Gregory Ward, MD

Gregory Ward

Head and Neck Surgeon

About Dr. Gregory Ward

4.9 out of 5 (252 ratings)

Dr. Gregory Ward is a fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeon with over ten years of experience. He specializes in microvascular reconstructive surgical procedures to restore form and function to areas affected by cancer. Dr. Ward treats cancers of the throat and oral cavity, salivary gland, and skin, and uses the latest surgical techniques, including laser and robotic approaches. 

Committed to treating his patients with respect and honesty, Dr. Ward focuses on their individual needs, not just their diagnosis. Additionally, his goal is to provide his patients with the information they will need to decide what treatment options will work best for them.

Dr. Ward works collaboratively with the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) Head & Neck Program’s multidisciplinary team to provide patients with the most up-to-date treatment options available. As part of the NHCI network, patients have access to groundbreaking clinical trials and a multitude of cancer support services.

In his free time, Dr. Ward enjoys spending time with his wife and six children, as well as cooking, hiking and eating a lot of dark chocolate.

Family photoDr. Gregory Ward is superb. The second you meet him, you know he works and lives his life in excellence, he is a godsend. Dr. Ward and his staff are beyond amazing and are truly the definition of going above and beyond, everyone is very friendly and professional. It is rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and cares for a patient as a person with an outstanding quality of medical care. - Mattie Fain, Oral Cavity Cancer Patient

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Doctor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha), Cleveland, OH
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Fellowship, Head and Neck  Oncology/ Microvascular Reconstruction, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Certifications & Affiliations

Distinctions & Research Interests

  • Major in the Army Reserve Medical Corps
  • Author of multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on head and neck cancer
  • Performed over 200 free tissue transfers and 150 pedicled or regional flaps for reconstruction of cancer, tumor and trauma defects
  • Burdens/challenges to families undergoing head and neck cancer treatment
  • Gender differences in responses to head & neck surgery
  • Improvements in diagnostic imaging techniques for head and neck infections
  • Functional outcomes after head and neck cancer

Northside Provider Directory Details

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