Jason T. Rich, MD, FACS

Jason T. Rich, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Patients seen at

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

Mailing address

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

Clinical interests

Dr. Rich performs surgical removal of head and neck tumors as well as advanced reconstruction of the head and neck. He has expertise and clinical interest in treating advanced skin cancers such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. He also has expertise in complex airway surgery and reconstruction as well as treating parotid tumors.

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  • 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.

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