Jimmy J Brown

Jimmy J Brown, MD, DDS, FACS

Professor – Chief, Division Of Comprehensive Otolaryngology

Business Phone: (352) 273-6750
Business Email: jimmy.brown@ufl.edu

About Jimmy J Brown

Hello, my name is Dr. Jimmy J. Brown, MD, DDS, FACS. I graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine with my Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1988, and completed my residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Charles R. Drew University Medical Center in 1993. I subsequently served in the USARMY as Chief of Otolaryngology & Audiological Sciences from 1993 -95. Then I went on to complete extra training as a Fellow in Advanced Surgical Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

On completing fellowship training at Stanford University, I returned to Charles R. Drew University School of Medicine & Science, where I served as the Program Director and Chief to the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. I subsequently returned to Stanford University where I served as section chief for sleep surgery.

Previously, I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1983, with honors, and completed my General Surgery Internship at Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Medical Center in 1989. Prior to joining the faculty of the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology, I was a Professor of Surgery for the Department of Otolaryngology and the Chief of Head & Neck, and Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery at The Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia. I held these posts for 10 years before joining The UFL.

As an academic physician, I provide training to resident physicians, fellow physicians, medical students, and staff. I actively participate in teaching conferences and Grand-Rounds lectures as well as clinical research forums. I am Board Certified in both Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. I am also Boarded in Dentistry. Here at the University of Florida School of Medicine, I am the Professor of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and, Chief to the division of Comprehensive Otolaryngology.


Outstanding Service as Section Chief, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
2018 · Department of Veterans Affairs
Exemplary Teaching Award; given to the faculty demonstrating excellence in teaching.
2016 · Medical College of Georgia
Recognition of Outstanding Service (>15 years of service)
2014 · Charles R. Drew University School of Medicine
Performance Award; for significant contribution to the mission of the department by substantially exceeding performance requirements.
2009 · Department of Veterans Affairs
Outstanding Alumni Award: Health care delivery to a medically under-served community
2008 · Charles Drew University School of Medicine
Outstanding Physician Award: Outstanding achievement in the field of medicine and contribution to the training of the next generation of physicians.
2008 · National Medical Association
Teaching Faculty of the Year Award
2008 · Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Outstanding Achievement Award: Outstanding contributions in the field of Medicine and Dentistry
2006 · Titchfield High School Past-Students Association
Award in Recognition of Service: Field of Medicine
2005 · Portland Home-Coming Association
Inducted Fellow
2004 · American Head & Neck Society
Teaching Faculty of the Year Award
2004 · Charles R. Drew University, School of Medicine and Science, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Inducted Fellow
2002 · The Triological Society: Section, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Clinician Award for Excellence: Recipient of Certificate & Plaque
2000 · Howard University Medical Center
Inducted Fellow
1999 · The American College of Surgeons
Teaching Faculty of the Year Award
1998 · Charles R. Drew University, School of Medicine and Science, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Meritorious Service Award: Outstanding service to the United States in the capacity of Chief: Division of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
1995 · U.S. Army Medical Corp
Patient Care Award: Outstanding Clinician Award (Certificate)
1993 · Fort Leonardwood, Army Hospital
National Medical Association Resident Award: First Prize: Outstanding Presenter as a resident, Title: “Nasoseptal Abscess, Diagnosis & Management.”
1992 · National Medical Association
Academy of General Dentistry Award: Outstanding Performance in General Dentistry. (Certificate and Subscription to Academy’s Journal)
1983 · Howard University, College of Dentistry
Dr. George Wade Award: Outstanding Performance in General Dentistry. (Recipient of Plaque and Monetary Award)
1983 · Howard University, College of Dentistry
Estelle Coffey Young Award: Clinical Proficiency in Dentistry. (Plaque and Monetary Award)
1983 · Howard University, College of Dentistry
Induction: Pi Pi Chapter, College of Dentistry (Certificate and Pendant)
1983 · National Dental Honor Society
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Award: Exceptional Ability in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Departmental Award in Surgery
1983 · Howard University, College of Dentistry
Outstanding Achievement in Dentistry (Recipient of Plaque and Certificate)
1983 · Jamaica National Dental Association
Percy Fitzgerald Memorial Award: Excellence in Dentistry. (Certificate of Merit, Book and Monetary Award)
1983 · Howard University College of Dentistry
Senior Essay Award: Sponsored by Omicron Kappa Pi Pi Chapter of the National Dental Honor Society. Essay submitted for publication
1983 · Howard University
American Cancer Society Dental Clerkship: Prosthetics Division, Section for Head & Neck Oncology
1982 · Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
Dental Prosthodontics Clerkship Award: Sponsored by The Oral Cancer Society (American Cancer Society), Dept. Head & Neck Surgery
1982 · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Dean’s Lists: Recipient of Tuition Scholarship
1981-1983 · Howard University, College of Dentistry
Board of Trustee’s Tuition Scholarship: Academic Excellence
1980-1983 · College of Dentistry: Howard University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeon: Head & Neck Diagnostic Ultra-Sonography (Certificate of completion)
    American College of Surgeon
  • Conscious Sedation
    Conscious Sedation
  • DEA
  • Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
    American Board of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Joint Council for the Approval of Advance Training in Head & Neck Oncological Surgery
    Advanced Head & Neck Oncological Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
    National Board of Medical Examiners
  • North East Regional States Dental Boards
    North East Regional States Dental Boards

Clinical Profile

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat ENT

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Anterior skull base surgical resections with special interest in the nasopharynx
  • Head and Neck Ablative Oncological Surgery
  • Maxillofacial surgical techniques
  • Microvascular Surgical Reconstruction
  • Rhinologic and Endoscopic Sinus surgery
  • Sleep surgical techniques, including Maxillo-Mandibular Jaw Surgery
  • The delivery of health care to under-served and at-risk populations
  • Trans-Oral Surgical Techniques


Surgical Management of the Internal Nasal Valve: A Review of Surgical Approaches.
Aesthetic plastic surgery. 45(3):1127-1136 [DOI] 10.1007/s00266-020-02075-5. [PMID] 33399950.
Facial nerve transfer for facial reanimation with parotidoplasty approach.
Microsurgery. 40(8):868-873 [DOI] 10.1002/micr.30674. [PMID] 33085134.
Nomogram identifies age as the most important predictor of overall survival in oral cavity squamous cell cancer after primary surgery
Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India. 72(2):160-168 [DOI] 10.1007/s12070-019-01726-7. [PMID] 32551272.
Morphometric analysis of swallowing mechanism after surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Ent-Ear Nose & Throat Journal. 97:122-127
Pediatric trans-oral submandibular gland excision: A safe and effective technique.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 93:13-16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.11.026. [PMID] 28109484.
Dynamic changes of major salivary glands during head and neck intensity modulated radiation therapy
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 96(2S)
Head and Neck Lymphedema: Reducing a growing problem
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 96(2S)
Quantitative dose changes due to anatomic and volumetric variances of the parotid glands during concurrent head and neck therapy
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 96(2s)
Analysis of the petrous portion of the internal carotid artery: landmarks for an endoscopic endonasal approach.
The Laryngoscope. 124(9):1988-94 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.24594. [PMID] 24442967.
Landmarks for endoscopic approach to the parapharyngeal internal carotid artery: a radiographic and cadaveric study.
The Laryngoscope. 124(9):1995-2001 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.24601. [PMID] 24449498.
Trans-Oral Submandibular Gland Excision: A review of 43 cases
Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
Robotic Trans-oral Resection of the Submandibular Gland
Journal of Robotic Surgery. 7(1)
Trans-oral Submandibular Gland Resection, the Province of the Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon
. 1
A subpopulation of CD133(+) cancer stem-like cells characterized in human oral squamous cell carcinoma confer resistance to chemotherapy.
Cancer letters. 289(2):151-60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.canlet.2009.08.010. [PMID] 19748175.
Evaluating the adult patient with a neck mass.
The Medical clinics of North America. 94(5):1017-29 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mcna.2010.05.007. [PMID] 20736110.
Pathologic Fracture of the Femur as a Presenting Sign of Metastatic Follicular Carcinoma of the Thyroid.
The American surgeon. 76(8):137-138 [PMID] 28958235.
Surgical Resection of the Nasopharynx
. 21(1):26-34
Transoral excision of the submandibular gland.
The Laryngoscope. 120 Suppl 4 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.21607. [PMID] 21225741.
Tumor-like stem cells derived from human keloid are governed by the inflammatory niche driven by IL-17/IL-6 axis.
PloS one. 4(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0007798. [PMID] 19907660.
Nondestructive imaging of live human keloid and facial tissue using multiphoton microscopy.
Archives of facial plastic surgery. 10(1):38-43 [DOI] 10.1001/archfacial.2007.18. [PMID] 18209122.
Identification of differentially expressed genes in HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas.
European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990). 43(2):415-32 [PMID] 17079134.
Overexpression of human papillomavirus type 16 oncoproteins enhances hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha protein accumulation and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in human cervical carcinoma cells.
Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 13(9):2568-76 [PMID] 17473185.
Potential adjunctive surgical therapy for cervicofacial keloid scar (Giant Keloid) using Green Tea Extract an Epigallocatechin-3-gallate
Radiotherapy and Oncology. 82(1)
A rare case of rapidly progressive craniofacial chondrosarcoma.
Ear, nose, & throat journal. 84(1):18-20 [PMID] 15742766.
Dedifferentiated cervical Liposarcoma
Ent-Ear Nose & Throat Journal. 84(11):696-706
Human squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and colon undergoes apoptosis upon phagocytosis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the baker’s yeast, in vitro.
Anticancer research. 25(2A):981-9 [PMID] 15868937.
Resveratrol inhibits hypoxia-induced accumulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha and VEGF expression in human tongue squamous cell carcinoma and hepatoma cells.
Molecular cancer therapeutics. 4(10):1465-74 [PMID] 16227395.
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans suppresses rat natural killer cell activity in vivo.
Acta oto-laryngologica. 124(5):621-7 [PMID] 15267183.
Carcinoma of the oral pharynx: an analysis of subsite treatment heterogeneity.
Surgical oncology clinics of North America. 13(1):71-80 [PMID] 15062362.
Radiation-induced sarcoma of the base of the tongue.
Ear, nose, & throat journal. 83(11):741-2 [PMID] 15628627.
Treatment with siRNA and antisense oligonucleotides targeted to HIF-1alpha induced apoptosis in human tongue squamous cell carcinomas.
International journal of cancer. 111(6):849-57 [PMID] 15300796.
Adult supraglottitis subsequent to smoking crack cocaine.
Ear, nose, & throat journal. 82(1):53-5 [PMID] 12610906.
Metallothionein, Expression as a Potential Prognostic Marker for Laryngeal SCCA
Cellular and Molecular Biology. 49:OL473-OL479
Phagocytosis of candida albicans by lymphatic tumour cells in vitro.
Acta histochemica. 105(2):127-33 [PMID] 12831164.
Potential Biomarkers for Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The Laryngoscope. 113:393-400
Primary hyperparathyroidism secondary to simultaneous bilateral parathyroid carcinoma.
Ear, nose, & throat journal. 81(6):395-8, 400 [PMID] 12092283.
Surgery and Religiosity
. 93(3):109-112
Head and Neck Manifestations in Down Syndrome Patients
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America. 33(6):1285-1292
Dento Alveolar Trauma
Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America (Online). 7(2):205-211
Nasopharyngectomy for recurrent high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma after radiation failure.
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 120(4):564-6 [PMID] 10187960.
Management of the neck in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America. 31(5):785-802 [PMID] 9735107.
Baroreflex dysfunction after nasopharyngectomy and bilateral carotid isolation.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 123(4):434-7 [PMID] 9109794.
Validity of Clinical Biopsies in Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinomas
Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 123:950-955


Fellow: Clinical Pharmacology: UCLA’s Mentored Research Scholarship Program, NIH K12 Grant Award (Certificate)
2003-2006 · University of California
Fellow: Advanced Head & Neck Oncological Surgery and Advanced Surgical Techniques for OSA
1995-1996 · Stanford University School of Medicine
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Residency: Certificate
1989-1993 · Charles R. Drew University Medical Center
General Surgery Internship: Certificate
1988-1989 · Georgetown University Medical Center
Doctorate of Medicine
1985-1988 · George Washington University School of Medicine
New York Medical College (Honors: Gross Anatomy)
1984-1985 · New York Medical College
Doctor of Dental Surgery (Honors)
1979-1983 · Howard University College of Dentistry
Bachelors of Arts (Biology / Political Science)
1975-1978 · New York University

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