Jeffrey R. Janus, M.D.


  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  1. Head and neck cancer surgery
  2. Head and neck reconstruction
  3. Microvascular surgery
  4. Neck surgery
  5. Parotid gland surgery
  6. Robotic surgery
  7. Thyroidectomy
  8. Transnasal endoscopic procedures
  9. Transnasal pituitary surgery
  10. Transoral robotic surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction — Free flap surgery, the use of tissue from one place in the body to rebuild a surgical defect at another, restoring preoperative form & function when possible.
  • Parotid Surgery — Removal of benign and malignant parotid tumors, with special consideration postoperative facial nerve function and/or facial reanimation.
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery — Removal of nasal tumors and/or brain tumors through the nose, done in conjunction with neurosurgery, to avoid large incisions on the face and head.
  • Robotic Surgery — The use of a small 3D camera and robotic arms to remove tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract (e.g. Oropharynx and/or throat cancer).
  • Oral Cavity Cancer Surgery — Removal of tumors from the mouth, lips, cheek, jaw, and tongue with special consideration of reconstruction when needed, and restoration of preoperative speech and swallow when possible.
  • Regenerative Medicine Research — The use of stem cells and tissue scaffolding to rebuild or repair natural structures in the head and neck.
  1. 2014
    Mayo Clinic ScholarAdvanced Head & Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  2. 2014
    FellowRST ADVANCED HEAD & NECK ONC &, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2013
    Chief ResidentOtorhinolaryngology Residency, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  4. 2012
    ResidentOtorhinolaryngology Residency, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  5. 2008
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  6. 2005
    BSInterdisciplinary Degree of the Biological and Medical Sciences, University of Florida


  1. 2014
    OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of Otolaryngology

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Career Development Award - $250,000 for research Center for Regenerative Medicine
  2. 2013
    Wellness Challenge Overall WinnerMayo Fellows Association
  3. 2008
    Otolaryngology Research AwardDepartment of Otolaryngology, University of Florida
  4. 2007
    Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor SocietyUniversity of Florida
  5. 2005
    Medical Science Research Program Stipend for Type I DiabetesUniversity of Florida

Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  2. 2015 - present
    North American Skull Base Society
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberENT Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberEducation Committee
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Head and Neck Society
  6. 2012 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology
  7. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Research activities

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