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Eleni M. Rettig, M.D.


Yale University, New Haven, CTBS05/2006Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXMD05/2011Medicine
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD12/2017Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN07/2019Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship

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  1. Mokhtari TE, Warinner C, Edwards H, Chan AW, Annino D, Schoenfeld JD, Sethi RKV, Rettig EM. Unusual presentation of HPV-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the nasolacrimal duct as carcinoma of unknown primary. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 May-Jun; 43(3):103457. PMID: 35453094.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Arbab M, Chen YH, Tishler RB, Gunasti L, Glass J, Fugazzotto JA, Killoran JH, Sethi R, Rettig E, Annino D, Goguen L, Uppaluri R, Hsu C, Burke E, Hanna GJ, Lorch J, Haddad RI, Margalit DN, Schoenfeld JD. Association between radiation dose to organs at risk and acute patient reported outcome during radiation treatment for head and neck cancers. Head Neck. 2022 06; 44(6):1442-1452. PMID: 35355358.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Rettig EM, Faden DL, Sandhu S, Wong K, Faquin WC, Warinner C, Stephens P, Kumar S, Kuperwasser C, Richmon JD, Uppaluri R, Varvares M, Sethi R, Hanna GJ, Sroussi H. Detection of circulating tumor human papillomavirus DNA before diagnosis of HPV-positive head and neck cancer. Int J Cancer. 2022 Oct 01; 151(7):1081-1085. PMID: 35262203.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  4. Miller LE, Mohan S, Essayed WI, Sukumaran M, Mirshahi S, Rabinov JD, Du R, Rettig EM. Embolization of the internal maxillary artery via open retrograde superficial temporal artery approach. J Surg Case Rep. 2021 Nov; 2021(11):rjab508. PMID: 34804488.
  5. Hanna GJ, O'Neill A, Shin KY, Wong K, Jo VY, Quinn CT, Cutler JM, Flynn M, Lizotte PH, Annino DJ, Goguen LA, Kass JI, Rettig EM, Sethi RKV, Lorch JH, Schoenfeld JD, Margalit DN, Tishler RB, Everett PC, Desai AM, Cavanaugh ME, Paweletz CP, Egloff AM, Uppaluri R, Haddad RI. Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Nivolumab and Lirilumab in Patients with Recurrent, Resectable Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 02 01; 28(3):468-478. PMID: 34667025.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  6. Warinner CB, Bergmark RW, Sethi R, Rettig EM. Cancer-Related Activity Limitations Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. Laryngoscope. 2022 03; 132(3):593-599. PMID: 34355796.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Windon MJ, Fakhry C, Margalit DN, Dey T, Rettig EM. Epidemiologic distinctions between base of tongue and tonsil oropharyngeal carcinomas. Head Neck. 2021 10; 43(10):3076-3085. PMID: 34288202.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Rettig EM, Sethi RKV. Cancer of the Oropharynx and the Association with Human Papillomavirus. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2021 10; 35(5):913-931. PMID: 34244016.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Miller AL, Holcomb AJ, Parikh AS, Richards JM, Rathi VK, Goldfarb JW, Remenschneider AK, Bergmark RW, Annino DJ, Goguen LA, Rettig EM, Deschler DG, Emerick KS, Lin DT, Richmon JD, Chan CL, Min LC, Uppaluri R, Varvares MA. Assessment of Preoperative Functional Status Prior to Major Head and Neck Surgery: A Pilot Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 04; 166(4):688-695. PMID: 34154446.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Warinner CB, Hayirli TC, Bergmark RW, Sethi R, Rettig EM. Patterns of Technology Use Among Patients With Head and Neck Cancer and Implications for Telehealth. OTO Open. 2021 Apr-Jun; 5(2):2473974X211018612. PMID: 34164593; PMCID: PMC8188980.
    Citations: 1     
  11. Hanna GJ, Rettig EM, Park JC, Varvares MA, Lorch JH, Margalit DN, Schoenfeld JD, Tishler RB, Goguen LA, Annino DJ, Haddad RI, Uppaluri R. Hospitalization rates and 30-day all-cause mortality among head and neck cancer patients and survivors with COVID-19. Oral Oncol. 2021 01; 112:105087. PMID: 33190021.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Rettig EM, Janus JR, Moore EJ, Price DL, Glasgow AE, Marinelli JP, Habermann EB, Van Abel KM. Age Is Associated With Pain Experience and Opioid Use After Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2020 08; 130(8):E469-E478. PMID: 32413165.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Davis RJ, Rettig E, Aygun N, Rooper L, D'Souza G, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. From presumed benign neck masses to delayed recognition of human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2020 02; 130(2):392-397. PMID: 30950517.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Zenga J, Graboyes E, Janz T, Drake V, Rettig E, Desai S, Nickel C, Shabani S, Padhya T, Scarpinato M, Stadler M, Massey B, Campbell B, Shukla M, Awan M, Schultz CJ, Wong S, Jackson RS, Pipkorn P. Salvage of Recurrence after Surgery and Adjuvant Therapy: A Multi-institutional Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 07; 161(1):74-81. PMID: 30753110.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Rettig EM, Gooi Z, Bardin R, Bogale M, Rooper L, Acha E, Koch WM. Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Rural Northwest Cameroon. OTO Open. 2019 Jan-Mar; 3(1):2473974X18818415. PMID: 31236529; PMCID: PMC6572919.
    Citations: 4     
  16. Faraji F, Rettig EM, Tsai HL, El Asmar M, Fung N, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. The prevalence of human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal cancer is increasing regardless of sex or race, and the influence of sex and race on survival is modified by human papillomavirus tumor status. Cancer. 2019 03 01; 125(5):761-769. PMID: 30521092.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Rettig EM, Fakhry C, Nathan CO. To kiss or not to kiss in the era of the human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer "epidemic"? Laryngoscope. 2019 01; 129(1):4-5. PMID: 30194848.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  18. Trinh G, Rettig E, Noureldine SI, Russell JO, Agrawal N, Mathur A, Prescott JD, Zeiger MA, Tufano RP. Surgical Management of Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism and the Impact of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing on Outcome. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 10; 159(4):630-637. PMID: 30105919.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Rettig EM, Zaidi M, Faraji F, Eisele DW, El Asmar M, Fung N, D'Souza G, Fakhry C. Oropharyngeal cancer is no longer a disease of younger patients and the prognostic advantage of Human Papillomavirus is attenuated among older patients: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Oral Oncol. 2018 08; 83:147-153. PMID: 30098771; PMCID: PMC6500732.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Dhillon VK, Rettig E, Noureldine SI, Genther DJ, Hassoon A, Al Khadem MG, Ozgursoy OB, Tufano RP. The incidence of vocal fold motion impairment after primary thyroid and parathyroid surgery for a single high-volume academic surgeon determined by pre- and immediate post-operative fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Int J Surg. 2018 Aug; 56:73-78. PMID: 29908329.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Rettig EM, Fakhry C, Khararjian A, Westra WH. Age Profile of Patients With Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jun 01; 144(6):538-539. PMID: 29710071; PMCID: PMC5933458.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Rettig EM, Bishop JA, Agrawal N, Chung CH, Sharma R, Zamuner F, Li RJ, Koch WM, Califano JA, Guo T, Gaykalova DA, Fakhry C. HEY1 is expressed independent of NOTCH1 and is associated with poor prognosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2018 07; 82:168-175. PMID: 29909892.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Windon MJ, D'Souza G, Rettig EM, Westra WH, van Zante A, Wang SJ, Ryan WR, Mydlarz WK, Ha PK, Miles BA, Koch W, Gourin C, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Increasing prevalence of human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancers among older adults. Cancer. 2018 07 15; 124(14):2993-2999. PMID: 29710393; PMCID: PMC6033632.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  24. Rettig EM, Fakhry C, Hales RK, Kisuule F, Quon H, Kiess AP, Yin LX, Zhang Y, Blackford AL, Drummond MB, Gourin CG, Koch WM, Eisele DW, D'Souza G. Pilot randomized controlled trial of a comprehensive smoking cessation intervention for patients with upper aerodigestive cancer undergoing radiotherapy. Head Neck. 2018 07; 40(7):1534-1547. PMID: 29542262.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Yin LX, D'Souza G, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Zhang Y, Rettig EM, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Wentz A, Koch W, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Prognostic factors for human papillomavirus-positive and negative oropharyngeal carcinomas. Laryngoscope. 2018 08; 128(8):E287-E295. PMID: 29536542; PMCID: PMC8929688.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  26. Rettig EM, Stewart CM. Unusual Cause of Scalp Pain in Hearing-Impaired Patient. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 03; 158(3):580. PMID: 29313425.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Al Khadem MG, Rettig EM, Dhillon VK, Russell JO, Tufano RP. Postoperative IPTH compared with IPTH gradient as predictors of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Laryngoscope. 2018 03; 128(3):769-774. PMID: 28842998.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Fakhry C, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Zhang Y, Rettig E, Yin LX, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Wentz A, Koch W, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, D'Souza G. The prognostic role of sex, race, and human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal and nonoropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell cancer. Cancer. 2017 05 01; 123(9):1566-1575. PMID: 28241096; PMCID: PMC5788020.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. D'Souza G, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Wentz A, Kluz N, Rettig E, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Kang H, Bishop J, Quon H, Kiess AP, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Differences in the Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancers by Sex, Race, Anatomic Tumor Site, and HPV Detection Method. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Feb 01; 3(2):169-177. PMID: 27930766; PMCID: PMC7286346.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    
  30. Ling S, Rettig EM, Tan M, Chang X, Wang Z, Brait M, Bishop JA, Fertig EJ, Considine M, Wick MJ, Ha PK. Identification of methylated genes in salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma xenografts using global demethylation and methylation microarray screening. Int J Oncol. 2016 Jul; 49(1):225-34. PMID: 27212063; PMCID: PMC4902070.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  31. Rettig EM, D'Souza G, Thompson CB, Koch WM, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Health-related quality of life before and after head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey linkage. Cancer. 2016 06 15; 122(12):1861-70. PMID: 27182694; PMCID: PMC4950667.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Rettig EM, Fakhry C, Rositch AF, Burke AE, Chang K, Silver MI, Viscidi R, Gravitt P. Race is Associated With Sexual Behaviors and Modifies the Effect of Age on Human Papillomavirus Serostatus Among Perimenopausal Women. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Apr; 43(4):231-7. PMID: 26967299.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Patel MA, Blackford AL, Rettig EM, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Rising population of survivors of oral squamous cell cancer in the United States. Cancer. 2016 05 01; 122(9):1380-7. PMID: 26950886.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Motz K, Qualliotine JR, Rettig E, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Changes in Unknown Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck at Initial Presentation in the Era of Human Papillomavirus. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar; 142(3):223-8. PMID: 26769661.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  35. Rettig EM, Talbot CC, Sausen M, Jones S, Bishop JA, Wood LD, Tokheim C, Niknafs N, Karchin R, Fertig EJ, Wheelan SJ, Marchionni L, Considine M, Ling S, Fakhry C, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Ha PK, Agrawal N. Whole-Genome Sequencing of Salivary Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2016 04; 9(4):265-74. PMID: 26862087.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  36. Guo T, Rettig E, Fakhry C. Understanding the impact of survival and human papillomavirus tumor status on timing of recurrence in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2016 Jan; 52:97-103. PMID: 26589380; PMCID: PMC4691573.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Wang Z, Ling S, Rettig E, Sobel R, Tan M, Fertig EJ, Considine M, El-Naggar AK, Brait M, Fakhry C, Ha PK. Epigenetic screening of salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma identifies hypomethylation of CLIC3 as a common alteration. Oral Oncol. 2015 Dec; 51(12):1120-5. PMID: 26490796; PMCID: PMC4663116.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Rettig EM, Wentz A, Posner MR, Gross ND, Haddad RI, Gillison ML, Fakhry C, Quon H, Sikora AG, Stott WJ, Lorch JH, Gourin CG, Guo Y, Xiao W, Miles BA, Richmon JD, Andersen PE, Misiukiewicz KJ, Chung CH, Gerber JE, Rajan SD, D'Souza G. Prognostic Implication of Persistent Human Papillomavirus Type 16 DNA Detection in Oral Rinses for Human Papillomavirus-Related Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Oct; 1(7):907-15. PMID: 26226294.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  39. Rettig EM, Chung CH, Fakhry C. Implications of the New Face of Head and Neck Cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Sep; 29(9):628-30. PMID: 26384797.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  40. Wang Y, Springer S, Mulvey CL, Silliman N, Schaefer J, Sausen M, James N, Rettig EM, Guo T, Pickering CR, Bishop JA, Chung CH, Califano JA, Eisele DW, Fakhry C, Gourin CG, Ha PK, Kang H, Kiess A, Koch WM, Myers JN, Quon H, Richmon JD, Sidransky D, Tufano RP, Westra WH, Bettegowda C, Diaz LA, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Agrawal N. Detection of somatic mutations and HPV in the saliva and plasma of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Jun 24; 7(293):293ra104. PMID: 26109104; PMCID: PMC4587492.
    Citations: 139     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  41. Rettig EM, Tan M, Ling S, Yonescu R, Bishop JA, Fakhry C, Ha PK. MYB rearrangement and clinicopathologic characteristics in head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep; 125(9):E292-9. PMID: 25963073.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Rettig EM, D'Souza G. Epidemiology of head and neck cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2015 Jul; 24(3):379-96. PMID: 25979389.
    Citations: 115     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  43. Rettig EM, Chung CH, Bishop JA, Howard JD, Sharma R, Li RJ, Douville C, Karchin R, Izumchenko E, Sidransky D, Koch W, Califano J, Agrawal N, Fakhry C. Cleaved NOTCH1 Expression Pattern in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Is Associated with NOTCH1 Mutation, HPV Status, and High-Risk Features. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Apr; 8(4):287-95. PMID: 25633867.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  44. Rettig E, Kiess AP, Fakhry C. The role of sexual behavior in head and neck cancer: implications for prevention and therapy. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2015 Jan; 15(1):35-49. PMID: 25193346.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Benson EM, Hirata RM, Thompson CB, Ha PK, Fakhry C, Saunders JR, Califano JA, Arnaoutakis D, Levine M, Tang M, Neuner G, Messing BP, Blanco RG. Pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy: a single-institution experience, 2001-2012. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 36(1):24-31. PMID: 25245411.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Rettig E, Tunkel DE. Contemporary concepts in management of acute otitis media in children. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2014 Oct; 47(5):651-72. PMID: 25213276.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Lazar DA, Fallon SC, Benson EM, Hassan SF, Brandt ML. Scarless laparotomy in children: a transumbilical technique with umbilicoplasty. Am Surg. 2013 Dec; 79(12):1304-5. PMID: 24351361.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Benson E, Li R, Eisele D, Fakhry C. The clinical impact of HPV tumor status upon head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Oral Oncol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):565-74. PMID: 24134947.
    Citations: 87     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  49. Kolev NG, Yario TA, Benson E, Steitz JA. Conserved motifs in both CPSF73 and CPSF100 are required to assemble the active endonuclease for histone mRNA 3'-end maturation. EMBO Rep. 2008 Oct; 9(10):1013-8. PMID: 18688255.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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