Jesus E. Medina, MD, FACS, a native of Peru, completed his training in otorhinolaryngology at Wayne State University in Detroit. Following this, he completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston. He began his academic career in 1980 as an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson.
In 1984, he accepted a position as an associate professor and director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Oklahoma. He became chairman of that department in 1991 and held the Paul & Ruth Jonas Professor in Cancer Treatment and Research until December 2009. He is currently a professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology.
Dr. Medina has devoted his career to the care of patients with head and neck cancer and has authored two textbooks as well as numerous scientific publications and book chapters on a variety of topics in head and neck oncology. His clinical research activities focus on management of cervical lymph node metastases in squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma of the head and neck and organ preservation strategies.
In addition to his clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr. Medina has served as a director of the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has served as member of the Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology. He has been president of the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Head and Neck Society, and currently is president of the Triological Society. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and candidate for president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of Head and Neck Surgery, the publication committee of The Laryngoscope, and other scientific publications.
Dr. Medina has received numerous institutional and national organization awards, including the University of Oklahoma Dean’s Award for Distinguished Medical Service, the Otis Sullivant Award, the Honor and the Distinguished Service Awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, an American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology Award, and several presidential citations from the American Head and Neck Society and the Triological Society.
Jesus and his wife Libby have been married for 35 years, they have three children: Katherine, Joey and Kristine, and they are delighted with their five grandchildren, Lillian, Grace, Jackson, Sydney and Alexander.
Fellowship: MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, TX
Residencies: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Medical School: National University, San Augustin School of Medicine, Arequipa, Peru
Management of cervical lymph node metastases in squamous cell carcinoma
Melanoma of the head and neck
Organ preservation strategies
Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Service Award, American Head and Neck Society, 2014
Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, 2011
Otis Sullivant Award for Preceptivity, University of Oklahoma, 2009
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Medical Service, OUHSC, 2009
Best of Oklahoma City Award in Physicians and Surgeons, 2008
Americas’s Top Physicians, 2004-present
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American College of Surgeons
American Head and Neck Society
American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological Society
American Society for Head and Neck Surgery
Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
Society of University Otolaryngologists