The Caris Foundation head and neck surgeries are led by James Netterville, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of the Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University and one of the world’s foremost head and neck surgeons. Dr. Netterville and his Vanderbilt-based team train and empower local medical personnel on many levels from sterilization and instrument care, nursing skills, pre and post-op care, surgery skills, and anesthesiology. Through a partnership with the Kenya Ear Nose and Throat Association our head and neck team train other African ENT surgeons. These surgeries are in partnership with the Tawfiq Hospital in Malindi, Kenya, who graciously hosts our surgeries.