Ear Nose & Throat (ENT)

Annabel E. Barber, MD, FACS
General Surgery, Oncology, and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Dr. Annabel Barber, a professor of surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine, is a board-certified surgeon who performs surgeries for patients with breast, colorectal, thyroid and head and neck cancers. She also sees patients with the following gastrointestinal disorders: acid reflux, heartburn, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Jo-Lawrence Bigcas, MD
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

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Dr. Bigcas primary clinical interest is in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients, salivary and thyroid disease, cancer prevention, skull base surgery, robotic surgery, and head and neck reconstruction. He also has clinical interests in other subspecialties of otolaryngology including sinonasal disease, bony and soft tissue facial reconstruction, and facial reanimation.

Jennifer Joy-Cornejo, MA, CCC-A/FAAA
Senior Audiologist

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Jennifer Joy-Cornejo is a senior audiologist and faculty lecturer in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology.

Certified in audiology and as a hearing aid specialist by the State of Nevada Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Boards, Joy-Cornejo possesses the certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Tina Elkins, MD
Otolaryngology

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Tina Elkins, MD, joined the faculty at UNLV Department of Otolaryngology in 2018. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, she was the primary owner of a successful general ENT practice in Athens, Texas since 2005. While serving a surrounding community of approximately 75,000, she treated many ENT conditions such as difficulty breathing due to septal deviation or tonsil enlargement, chronic sinusitis, allergies, ear infections, throat infections, hearing loss, thyroid masses, skin cancers and head and neck cancer. She enjoys being able to work with all ages, newborn to geriatric.

Oluwafunmilola T Okuyemi, MD, MSCI, FACS
Otolaryngology, Oncology and Microvascular Surgery

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Dr. Oluwafunmilola Okuyemi, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, is currently the only active otolaryngology-trained microvascular reconstructive surgeon in Nevada. 

Her research interests include clinical outcomes research investigating functional outcomes in head and neck cancer treatment, and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Okuyemi also has interest in investigations into possible future head and neck transplantation therapies.

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Matthew Ng, MD
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

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Dr. Matthew Ng, an associate professor at the UNLV School of Medicine, is also residency program director for the otolaryngology-head & neck surgery residency training program. He specializes in otology-neurotology and lateral skull base surgery.

Specializing in otology-neurotology, Dr. Ng treats all forms of hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic ear infection, cholesteatoma, facial nerve disorders, dizziness, and imbalance, as well as tumors of the lateral skull base. 

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Robert C. Wang, MD
Otolaryngology and Thyroid Surgery

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Dr. Robert Wang, a professor, and chair of otolaryngology at the UNLV School of Medicine has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the head and neck.

With expertise in head and neck cancer treatment, Dr. Wang runs the sole head and neck tumor board in Las Vegas, partnering with Dr. Oluwafunmilola Okuyemi who performs the reconstruction.  Dr. Wang performs robotic-assisted as well as laser surgery for cancers.

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UNLV Medicine’s ENT Team

Dr. Robert Wang — he completed his residency in otolaryngology at Harvard, one of the nation’s most celebrated medical schools, and his head and neck fellowship at M.D. Anderson, the world’s most renowned cancer institute — is upbeat on a recent early April morning.

Yes, on this day where the sun had yet to make its first appearance, no one could accuse the chairman of the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery of not accentuating the positive.