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Maie St. John, MD, PhD


Maie St. John, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Maie St. John, MD, PhD specializes in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck.
Otolaryngology / Head & Neck
Language Spoken
English, Arabic, French, Spanish
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 206-6688 Appointments, Information, and Referrals
Fax Number
(310) 206-1393
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UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Suite
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2006
Otolaryngology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001 - 2005
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1999 - 2001
MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1999
Airway Disorders, Hypopharyngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Oncology, Oral Cancer, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Parathyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Tumor (Benign), Parotid Gland Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Salivary Gland disorders ( stones, malignancies and benign lesions), Sinonasal Tumors, Skin Cancer, Skin Lesion Eyelid, Skin Lesion Lip, Skin Lesion Nose, Snoring & Sleep Apnea Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Tumor (Benign), Transoral-laser Microsurgery
Research Interest
Dr. St. John's research encompasses several areas of translational investigation in head & neck cancer. Dr. St. John's laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms of tumor progression and metastasis in head and neck cancer. She and her colleagues are investigating COX-2-dependent gene and protein expression and determining how these modify tumor invasion, angiogenesis, immunity and apoptosis in head & neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Novel genes and pathways for future targeted therapies are also being identified and studied. Dr. St. John’s lab is also involved in actively incorporating the results of their laboratory-based research into the development of novel therapies for HNSCC patients.
Additional Information
Post-doctoral Research: Division of Oral Biology and Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine 2005

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Head & Neck Society
  • Triological Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • STOP Cancer Foundation
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Academic and Medical Staff Appointments

  • Associate Professor-in-Residence, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA
  • Chief, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Awards & Recognition
  • Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctor, Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
  • Most Outstanding Head & Neck Surgery Faculty Award, (2009)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Program Advisory Committee
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Task Force
  • EAO Young Leadership Award
  • Fanconi Anemia Award for the best research paper at the AHNS International Conference
  • Most Outstanding Head & Neck Surgery Faculty Award (2007)
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