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Sean Massa, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Areas

Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Oncology
Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliations

VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division

Areas of Clinical Interest

Oral cancer, throat cancer, larynx cancer, head and neck reconstruction, transoral surgery, salivary neoplasms, thyroid neoplasms, parathyroid disorders, osteoradionecrosis.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

VA Medical Center: John Cochran Division

915 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63106

Office Phone: 314-289-6341
Fax: 314-289-6386

Education

Education

Fellowship, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2019
Residency, Otolaryngology: Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2019
Medical Degree: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2013

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Treatment for lymphedema following head and neck cancer therapy: A systematic review.
Tyker A, Franco J, Massa ST, Desai SC, Walen SG
Am J Otolaryngol. 2019 Sep - Oct; 40(5)761-769. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2019.05.024.

PMID:
    31174933
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of the Financial Burden of Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer With Other Cancer Survivors.
Massa ST, Osazuwa-Peters N, Adjei Boakye E, Walker RJ, Ward GM
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar 1; 145(3)239-249. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.3982.

PMID:
    30789634
    [PubMed - in process]
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What's Love Got to do with it? Marital status and survival of head and neck cancer.
Osazuwa-Peters N, Christopher KM, Cass LM, Massa ST, Hussaini AS, Behera A, Walker RJ, Varvares MA
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 Jul; 28(4)e13022. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13022.

PMID:
    30784126
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact of gender on the association between marital status and head and neck cancer outcomes.
Simpson MC, Challapalli SD, Cass LM, Zahirsha ZS, Adjei Boakye E, Massa ST, Osazuwa-Peters N
Oral Oncol. 2019 Feb; 8948-55. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.12.009.

PMID:
    30732958
    [PubMed - in process]
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Factors Associated With Head and Neck Cancer Hospitalization Cost and Length of Stay-A National Study.
Adjei Boakye E, Johnston KJ, Moulin TA, Buchanan PM, Hinyard L, Tobo BB, Massa ST, Osazuwa-Peters N
Am J Clin Oncol. 2019 Feb; 42(2)172-178. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000487.

PMID:
    30300170
    [PubMed - in process]
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Demographic predictors of head and neck cancer survival differ in the elderly.
Massa ST, Cass LM, Challapalli S, Zahirsha Z, Simpson M, Ward G, Osazuwa-Peters N
Laryngoscope. 2019 Jan; 129(1)146-153. doi: 10.1002/lary.27289.

PMID:
    30194774
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An assessment of patient burdens from head and neck cancer survivorship care.
Massa ST, Rohde RL, Mckinstry C, Gresham M, Osazuwa-Peters N, Ward GM, Walker RJ
Oral Oncol. 2018 Jul; 82115-121. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.04.024.

PMID:
    29909885
    [PubMed - in process]
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Primary Cancer vs Competing Causes of Death in Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer.
Simpson MC, Massa ST, Boakye EA, Antisdel JL, Stamatakis KA, Varvares MA, Osazuwa-Peters N
JAMA Oncol. 2018 Feb 1; 4(2)257-259. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.4478.

PMID:
    29285537
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Survival of human papillomavirus-associated cancers: Filling in the gaps.
Osazuwa-Peters N, Massa ST, Simpson MC, Adjei Boakye E, Varvares MA
Cancer. 2018 Jan 1; 124(1)18-20. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30945.

PMID:
    29105739
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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40-year incidence trends for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in the United States.
Osazuwa-Peters N, Simpson MC, Massa ST, Adjei Boakye E, Antisdel JL, Varvares MA
Oral Oncol. 2017 Nov; 7490-97. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.09.015.

PMID:
    29103758
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Survival after refusal of surgical treatment for locally advanced laryngeal cancer.
Massa ST, Osazuwa-Peters N, Franco J, Ward GW, Walker RJ
Oral Oncol. 2017 Aug; 7134-40. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.05.019.

PMID:
    28688688
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decreased cancer-independent life expectancy in the head and neck cancer population.
Massa ST, Cass LM, Osazuwa-Peters N, Christopher KM, Walker RJ, Varvares MA
Head Neck. 2017 Sep; 39(9)1845-1853. doi: 10.1002/hed.24850.

PMID:
    28640483
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Using Grafts and Granulation to Improve Nasal Repair.
Gruber PJ, Walen S, Massa ST, Maher IA
Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Feb; 33(1)20-26. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597948.

PMID:
    28226367
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Competing causes of death in the head and neck cancer population.
Massa ST, Osazuwa-Peters N, Christopher KM, Arnold LD, Schootman M, Walker RJ, Varvares MA
Oral Oncol. 2017 Feb; 658-15. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2016.12.006.

PMID:
    28109473
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Race and sex disparities in long-term survival of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in the United States.
Osazuwa-Peters N, Massa ST, Christopher KM, Walker RJ, Varvares MA
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 Feb; 142(2)521-8. doi: 10.1007/s00432-015-2061-8.

PMID:
    26507889
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Improved overall survival and mortality in head and neck cancer with adjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy in national databases.
Lin SS, Massa ST, Varvares MA
Head Neck. 2016 Feb; 38(2)208-15. doi: 10.1002/hed.23869.

PMID:
    25225171
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Safety, efficacy, and hearing preservation using an integrated electro-acoustic stimulation hearing system.
Mahmoud AF, Massa ST, Douberly SL, Montes ML, Ruckenstein MJ
Otol Neurotol. 2014 Sep; 35(8)1421-5. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000422.

PMID:
    24797566
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparing the performance plateau in adult cochlear implant patients using HINT and AzBio.
Massa ST, Ruckenstein MJ
Otol Neurotol. 2014 Apr; 35(4)598-604. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000264.

PMID:
    24557031
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Head and neck cancer disparities, functional outcomes, patient reported outcome measures.