Antoine (Tony) Eskander

Faculty Member

Research Interests

Dr. Eskander is a head and neck oncologist (including endocrine oncology), and reconstructive surgeon with an interest in health services research, clinical epidemiology and quality improvement. He has extensively studied head and neck cancers, and thyroid cancers in Ontario.

He published an ICES epidemiological atlas in conjunction with Cancer Care Ontario. It describes the extent of surgery and related health services provided to Ontario adults diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck between 2003 and 2010. As an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, his interests go beyond oncologic research. He is interested in studying access to care, disparities in care, adherence to guidelines, volume-outcome associations and quality metrics. Ultimately, he would like these studies to lead to initiatives that can improve quality of care and outcomes.

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials,
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Outcomes Research
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Outcomes Research
  • Quality Metrics

Professional Interests

  • Clinical Research
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Microvascular and Free Tissue Transfer
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery


Ontario-wide research atlas shows stable rates of head and neck cancers, except for rise in HPV-related throat cancer(opens in a new window), ICES (Nov. 19, 2015)

Eskander A, Hall SF, Manduch M, Griffiths R, Irish JC. The impact of NIFTP on incidence and survival after thyroidectomy in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07187-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Eskander A, Krzyzanowska M, Fischer HD, Liu N, Austin PC, Irish JC, Enepekides DJ, Lee J, Gutierrez E, Lockhart E, Raphael M, Singh S. Emergency department visits and unplanned hospitalizations in the treatment period for head and neck cancer patients treated with curative intent: a population-based analysis. Oral Oncol. 2018 Aug;83:107–14.

Eskander A, Monteiro E, O’Connell D, Taylor SM, Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (CAHNSO). Head and neck surgical oncology Choosing Wisely Campaign: imaging for patients with hoarseness, fine needle aspiration for neck mass, and ultrasound for odynophagia. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg2018 Jan 8;47(1):2.

Eskander A, Irish JC, Groome PA, Freeman JL, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Hall SF, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Volume-outcome relationships for head and neck cancer surgery in a universal health care system. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep;124(9):2081–8.

Eskander A, Merdad M, Freeman JL, Witterick I. Lateral neck pattern of disease in papillary thyroid cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis by level. Thyroid. 2013 May;23(5):583–92.

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