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Joehassin Cordero, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
 Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery,


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

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  • Fellowship:
  • Residency:
    University of South Florida, Tampa, 6/1/1999
  • Medical School:
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, 5/21/1994


The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 4/24/2000.


Research Interests:

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

Recent Funding:

Selenium coated PET against biofilms

LORHAN - Prospective, Longitudinal, Multi-Center, Descriptive Registry of Patients Receiving Therapy other than Surgical Resection Alone for Newly Diagnosed Head and Neck Carcinoma [Head and Neck Carcinoma Registry]

A Prospective Study of Postoperative Stroke Rate in Patients Undergoing Radical Head and Neck Surgery

Neck surgery facts: A retrospective study for different procedures

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Publications and Presentations:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Zupancic, S., Cordero, J. (in preparation). Case Report: Extremity Spasms Occurring with Cochlear Implant Stimulation.

Maria F. Gonzalez, MD; Adam B. Johnson, PhD; Mitchell Wachtel, M.D; Joehassin Cordero, M.D. Metastatic carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland to the thyroid. Submitted to: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Date of submission: November 11th, 2010

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.

Powitzky R, Cordero J, Robinson M, Helmer R, Halldorsson A. Spectacular Impalement through the Face and Neck: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Trauma. 2008

Santana D, Schmedes G, Cordero J. Preoperative embolization of carotid body tumors. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2008 Sep;34(9):1009. Abstract

Speaking Engagements:

Otolaryngology Cases and Coding. 1.5 hrs, Lone Star Coders Fall Conference, ACB 100, September 25, 2010.

Contemporary Management of Thyroid Cancer, 1hr., Cancer Committee, SPOC, ACB 220, September 15, 2010.

Dizziness in the Elderly, 1 hr., Seniors are Special, McInturff Conference Center, UMC, September 8, 2010.

Haiti - Experience and Effort 2010, 1 hr., International Medical Club, ACB 100, August 24, 2010.

Maxillofacial Trauma, 1 hr., Synthes sponsored lecture to local Otolaryngologist, Corpus Cristi, July 29, 2010.

Tobacco and Cancer: The State of Tobacco Control and Prevention, 1 hr., TMA, TMA Committee on Cancer and Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP), May 1, 2010.

Contemporary Management of Thyroid Cancer, 1 hr., TMA, Texas Association of Otolaryngologist, Fort Worth, TX, April 30, 2010.

Can you hear me know? Diagnosis and Management of Hearing Loss, 1 hr., AMBUCS, International Cultural Center, April 12, 2010.

Difficult and Emergent Airway in Maxillofacial Trauma, SPEM Conference, Lubbock, Feb. 6, 2010.

Cochlear Implant Surgical Considerations, 1hr. lecture, Audiologist and speech therapist. Sponsored by TTUHSC Department of Speech and Language, International Cultural Center, Jan. 25, 2010.

Head and Neck Advance anatomy lecture and lab, 4 hrs., Jan. 20, 27, 2010. Anatomy and Physiology of Larynx, 1 hr., Diagnosis and Management of Laryngeal Cancer, 1hr., Texas Laryngectomy Association Annual Meeting, Lubbock, Jan. 22, 2010.

AO ORP course in Tulsa, OK, Reconstruction of the Mandible. August, 2008.

First Year anatomy lecture, September, 2008. Pharynx

First year anatomy lecture, September, 2008. Orbit, Nasal, etc

Respiratory therapy conference, Diagnosis and surgical management of snoring and OSA, October, 2008.


President Best Clinician Award. October 2008.

UMC Attending of the Month Award. December 2008.

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  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.

If you have any question please contact me at your convenience. Thanks.

  Educational Interests  

During your exposure to otolaryngology - head & neck surgery we would like for each and every resident to become well verse in the management of the common ENT issues, thyroid/parathyroid, head & neck cancer, maxillofacial trauma and management of the acute and chronic airway and apply their new gain knowledge in the investigation of novel ideas thru clinical and basic science research.