Physicians & Staff
Robert L. Witt, M.D., FACS
Dr. Witt is an internationally recognized surgeon and researcher in salivary gland diseases and thyroid cancer. He is a senior surgical attending at Christiana Care and a clinician/scientist for the Center for Translational Cancer Research.
Dr. Witt is a local graduate of Brandywine High School and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Delaware. He went on to Thomas Jefferson University for Medical School and completed his Residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery from the Harvard Medical School. On completion of his Residency training, he returned to his home state. The primary focus of Dr. Witt’s 26-year clinical practice is head and neck oncology. He has been director of the Head & Neck Multidisciplinary Clinic of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center for 12 years, since its inception. He has earned the titles of Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware.
He has recently been awarded as a principal investigator, a four-year $2.5 million dollar, R01 National Institute of Health (NIDCR) grant titled Functional Assembly of Salivary Cells to Relieve Xerostomia. His goal is to improve the quality of life for patients that have survived Head & Neck Cancer.
He has edited books on Salivary Gland Diseases and Thyroid Cancer. He has served on the Editorial Board of four major national journals and published 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, most as primary author. He has written numerous textbook chapters.
Dr. Witt has been an invited lecturer, panelist and moderator for head & neck surgery and translational cancer research in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
His awards have included the Honor Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware and the Achievement Award of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware.
His training and interests include the larynx. This has extended to years of personal training in vocal performance and has led to operatic tenor solos at numerous medical venues and fund-raisers including the Christiana Care Medicine Ball, events for the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, the Annual International Symposium for Care of the Professional Voice, and many National and International Otolaryngology meetings.
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