Journal of Otolaryngology Advances

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Otolaryngology Advances-Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery;-Jon Ver Halen

United States

Baptist Cancer Center,
Baptist Memorial Healthcare,
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center,
St Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

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Jon Ver Halen


Dept of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Baptist Cancer Center,
3268 Duke Circle,
Germantown, TN 38139, USA.

Research Interests:

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery;
  • Microsurgery;
  • Head and neck surgery;
  • Skull based surgery;
  • Breast surgery; Sarcoma;
  • Extremity reconstruction;
  • Facial reanimation;
  • Peripheral nerve surgery


  • Dr. Jon Ver Halen, MD, FACS is currently the Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery and Baptist Memorial Hospital, and the Baptist Cancer Center, in Memphis, Tennessee. 
  • He is the Plastic Surgery Fellowship Director for the Baptist Cancer Center. 
  • He also holds appointments as a Research Member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty at St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital. 
  • His clinical expertise is in oncologic reconstruction, and microsurgery. 
  • He is originally from southern California, where he attended the University of California at Los Angeles for his undergraduate career. 
  • He attended the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology program in Health Science and Technology for his medical degree; the University of Washington in Seattle for his plastic surgery training; and the MD Anderson Cancer Center for specialization in microvascular surgery. 
  • He was also a tenured Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee, before assuming his current role.