Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery
Surgical Appointments: Jewish General Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital
Specializing in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Thyroid Nodules, Parathyroid Surgery, Parotid Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery and Complex Head and Neck Reconstruction
Alex M. Mlynarek MD, MSc, FRSCS, is an assistant professor at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University. Dr. Mlynarek specializes in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, skin cancer as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Prior to joining the faculty at McGill, he finished two fellowships in head and neck oncology and complex reconstruction. After graduating from the McGill Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency program in 2007, Dr. Mlynarek received a diploma from the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery, for completing a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction at the University of Alberta, under the guidance of Dr. H. Seikaly and Dr. J. Harris. He then completed a second fellowship training at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, focusing on the management of skin cancer, complex head and neck reconstruction and cosmetic facial surgery, under the distinguished guidance of Dr. J. Chaplin, Dr. N. McIvor and Dr. M. Izzard.
Dr. Mlynarek has received numerous awards and scholarships including the prestigious RCPSC Traineeship Grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the THANC (Thyroid, Head And Neck Cancer) foundation scholarship. In 2011, he received the best teacher award as voted by the McGill University Otolaryngology program residents.
For the past 5 years Dr. Mlynarek has served as examiner for the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery board exam at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada. Since 2012, he sits as board member of the executive committee at the Association D’Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Chirurgie Cervico-faciale du Quebec. He is currently the president of the Quebec Otolaryngology continuing medical education Council. In 2012, Dr. Mlynarek presided over the Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Quebec Congres.
Clinically, Dr. Mlynarek’s work was instrumental in establishing the Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) program in Montreal. His team was the first in Quebec to perform robotic surgery for oral cancer. He also performed the first 3D-printed bioinert nose transplant in the world.
Dr. Mlynarek’s research interests are functional outcomes and quality of life in head and neck cancer patients, as well as the discovery of biomarkers for head and neck cancer. He has published his research in numerous peer reviewed journals. He continues to attend and present his research at conferences locally, nationally and internationally.
He has a clinical practice at the Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.