Dr. Daniel W. Nuss, a New Orleans native, completed his medical education at Louisiana State University. After a six-month residency elective in head and neck surgical oncology at M.D. Anderson Hospital, he served a two-year fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Cranial Base Surgery. At LSU, he has been Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology for 20 years, with a joint appointment as professor in the LSU Department of Neurosurgery. He is a past president of the North American Skull Base Society (2009), and in 2014, he was awarded the inaugural President’s Distinguished Service Award from the NASBS.
Currently, Dr. Nuss’ clinical practice includes management of skull base tumors using traditional approaches as well as minimally invasive and stereotactic techniques, and he has a special interest in reconstructive problems of the craniofacial region and skull base. He has to his credit more than 100 scientific publications and has given over 200 scientific presentations on five continents. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and American Head and Neck Society, and has served as a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology.
In his spare time, Nuss plays lead guitar for a New Orleans-based rock-n-roll band, whose activities include fundraising for local schools, churches, cancer patients, cancer research and other worthy causes.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Our Lady of the Lake Head and Neck Center
Residency: Charity Hospital of Louisiana (General Surgery), University of Texas Medical Center/ M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (Surgical Oncology of the Head and Neck)
Fellowship: Louisiana State University Medical Center (Otolaryngology of the Head and Neck), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Surgery of the Cranial Base)
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolaryngology)