Ryan S.  Jackson, MD

Ryan S. Jackson, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery


  • head and neck cancer
  • transoral robotic surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
  • HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer
  • microvascular free tissue transfer reconstruction of major ablative head and neck defects
  • thyroid neoplasms
  • benign and malignant salivary gland neoplasms
  • benign and malignant head and neck tumors
  • osteoradionecrosis of the mandible
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  • Undergraduate: BS, Nuclear Medicine, St. Louis University (2004)
  • MD: St. Louis University (2009)
  • Residency in Otolaryngology: University of South Florida (2014)
  • Fellowship: Advanced Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2015)


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Board certification

  • Board certified in otolaryngology

Research Interests

Dr. Jackson’s research interests include transoral robotic surgery, de-escalation therapy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, and functional and quality of life outcomes of microvascular reconstruction for bony and soft tissue defects of the head and neck.

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Leadership Roles & Honors

  • Director, Advanced Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction fellowship program
  • National instructor, Transoral Robotic-Assisted Single Port Surgery (TORS SPS) Training Program
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, 2008
  • Distinction in Research Award, 2009
  • Merck Book Award, 2009
  • Student Research Forum Award, 2009