Miriam N. Lango, MD

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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

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Dr. Miriam Lango

Surgical Oncology

Associate Professor, 
Head and Neck Oncology 
Medical Director, 
Speech Pathology Service

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Clinical Expertise:

Head and neck cancer; thyroid tumors; minimally invasive surgery for pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer; parotid tumors; complex or recurrent thyroid cancer; advanced skin cancers including melanoma, sinonasal malignancies; sinonasal malignancies and skull base tumors; voice and swallowing disorders


American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Education

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1996


Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.


Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Phila., Pa.

Honors and Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs, 2012-2015

Research Interests

Thyroid cancer Quality of Life
Head and neck cancer


Dr Lango on My NCBI 

  1. Lango MN, Galloway T, Mehra R, Ebersole B, Liu J, Moran K, Ridge JA. Impact of baseline patient-reported dysphagia on acute gastrostomy placement in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma undergoing definitive radiation. Head Neck. 2015 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Cracchiolo J, Ridge JA, Egleston B, Lango M. Practice arrangement and Medicare physician payment in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;152(6):979-87.
  3. Aaron H, Azadarmaki R, Lango MN. Unilateral Vocal Cord Motion Impairment After 1 Dose of Vincristine: Case Report and Literature Review. Am J Ther. 2015 May 27.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25738569.
  4. Arrangoiz R, Galloway TJ, Papavasiliou P, Ridge JA, Lango MN. Metastatic cervical carcinoma from an unknown primary: literature review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Apr-May;93(4-5):E1-10. Review.
  5. Lango MN, Egleston B, Fang C, Burtness B, Galloway T, Liu J, Mehra R, Ebersole B, Moran K, Ridge JA. Baseline health perceptions, dysphagia, and survival in patients with head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2014 Mar 15;120(6):840-7.
  6. Tejani MA, Galloway TJ, Lango M, Ridge JA, von Mehren M. Head and neck sarcomas: a comprehensive cancer center experience. Cancers (Basel). 2013 Jul 15;5(3):890-900.
  7. Azadarmaki R, Lango MN. Malignant transformation of respiratory papillomatosis in a solid-organ transplant patient: case report and literature review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Jul;122(7):457-60. Review.
  8. Lango M, Flieder D, Arrangoiz R, Veloski C, Yu JQ, Li T, Burtness B, Mehra R, Galloway T, Ridge JA. Extranodal extension of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma: correlation with biochemical endpoints, nodal persistence, and systemic disease progression. Thyroid. 2013 Sep;23(9):1099-105.
  9. Galloway TJ, Lango MN, Burtness B, Mehra R, Ruth K, Ridge JA. Unilateral neck therapy in the human papillomavirus ERA: accepted regional spread patterns. Head  Neck. 2013 Feb;35(2):160-4.
  10. Andrews G, Lango M, Cohen R, Feigenberg S, Burtness B, Mehra R, Ahmed S, Nicolaou N, Gaughan J, Ridge JA. Nonsurgical management of oropharyngeal, laryngeal, and hypopharyngeal cancer: the Fox Chase Cancer Center experience. Head Neck. 2011 Oct;33(10):1433-40.
  11. Lango MN, Topham NS, Perlis CS, Flieder DB, Weaver MW, Turaka A, Patel SA, Ridge JA. Surgery in the multimodality treatment of sinonasal malignancies. Curr  Probl Cancer. 2010 Sep-Oct;34(5):304-21. Review.
  12. Lango MN, Egleston B, Ende K, Feigenberg S, D'Ambrosio DJ, Cohen RB, Ahmad S, Nicolaou N, Ridge JA. Impact of neck dissection on long-term feeding tube dependence in patients with head and neck cancer treated with primary radiation or chemoradiation. Head Neck. 2010 Mar;32(3):341-7.
  13. Lango MN, Andrews GA, Ahmad S, Feigenberg S, Tuluc M, Gaughan J, Ridge JA. Postradiotherapy neck dissection for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: pattern of pathologic residual carcinoma and prognosis. Head Neck. 2009 Mar;31(3):328-37.
  14. Lango MN, Dyer KF, Lui VW, Gooding WE, Gubish C, Siegfried JM, Grandis JR. Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor-mediated autocrine growth in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Mar 6;94(5):375-83.
  15. Lango M, Ridge JA. Lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer.  Duh Q-Y, Clark OH, Kebebew E, editors. In: Atlas of Endocrine Surgical Techniques. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2010. p. 72-85.