K. Thomas Robbins, MD, FCRSC, FACS
Dr. Robbins is currently director of the Simmons Cooper Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University, and has served as chairman of the Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, the University of Florida, and Southern Illinois University. He is a past president of the American Head and Neck Society and chaired the Committee for Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Council of the American College of Surgeons. Dr Robbins academic interests have focused on modifications for conservation neck dissection and neck dissection nomenclature, as well as targeted (intra-arterial) chemotherapy protocols for advanced head and neck cancer. He has been a leader in development of a standardized classification system for neck dissection.