Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Senior Head and Neck Surgeon, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre
Chair, Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Program, McGill University
Associate Professor, Departments of Oncology and Otolaryngology, McGill University
Dr. Martin J. Black is a senior head and neck surgeon at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). Dr. Black graduated from medicine at McGill University in 1967 with a residency at the JGH from 1968 to 1969. In 1973, he completed his residency training at Washington University School of Medicine, including a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. In 1973 he returned to the JGH, where he was Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery until 1992, and Surgeon-in-Chief from 1993 to 2007.
Dr. Black sees patients with a variety of head and neck cancers, including oral cavity, throat, vocal cords, salivary glands and thyroid.
Dr. Black was named to the Honour List for Educational Excellence in the Faculty of Medicine in 1998, received the Outstanding Teacher Award twice from McGill’s Department of Otolaryngology, and also won the Prix d’Excellence from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2008. In 2001, he was elected President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. More recently, in honour of his many accomplishments, the Jewish General Hospital Foundation established the Martin J. Black Endowment Fund for Fellowship Training in Head and Neck Oncology. The $1.5-million fund will support training and research in the field.
Major Research Activities
Dr. Black’s research interests include head and neck surgery, protocols in chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as outcome analysis of thyroid cancer operations. He is involved in a wide variety of collaborative clinical studies with the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and pharmaceutical companies.
1. Marzouki H, Chavannes M, Tamilia M, Hier M, Black MJ, Levental M, Payne RJ, Location of Parathyroid Adenomas: 7 Year Experience free, The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2010; 39: 551-4
2. Jumaily J, Noordzji J, Dukas A, Lee S, Bernet V, Payne RJ, McLeod I, Hier MP, Black MJ, Kerr P, Raffaelli M, Bellantone R, Lombardi C, Dietrich M, Prediction of hypocalcemia after using 1- to 6-hour postoperative parathyroid hormone and calcium levels: An analysis of pooled individual patient data from 3 observational studies, Head and Neck 2010; 32:427-34
3. Noah B. Sands, MD, Shawn Karls, BSc, Alexander Amir, BSc, Michael Tamilia, MD, FRCPC, Olga Gologan, MD, FRCPC, Louise Rochon, MS, FRCPC, Martin J. Black. MD, FRCSC, Michael P. Hier, MD, FRCSC, and Richard J. Payne, MD, MSc, FRCSC, McGill Thyroid Nodule Score (MTNS): “Rating the Risk”, a Novel Predictive Scheme for Cancer Risk Determination, Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 40, No S1 (February), 2011:pp S1-S13