Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery;
Vice Chair, Research;
Director, Clinical Outcomes Research Office;
Director, Physician-Scientist Training Program;
Director, T32 Predoctoral Training Program

Patients seen at

Center for Advanced Medicine
Ear, Nose and Throat Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 362-7522

Ear, Nose & Throat Center
West County Office
1040 N. Mason Rd. Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 432-8208

Washington University Sleep Medicine Center
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
212 North Kingshighway , 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 362-4342
Fax: (314) 747-3813

Mailing address

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
660 S. Euclid Ave.-Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Piccirillo’s clinical interests include general ear, nose and throat problems, in adults and children over age 2; sleep apnea or snoring; sinus and allergy, nose problems; hearing loss, ringing in the ear, tinnitus, tonsillitis, hoarse voice, ear infections, dizziness, balance disorders, rhinosinusitis, sinus congestion, sinus disease, sleep apnea, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)-associated epistaxis, laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP), UPPP, and laser treatment for sleep apnea.

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  • Medical Degree: University Of Vermont, 1985
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York, 1990
  • Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1992

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology–Certified


  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002, 2004, 2005-Present
  • Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education, Washington University (the highest teaching award at Washington University), 2006

Selected publications

Journal Articles

  1. Greenberg J, Milner E, Yarbrough C, Lipsey K, Piccirillo JF, Smyth M, Park TS, Limbrick D. Outcome methods used in clinical studies of chiari type i malformation: a systematic review. J. Neurosurg. 2014 (in press).
  2. Sinha P, Kallogjeri D, Piccirillo JF. Assessment of comorbidities in surgical oncology outcomes. J.Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;110(5):629-35. PMCID:PM:25100618
  3. Tashima L, Piccirillo JF. Are antibiotics indicated for acute sinusitis? Laryngoscope 2014 Sep;124(9):1979-80. PMCID:PM:24431223
  4. Krings JG, Kallogjeri D, Wineland A, Nepple KG, Piccirillo JF, Getz AE. Complications following primary and revision transsphenoidal surgeries for pituitary tumors. Laryngoscope 2014 Sep 27. PMCID:PM:25263939
  5. Kalogjeri D, Gaynor SM, Piccirillo ML, Jean RA, Spitznagel EL, Piccirillo JF. Comparison of comorbidity collection methods. J Am Coll Surg. 2014:219(2):245-255. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.01.059
  6. Cristancho P, Wilson MB, Kallogjeri D, Nicklaus J, Cornell M, Piccirillo JF. rTMS bimodal treatment for patients with subjective idiopathic tinnitus: a pilot study of high-dose stimulation. Brain Stimul. 2014 May;7(3):489-91. PMCID:PM:24556368
  7. Quadri N, Lloyd A, Keating KN, Nafees B, Piccirillo J, Wild D. Psychometric evaluation of the sinonasal outcome test-16 and activity impairment assessment in acute bacterial sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul;149(1):161-7. doi: 10.1177/0194599813482872. Epub 2013 Apr 3. PMID: 23554113.
  8. Onken M, Winkler AE, Kanchi KL, Chalivendra V, Law JH, Rickert CG, Kallogjeri D, Judd NP, Dunn GP, Piccirillo JF, Lewis JS, Mardis ER, Uppaluri R. A surprising cross-species conservation in the genomic landscape of mouse and human oral cancer identifies a transcriptional signature predicting metastatic disease. Clin Cancer Res 2014; 20(11); 1–12. Published OnlineFirst March 25, 2014; doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-0205.
  9. 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. PMCID:PM:24395619
  10. Solowski NL, Okuyemi OT, Kallogjeri D, Nicklaus J, Piccirillo JF. Patient and physician views on providing cancer patient-specific survival information. Laryngoscope 2014; 124(2):429-435. doi: 10.1002/lary.24007
  11. Piccirillo JF, Kallogjeri D, Nicklaus J, Wineland A, Spitznagel EL Jr, Vlassenko AG, Benzinger TL, Mathews J, Garcia KS. Four-week low-frequency rTMS for tinnitus – a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Apr;139(4):388-95. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.233. PMID: 23599075.
  12. Das SK, Wineland A, Kallogjeri D, Piccirillo JF. Cognitive speed as an objective measure of tinnitus. Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov;122(11):2533-8. doi: 10.1002/lary.23555. PMID: 23108884; PMCID: PMC3500665.
  13. Wineland AM, Burton H, Piccirillo JF. Functional connectivity networks in nonbothersome tinnitus. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Nov;147(5):900-6. PMID: 22722065.
  14. Lee MH, Solowski N, Wineland A, Okuyemi O, Nicklaus J, Kallogjeri D, Piccirillo JF, Burton H. Functional Connectivity during Modulation of Tinnitus with Orofacial Maneuvers. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct;147(4):757-62. PMID: 22675003.
  15. Kallogjeri D, Piccirillo JF, Spitznagel EL, Jr., Steyerberg EW. Comparison of Scoring Methods for ACE-27: Simpler Is Better. J Geriatr Oncol 2012 Jul 1;3(3):238-45. PMID: 22712031; PMCID: PMC3375822.

Book Chapters

  1. Okuyemi OT, Piccirillo JF. Importance of c-morbidity in head and neck cancer. In Kazi R, Rhys-Evans P, Harrington KJ, Dwivedi RC (eds): Issues in Head and Neck Cancer. Byword Books Private Limited, Delhi, India, 2012, Chapter 1.
  2. Finnell J, Piccirillo JF. Anticonvulsant agents versus placebo for idiopathic subjective tinnitus: Impact of symptom control. In Shin JJ, Hartnick CJ, Randolph GW (eds). Evidence-Based Otolaryngology. Springer, Philadelphia, 2008, Chapter 16B.
  3. Finnell J, Piccirillo JF. Antidepressant agents versus placebo for idiopathic subjective tinnitus: Impact on symptom control. In Shin JJ, Hartnick CJ, Randolph GW (eds). Evidence-Based Otolaryngology. Springer, Philadelphia, 2008, Chapter 16A

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