Dr. Eben L. Rosenthal

Rosenthal EbenJohn S. Odess Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology Division Director

Contact Information:
Phone:  205-934-9766   Fax:  205-937-3993
Email: erosenthal@uabmc.edu

Administrative Support:  
Caitlin Varley
205-934-9713  |  cvarley@uabmc.edu

Schedule Appointment: 


Physical Address:
563 Boshell Building
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Mailing  Address:
BDB 563
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012
Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic 2000
6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249


Board Certification 
American Board of Otolaryngology, 2001
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004

Areas of Interest
Microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck
Head and neck oncology
Optical imagining in the operating room
Targeted therapy for head and neck cancer

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School, 1990-1994

General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1994-1995

Residency Program
Otolaryngology, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1995-2000

Oregon Health Sciences University, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2000-2001

Awards & Honors 
1994       Alpha Omega Alpha
              University of Michigan Medical School Chapter

1994       Cum Laude
              University of Michigan Medical School

1997       Honorable Mention in Resident Scholarship Award Competition
              EGF and Scatter Factor Induce Metalloprotease Dependent Invasion
American Society of Head and Neck Surgery

1998       First Place Award in Basic Science Category
              Role of Membrane Matrix Metalloproteases in Squamous Cell Invasion
American Academy of Otolaryngology- HNSF

1999       The John L. Kemink Research Award for Best Clinical Research Paper
              Utility of Reformatted Coronal CT in Assessment of Maxillofacial Trauma
23rd Lamberson Lectureship, University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology

1999       Best Research Paper
              The Human Dermal In Vitro Explant Model for Evaluating Cutaneous Malignancies
Walter P. Work Society, Annual Meeting

2000       Resident Travel Grant Award
              Investigation of Reformatted Coronal Images in Patients with Maxillofacial Trauma
Triological Society, Middle Section Meeting

2004       American College of Surgeons Maddox Cancer Award 
              The Impact of Social Factors and Race on Quality of Life in HNSCC
American College of Surgeons, Alabama Chapter

2005       Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
              UAB Division of Otolaryngology 

2006       Honorable Mention for Triological Thesis
              EMMPRIN Stimulates Fibroblast Mediated Collagenolysis In Vivo and In Vitro
Triological Society

2006       Honor Award
              American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery     

2007       Elected by peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in American

2007       Harry and Elsa Jiler Travel Award
              From Bench to Bedside
American Cancer Society 2007 Professors Meeting

2008       Argus Award Honoree
              University of Alabama School of Medicine

2008       Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
              UAB Division of Otolaryngology

2012       Birmingham Magazine Best Docs

Selected Publications

Iseli TA, Harris G, Dean NR, Iseli CE, Rosenthal EL.  Outcomes of Static and Dynamic Facial Nerve Repair in Head and Neck Cancer.  Laryngoscope, 2010 Mar. 120(3):  p. 478-83.  PMID:  20131366

Dean NR, Newman JR, Helman EE, Zhang W, Safavy S, Weeks DM, Cunningham M, Snyder LA, Tang Y, Yan L, McNally LR, Buchsbaum DJ, Rosenthal EL.  Anti-EMMPRIN Monoclonal Antibody as a Novel Agent for Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer.  Clin Cancer Res, 2009 Jun. 15(12):  p. 4058-65. 

Dean NR, Rosenthal EL, Carroll WR, Kostrzewa JP, Jones VL, Desmond RA, Clemons L, Magnuson JS.  Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Primary or Recurrent Oropharyngeal Carcinoma.  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2010 Apr. 136(4): p. 380-4.  PMID 20403855

Helman EE, Newman JR, Dean NR, Zhang W, Zinn KR, Rosenthal EL.  Optical Imaging Predicts Tumor Response to Anti-EGFR Therapy.  Cancer Biol Ther, 2010 Jul. 10(2): p. 166-71.  [Epub ahead of print] PMID 20505368    

Dean NR, White HN, Carter DS, Desmond RA, Carroll WR, McGrew BM, Rosenthal EL.  Outcomes following Temporal Bone Resection.  Laryngoscope, 2010 Aug. 120(8): p. 1516-22.  PMID 20641083

Cannady SB, Dean N, Kroeker A, Albert TA, Rosenthal EL, Wax MK.  Free Flap Reconstruction for Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaws-Outcomes and Predictive Factors for Success.  Head Neck, 2010 Jul. 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 20645290  

Dean NR, Knowles JA, Helman EE, Aldridge JC, Carroll WR, Magnuson JS, Clemons L, Ziober B, Rosenthal EL.  Anti-EMMPRIN Antibody Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an Ex-Vivo Model.  Anticancer Drugs, 2010 Oct. 21(9):  p. 861-7.  PMID 20700044

Hanasono MM, Lin D, Wax MK, Rosenthal EL.  Closure of Laryngectomy Defects in the Age of Chemoradiation Therapy.  Head Neck, 2010 Nov. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 21416549