Varun Vendra, MA, MD

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Assistant Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center


  • Head and Neck Surgery

Areas of Expertise

Thyroid Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer


Treatment Philosophy

A diagnosis of cancer can be daunting. My goal is to be a compassionate and collaborative guide for you through a comprehensive and personalized surgical treatment plan. As a team, we will emphasize your personal values, dignity, and quality-of-life while providing state-of-the-art cancer care.

Clinical Locations

  • Temple Head & Neck Institute
    3509 North Broad Street
    Boyer Pavilion, 6th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Phone: 800-836-7536
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
    Phone: 888-369-2427
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital
    3401 N. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Phone: 800-836-7536

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Standford University, Stanford, CA
  • MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck


  • American Head and Neck Society
  • AAO-HNS Young Physicians Section

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2024
  • Robert Carter Medical School Research Prize, Washington University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

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