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

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Assistant Surgeon


Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Nate Jowett’s research focuses on the understanding 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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2003: B.S., Lakehead University
2007: M.D., University of Toronto
2013: M.Sc., McGill University
Ongoing: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Postgraduate Training

20072012: Residency: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University
20122014: Clinical Fellow: Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center HamburgEppendorf
20122014: Research Fellow: Ultrafast Laser Ablation of Tissue, University Medical Center HamburgEppendorf/Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
20122014: Research Fellow: Clinician Investigator Program, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
20142016: Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2009present: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2009present: American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
2012present: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
2016present: Sir Charles Bell Society
2016present: American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Honors (select)

2003: Vice-Chancellor’s Medal, Lakehead University

2005: Dr. F.J. Colling, O.B.E., Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto

2010: Frederick Banting and Charles Best MSc Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2012: Frank Litvack Fellowship for Clinician Scientists, McGill University

2013: Post-Doctoral Award, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) North America

2014: Detweiler Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

2014: Doctoral Training Award, Fonds de recherché Sante Quebec

Editorial Roles

Journal of Physical Chemistry (Peer-Reviewer)
British Medical Journal – Point of Care/Best Practice (Peer-Reviewer)
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B – Applied Biomaterials (Peer-Reviewer)
The Laryngoscope (Peer-Reviewer)