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Thomas J. Gernon, M.D.

Clinical Expertise
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena Patients: 877-998-7546
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-0455
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Teams

  • Head and Neck Cancers and Oral Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Cancers

Thomas J. Gernon, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in department of surgery, specializing in head and neck surgery. Dr. Gernon came to City of Hope from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor in the department of surgery, division of otolaryngology.

Board-certified in otolaryngology, Dr. Gernon is active in outreach. During his time at the University of Arizona Medical Center, he essentially built the Head & Neck Oncology Program from the ground up, serving as co-director of the program, as well as medial director of the Outpatient Surgical Specialty Clinics. He developed one of the largest referral centers in Southern Arizona for patients with complex tumors of the head and neck. His clinical expertise encompasses evaluation and treatment of patients with tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and salivary glands. He has special interest in treatment of patients with HPV related head and neck malignancies. Dr. Gernon has published in the peer-reviewed literature, and has been invited to present his work both locally and nationally.

Dr. Gernon trained with an internship in general surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he also pursued a residency in head and neck surgery. In 2011, he completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Gernon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington in Seattle prior to receiving his medical doctorate from UW School of Medicine. While in medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.


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