Ryan S.  Jackson, MD

Ryan S. Jackson, MD

Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Patients seen at

Ear, Nose and Throat Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
Suite A, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 747-5592

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. Jackson’s clinical interests include: 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 Degree: Nuclear Medicine, St. Louis University, 2004
  • Medical Degree: St. Louis University, 2009
  • Residency in Otolaryngology: University of South Florida, 2014
  • Fellowship: Advanced Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology — Certified


  • 1st Place Presentation, Annual Missouri Valley Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting. “Prevalence and Patterns of Physiologic Muscle Uptake Detected with Whole-Body 18F-FDG PET”, 2004
  • 3rd Place Presentation, 52nd Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting in Toronto, Canada. “Prevalence and Patterns of Physiologic Muscle Uptake Detected with True Whole Body F18-FDG PET/CT”, 2005
  • Editor’s Choice Award for the best papers published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology in 2006: “Prevalence and Patterns of Physiologic Muscle Uptake Detected with Whole-Body 18F-FDG PET” J Nucl Med Technol. 2006;34:29-33.
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine Competitive Summer Research Fellowship Grant, 2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, 2008
  • Distinction in Research Award, 2009
  • Merck Book Award, 2009
  • Student Research Forum Award, 2009

Selected publications

  1. Jackson RS, Schlarman TC, Hubble WL, Osman MM. Prevalence and patterns of physiologic muscle uptake detected with whole-body 18F-FDG PET. J Nucl Med Technol, 2006 Mar;34:29-33. PMID: 16517966.
  2. Jackson RS, Walker RJ, Varvares MA, Odell MJ. Postoperative monitoring in free tissue transfer patients: Effective use of nursing and resident staff. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2009 Nov;141:621-5. PMID: 19861201.
  3. Jackson RS, Leon M, McCaffrey TV. Chondrosarcoma of the subglottic larynx: Submucosal microdissection with the operating microscope. Laryngoscope 2013 May;123(5):1216-9. PMID: 23404226.
  4. Perez MC, Padhya TA, Messina JL, Jackson RS, Gonzalez RJ, Bui MM, Letson GD, Cruse CW, Lavey RS, Cheong D, Forster MR, Fulp WJ, Sondak VK, Zager JS. Cutaneous Angiosarcoma: A Single-Institution Experience. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013 Oct 20(11): 3391-3397. PMID: 23835652.
  5. Jackson RS, May JT, Norman J, Padhya TA. Transoral carbon dioxide laser excision of an ectopic parathyroid adenoma from the hypopharynx. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov;149:789-790. PMID: 23921498
  6. Jackson RS, Archibald DJ, Farrior E, Farrior EH. Malignant hyperthermia in the facial plastic surgery center. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014;16(3):167-168. PMID: 24652185.
  7. Jackson RS, Sharma S. Retained nasal tube bridle system insertion stylet presenting as nasal foreign body: A report of two cases. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015;36(2):296-298. PMID: 2546532.
  8. Smith FO, Yue B, Marzban SS, Wall BL, Carr M, Jackson RS, Puleo CA, Padhya T, Cruse CW, Gonzalez RJ, Sarnaik AA, Schell MJ, Messina JL, Sondak VK, Zager JS. Both Tumor Depth and Diameter Are Predictive of Sentinel Lymph Node Status and Survival in Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Cancer. 2015; ePub ahead of print. PMID: 26038193.
  9. Charan J, Chaudahri M, Jackson R, Mhaskar R, Reljic T, Kumar A. Comparison of methodological quality of positive versus negative studies in India. BMJ Open;5:6.
  10. Jackson RS, Voss SG, Wilson ZC, Remmes NB, Stalboerger PG, Keeney MG, Moore EJ, Janus JR. An athymic rat model for mandibular osteoradionecrosis allowing for direct translation of regenerative treatments. (Accepted for publication in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg).
  11. Jackson RS, Martin EJ, Moore, EJ. Prefabricated auricular cartilage radial forearm free flap reconstruction for cricoid chondrosarcoma. (Accepted for publication in Laryngoscope).
  12. Jackson RS, Myhill JA, Padhya TA, McCaffrey JC, McCaffrey TV, Mhaskar R. Preoperative embolization compared to surgery alone for paragangliomas of the head and neck: A systematic review. (Accepted for publication in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg).

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