Jay Ferrell, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Jay Ferrell, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at UT Health San Antonio. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Head and Neck Robotic Surgery Program. Dr. Ferrell is a Texas native who completed his medical and residency training at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, respectively. During his residency training, he had the opportunity to rotate on the head and neck service at MD Anderson Cancer Center and gained invaluable experience in the multidisciplinary care of head and neck cancer patients. He then pursued a fellowship in advanced head and neck surgical oncology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Ferrell treats both benign and malignant disorders of the head and neck, and he has specific clinical interest in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid disorders. His academic interests include evaluating quality and outcomes in head and neck cancer treatment, head and neck endocrine surgery, and disparities in healthcare delivery.
- 2011 - MD - Doctor of Medicine - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX
- 2017 - Fellowship Training - Head and Neck Surgery - Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
- 2016 - Residency Training - Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) - Appearance on San Antonio local television station being interviewed on how the TORS robotic surgery helps remove tumors from the throat. October 8, 2019
- 2016 - Clinical Instructor - Oregon Health and Science University, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Portland, OR
- 2017 - Clinical Assistant Professor - UT Health San Antonio, Dept of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio, TX
Research & Grants
2019-Present - The Impact of Genomic and Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) Determinants in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
2017-Present - Committee Member, Resident Research Committee, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UT Health San Antonio
2019-Present - Committee Lead, Head and Neck Cancer Disease Group, UT Health San Antonio/Mays Cancer Center
2018-Present - Director, Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Conference, UT Health San Antonio/Mays Cancer Center
2019-Present - Reviewer, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Ferrell JK, A Grossberg, CD Fuller, K Gold, K Hutcheson, B Beadle, C Schreiner, N Gross. Early HPV-Related Tonsil Cancer In: Early HPV-Related Tonsil Cancer. New York: Elsevier, In Press; 2017.
JK Ferrell, MC Singer, DG Farwell, B Stack, M Shindo. Evaluating Contemporary Pain Management Parathyroid surgery: A National Survey of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeons. Head and Neck 2019 Jul;41(7):2315-2323.
G Tay, JK Ferrell, PE Anderson.. Use of a midline mandibular osteotomy to improve surgical access for transoral robotic resection of the base of tongue in a patient with trismus. Head and Neck 2017 Sep;39(9):E92-E95.
Ferrell JK, DCattano, RE Brown, CB Patel, RJ Karni.. The Effects of Anesthesia on the Morphoproteomic Expression Profile of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Pilot Study Transl Res 2015 Dec;166(6):674-682.
Ferrell JK, S Roy, RJ Karni, S Yuksel.. Applications for Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in the Pediatric Airway Laryngoscope 2014
SA Patel, JS Magnuson, FC Holsinger, RJ Karni, JD Richmond, ND Gross, AD Bhrany, JD Ferrell, SE Ford, AA Kennedy, E Mendez.. Robotic Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Site JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov;139(11):1203-1211.
SA Maxwell, Z Li, D Jaye, S Ballard, JK Ferrell, H Fu.. 14-3-3 mediates resistance of diffuse large B cell lymphoma to an anthracycline-based chemotherapeutic regimen. J Biol Chem 2009 Aug;284(33):22379-22389.
G Tay, LK Ferrell, PE Anderson.. Contemporary Treatment Patterns and Outcomes of Salivary Gland Carcinoma: A National Cancer Database Review Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngology 2019 Apr;276(4):1135-1146.
- American Board of Otolaryngology