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Aaron Wieland, MD, PhD

Co-director, Career Enhancement Program

Dr. Wieland is a head and neck surgeon whose clinical practice is composed primarily of surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Since returning to the University of Wisconsin in 2013, he has been committed to program development at the William S Middleton Veterans Affairs Hospital as well as regional outreach at the Swedish American Cancer Center. His research focuses on outcomes in patients treated for head and neck cancer. He has developed several projects that leverage the University of Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer Database in conjunction with Dr. Greg Hartig and members of the UW-Madison Department of Radiation Oncology. In addition, he has conducted research utilizing large datasets to characterize prognosis and various outcomes in patients treated for head and neck cancer. He is a deeply committed mentor and educator having served as Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Microsurgical Training Course and Lead Course Instructor for over a dozen Otolaryngology, HN Surgery Dissection Workshops for fellows, residents and students in training. In 2016 he received the Ashley G. Anderson Faculty Mentor Award as a testament to his dedication to mentorship and training of the next generation. He is well suited to serve as a Co-Director for the Career Enhancement Program of the University of Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer SPORE.


Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction (2011)

Resident, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2010)

Intern, Brigham Women and Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, General Surgery (2006)

MD, Harvard Medical School, Medicine (2005)

BA, Loyola University Chicago, Philosophy (1999)

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