Ear Nose & Throat (ENT)

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Jo-Lawrence Bigcas, MD
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

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Dr. Bigcas primary clinical interest is in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients, salivary and thyroid disease, cancer prevention, skull base surgery, robotic surgery, and head and neck reconstruction. He also has clinical interests in other subspecialties of otolaryngology including sinonasal disease, bony and soft tissue facial reconstruction, and facial reanimation.

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Harry H. Ching, MD
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Harry H. Ching, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery and facial plastic surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, treats a variety of disorders, including nasal obstruction, sinus disease, smf facial trauma.

His clinical interests also include cosmetic facial surgery – rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, Asian eyelid surgery, and scar revision. He also specializes in reconstruction of the face for skin cancer, treatment of eyelid disorders, Botox injections and other injectable filler treatments. 

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Jennifer Joy-Cornejo, Au.D., CCC-A/FAAA
Senior Audiologist

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Jennifer Joy-Cornejo is a senior audiologist and faculty lecturer in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, Department of Otolaryngology.

Certified in audiology and as a hearing aid specialist by the State of Nevada Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Boards, Joy-Cornejo possesses the certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

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Jee-Hong (Peter) Kim, MD

Jee Hong MD

Jee-Hong (Peter) Kim, MD, the author of more than 20 research publications in peer-reviewed journals, is an assistant professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Kim specializes in complex endoscopic sinus surgery, treatment of sinonasal tumors, and skull base surgery.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. While there, he received a National Institute of Health (NIH) research grant and completed an additional year of the Clinical Scientist Training Program.

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Megan Masterson, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

Megan Masterson, AuD, CCC-A, is an audiologist at the UNLV Health Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Clinic. She has a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Having practiced audiology for 10 years, Dr. Masterson has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including private practices and ENT clinics. Dr. Masterson’s interests include cochlear implants and other implantable devices.

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Matthew Ng, MD
Otolaryngology, Otology, & Neurotology

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Dr. Matthew Ng, an associate professor at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is also residency program director for the otolaryngology-head & neck surgery residency training program. He specializes in otology-neurotology and lateral skull base surgery.

Specializing in otology-neurotology, Dr. Ng treats all forms of hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic ear infection, cholesteatoma, facial nerve disorders, dizziness, and imbalance, as well as tumors of the lateral skull base. 

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Oluwafunmilola T Okuyemi, MD, MSCI, FACS
Otolaryngology, Oncology and Microvascular Surgery

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Dr. Oluwafunmilola Okuyemi, an assistant professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Otolaryngology, is currently the only active otolaryngology-trained microvascular reconstructive surgeon in Nevada. 

Her research interests include clinical outcomes research investigating functional outcomes in head and neck cancer treatment, and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Okuyemi also has interest in investigations into possible future head and neck transplantation therapies.

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McKell Prince
Physician Assistant

Originally from Utah, McKell Prince graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. She is a graduate of Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience.

Prince previously worked on the trauma team at Intermountain Medical Center, a Level I trauma hospital. After moving to Las Vegas, she began working at UNLV Health Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Clinic.

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Suparna (Supa) Shah, MD
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Suparna (Supa) Shah, MD, is an assistant professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Before her career in medicine, Dr. Shah earned an MBA at the University of Houston and spent several years working in the business arena in a managerial capacity. Leaving a successful career in business, Dr. Shah began her medical education at the New York College of Medicine where she earned a medical doctorate before completing her residency in otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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Sisi Tian, MD
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Sisi Tian, MD, joins the school from Loma Linda University School of Medicine where she taught as an assistant professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Dr. Tian’s work has been published in Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair and Radiation Research. Dr. Tian completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where she also completed an otolaryngology – head & neck surgery residency, and a head and neck oncologic surgery – micro and reconstructive surgery fellowship.

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Robert C. Wang, MD
Otolaryngology & Thyroid Surgery

Dr. Robert Wang, a professor, and chair of otolaryngology at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the head and neck.

With expertise in head and neck cancer treatment, Dr. Wang runs the sole head and neck tumor board in Las Vegas, partnering with Dr. Oluwafunmilola Okuyemi who performs the reconstruction.  Dr. Wang performs robotic-assisted as well as laser surgery for cancers.

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Alexa Wells, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology

Originally from Las Vegas, Alexa Wells, MS, CCC-SLP, is the only speech-language pathologist in the state of Nevada who is fellowship-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers. Alexa studied speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine before earning a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University. She also completed an advanced fellowship in voice, airway, swallowing, and head and neck oncology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


Head and Neck Above the Rest: Dr. Sisi Tian

Otolaryngology can be a big, intimidating word. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “a medical specialty concerned especially with the ear, nose, and throat and related parts of the head and neck.” But most people are more comfortable with the term “ear, nose, and throat” (ENT).

By either definition, you’d be in good hands with Dr. Sisi Tian.


UNLV Medicine’s ENT Team

Dr. Robert Wang — he completed his residency in otolaryngology at Harvard, one of the nation’s most celebrated medical schools, and his head and neck fellowship at M.D. Anderson, the world’s most renowned cancer institute — is upbeat on a recent early April morning.

Yes, on this day where the sun had yet to make its first appearance, no one could accuse the chairman of the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery of not accentuating the positive.