Christopher Fundakowski, MD

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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111

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Dr. Christopher Fundakowski

Surgical Oncology

Attending Surgeon,
Head and Neck Oncology

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head and neck cancer treatment team

Clinical Expertise:

  • Management and treatment of cancer of the neck/ear/face/nose/mouth/throat/voice box
  • Neck masses (including parapharyngeal space / paraganglioma)
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Skull base cancer (open and endoscopic)
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery

Medical Education

Rush Medical College, 2008, Chicago, Illinois


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine / Jackson Memorial Hospital 


Advanced Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery / Microvascular Reconstruction (Caridad Bolivar Bacardi Fellow), Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology, Miami, 2013
Temporal Bone Competition –first place, Department of Otolaryngology, Miami, 2013
Chandler Society Research Award – third place, Department of Otolaryngology, Miami, 2013
Head and Neck Surgery Leadership Grant, American Academy of Otolaryngology, 2012
In-Service Examination Award, Department of Otolaryngology, Miami, 2013
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2008
Dean’s Research Fellowship, Rush Medical College, Chicago, 2005
Biochemistry Prize, Knox College, 2004
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Research Fellowship, 2003

Research Interests

  • Head and neck cancer patient quality of life outcomes
  • Disfigurement and disparities in head and neck cancer
  • Imaging techniques for the head and neck
  • Surgical margins in head and neck surgery
  • Development of guidelines for cancer treatment