Amy Anne Lassig

Assistant Professor


I am an experienced head and neck surgeon who is skilled in providing diagnostic and surgical care of benign and malignant neoplasms of the head and neck (salivary, thyroid, skin, mouth and throat, and neck).  I am passionate about and committed to providing top quality head and neck surgical care. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our children.


Head and neck oncology surgery


Undergrad: University of Virginia
Med School: Medical University of South Carolina
Internship: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Michigan: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowship: University of Michigan: Head and Neck Oncology Surgery - Microvascular Reconstruction
Grad School: University of Minnesota: Masters in Clinical Research, School of Public Health

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Advanced credentials in Head and Neck Oncology Surgery – Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Advanced training in Endoscopic Laser Resection

Awards and Recognitions

  • Hennepin Healthcare Medical Staff Honor for Academics
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Teacher of the Year Award
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Top Doctor  - Rising Star
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Top Doctor
  • Minnesota Monthly, The Top Doctors

Professional Associations

  • Fellowship, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellowship, Triological Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
  • American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
  • Wound Healing Society

Research Summary

My research interests are to study the effects of tobacco products on acute wound healing and cutaneous physiology in animal models and human subjects.  


  • Lassig AAD,  Lindgren BR,  Wilson AC, Itabiyi A, Joseph AM,  Davison M,  Yueh B.  InCISE: The Development of a Wound Healing Score for Comprehensive, Objective Assessment of Head and Neck Surgery Wound Healing, Triological Society Thesis, Laryngoscope. 2022 Oct 13. doi: 10.1002/lary.30439. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36226730  
  • Wilson AC, Jungbauer WN, Hussain FT, Lindgren BR, Lassig AAD. Characterization of baseline temperature characteristics using thermography in the clinical setting. J Surg Research. 2022 Apr;272:26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.11.006. Epub 2021 Dec 16.PMID: 34922267
  • Stevens K, Davey C, Lassig AAD.  Association of weekly protected nonclinical time with resident physician burnout and well-being.  JAMA-Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jan; 1-8. 



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