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Dr CorderoJoehassin Cordero, M.D., FACS

Professor, Department of Surgery
Professor, Chair Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Joint Assistant Professor, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences
Joint Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Joint Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Joint Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

 

Patient Appointments:
ENT Clinic : 806-743-4115
Clinic Location:
ENT Clinic: Pavillion 4th Floor

 

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Biography

Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, and a Board Certified Head and Neck surgeon specializes in the treatment and surgical care of patients dealing with common ENT issues to more complex surgical problems, such as cancer of the head and neck, facial trauma and reconstruction, voice and airway disorders, and many hearing and speech issues. A 1994 graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Cordero completed his Otolaryngology Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1999. Dr. Cordero joined the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center that same year as a Faculty Surgeon in the Division of Otolaryngology. The Division transitioned into a full Department on September 1, 2015 at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with the addition of more faculty and significant growth in the clinical, research, and educational aspects of the Department.

  Clinical Interests

University ENT provides medical and surgical care for patients from the newborn to the senior citizen. We specialize in dealing with patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis, recurrent tonsillitis, cancer of the head and neck, facial trauma and reconstruction, voice and airway disorders, botox injections, hearing and speech disorders and sleep apnea.

  Educational Interests

During exposure to Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, we would like for each and every resident to become well versed in the management of the common ENT issues: thyroid/parathyroid, head & neck cancer, maxillofacial trauma, and management of the acute and chronic airway.  Residents can then apply their newly gained knowledge in the investigation of novel ideas using clinical and basic science research.

Education:

    • Fellowship:

    • Residency:
      Otolaryngology surgery - University of South Florida, Tampa, 1999.
      General surgery - Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. Norfolk, Virginia, 1995.

  • Medical School:
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1994.

 

Certifications:

The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Interests:

Interests include new methods of identifying and treating head and neck cancer, multiple chemotherapy protocols.

Current Research Projects:

Randomized Trials

EGF102988 – A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-center, Phase III Study of Post-Operative Adjuvant Lapatinib or Placebo and Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Followed by Maintenance Lapatinib or Placebo Monotherapy in High-Risk Subjects with Resected Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN). GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical. IRB#L06-200. 2007-2013.

Non-Randomized Trials

L-MICRO-TUMOR Identification of novel tumor proteins for tumor biology research in solid and Hematological malignancies. 2004-Present.

LORHAN – Prospective, Longitudinal, Multi-Center, Descriptive Registry of Patients Receiving Therapy Other than Surgical Resection Alone for Newly Diagnosed Head and Neck Carcinoma. 2006

Neck Surgery Facts: A Retrospective Study for Different Procedures. Department of Surgery. 2007-Present.

A Prospective Study of Postoperative Stroke Rate in Patients Undergoing Radical and Modified Radical Head and Neck Surgery. 2008-Present.

Banking of Tissue and Establishing Continuous Cell Lines and Xenografts from Neoplasia. Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, South Plain Oncology Consortium. 2008- Present.

Cell-phone Based Hearing Application vs. Conventional Audiogram. CRC10-08, 2010

TTUHSC Cancer research Grant. Minimally-Invasive Treatment of Tongue Carcinomas Using Microneedles. 2011- Present

Biofilms in Tympanostomy tubes, Chinchilla model. 2011-Present

Examining the Effectiveness of Selenium-coated Tympanostomy Tubes in Preventing the Development of Biofilms by Obtaining Bacterial Isolates from Children with Otitis Media. 2010-present.

Measurement of the Sound Intensity during Suction of Middle Ear Fluid Following Myringotomy. 2012.

Fall Risk Identification and assessment Using Body Worn Sensors. 2012

Initial Cell Lines and Xenograft Established by the Texas Cancer Cell Repository (TXCCR). Submitted for funding.

Recent Funding:

Selenium coated PET against biofilms. Reid T., Hamood A., Cordero J., Marchbanks J. 2010

Minimally-Invasive Treatment of Tongue Carcinomas Using Microneedles. Gill, H & Cordero, J. December 2011.

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Watch for these subtle signs of oral cancer. KCBD Healthwise. Karin McCay, Anchor. http://www.kcbd.com/story/31731101/watch-for-these-subtle-signs-of-oral-cancer. April 14th 2016.

Why an ear ache after a tonsillectomy? KCBD Healthwise. Karin McCay, Anchor. http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/30083569/why-an-ear-ache-after-a-tonsillectomy. March 21st 2016.

Otolaryngology Department to create new opportunities for TTUHSC. ELLYSA GONZALEZ. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal lubbockonline.com. http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2015-09-27/otolaryngology-department-create-new-opportunities-ttuhsc#.V0YNFnn2a7R. September 27, 2015.

Ear, nose and throat myths with Dr. Joehassin Cordero. KCBD Healthwise. Karin McCay, Anchor. http://www.kcbd.com/clip/11861562/ear-nose-and-throat-myths-with-dr-joehassin-cordero.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Medway AM, de Riese WTW, de Riese CS, Cordero, J. Why patients should arrive late: The impact of arrival time on patient satisfaction in an academic clinic. Healthcare (2015),

Schutt C, Cordero, J. A Transoral Surgical Approach to a Parapharyngeal-space Pleomorphic Adenoma . Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal. Oct 2014; 93(10-11):E29-31.

Wang, J.C., Zupancic, S., Ray, C., Cordero, J., Demke, J.C. Hearing Test App Useful for Initial Screening, Original Research Shows. Hearing Journal 67(10):32, 34-35, 2014. (Non-peer review).

Wang, J.C., Hamood, A.N., Saadeh, C., Cunningham, M.J., Yim M.T., Cordero, J. Strategies to prevent biofilm-based tympanostomy tube infections. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2014 Sep 78 (9): 1433-1438.

Wang, J.C., Tran, P., Hanes, R., Cordero, J., Marchbanks, J., Reid, T., Hamood, A. Organoselenium Coated Tympanostomy Tubes Inhibit Biofilms. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Oct;139(10):1009-16. PMID: 24030785

Schutt C, Bumm K, Mirandola L, Bernardini G, D'Cunha N, Tijani L, Nguyen D, Cordero, J., Jenkins M, Cobos E, Kast W, Chiriva-Internati M. Immunological Treatment Options for Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. International Reviews of Immunology, 31:22-42, 2012.

Maria F. Gonzalez, MD; Adam Johnson, MD; Joehassin Cordero, M.D; Mitchell S. Wachtel, MD. Metastatic carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland to the thyroid. Archives of pathology and laboratory medicine 135(9): 2012

Maria Gonzalez, MD, Joehassin Cordero, MD, Joanne Chung, MD, Mitchell Wachtel, MD, Dale Dunn, MD. Vimentin Expression Preceding TTF1 Non-Expression with Dedifferentiation in Thyroid Carcinoma. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: September 2010, Vol. 134, No. 9, pp. 1283-1396.

Book Chapters

Book Reviews

Scientific Presentations

Organoselenium Coated Tympanostomy Tubes Inhibit Biofilms. Wang, J.C., Tran, P., Hanes, R., Cordero, J., Marchbanks, J., Reid, T., Hamood, A. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Arlington, Virginia. April 25-28, 2013.

Oral Cancer Related to Tobacco Use. Spring Cancer Conference, Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, Covenant Health System, Knipling Education and Conference Center, Lubbock, Texas. Lecturer. April 2013

Laryngeal Mask Airway Assisted Vocal Cord Medialization. Khosla, A.J., Wang, J.C., Gonzales, H., Cordero, J. North Texas Chapter – American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February 15-16, 2013

Management of Complications after Free Flap Transfer. AOCMF Advanced Course on Microvascular Surgery and Jaw Reconstruction. Nanjing, China November 25, 2012.

Selection of Bone Flaps for Maxillary Reconstruction. AOCMF Advanced Course on Microvascular Surgery and Jaw Reconstruction. Nanjing, China, November 24, 2012.

Tongue and Floor of Mouth Reconstruction. AOCMF Advanced Course on Microvascular Surgery and Jaw Reconstruction. Nanjing, China November 24, 2012.

Contemporary Management of Thyroid Cancer. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Oncology Symposium, McAllen, Texas. July 2012

Diagnosis and Management of Head & Neck Cancer. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Oncology Symposium, McAllen, Texas. July 2012

HNSCCA and HPV. Spring Cancer Conference, Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, Covenant Health System, Kipling Education and Conference Center, Lubbock, Texas. Lecturer and Conference Moderator. May 2012

Oral Cavity Squamous Carcinoma; Effects of Primary Site on Survival. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, February 14-16, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. ACS20120628

Perinasal and Maxillary Reconstruction Principles - Implications from Ballistic Injury. AO North America. Challenges and Advances in the Management of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction Focus: Ballistic Injury Management (Level 2), January 13-15, 2012. LSUHSC, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Management of Tracheostomy: Removal & Replacement Simulation. 1.5 hrs. Hands on training of UMC Respiratory care Staff. October 2011

Coding of Common ENT Procedures. 1.5 hrs. Lecture. Lone Star Coders Fall Workshop. Oct. 2011

Tracheostomy and Decannulation. University Medical Center, Respiratory Therapy. June 2011

Haiti – Experience and Effort 2010. TTUHSC, International Medical Club Meeting, ACB 100. Aug. 2010

Maxillofacial Trauma. AO/Synthes, Corpus Cristi, Texas. July 29, 2010.

Tobacco and Cancer: The State of Tobacco Control and Prevention. Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting. Texas Medical Association Committee on Cancer and Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP). May 1, 2010.

Contemporary Management of Thyroid Cancer. Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Otolaryngologist Meeting. Fort Worth, Texas. April 30, 2010.

Can you hear me now? Diagnosis and Management of Hearing Loss. AMBUCS, International Cultural Center, Lubbock, Texas. April 12, 2010.;

Difficult and Emergent Airway in Maxillofacial Trauma. SPEM Conference, UMC, Lubbock, Texas. February 6, 2010.

Cochlear Implant Surgical Considerations and Indications. TTUHSC Department of Speech and Language, International Cultural Center, Lubbock, Texas. January 25, 2010.

Diagnosis and Management of Laryngeal Cancer. Texas Laryngectomy Association Annual Meeting, Lubbock, Texas. January 22, 2010.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Larynx. Texas Laryngectomy Association Annual Meeting, Lubbock, Texas. January 22, 2010.

 

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