Dr. Maie St. John, MD, PhD, FACS

Maie St. John, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor and Chair, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Thomas C. Calcaterra Chair in Head and Neck Surgery
Co-Director, UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Program
Director, UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Novel Therapeutics Program
Director, JCCC Cancer Research Career Enhancement




Head and Neck Surgery



Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1999 - 2001


MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1999
PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1998


Otolaryngology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001 - 2005

Board Certification

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Contact Information


(310) 206-6688 - Head and Neck Surgery information and referral
(310) 570-0244 - Head and Neck Surgery cosmetic surgery appointments

Clinical Interests

Airway, Allergy Testing, General Head and Neck Surgery, Laser, Oncology, Parathyroid, Parotid, Pediatrics, Septum Deviated/Perforated, Sinusitis Acute, Sinusitis Allergic, Sinusitis Chronic, Sinusitis Hyperplastic, Sinusitis Subacute, Snoring, Thyroid, Trauma

Scientific Interests

Dr. Maie St. John's primary research interest is to identify novel diagnostic and treatment modalities for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Highlighted Publications

Li Y, Elashoff D, Oh M, Sinha U, St John MA, Zhou X, Abemayor E, Wong DT. Serum circulating human mRNA profiling and its utility for oral cancer detection. J Clin Oncol. 2006; 24(11): 1754-60.

Figueiredo ML, Kim Y, St John MA, Wong DT. p12CDK2-AP1 gene therapy strategy inhibits tumor growth in an in vivo mouse model of head and neck cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2005; 11(10): 3939-48.

Geller KA, Wells WJ, Koempel JA, St John MA. Use of the Palmaz stent in the treatment of severe tracheomalacia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2004; 113(8): 641-7.

Li Y, St John MA, Zhou X, Kim Y, Sinha U, Jordan RC, Eisele D, Abemayor E, Elashoff D, Park NH, Wong DT. Salivary transcriptome diagnostics for oral cancer detection. Clin Cancer Res. 2004; 10(24): 8442-50.

Li Y, Zhou X, St John MA, Wong DT. RNA profiling of cell-free saliva using microarray technology. J Dent Res. 2004; 83(3): 199-203.