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Terance T. Tsue, MD, FACS

Terance Tsue portrait
Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Physician In Chief, University of Kansas Cancer Center


Professional Background

Terry Tsue, MD FACS is internationally recognized for his surgical expertise in head and neck surgery and reconstruction, including the treatment of thyroid and salivary gland tumors and cancers. He remains active in research in head and neck surgery, head and neck reconstruction and Otolaryngology education. He currently serves as Vice President and Physician in Chief of the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Vice President of Physician Services for the University of Kansas Health System.

He served previously on the ACGME Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee, as well as being the Chair of the ACGME RRC Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Milestones Committee. He currently serves on the ACGME Board of Appeals. After serving as Interim Chair of the KU Department of Radiation Oncology and then Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program Director for over 10 years, he served in 2008-2012 as the University of Kansas School of Medicine Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and ACGME Designated Institutional Official.

He has served as senior examiner and guest examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Tsue earned his undergraduate dual degree at Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences, graduating first in his Engineering Class (Henry Ford Scholar), and Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, whereupon he earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University (4th in class) and alpha omega alpha honors prior to completing his training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. While at UW, he was an NIH NRSA-funded post-doctoral fellow at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center.

As a tenured full professor, he has practiced at the University of Kansas for over 20 years.

Education and Training
  • MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • BS, Stanford Univ.
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Washington schol of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Residency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington school of Medicine, Deattle, Washington
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • KS DEA Certificate, Kansas Drug Enforcement Administration
  • KS State License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Missouri BNDD Controlled Substances Registration, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • MO DEA Certificate, Missouri Drug Enforcement Administration
  • MO State License, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American Head and Neck Society , Value & Quality of Care Service, Chair, 2018 - Present
  • American Head and Neck Society , Program Committee, Member, 2018 - Present
  • American Head and Neck Society , Quality of Care Committee, Member, 2017 - 2018
  • American Head and Neck Society , Endocrine Section, Member, 2017 - Present
  • American Head and Neck Society , Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Member, 2015 - 2017
  • American Head and Neck Society , Relative Value and CPT Advisory Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2016
  • American Head and Neck Society , Education Committee, Member, 2012 - 2016

Publications
  • Raju, G., S, Ahmed, I, Peck, R., N, Bunting, E, Tsue, T., T. 1999. A novel approach to radiation-induced post-cricoid esophageal stricture: the ‘laryngeal jack’ to facilitate dilation. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 94 (9), 2731
  • Tollefson, T., T, Durham, D, Tsue, T., T. 2002. Aminoglycoside clearance in the avian vestibular system. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 25, 137
  • Raju, G., S, Ahmed, I, Peck, R., N, Bunting, E, Tsue, T., T. 1999. A novel approach to radiation-induced post-cricoid esophageal stricture: the ‘laryngeal jack’ to facilitate dilation. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 94 (9), 2731
  • Tsue, T., T, Richtsmeier, W., J. 1989. An antiproliferative effect of histamine receptor antagonists on squamous cell carcinomas in vitro. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 101 (2), 165
  • Dewitt, A, Tsue, T., T, Girod, D., A. 2001. Antibiotic prophylaxis in head and neck reconstruction”. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 125 (2), 261
  • Fry, E, Brandstead, R, Arunakul, M, Durham, D, Tsue, T., T. 2001. Avian superior vestibular nucleus neuronal cell number after labyrinthectomy or streptomycin treatment of the inner ear. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 24, 124-125
  • Tsue, T., T, Watling, D., L, Coltrera, M., D, Rubel, E., W. 1992. Distribution of the Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) in the avian vestibular epithelium. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 15, 107
  • Babb, J., R, Durham, D, Tsue, T., T. 2000. Central nervous system vestibular plasticity following hair cell loss and regeneration. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 23 (78)
  • Kourelis, K, Shnayder, Y, Tsue, T., T, Girod, D., A. 2010. Clinicopathologic implications of peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor gamma expression in squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. American Head and Neck Society 2010 Research Workshop, 46
  • Militsakh, O., N, Mohyuddin, N, Werle, A, Toby, E., B, Wallace, D., I, Girod, D., A , Tsue, T., T. 2004. Comparison of radial forearm to fibula and scapula osteocutaneous free flaps for oromandibular reconstruction”. 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer , 6 (224)