Nate Jowett, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Associate, Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Facial Nerve Center

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-4193
Fax: 617-573-3727

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.



Dr. Nate Jowett is a fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed 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 in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, focusing on facial nerve reanimation, at Mass. Eye and Ear. He now serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where his clinical focus centers on the management of patients with acute and chronic facial paralysis at the Facial Nerve Center at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Devoted to improving therapeutic treatments for patients experiencing facial paralysis, Dr. Jowett offers the complete spectrum of medical and surgical procedures for facial nerve disorders to his patients. Dr. Jowett’s research focuses on exploration and application of light-tissue interactions and engineering innovations to advance knowledge, techniques, and outcomes in facial reconstructive surgery.

Select Publications

Onset of bell's palsy in late pregnancy and early puerperium is associated with worse long-term outcomes. Phillips KM, Heiser A, Gaudin R, Hadlock TA, Jowett N. Laryngoscope. 2017 Mar 27.

Steroid use in Lyme disease-associated facial palsy is associated with worse long-term outcomes. Jowett N, Gaudin A, Banks CA, Hadlock TA. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jun;127(6):1451–1458.

Effect of weakening of ipsilateral depressor anguli oris improves smile symmetry in post-paralysis facial palsy. Jowett N, Malka R, Hadlock TA. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Jan 1;19(1):29–33.

Facial mimetic, cosmetic, and functional standardized assessment of the facial artery musculomucosal (FAMM) flap. Jowett N, Hadlock TA, Sela E, Toth M, Knecht R, Lorincz BB. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2016 Jul 21.

Use of the submental vessels for free gracilis muscle transfer for smile reanimation. Goyal N, Jowett N, Dwojak S, Cunane MB, Zander D, Hadlock TA, Emerick KS. Head Neck. 2016 Jun 24.

Bilateral facial paralysis: A 13 year experience. Gaudin RA, Jowett N, Banks CA, Knox CJ, Hadlock TA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun 8.

Weighting of facial grading variables to disfigurement in facial palsy. Banks CA, Jowett N, Hadlock CR, Hadlock TA. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Apr 28.

An evidence-based approach to facial reanimation. Jowett N, Hadlock TA. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;23(3):313–34.

A contemporary approach to facial reanimation. Jowett N, Hadlock TA. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jul–Aug;17(4):293–300.

Contemporary management of Bell palsy. Jowett N, Hadlock TA. Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Apr;31(2):93–102.

Development and validation of a spontaneous smile assay. Iacolucci CM, Banks C, Jowett N, Kozin ED, Bhama PK, Barbara M, Hadlock TA. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 May–Jun.

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  • McGill University, M.Sc. (Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery)
  • University of Toronto, M.D.


  • McGill University (Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)


  • Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
  • University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Head and Neck Oncology, Robotics, Reconstruction)