Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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Dr. Danny J. Enepekides, MD, FRCSC, MPH

Chief of Surgical Oncology & Regional Surgical Oncology Lead, CCO
Chief, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Executive Assistant: Elsa Benjamin

Phone: 416-480-5125
Fax: 416-480-5761


  • McGill University, BSc, 1990
  • McGill University, MD, MDCM, 1994

Surgical Training:

  • Residency, McGill University, Otolaryngology-HNS, 1994-1999

Fellowship Training:

  • Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Skull Base Surgery, University of California, Davis (Dr. P.J. Donald), 1999-2001
  • Fellowship in Microvascular Surgery, University of California, Davis (Dr. P.J. Donald), 2001
  • Fellowship in Microvascular Surgery, Hahnermann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (Dr. R. Hayden), 2000

Current Position:

Academic Highlights:

  • Chief Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, 1998
  • Xomed Poliquin Basic Science Research Award, 1998
  • Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Basic Research Award, 1999

Clinical/Research Foci:

  • Diagnosis and care of malignancies of the thyroid and parathyroid
  • Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck 
  • Molecular biology of squamous cell carcinoma

Select Recent Publications:

Rafii AA, Enepekides DJ. (2006) Upper and lower eyelid reconstruction: the year in review. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 14(4): 227-233.

Enepekides DJ. (2005) Concurrent chemoradiotherapy as the most appropriate treatment for most T3 laryngeal carcinomas. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 131(9): 815-818.

Enepekides DJ. (2005) Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: an update. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 13(4): 222-225.

Enepekides DJ. (2004) Recent advances in the treatment of juvenile angiofibroma. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 12(6): 495-499.

Donald PJ, Enepekides DJ, Boggan J. (2004) Giant juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma : management by skull base surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 130: 882-886.

Enepekides DJ, Donald PJ. (2001). Transoral approaches to the clivus and nasopharynx. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 34(6): 1105-1121, ix.

Enepekides DJ. (2001). Management of congenital anomalies of the neck. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 9(1): 131-145.

Akutsu N, Lin R, Bastien Y, Bestawros A, Enepekides DJ, Black MJ, White JH. (2001) Regulation of gene expression by 1 alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and its analog EB1089 under growth-inhibitory conditions in squamous carcinoma cells. Mol Endocrinol. 15(7): 1127-1139.

Enepekides DJ, Donald PJ. (2000) Long-term outcomes of anterior skull base surgery. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery 8: 130-136.

Enepekides DJ, Sultanem K, Nguyen C, Shenouda G, Black MJ, Rochon L. (1999) Occult cervical metastases: immunoperoxidase analysis of the pathologically negative neck. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 120(5): 713-717.

Enepekides DJ, Black MJ, White JH. (1999) The independent and combined effects of RAR-, RXR-, and VDR-selective ligands on the growth of squamous cell carcinoma in vitro. J Otolaryngol. 28(2): 83-89.