on the board of directors for Shreveport Medical Society, Disaster Reform committee and the Science Museum. The Shreveport-Bossier Commerce Department awarded her the Athena Award for community service and she received the Leonard Tow Humanism award from the Arnold Gold Foundation. The Board of Regents in Louisiana established the "Cherie-Ann Nathan Endowed Professorship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery" initiated by grateful patients to honor her dedication and expertise.

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Dr. Nathan's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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    VERY GOOD
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    16 to 30 minutes
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Excellent experience. She and here staff were knowledgeable, polite, courteous. I was especially pleased with the results of her tests and found out more than in this one visit than I had in several other visits with other ENTs. I would definitely recommend Dr. Nathan.
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Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, is the Jack Pou Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at LSU-Health in Shreveport. She is also Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Research at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. She completed her Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency and head and neck fellowship in 1995 at University of California, San Diego. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins where she started her research career. Following her fellowship she began her academic career at LSU-Shreveport.

Her passion to improve outcomes for patients with HNSCC was the reason she moved from Mumbai India, where she went to TNMC medical school. She is a Surgeon-Scientist that maintains a busy practice treating head and neck cancer patients, thyroid, parathyroid diseases salivary gland tumors and voice disorders and also leads an active research team. All head and neck cancer patients are treated in a multi-disciplinary fashion. Cutting edge clinical trials are offered to head and neck cancer patients and personalized medicine is also offered for recurrent tumors. All patients tumors are analyzed for actionable genetic targets. Her translational research program has been funded by the National Cancer Institute since 2000 and focuses on targeted therapy for head and neck patients. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her seminal work on molecular analysis of surgical margins and has pioneered multi-institutional clinical trials using mTOR inhibitors in HNSCC patients with Wyeth and most recently with Novartis. She is also NIH funded for chemoprevention of cancer with curcumin and has a just been issued a patent for a curcumin gum. She is also a team member of the COBRE grant for viral oncogenesis. She has published extensively and has over 170 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored textbooks and encyclopedia chapters.

Dr. Nathan has served on many National committees some of which include the NCI Steering committee and Task Force, the CDC-American Cancer Society HPV Task Force, board of directors for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, ASCO Program committee and Larynx Preservation Guideline Panel and the AAO-HNS Program and Nominating committee and Head & Neck CORE research leader. She has served on many committees for the AHNS including chairing the research, prevention and finance committee and is currently the Vice-President of the American Head and Neck Society.  She is also Associate editor for the Laryngoscope Online journal "Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology". At the local level she is active, having been on the board of directors for Shreveport Medical Society, Disaster Reform committee and the Science Museum.

The Shreveport-Bossier Commerce Department awarded her the Athena Award for community service and she received the Leonard Tow Humanism award from the Arnold Gold Foundation. The Board of Regents in Louisiana established the "Cherie-Ann Nathan Endowed Professorship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery" initiated by grateful patients to honor her dedication and expertise.

Dr. Nathan's Care Philosophy

All head and neck cancer patients are treated in a multi-disciplinary fashion after presentation at a Tumor Board conference. Cutting edge clinical trials are offered to the head and neck cancer patients and personalized medicine is offered for recurrent tumors as all patients tumors are analyzed for actionable genetic targets.

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Comprehensive care for Head & Neck Cancer

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY / TOPIWALA NATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Butterworth Hosp-Mich State Univ

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCSD Healthcare

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Bombay / Grant Medical College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair