Meet Our Team

At the Yale Head and Neck Program, we believe in a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach that offers the most advanced cancer care available from distinguished surgeons and specialists. Each of our team members cares deeply about your physical and emotional well-being. Working together, we provide you with a carefully determined treatment plan that focuses on your individual needs and condition.  

All of our surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained. As faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, they are dedicated to revolutionizing medicine for the treatment of head and neck cancer and to training tomorrow’s world-leading head and neck surgeons. 

As part of the Yale Cancer Center, we offer expert care for tumors of the skull base and other malignancies of the head and neck. A collaborative approach to care offers the most effective treatment options for diseases affecting the ears, sinuses, larynx, and pharynx, while emphasizing the organ-sparing mission of the Yale Cancer Center. 

Our Core Surgical Team

Bernadette M. Palmese, AuD
Carol A. Powell, MS, CCC-A
Bryan Sperrazza, RN, BSN
Alison Davis, RN, BSN 
E. Ann Graham, PA
Deborah Hendrick, PA
Joseph Mendes, PA-C

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Otolaryngology 
Medical Oncology
Plastic Surgery
Neurosurgery 
Dermatology
Radiation Therapy
Head and Neck Radiology 
Oral Surgery