Daniel Alam, MD, FACS

Daniel Alam QueensCancerCenter

Daniel Alam, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgeon

MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Physician


Bio Statement

Daniel Alam, MD, is a specialist in head and neck reconstructive surgery, including complex microvascular reconstructions to repair major facial injuries and cancer defects. He was the primary microvascular surgeon of the first face transplant procedure in the U.S. at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Alam has developed six new surgical procedures over the last five years, from minimally invasive surgeries for facial paralysis to complex facial reconstruction methods. The success rate of microvascular reconstruction in his section at the Cleveland Clinic was unparalleled nationally. Dr. Alam also serves as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.

After graduating from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as valedictorian, Dr. Alam received his surgical training with an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by residency at the Harvard Medical School’s Combined Hospitals Program in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UCLA Medical Center and served on its faculty as a clinical instructor in facial plastic surgery. Before joining Queen’s, Dr. Alam served as the Section Head of Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Head and Neck Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and as Professor of Surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

He holds senior-level academic positions in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He is the director of an AAFPRS-sanctioned Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery, and serves on the organization’s board of directors. Dr. Alam is a member of the AAFPRS National Academic Curriculum Committee, leading the sectionon facial paralysis and rehabilitation. He also serves on the editorial boards of four major journals.


Education & Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency: Harvard Medical School, Combined Hospitals Program in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Credentials


  • Otolaryngology/Head and neck reconstructive surgery

Fellowships: UCLA Medical Center, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery