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Expert in head and neck cancer surgery joins Loyola's otolaryngology team

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 30, 2014) – James J. Jaber, MD, PhD, has joined the head and neck cancer team at Loyola University Health System. He also is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

His medical interests in the department of Otolaryngology include head and neck cancer, difficulty breathing, facial paralysis, skull base surgery, throat laser surgery, thyroid cancer, transoral robotic surgery, voice-box laser surgery, minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy and skin cancers of the head and neck.

He has been the lead investigator and co-investigator on several research projects involving head and neck cancer and is co-director of the Otolaryngology Translational Research Laboratory.  His research includes the development of head and neck anti-cancer drugs and mitigating the effects of radiation toxicity for his patients. He has written book chapters and presented at medical conferences around the world. His research has been published in numerous medical journals including Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, Laryngoscope and the American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Jaber earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and his doctorate of chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at Loyola University Medical Center and a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncologic surgery from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Jaber sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, both located on the main medical center campus in Maywood. To make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888 / (888) 584-7888 or visit

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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