Kerstin Stenson, MD

Professor of Surgery

Director, Head & Neck Program

Kerstin Stenson, MD, is a respected head and neck cancer surgeon. She focuses on the surgical treatment of patients with newly diagnosed cancer, benign tumors and recurrent cancer of the head and neck. She also has significant experience and expertise in treating patients with complex wounds and complications related to head and neck cancer treatment, such as osteoradionecrosis or swallowing difficulties.

Dr. Stenson combines surgical proficiency with her philosophy of individualized patient care to provide the best possible treatment options. In addition to improving survival, her main goal in patient care is functional rehabilitation through therapy or reconstruction.

Dr. Stenson is also actively researching surgical and functional issues that patients experience following head and neck cancer treatment.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

Chicago Medical School

Internship and Residency

University of Illinois, Chicago


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


American Academy of Otolaryngology
American College of Surgeons
American Head & Neck Society
American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Chicago Medical Society
Illinois State Medical Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6690

Office Fax

(773) 702-6809

Office Postal Address

Kerstin Stenson, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1035
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Stenson

View a video of Dr. Stenson and her colleagues discussing the University of Chicago style of surgery. It's all about you; helping you understand and helping you heal.

Dr. Stenson commented on the role of surgery in treating head and neck cancer in a patient story about a man who successfully beat advanced tonsil cancer.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Stenson's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.