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Dr CorderoJoehassin Cordero, M.D., FACS

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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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.

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.


    • 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

Research Interests:

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

Current Research Projects:

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

Recent Funding:


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Watch for these subtle signs of oral cancer. KCBD Healthwise. Karin McCay, Anchor. April 14th 2016.

Why an ear ache after a tonsillectomy? KCBD Healthwise. Karin McCay, Anchor. March 21st 2016.

Otolaryngology Department to create new opportunities for TTUHSC. ELLYSA GONZALEZ. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal September 27, 2015.

Ear, nose and throat myths with Dr. Joehassin Cordero. KCBD Healthwise. Karin McCay, Anchor.

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.

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