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Jessica H. Maxwell, MD, MPH, FACS

  • Chief of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Dr. Maxwell specializes in head and neck cancer surgery and endocrine surgery. Her clinical interests include the management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, parathyroid and thyroid disorders, salivary gland abnormalities, and transoral robotic surgery for HPV+ tonsil and tongue cancer. She works closely with the multidisciplinary cancer team at the Pittsburgh VA and UPMC to provide comprehensive and state of the art care to her patients.

Dr. Maxwell is on the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Task Force. She is also on the American Head and Neck Society's Annual Meeting Program Committee, Endocrine Section, Salivary Committee, and Women in Head and Neck Surgery Service. Additionally, she is on the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's Head and Neck Surgery Education Committee.




    Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Fellowship, Advanced Head and Neck Oncology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Residency, Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, MPH
  • University of Michigan School of Medicine, MD
  • Claremont McKenna College, BA in Neuroscience
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Honor Award, 2023
Faculty mentor for best resident research award, Department of Otolaryngology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2023
Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine, 2021, 2022
Research Interests

Dr. Maxwell's research interests include clinical outcomes among veterans with HPV-related head and neck cancer, resident education in head and neck surgery, and circulating tumor DNA in surveillance of patients with head and neck cancer.