Jason T. Rich, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

WU Physicians Bio

Publications (via PubMed)

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Mailing Address:

Barnes Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Center for Advanced Medicine
Ear, Nose and Throat Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, 11th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: 314-747-8687

Department of Otolaryngology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110


  • BS, Zoology: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2000
  • Medical Degree: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2004
  • Fellowship (Research): Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007
  • Chief Resident - Otolaryngology: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery/Microvascular reconstructions: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2012
  • Residency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2011


  • Samuel J. Roessler Research Scholarship – Medical School, 2001
  • Joseph M. Chole Humanitarian Award, 2010
  • Resident Teaching Award, 2011
  • Administrative Chief Resident 2010 – 2011
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America: 2013, 2014

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:

  1. Zenga J, Nussenbaum B, Rich JT, Sclaroff A, Diaz JA. Reconstruction of composite oral cavity defects with temporalis flaps after prior treatment. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):97-102. PubMed PMID: 25459313.

  2. Paniello RC, Rich JT, Debnath NL. Laryngeal adductor function in experimental models of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. Laryngoscope. 2014 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 25283381.

  3. Rich JT, Goldstein D, Haerle SK, Busato GM, Gullane PJ, Gilbert RW. Vascularized Composite Autograft for Adult Laryngotracheal Stenosis and Reconstruction. Head Neck. 2014 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 25270792.

  4. Graboyes EM, Sinha P, Thorstad WL, Rich JT, Haughey BH. Management of human papillomavirus-related unknown primaries of the head and neck with a transoral surgical approach. Head Neck. 2014 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 24931847.

  5. Jean RA, Kallogjeri D, Strope SA, Hardin FM, Rich JT, Piccirillo JF. Exploring SEER-Medicare for changes in the treatment of laryngeal cancer among elderly medicare beneficiaries. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Mar;150(3):419-27. PubMed PMID: 24395619.

  6. Rich JT, Gullane PJ. Current concepts in tracheal reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;20(4):246-53. PubMed PMID: 22894992.

  7. Rich JT, Liu J, Haughey BH. Swallowing function after transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) ± adjuvant therapy for advanced-stage oropharyngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2011 Nov;121(11):2381-90. PubMed PMID: 21882203.

  8. Karni RJ, Rich JT, Sinha P, Haughey BH. Transoral laser microsurgery: a new approach for unknown primaries of the head and neck. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jun;121(6):1194-201. PubMed PMID:21495044.

  9. Haughey BH, Hinni ML, Salassa JR, Hayden RE, Grant DG, Rich JT, Milov S, Lewis JS Jr, Krishna M. Transoral laser microsurgery as primary treatment for advanced-stage oropharyngeal cancer: a United States multicenter study. Head Neck. 2011 Dec;33(12):1683-94. PubMed PMID: 21284056.

  10. Das R, Rich J, Kim HM, McAlinden A, Thomopoulos S. Effects of botulinum toxin-induced paralysis on postnatal development of the supraspinatus muscle. J Orthop Res. 2011 Feb;29(2):281-8. PubMed PMID: 20803483.

  11. Rich JT, Milov S, Lewis JS Jr, Thorstad WL, Adkins DR, Haughey BH. Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) +/- adjuvant therapy for advanced stage oropharyngeal cancer: outcomes and prognostic factors. Laryngoscope. 2009 Sep;119(9):1709-19. PubMed PMID: 19572271.

  12. Debnath I, Rich JT, Paniello RC. Intrinsic laryngeal muscle reinnervation using the muscle-nerve-muscle technique. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 May;117(5):382-8. PubMed PMID: 18564536.

  13. Rich JT, Rosová I, Nolta JA, Myckatyn TM, Sandell LJ, McAlinden A. Upregulation of Runx2 and Osterix during in vitro chondrogenesis of human adipose-derived stromal cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Jul 18;372(1):230-5. PubMed PMID: 18482578.

  14. Porter JP, Phillips A, Rich J, Wright D. Effect of chronic stress on the cardiac baroreflex in the post-weanling rat. Life Sci. 2004 Aug 13;75(13):1595-607. PubMed PMID: 15261764.

  15. Cordero L, Giannone PJ, Rich JT. Mean arterial pressure in very low birth weight (801 to 1500 g) concordant and discordant twins during the first day of life. J Perinatol. 2003 Oct;23(7):545-51. PubMed PMID: 14566350.

Invited Publications:

  1. Paniello RC, Neely JG, Rich JT, Slattery EL, Voelker CC. Practical guide to choosing an appropriate data display. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011;145(6):886-94.

  2. Slattery EL, Voelker CC, Nussenbaum B, Rich JT, Paniello RC, Neely JG. A practical guide to surveys and questionnaires. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011;144(6):831-7.

  3. Rich JT, Neely JG, Paniello RC, Voelker CC, Nussenbaum B, Wang EW. A practical guide to understanding Kaplan-Meier curves. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;143(3):331-6.

  4. Neely JG, Magit AE, Rich JT, Voelker CC, Wang EW, Paniello RC, Nussenbaum B, Bradley JP. A practical guide to understanding systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;142(1):6-14.