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Otolaryngology Health Care Team

Physicians

Dr. Antione Eskander
Dr. Antoine Eskander, MD, Sc,M., FRCSC

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Assistant professor, University of Toronto

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M1 102
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Nguyen
Email: Jennifer.nguyen@sunnybrook.ca 


Phone: 416-480-6705
Fax: 416-480-5761

Education:

  • B.Sc., 2006, Specialist in Integrative Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 2010, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sc.M., 2014, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Harvard University, USA
  • Clinician Investigator Program, 2014, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Clinician Investigator Program, 2016, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Clinical Training:

  • 2010 – 2016, Residency, University of Toronto, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2016, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • 2016 – 2017, Fellowship, American Head and Neck Society, Head & Neck Oncology/Reconstructive Surgery, The Ohio State University​

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Adjunct scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Head and neck surgical oncologist/microvascular reconstructive surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Endocrine/thyroid surgeon, Michael Garron Hospital (formerly known as Toronto East General Hospital)
  • Assistant professor, department of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, Faculty of Medicine, U of T
  • Courtesy staff otolaryngologist, North York General Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, University Health Network

Biography:

Dr. Eskander is a head and neck oncologist (including thyroid and cutaneous oncology) and reconstructive surgeon with an interest in health services research, clinical epidemiology and quality improvement. He has extensively studied head and neck cancers and thyroid cancers in Ontario and published an ICES epidemiological atlas in conjunction with Cancer Care Ontario. As an otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon his interests go beyond oncologic research. He is interested in studying access to care, disparities in care, adherence to guidelines, volume-outcome associations, and quality metrics. Ultimately, he would like these studies to lead to quality improvement initiatives that can improve the quality of care and outcomes.

Recent publications: 

Select recent publications:

Eskander A, Irish JC, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Head and Neck Cancer Surgery in Ontario, 2003‒2010: An ICES Atlas
https://www.ices.on.ca/Publications/Atlases-and-Reports/2015/Head-and-Neck-Cancer-Surgery-Atlas November 2015.

Eskander A, Devins G, Freeman J, Wei A, Rotstein L, Chauhan N, Sawka AM, Brown D, Irish J, Gilbert RW, Gullane PJ, Higgins K, Enepekides D, Goldstein DP. Waiting for Thyroid Surgery: A study of psychological morbidity and determinants of health associated with long wait times for thyroid surgery. Laryngoscope 2013 Feb;123(2):541-7.

Merdad M, Eskander A, Kroeker T, Freeman JL. Metastatic papillary thyroid cancer with lateral neck disease: pattern of spread by level. Head Neck 2013 Oct;35(10):1439-42.

Eskander A, Merdad M, Freeman JL, Witterick I. Lateral neck pattern of disease in papillary thyroid cancer: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by level. Thyroid 2013 May;23(5):583-92.

Merdad M, Eskander A, Kroeker T, Freeman JL. Predictors of level II and Vb neck disease in metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Nov;138(11):1030-3.

Eskander A, Givi B, Gullane PJ, Irish JC, Brown D, Gilbert RW, Weinreb I, Hope A, Xu W, Goldstein DP. Outcome predictors in squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary alveolus and hard palate. Laryngoscope 2013 Oct;123(10):2453-8.

Eskander A, Merdad M, Irish JC, Freeman JL, Hall SF, Groome PA, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Volume-outcome associations in Head & Neck Cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Head Neck. 2014 Dec;36(12):1820-34.

Eskander A, Irish JC, Groome PA, Freeman JL, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Hall SF, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Volume-outcome relationships for head and neck cancer surgery in a universal health care system. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep;124(9):2081-8.

Eskander A, Papsin BC. Screening Infants for hearing impairment in Canada. CMAJ. 2014 Oct 7;186(14):1048-9.

Merdad MM, Eskander A, de Almeida J, Freeman JL, Rotstein L, Ezzat S, Sawka AM, Goldstein DP. Current management of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma in Canada. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Aug 14;43:32.

Eskander A, Irish JC, Freeman JL, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Groome PA, Hall SF, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Overview of major salivary gland cancer surgery in Ontario (2003-2010). J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Dec 10;43(1):50.

Eskander A, Papsin BC. Screening for deafness. CMAJ. 2015 Mar 17;187(5):357.

Eskander A, Irish JC, Gullane P, Gilbert R, de Almeida JR, Freeman J, Giuliani M, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP, Overview of Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer in Ontario. Head Neck. 2016 Jul;38(7):1113-8.

Ganly I, Nixon I, Wang L, Palmer F, Migliacci J, Aniss A, Sywak M, Eskander A, Freeman JL, Campbell MJ, Shen W, Vaisman, F, Momesso D, Corbo R, Vaisman M, Shaha A, Tuttle R, Shah J, Patel S, Ganly I. Survival from differentiated thyroid cancer: What has age got to do with it? Thyroid. 2015 Oct;25(10):1106-14.

Givi B, Eskander A, Awad MI, Kong Q, Montero PH, Palmer FL, Xu W, De Almeida JR, Lee N, O'Sullivan B, Irish JC, Gilbert R, Ganly I, Patel SG, Goldstein DP, Morris LG. The impact of elective neck dissection on the Outcome of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas arising in the Maxillary Alveolus & Hard Palate. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E1688-94.

Eskander A, Monteiro E, Irish JC, Gullane P, Gilbert R, de Almeida JR, Brown D, Freeman J, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Adherence to guideline-recommended process measures for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in Ontario: impact of Surgeon and Hospital Volume. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E1987-92.

Eskander A, Goldstein DP, Irish JC. Health Services Research and Regionalization of Care-- From Policy to Practice: The Ontario Experience in Head and Neck Cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2016 Mar;18(3):19.

Irish JC, Eskander A. The importance and challenges of a specialty-specific National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for Head and Neck Surgery. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr;142(4):328-9.

Nixon IJ, Wang LY, Migliaci JC, Eskander A, Campbell MJ, Anassis A, Morris L, Vaisman F, Corbo R, Momesso D, Vaisman M, Carvalho A, Learoyd D, Leslie WD, Nason RW, Kuk D, Wreesmann V, Morris L, Palmer FL, Ganly I, Patel SG, Singh B, Tuttle RM, Shaha AR, Gönen M, Pathak KA, Shen WT, Sywak M, Kowalski L, Freeman J, Perrier N, Shah JP. An International Multi-Institutional Validation of Age 55 Years as a Cut-off for Risk Stratification in the AJCC/UICC Staging System for Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 2016 Mar;26(3):373-80.

Mifsud M*, Eskander A*, Irish J, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Brown D, De Almeida J, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Evolving trends in Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology: the Case of Ontario, Canada (1993-2010). Head Neck. 2017 May 30. doi: 10.1002/hed.24829. [Epub ahead of print]

Eskander A*, Mifsud M*, Irish J, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Brown D, De Almeida J, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Overview of Surgery for Larynx and Hypopharynx Cancer in Ontario (2003 - 2010). Head Neck. 2017 Jun 7.

Xu JJ, Yu E, Pasternak J, Brierley J, Tsang R, Zhang H, Eskander A, Rotstein L, Sawka AM, Gilbert RW, Irish JC, Gullane P, Brown D, De Almeida J, Goldstein DP. Patterns of regional recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer patients with lateral neck metastases undergoing neck dissection. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 May 31;46(1):43.

Eskander A, Kang SY, Teknos TN, Old MO. Advances in Midface Reconstruction: Beyond the Reconstructive Ladder. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Eskander A*, Zhan KY*, Kang SY, Old MO, Ozer E, Agrawal AA, Carrau RL, Rocco JW, Teknos TN. Appraisal of the AJCC 8th edition pathologic staging modifications for HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, a study of the National Cancer Data Base. Oral Oncol. 2017 Oct;73:152-159.

Eskander A, Ghanem T, Agrawal A; Education Committee of American Head and Neck Society (AHNS). AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Guideline recommendations for head and neck cancer of unknown primary site. Head Neck. 2017 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Eskander A, Kang S, Tweel B, Sitapara J, Old M, Ozer E, Agrawal A, Carrau R, Rocco J, Teknos TN. Quality Indicators - Measurement and predictors in patients receiving free flap reconstructive procedures for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Dec 1:194599817742373. [Epub ahead of print]

Eskander A, Monteiro E, O'Connell D, Taylor SM. The Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (CAHNSO). Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Choosing Wisely Campaign: imaging for patients with hoarseness, fine needle aspiration for neck mass, and ultrasound for odynophagia. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2018 Jan 8;47(1):2.​