Christopher Vanison, MD - Academic Profile

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery


Medical School
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
Residency Training
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Fellowship Training
  • University of California Davis, Head & Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Affiliated Specialty Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Voice Disorders
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Head & Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Advanced Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers of the Head & Neck
  • Head & Neck Melanoma
  • Head & Neck Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Benign and Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Oral Cavity Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Tumors
  • Cancers of the Larynx and Hypopharynx
  • Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Mandible and Maxilla
  • Malignant Skull Base Tumors
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Head & Neck Paragangliomas
  • Carotid Body Tumors
  • Dynamic and Static Facial Reanimation Surgery

Contact Information

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-068
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-8410
Fax: 631-444-7635

For patient care information, including insurance participation and practice locations, click here.
  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Additional

I am an Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon, and my practice focuses on treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head & neck as well as microvascular reconstructive surgery.  I am a Long Island native and, after years of training and practicing in other parts of the country, I am excited to return to the area.  My particular area of interest is advanced skin cancers of the head & neck.  Additionally, I have an interest in resident education and mentorship, and I will be serving as the Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery residency program director at Stony Brook.  I strive to be a good communicator with my patients, and my goal is to educate them so that they feel empowered and informed to make decisions about their care. 

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Gold Humanism Society

  • Medical Student Otolaryngology Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, 2019
  • Jack Kerth, MD Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern University, 2014

  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Vanison's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).
  • Professional Societies
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Head & Neck Society

  • Member, American Academic of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery