Marcus A. Couey, DDS, MD
Dr. Couey is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University. He earned his DDS from Columbia University and his MD from the University of Texas, Houston. Following surgical residency at UT Houston, he completed a research fellowship in Immuno-Oncology at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute in Portland, OR, where he focused on the development of immuno-oncology clinical trials, immunotherapy toxicity and biomarkers for response to immunotherapy. He went on to complete fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, OR.
Dr. Couey’s research interests include the development of new treatment strategies that incorporate immunotherapy to improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer, including ex vivo organotypic tumor slice cultures to interrogate the activity of new cancer therapies and for biomarker discovery. His clinical practice focuses on the management of benign and malignant pathology, microvascular surgery, nerve reconstruction, and regenerative medicine techniques including tissue engineering.