Boston, Mass. — Nate Jowett, M.D., FRCSC, a fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has recently joined Mass. Eye and Ear as a clinician-scientist in the Facial Nerve Center.
Dr. Jowett sees patients at the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus (243 Charles St., Boston), where he specializes in facial nerve reanimation and commonly treats patients with acute Bell’s palsy (rapid-onset facial paralysis on one side of the face). He offers patients the complete spectrum of medical and surgical procedures for facial nerve paralysis.
“The Facial Nerve Center at Mass. Eye and Ear is truly unique on a national and international level in that it specializes in the diagnosis and management of facial paralysis and related facial nerve disorders," said Dr. Jowett.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Jowett is pursuing multiple research interests, including engineering applications and innovations in surgery, light-tissue interaction, laser ablation of tissue, wound healing, peripheral nerve regeneration, minimally invasive surgery, surgical education and surgical outcome studies.
Dr. Jowett earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed his residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at McGill University. He completed fellowship training in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg–Eppendorf and graduate studies in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Jowett completed additional fellowship training focusing on facial nerve reanimation at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Dr. Tessa A. Hadlock.
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