Dr. Marilene B. Wang is a Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where she is co-director of the Endoscopic Skull Base program. She received her BA in mathematics from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, and her MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA and was recruited afterward to serve on the faculty. Her practice is focused on rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. She has an active cancer research laboratory, studying cell cycle regulation and curcumin suppression of head and neck cancer, which has received NIH and other extramural funding. She has mentored numerous students and residents in her laboratory, many of whom have gone on to distinguished professional careers. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 14 book chapters, and presented over 200 abstracts or lectures at meetings all over the world. She is on the Editorial Review Board for The Laryngoscope and is a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. She has been named to the Best Doctors of America database, Best Doctors in Southern California, and Best Doctors in Los Angeles. She was Chair of the Awards Committee for the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) 2014-2017, Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) 2017-present, Chair of the Complementary/Integrative Medicine Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) 2013-2017, and is an active member of multiple other committees for the AAO-HNS, ARS, AHNS, and American Thyroid Association. She received a Distinguished Service Award from the AAO-HNS in 2013, a Presidential Citation from the Triological Society in 2015, and was named a Cochrane Scholar in 2014. She has served on the Board of Trustees for La Sierra University since 2012.
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