Larissa Sweeny

A native of Florida, Dr. Sweeny received her undergraduate education at the University of Florida and her medical education at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She then went on to complete her Otolaryngology Residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. During that time, she also completed an NIH Research Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her surgical training with a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sweeny has authored publications on basic science and translational work related to head and neck oncology behavior and cancer imaging strategies. In addition, she has published on clinical outcomes for patients following head and neck free flap reconstruction as well as clinical outcomes following laryngectomy, salvage surgery for oropharyngeal malignancies, and surgical management for metastatic cutaneous malignancies to the parotid gland.

Dr. Sweeny specializes in the treatment and reconstruction of head and neck cancer. She has expertise in the treatment of malignant tumors of the mouth, throat, larynx, neck, skin and salivary glands. She also specializes in microvascular reconstruction of complex head and neck defects from malignancy and osteoradionecrosis.