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Jason P. Hunt
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Jason P. Hunt, MD, FACS

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

  • Dr. Hunt completed his sub-specialty training Head and Neck Oncology and microvascular reconstruction 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 sarcomas, advanced skin cancer, tongue, throat, larynx (voice box), and sinus tumors. He has a specific interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Otolaryngology

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 86 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 19, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr Hunt is very patient and attentive. I really feel that he cares about my health.

    April 18, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    I recommend Dr. Hunt most highly! He is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. He explained things in terms I could understand.

    April 04, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Thank you Dr. Hunt!!!

    March 22, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    No tengo manera de retribuir toda la atención en mi operación que fue muy delicada y desde el primer momento me dio la seguridad de ponerme en sus manos , Doctor Hunt es increíble que Dios siga bendiciendo sus manos para salvar muchas más vidas como la mía.

    March 21, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr. Hunt and staff are the best! He made my husband and I feel very comfortable about our visit. I am grateful I found him! He is good, kind, caring, very personable! I feel confident about my upcoming surgery!

    March 06, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Great Doctor. Very professional

    March 01, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Would highly recommend this doctor. Very nice and made me feel more at ease about my throat surgery. I'm putting my life in his hands and I trust he will take care of me and is concerned about my well-being.

    February 29, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr. Hunt has a thorough, friendly, kind and listening demeanor. It is obvious that he draws from an incredibly deep skill set.

    February 29, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr. Hunt is an incredible physician and surgeon. He is kind, caring, and empathetic. He listens and cares about the patient's concerns.

  • Dr. Hunt completed his sub-specialty training Head and Neck Oncology and microvascular reconstruction 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 sarcomas, 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 Otolaryngology -Primary
    Neurosurgery -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Otolaryngology

    Education history

    Fellowship Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction - Vanderbilt University Medical Center Fellow
    Otolaryngology - Louisiana State University Resident
    Internship General Surgery - Louisiana State University Intern
    Medicine - University of Alabama - Birmingham M.D.
    Graduate Training Polymer and Textile Chemistry - Georgia Institute of Technology M.S.
    Polymer and Textile Chemistry - Georgia Institute of Technology B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Bellamkonda N, Highland J, McCrary HC, Slattery L, King B, Teames C, LeBaron K, Wiggins RH, Abraham D, Hunt JP (2024). Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography for Parathyroid Adenoma Localization: A Pre-Operative Imaging Protocol. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 133(4), 441-448. (Read full article)
    2. Haddad RI, Bischoff L, Ball D, Bernet V, Blomain E, Busaidy NL, Campbell M, Dickson P, Duh QY, Ehya H, Goldner WS, Guo T, Haymart M, Holt S, Hunt JP, Iagaru A, Kandeel F, Lamonica DM, Mandel S, Markovina S, McIver B, Raeburn CD, Rezaee R, Ridge JA, Roth MY, Scheri RP, Shah JP, Sipos JA, Sippel R, Sturgeon C, Wang TN, Wirth LJ, Wong RJ, Yeh M, Cassara CJ, Darlow S (2022). Thyroid Carcinoma, Version 2.2022, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 20(8), 925-951. (Read full article)
    3. Himbert C, Hathaway CA, Daniels B, Salas K, Ashworth A, Gigic B, Lin T, Viskochil R, Kirchhoff AC, Grossman D, Ose J, Tward J, Scaife C, Figueiredo JC, Toriola AT, Beck A, Shibata D, Gonzalez BD, Matsen C, Christenson C, Ma DS, Colman H, Hunt JP, Jones KB, Lee CJ, Larson M, Onega T, Akerley WL, Li CI, Schneider M, Penedo FJ, Siegel EM, Tworoger SS, Ulrich CM, Peoples AR (2022). Factors associated with changes in exercise behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancer Causes Control, 33(7), 939-950. (Read full article)
    4. McCrary HC, Aoki J, Huang Y, Chadwick B, Kerrigan K, Witt B, Hunt JP, Abraham D (2022). Mutation based approaches to the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 96(5), 734-742. (Read full article)
    5. Peoples AR, Oswald LB, Ose J, Daniels B, Himbert C, Hathaway CA, Gigic B, Kirchhoff AC, Lin T, Grossman D, Tward J, Varghese TK Jr, Figueiredo JC, Toriola AT, Beck A, Scaife C, Shibata D, LaStayo P, Gonzalez B, Salas K, Ashworth A, Matsen C, Christenson C, Ma DS, Colman H, Hunt JP, Jones KB, Lee CJ, Larson M, Onega T, Akerley WL, Li CI, Schneider M, Penedo FJ, Siegel EM, Tworoger SS, Ulrich CM (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural and urban cancer patients' experiences, health behaviors, and perceptions. J Rural Health, 38(4), 886-899. (Read full article)
    6. Harim Tavares dos SantosKihoon NamJason P HuntLuke O BuchmannMarcus M MonroeOlga J Baker (2021). SPM Receptor Expression and Localization in Irradiated Salivary Glands.
    7. Dos Santos HT, Nam K, Hunt JP, Buchmann LO, Monroe MM, Baker OJ (2022). SPM Receptor Expression and Localization in Irradiated Salivary Glands. J Histochem Cytochem, 69(8), 523-534. (Read full article)
    8. Carpenter P, McCrary HC, Aylward A, Cerrati E, Hunt JP, Buchmann LO, Cannon RB (2021). Penetrating Trauma Rapid Estimated Disability Scale: Assessing Facial Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med, 23(6), 455-459. (Read full article)
    9. Aylward A, Park J, Abdelaziz S, Hunt JP, Buchmann LO, Cannon RB, Rowe K, Snyder J, Deshmukh V, Newman M, Wan Y, Fraser A, Smith K, Lloyd S, Hitchcock Y, Hashibe M, Monroe MM (2020). Individualized prediction of late-onset dysphagia in head and neck cancer survivors. Head Neck, 42(4), 708-718. (Read full article)
    10. Abou-Al-Shaar H, Gozal YM, Hunt JP, Couldwell WT (2018). Multidisciplinary Approach to Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Trigeminal Nerve: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown), 17(5), E205. (Read full article)
    11. Aylward A, Abdelaziz S, Hunt JP, Buchmann LO, Cannon RB, Lloyd S, Hitchcock Y, Hashibe M, Monroe MM (2019). Rates of Dysphagia-Related Diagnoses in Long-Term Survivors of Head and Neck Cancers. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 161(4), 643-651. (Read full article)
    12. McCrary HC, Babajanian E, Calquin M, Carpenter P, Casazza G, Naumer A, Greenberg S, Kohlmann W, Cannon R, Monroe MM, Hunt JP, Buchmann L (2019). Characterization of Malignant Head and Neck Paragangliomas at a Single Institution Across Multiple Decades. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 145(7), 641-646. (Read full article)
    13. Cannon RB, Kull AJ, Carpenter PS, Francis S, Buchmann LO, Monroe MM, Lloyd S, Hitchcock YJ, Cannon D, Weis JR, Houlton JJ, Hunt JP (2019). Adjuvant radiation for positive margins in adult head and neck sarcomas is associated with improved survival: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Head Neck, 41(6), 1873-1879. (Read full article)
    14. Monroe MM, Hashibe M, Orb Q, Alt J, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Cannon-Albright LA (2017). Familial clustering of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in the Utah population. Head Neck, 40(2), 384-393. (Read full article)
    15. Jasperson KW, Kohlmann W, Gammon A, Slack H, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Kirchhoff AC, Baskin H, Shaaban A, Schiffman JD (2013). Role of rapid sequence whole-body MRI screening in SDH-associated hereditary paraganglioma families. Fam Cancer, 13(2), 257-65. (Read full article)
    16. Oakley GM, Curtin K, Pimentel R, Buchmann L, Hunt J (2013). Establishing a familial basis for papillary thyroid carcinoma using the Utah Population Database. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 139(11), 1171-4. (Read full article)
    17. Patel R, Buchmann LO, Hunt J (2013). The Use of the Temporoparietal Fascial Flap in Preventing CSF Leak after Lateral Skull Base Surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base, 74(5), 311-6. (Read full article)
    18. Hashibe M, Hunt J, Wei M, Buys S, Gren L, Lee YC (2012). Tobacco, alcohol, body mass index, physical activity, and the risk of head and neck cancer in the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cohort. Head Neck, 35(7), 914-22. (Read full article)
    19. Buchmann L, Conlee J, Hunt J, Agarwal J, White S (2013). Psychosocial distress is prevalent in head and neck cancer patients. Laryngoscope, 123(6), 1424-9. (Read full article)
    20. Jarboe EA, Hunt JP, Layfield LJ (2012). Cytomorphologic diagnosis and HPV testing of metastatic and primary oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas: a review and summary of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol, 40(6), 491-7. (Read full article)
    21. Montejo ME, Shrieve DC, Bentz BG, Hunt JP, Buchman LO, Agarwal N, Hitchcock YJ (2010). IMRT with simultaneous integrated boost and concurrent chemotherapy for locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 81(5), e845-52. (Read full article)
    22. 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.
    23. Hunt JP, Wilson M, Buchmann LO (2011). Chylothorax associated with substernal goiter treated with transcervical thyroidectomy. Thyroid, 21(5), 551-3. (Read full article)
    24. 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. (Read full article)
    25. McCool RR, Warren FM, Wiggins RH 3rd, Hunt JP (2010). Robotic surgery of the infratemporal fossa utilizing novel suprahyoid port. Laryngoscope, 120(9), 1738-43. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Slattery L, Hunt JP (2022). Contemporary Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. [Review]. Surg Clin North Am, 102(2), 251-265. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Cannon RB, Hunt JP (2016). Chapter 22: Parathyroid Carcinoma. In Terris and Duke, (Eds.), Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases (Second). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.