Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

151 Patient Ratings
116 Patient Comments

Jason P. Hunt, M.D., FACS

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

151 Patient Ratings
116 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4566 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Dr. Hunt completed his sub-specialty training Head and Neck Oncology at Vanderbilt University after otolaryngology training at Louisiana State University -New Orleans. He has been at the University of Utah since 2006 and primarily sees patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute where he serves as the clinical director of head and neck surgical oncology. His specialty includes the surgical management of tumors in the head and neck as well as reconstruction. He takes care of patients with a wide range of tumors of the head and neck including advanced skin cancer, tongue, throat, larynx (voice box), and sinus tumors. He has a specific interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolary)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 28, 2015

Dr. Hunt and his team are incredible.

January 24, 2015

Dr. Hunt is a very empathetic, kind and sincere physician

January 11, 2015

Dr. Hunt and his staff have always had time to discuss any issues that I have concerns no matter how small.

January 10, 2015

would highly recommend Dr HUNT and staff

December 05, 2014

Dr. Hunt is outstanding.

November 29, 2014

singing your praises at work, to family, to friends. have never been exposed to such sincere honest medical care/ attention EVER. ANYWHERE. I'm 58 hrs old! Weber Co., Davis Co., medical facilities there, big & small. you are head And SHOULDER's above your competitors/ contemporaries. TRUELY.

November 07, 2014

impressed when the PA/resident missed something the Dr. found he came back for a second look, always learning is a good trait!

September 18, 2014

Dr Hunt is one of the rare ones. He actually cares and treats you like a human- not a number or a dollar sign. I am completely in awe of how he went out of his way to make sure I was taken care of- even after being admitted to the hospital. Most Dr's just pass you off to the next one- Not Dr Hunt- took the time to find out how I was doing while at the U- very impressive, compassionate Dr- these are hard to find !

September 12, 2014

A better explanation was given about the expectations for healing time and why. It is so hard for us to remember what to ask and for the doctor to explain everything. We learn something new in each visit but this one really gave us more hope and a better understanding of what to expect.

September 04, 2014

all good

August 29, 2014

Dr. Hunt is awesome and I have confidence he is one of the best. However, I wish his schedule allowed more time for him to actually hear the challenges I have. He rushes in for about 5 minutes to say "everything looks good" and then identifies follow-up care. Although he's informed from the PA about my issues/challenges, I don't feel he really hears them. I feel my whole lifestyle has been compromised by the surgery, and wanted to hear from him whether this is normal, if there is hope for improvement or if there are measures to remedy the issues (or do I have to live with them from now on). Maybe since he is the surgeon he is the wrong person to ask. And, for as busy as he seems, Dr. Hunt does do a good job during the small amount of time he spends.

August 20, 2014

There were four people in the room at one time for just me,very nice to know they care.

July 14, 2014

I worked with 5 doctors to make sure I had the care and expertise I was comfortable with pursuing. I couldn't be happier with the recommendations and surgery outcomes.

July 06, 2014

Very Good

July 06, 2014

Dr. Hunt and his nurse Anna are great!! The "fellow" (can't remember his name) must been having a bad day. He would quickly dismiss questions/concerns and was not up to date with what was going on in my case. He was not Huntsman quality that day.

June 27, 2014

I have a great appreciation for Dr. Hunt's talent and expertise as a surgeon. Additionally he is easy to talk to and has a terrific "bedside manner".

June 27, 2014

I felt very comfortable with the communication from the Intern, Dr. Cannon, as well as Dr. Hunt. They were both very easy to talk to and took all my questions in a very kind and attentive manner.

June 04, 2014

wish we were here a year ago

May 28, 2014

I could really feel the difference when Dr. Hunt came in as far as confidence, knowledge and specific explanations.

May 25, 2014


May 23, 2014

Impressive, caring team.

May 21, 2014

Dr Jason Hunt is the best cancer and reconstructive doctor in the world. We have enjoyed our years with Dr Hunt no matter what the challenges and many infections and surgeries he never gave up on us. We have developed a great love and appreciation for all Dr Hunt has done for us. We have a future due to the caring of Dr Hunt and the entire Huntsman staff. From the receprionists to the janitors who always checked on us and showed genuine concern. The administration, nurses, aides, PA's, Pharmacy personnel, radiology. Chemo doctor Dr Ward, Onocologist Dr Hitchcock, therapist, heart specialists, operating room personnel, anesthesiologist, billing specialists there are not many that we have not interfaced with over our almost 8 years. We truly believed we were blessed to be sent to the Huntsman Hospital. With Stage 4 Throat Cancer that had spread to both lymph nodes, upper pallet, bone along cranium of the brain, down the muscle in the next and arm. There wasn't much chance we would ever survive this. After 8 long years released by Dr Hunt with a clean bill of health. He is so awesome as is the Huntsman Family. May GOD bless you all. We have truly been blessed to have been sent your way.

May 21, 2014

Dr. Hunt and his staff treated me in a highly competent manner and I am very appreciative of the care I received.

May 19, 2014

The Huntsman Center and their staff go beyond 110%. They treat you as if you are their only patient. I felt professionalism, care and love with every person I encountered. Thank you for making an impossible situation possible by easing my worry and concern. Being at Huntsman gives you a better attitude. A positive attitude, I know, will help in my recovery.

May 16, 2014

Very impressed with the manner and professionalism shown by Dr. Hunt and his intern.

April 29, 2014

Have referred friends to this clinic

April 20, 2014

One of the best experiences with a doctor or hospital. Far surpassed any of my expectations

April 16, 2014

Dr. Hunt and his 2 associates who were in the room during the appointment, were all very kind, clear and informative. I felt like my concerns over anesthesia were acknowledged and explained better than at any time in the past when my desires and fears were ignored.

March 21, 2014


March 17, 2014

Moving in this area after treatment has been a struggle. I have felt alone and without support-self created abandonment, if you will. This was the first time I have met Dr. Hunt. Immediately, his acknowledgment and knowledge of the long term effects I deal with daily were reassuring and built confidence in wellness-not illness. Thank you Dr. Hunt. I so appreciate your abilities as a doctor and the man you are. I don't recall the name of the young woman who is your resident- but want to recognize her-she is going to make an amazing surgeon. Am so glad she is learning from and through you.

March 15, 2014


March 01, 2014

Dr Hunt was so kind. At one point I got a little emotional about my situation and he cared. He reassured me that it would all be ok and they would take care of me. I've never had a doctor that showed so much compassion for me. I have great confidence in Dr Hunt

February 22, 2014

We couldn't be more impressed with Dr. Hunt. He's always so concerned for us, makes sure we express any questions--to the point that he suggests things that might be worrying us!

February 03, 2014

Dr. Hunt was excellent, answered all our questions, clearly, carefully. He and Ann were positive and encouraging to me regarding my recovery.

February 01, 2014

Dr. Hunt was excellent, as always. But outstanding was the fact he waited for my husband to come from the unit in which he was working in order to show him how to do my wound care.

January 17, 2014

Dr Hunt was great. He went through all of my care options and never once made me feel as if he was rushing me out or telling me what he thought I wanted to hear. I felt that he had a genuine concern for my condition.

December 26, 2013

I think I was the last appointment of the day and Dr. Hunt seemed to be in a hurry. He still took time, but I ended up not asking many of the questions I had written down since it seemed like he was already finished.

December 16, 2013


December 11, 2013

Dr Hunt was very caring and honest.

November 29, 2013

Dr. Hunt was great throughout the whole process: initial visit, surgery, post-surgery. He came highly recommended by several people I talked to in terms of his technical skill as a surgeon, and he is also very approachable and seems eager to answer questions. Those two qualities don't always seem to go together, but Dr. Hunt has both.

November 29, 2013

The doctor, nurse and resident were collectively very informative and answered all by questions-provided options from the different specialists-also gave possible complications and surgical procedure benefits.

November 16, 2013

I would refer anyone - family or friend - to Dr. Hunt. He is an outstanding physician.

November 08, 2013

Dr. Hunt was amazing. He answered all my questions and helped ease all my fears. Dr. Hunt was very personable and I will recommend him to everyone I know. Dr. Hunt was very knowledgable and knew exactly what my condition was and how to treat it.

November 08, 2013

Both Rusha and Dr. Hunt were informative and gave an aire of concern, confidence and competence--I don't suppose all that can happen without attention to it so congrats

November 02, 2013


October 25, 2013

I have met with Dr. Abraham and Dr. Hunt now. I feel they both were thorough in identifying my condition, explaining it to me and identifying any risks involved. I feel they have knowledge and experience that helps provide a higher-level of treatment. And, their approach or "beside manner" is above other practices.

October 25, 2013

I always receive excellent care at the Huntsman..

October 23, 2013

I appreciate that the pre-op exam was thorough, as my case was complex. A large parathyroid adenoma tumor was removed within a small incision and with minimal injury to adjoining tissues which I attribute to the skill of the surgeon.

October 18, 2013

Dr. Hunt and all of the nurses were excellent. Everyone was friendly and concerned. The best experience you could possibly have if you have to have surgery.

September 23, 2013

Dr. Hunt was excellent in all areas. He was professional, knowledgeable, competent, and nice.

September 07, 2013

Care provider was sympathetic and thorough in explanations. Support staff were kind and supportive.

September 03, 2013

Dr. Hunt is wonderful, caring, and never seems rushed.

August 20, 2013

So far all the doctors we have spoken to have been EXCELLENT

August 13, 2013

i have complete trust in Dr. Hunt

August 12, 2013

GREAT team...GREAT experience (except the mirror down the throat thing!)

August 08, 2013

I was very favorably impressed with the kindness, thoroughness, and professionalism shown by Dr. Hunt and his entire staff. I am very happy with the entire experience of diagnosis, surgery, and follow up.

August 06, 2013

I have never been to any medical facility where I was treated so well. All of my concerns were met with professionalism and in terms I understood.

August 05, 2013

Hopefully I will never need to refer anyone or return, but if I do I would suggest the Huntsman center.

August 02, 2013

everyone physcian assisant Dr nurse social worker all cared so much and answere everything they were all great!!!!

July 16, 2013

Love Dr. Hunt! Made such a difficult time easier and more understandable.

July 15, 2013

I felt very comfortable, notwithstanding the fact that I am going to have my thyroid removed!

June 24, 2013

We were very pleased with our experience.

June 11, 2013

I have a friend s/p thyroid cancer--I would recommend that she follow up with Dr. Hunt with any further problems that she might encounter. Dr. Jason Hunt was great and I feel like I'm in very competent and skilled hands.

June 03, 2013

Dr Hunt & Dr. Error seem great! I have every confidence in them performing my surgery. I had a great experience with both Drs.

May 29, 2013

He acted as if the news he had to give me were something a member of my family would be concerned about, and was as happy about the good news as my friends were. He is very caring.

May 20, 2013

We Love Dr Hunt and truly hope he is our care provider for life he treats us like we are family. He truly cares for my husband and his health. We feel he is also a great friend. Dr Hunt is an awesome doctor

May 07, 2013

very positive experience, they talked to both of us to make sure we both understood

April 29, 2013

Impressive--professional and caring.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Hunt was wonderful. Spent time explaining the parathyroidism, the surgery, and follow up care. Very personable and caring.

April 24, 2013

Everyone is very caring, polite and kind.

April 20, 2013

some of the followup instructions were given to me while I was still somewhat sedated. I do not remember going home from the center, and I don't remember any of the directions. My husband remembered some of them and eventually found the paper we were given.

March 27, 2013

Dr Hunt always takes time to answer all my questions. He looks me in the eye and we discuss my treatment plan. The staff accomadates all of my needs. I so glad that while I'm going through such a hard time I have the Huntsman and Dr. Hunt.

March 18, 2013

wonderful Doctors very informative and friendly

March 11, 2013

Dr. Hunt was clear and concise. He is much better looking than his online photo ...and set me at ease about the surgery as soon as he spoke. He inspired confidence and I am feeling much better about the surgery.

March 08, 2013

Excellent Service and Confidence

February 25, 2013

Easily the best encounter I have ever had with a physician.

February 13, 2013

Dr Hunt was amazing as was his staff during my office visits and during my surgery!

February 11, 2013

DR Jason Hunt was wonderful

February 09, 2013

Dr Hunt was wonderful and caring

February 04, 2013

I have complete confidence in Dr. Hunts abilities. When he found metastasis beyond what was able to be seen on tests, he informed my husband and told him that he would do everything possible to preserve my voice and ability to swallow. He has done so, including refraining from encouraging further surgeries unless absolutely necessary. I am very pleased with the outcome of my cancer treatment by Dr. Hunt. He was concerned not only with my wellness but also with minimizing scarring, which was greatly appreciated.

January 30, 2013

Nice experience

January 14, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Hunt to many friends and family already. He is wonderful on all accounts: his care and concern for his patients and their family members, his surgical expertise, his ability to make the patient confident in his abilities, and his ability to communicate are all second to none.

December 30, 2012

Dr Hunt is one of the GREATEST Drs I know ..he is wonderful with me and is also a kind compassionate man.. I have already sent him people!!

December 12, 2012

Dr. Hunt and his team are fabulous.

December 04, 2012

Doctor helped me with my anxiety

November 28, 2012


November 12, 2012

Was impressed that Dr Hunt took necessary time to explain surgery and recovery. Very pleasant staff.

November 07, 2012

Dr. Hunt conveys an exceptional interest in and concern for us. We have 100% confidence in him and appreciate his going out of his way to care for us.

November 06, 2012

Dr. Hunt is a phenomenal physician. Very knowledgable and likable.

November 05, 2012

I would recommend everyone I love to Dr. Hunt!! He is amazing!!!

November 05, 2012

I think Dr. Hunt is a wonderful physician and I would highly recommend him to family, friends and colleagues.

November 05, 2012

Every time I am at the Huntsman Center, I am amazed at how caring everyone is. This includes the valet group to the Doctors. I cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful care I have been given.

November 04, 2012

I love Dr. Jason Hunt! What a sweet, compassionate man he is! Please give him a raise! And Anne too! They are the kindest people ever!

September 10, 2012

Dr. Hunt was very kind and sensitive to my situation.

August 28, 2012

The doctors were wonderful with my Dad. They talked clearly so he could hear and understand. They took time to talk to us, and to think about the best way to proceed. They were friendly and happy and made Dad feel comfortable.

August 20, 2012

I already have recomended people to this facility

August 13, 2012

Oustanding doctor!

August 13, 2012

Dr. Hunt did a very good job performing my surgery and I feel great because of it. Thank You for helping me when I needed it!

August 06, 2012

Dr. Hunt is great!!!

July 10, 2012

Can't say enough good things about everyone.

July 09, 2012

I have referred several people to Huntsman Cancer Center. None of them had cancer's that would allow them to see my care provider and I am always sad about that as Dr. Akerly and his staff are so amazing.

July 02, 2012

Dr. Hunt treats me with respect, and he is thorough. He explains the medical conditions and options without melodrama, which has been very helpful for me.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Hunt is so patient and always willing to answer any questions we have.

June 07, 2012

Great visit - attentive and very informative.

May 19, 2012

Dr. Hunt and Anne were very thorough and didn't make me feel lesser by re-explaining items that were unclear to me.

May 02, 2012

Friendly, but efficient.

May 02, 2012

My doctor, Jason P. Hunt, was wonderful. He was friendly, caring, and thorough. He looked me in the eye and described the issue and the upcoming surgery in detail. His approach inspired my confidence in him.

May 02, 2012


March 14, 2012

Dr. Hunt has been an excellent Doctor all throughout my treatments. I would, and have, recommended him to others.

March 14, 2012

He told me a few things I needed to do and he didn't write them down on the follow up sheet I took home. The nurse attempted to recall everything but I would have liked a more detailed list of things I should do and when I should do them. But otherwise, everyone was great!

March 08, 2012

Everything was explained in detail. Very comforting and no concerns.

February 25, 2012

Everybody loves this guy (nurses, staff, etc)-I have no worries that I am not getting THE BEST care possible. I trust his decisions about my treatment and love that he listens to me.

February 11, 2012

i appreciated Dr. Hunt's calm, confident manner and the clarity and detail of his explanantions.

February 06, 2012

again very good

January 21, 2012

Dr Hunt is fantastic, and has been since I first met him.

January 11, 2012

If you have to have cancer, then Dr. Jason Hunt is a wonderful doctor to have in your corner. He is professional in every way and has been such a blessing to me.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • BRAF Mutation as Common Role of Thyroid Cancer and Melanoma
  • Familial patterns of thyroid cancer
  • Patterns of regional spread of well differentiated thyroid cancer
  • Robotic Surgery of the Skull Base

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolary)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-3888 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Hunt completed his sub-specialty training Head and Neck Oncology at Vanderbilt University after otolaryngology training at Louisiana State University -New Orleans. He has been at the University of Utah since 2006 and primarily sees patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute where he serves as the clinical director of head and neck surgical oncology. His specialty includes the surgical management of tumors in the head and neck as well as reconstruction. He takes care of patients with a wide range of tumors of the head and neck including advanced skin cancer, tongue, throat, larynx (voice box), and sinus tumors. He has a specific interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery
Residency Louisiana State University
Internship Louisiana State University
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Alabama - Birmingham
Graduate Training Georgia Institute of Technology
Polymer and Textile Chemistry
Undergraduate Georgia Institute of Technology
Poymer and Textile Chemistry


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Warren FM, McCool RR, Hunt JP, Hu N, Ng PP, Buchmann L, Shelton C (2011). Preoperative Embolization of the Inferior Petrosal Sinus in Surgery for Glomus Jugulare Tumors. Otol Neurotol, 32(9), 1538-1541.
  2. Jarboe EA, Willis M, Bentz B, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Ellis G, Layfield L (2011). Detection of human papillomavirus using hybrid capture 2 in oral brushings from patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol, 135(5), 766-9.
  3. Hunt JP, Jacob J, Glenn M (In Press). Aggressive Tongue Cancer After Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Ear Nose Throat J.

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