John I. Song, MD

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SPECIALTIES Otolaryngology (ENT), Oncologic Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery

4.9 out of 5 (230 ratings)

PHYSICIAN'S PRACTICE Atlanta Head & Neck Associates ➚
MEDICAL SCHOOL New York University School of Medicine

About John I. Song, MD

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. John I. Song is a nationally recognized and fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeon that specializes in the surgical management of head and neck cancers. He offers complex head and neck surgery and reconstruction using the most advanced surgical techniques available.

Prior to moving to Atlanta to open Atlanta Head & Neck Associates, Dr. Song was the Director of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital for 18 years and an associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Song has served as an invited speaker at symposiums across the US and Asia, and has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in this field. He holds technology patents on early detection of head and neck cancer, and his research interests includes the use of novel technologies such as microRNAs in the diagnosis of head and neck cancer, preserving quality of life in head and neck cancer, and head and neck reconstruction.

With an emphasis on preserving quality of life, Dr. Song is committed to treating his patients and their families with respect and honesty, and to ensure that they have all of the information available to make the best possible decisions in their cancer care.

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Board Certified, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member, American Head and Neck Society
  • Member, Institute for Hospital Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE)


Education & Training

  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship: Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Skull Base Surgery-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
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  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2005-2023)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America (2007-2020)
  • Newsweek Top Cancer Doctor (2015-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America (2006-2018)
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • KK Mammel Outstanding Professor of the Year, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Outstanding Fellow Award, Triological Society (Eastern Sectional Meeting); Pittsburgh, PA
  • Young Investigator Award for Scientific Excellence, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Chief Resident of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery / UCLA Medical Center
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, New York University School of Medicine

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960 Johnson Ferry Road NE Suite 335 Atlanta, GA 30342
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