Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Jason M. Leibowitz, M.D.

General Information

Jason M. Leibowitz, M.D.

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology

Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Head and neck surgery
Thyroid surgery

Research Interests

Current research interests include surgical outcomes following microvascular reconstruction for head and neck cancer, outcomes following surgery for Zenker’s diverticulum, the use of Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in the head and neck, and post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with head and neck cancer.

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha

Education

2012 Fellowship
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2010 Otolaryngology Residency
University of Pennsylvania Health System
2005 M.D.
New York University School of Medicine
2001 Bachelor of Arts
Columbia University

Biography

Dr. Leibowitz is board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He joined the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery’s faculty in 2010 as a Clinical Instructor. During that time he completed 2 one-year fellowships, one focusing on surgery for cancer of the head and neck, and the other on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. In 2012, he was promoted to Assistant Professor.

As a specialist in head and neck cancer, Dr. Leibowitz’s practice includes surgery for both cancerous and benign lesions of the head and neck (including the mouth, tongue, tonsils, thyroid, parotid, skin, throat and voice box), microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and the use of Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for benign and malignant disease of the head and neck.
Dr. Leibowitz earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City, graduating in 2001 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He attended New York University School of Medicine, receiving his Doctorate of Medicine in 2005.  He was elected to the prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, in 2005.
Dr. Leibowitz completed five years of residency in Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, including one year as Chief Resident, at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.  During this time, he achieved the highest score in the nation on the annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery examination taken by all residents in the United States in that field. He also presented original research at multiple national and international medical meetings.
Dr. Leibowitz continues to have an active role in research, and presents at numerous national and international research meetings.  Current research interests include surgical outcomes following microvascular reconstruction for head and neck cancer, outcomes following surgery for Zenker’s diverticulum, the use of Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in the head and neck, and post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with head and neck cancer. He also has an active role in fellow, resident and medical student education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Leibowitz is committed to the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, and is a member of multiple head and neck surgical societies. He currently serves as a committee member on the Early Detection and Prevention of Head and Neck Cancer Committee of the American Head and Neck Society, the Reconstruction Committee of the American Head and Neck Society, and the Microvascular Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Leibowitz sees patients at the main Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center campus in Miami, as well as at UHealth Plantation in Broward County.
 

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