Professor of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
|Degree||Year||Field of Study||University and Place|
|M.D.||1990||Skull Surgery||Clinical Fellowship, Base of Skull Surgery Victor Schramm, M.D., Denver, Colorado|
|M.S.||1979-1983||Otolaryngology||Otolaryngology University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa|
Dr. John Houck received his medical degree from Stanford University in 1977. He completed his Residency program for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa in 1983.
He served as full time faculty at the Milton S Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University from 1983-90 and then in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Oklahoma- Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He is Board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1983) and Sleep Medicine (2012). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc and a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He takes every opportunity to share his knowledge and experience by speaking at local and national events as well as presenting lectures in various departments.
A few of his speaking topics include:
*Why Doesn’t My Patient Like his CPAP Machine?
*Complex Sleep Apnea
*Professional Practice Evaluations- What does the Joint Commission want now?
*Disclosure of Medical Errors
- Sleep Medicine
- Medical Staff Affairs
|American Board of Otolaryngology- Board Examiner Chicago, IL||2015|
|American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy- Support with the 2013 Fellow Exam in Vancouver, BC, Canada as a volunteer Examiner/Proctor||2013|
|Best Doctors in America Database Oklahoma Best Doctors – Oklahoma Magazine||2009-2016|
|OU Physicians Quality/Risk Management Committee Chairman Award||2006-2009|
|OU Physicians Ethics Committee Chairman Award||2003-2006|
|Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Board of Governors Model Society Award||2002|
|American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Board of Governors
Chair Award, Society Leader of the Year
|American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award||Sept, 1995|
|Robert E. Shoemaker Research First Prize – Otolaryngology Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology||April, 1989|
|Resident of the Year Award (Teaching) One of three top nominees University of Iowa School of Medicine||1981|
|Reader's Digest International Fellowship 3 months as a medical student at a mission
Hospital in Madagascar
|Ralph A. Lichtenwalner Memorial Prize in Biology Muhlenberg College||1972|
|Phi Beta Kappa Muhlenberg College||1971|
|Professor of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Full time, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Oklahoma/ VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||2015- Current|
|Gore Professorship in Otorhinolaryngology Full time, Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||1997- 2015|
|Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Full time, Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||1990- 2015|
|Assistant Professor of Surgery Full time (Tenure approved 1989), Division of Otolaryngology ‑ Head and Neck Surgery Department of Surgery The Pennsylvania State University Hershey, Pennsylvania||1983-1990|
|Oklahoma Surgicare Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Active Staff||2010|
|OU Medical Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Active Staff||1990|
|O'Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Active Staff||1990-1995|
|Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Active Staff||1990|
|St. Anthony Hospital||1991-1995|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Courtesy Staff||2000-2004|
|OU Edmond Medical Center Edmond, Oklahoma Active Staff||1999|
|The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center The Pennsylvania State University Hershey, PA 17033||1983-1990|
- Houck, JR: “Excision of Branchial Cysts”, Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Elsevier, New York, 2005;16: 213-222.
- Houck JR: "Presentation Graphics Using a Personal Computer," Computers in Otolaryngology, ed., Clark KF; American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc., Alexandria Virginia, 1991; 9-20.
- Houck JR: "Presentation Graphics Using an MS-DOS Personal Computer," in Highlights of the AAO-HNS Instruction Courses, 1994.
Chapters in Books
- Houck JR, Rhodes RE: “Immunology and Allergy,” Essential Otolaryngology, Lee KJ (ed); Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut. 1998.
- Medina JE, Houck JR, O’Malley BB: “Management of Cervical Lymph Nodes in Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck.” Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Eds. Harrison L, Sessions R, Hong W. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.
- Houck JR, Medina JE: “The Neck.” Surgery, Editors: John D. Corson, M.D. and Robin C.N. Williamson, M.D., Mosby, 2001.
- Medina JE, Houck JR: “Floor of Mouth Cancer.” Current Therapy in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 6th Edition.Ed. Gates GA. Mosby, Inc.1998.
- Houck, JR: “Carcinoma of the Floor of the Mouth and Tongue,” OTOLARYNGOLOGY 1997, ed. Gerald M. English, MD, FACS. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Medina JE, Houck JR: "Advances in Neck Dissection," in Advances in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 9, Myers EN (ed); Mosby, Chicago, 1994.
- Houck JR, Harker LA, McCabe BF: "Otosclerosis," Otolaryngology‑Head and Neck Surgery, ed. Harker LA; CV Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri, 1986
9th Edition 2008
8th Edition 2003
7th Edition 1998
6th Edition 1995
5th Edition 1991
Published scientific papers
- Yu Z, Bane BL, Lee JY, Pitha JV, Peyton M, Houck J, Li S.: “Cytogenetic and Comparative genomic hybridization studies of an esophageal giant fibrovascular polyp: a case report” Hum Pathol. 2012 Feb;43 (2):293-298 Epub 2011 Aug. 10
- William C. Orr, Jennifer J.T. Robert, John R. Houck, Cheryl L. Giddens, Maroun M. Tawk. “The effect of Acid Suppression on Upper Airway Anatomy and Obstruction in Patients with Sleep Apnea and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease” J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 August 15; 5(4): 330–334.
- Zacheis, D., Dhar, A., Lu, S., Madler, M.M., Klucik, J. Brown, C.w., Liu, S., Clement, F., Subramanian, S., Weerasekare, G.M., Berlin, K.D., Gold, M., Houck, J.R., Fountain, K.R., Benbrook, D.M. Heteroarotinoids inhibit the growth of head and neck cancer cell lines in vitro and in vivo through bothRAR and RXR retinoic acid receptors. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 42 (21): 4434-4445, 1999 Oct. 21
- Min KW, Houck J R Jr. “Protocol for the Examination of Specimens Removed from Patients With Carcinomas of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract” Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 122(3):222-230, 1998 Mar.
- Kolodziej MA, Canfield VA, Syzek EJ, Bogardus CR, Houck JR, Medina JE. “Sequential Neoadjuvant Cisplatinum/5 Fluorouracil and Radiation Therapy for Organ Preservation in Advanced Hypopharyngeal and Base of Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma,” Proceeding of American Society of Clinical Oncology. 15:322, 1996.
- Houck JR, Medina JE: "Management of Cervical Lymph Nodes in Squamous Carcinomas of the Head and Neck," Seminars in Surgical Oncology 11(3):228-39, 1995 May-June.
- Wood MW, Medina JE, Thompson GC, Houck JR, Min KW: "Accumulation of the p53 tumor-suppressor gene product in oral leukoplakia," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 111(6):758-763, 1994 Dec.
- Fedok FG, Houck JR, Manders EK: "Suction Assisted Lipectomy as an Adjunctive Procedure in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea," Archives of Otolaryngology, French Publication, Journal d'ORL Vol. 11, 46:107-109
- Houck JR, Romano PJ, Bartholomew M, Smith P J, Kloszewski F, Vesell ES: "Do histocompatibility Antigens Influence the Risk of Head and Neck Carcinoma?" Cancer 69(9):2327-32, 1992 May 1.
- Houck JR, Murphy K: "Sudden Bilateral Profound Hearing Loss Resulting from Meningeal Carcinomatosis," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 106(1):92-7, 1992 Jan.
- Houck, JR: "The SNOAR Dental Appliance: A New Alternative for the Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea, "Bulletin, Oklahoma County Medical Society, 64(7):13-14, 1991 Sept.
- Romano PJ, Bartholomew M, Smith PJ, Kloszewski F, Stryker J, Houck J, Vesell ES: "HLA Antigens Influence Resistance to Lung Cancer," Human Immunology 31(4):236-40, 1991 Aug.
- Houck JR, Sexton FM, Zajdel G: "HLA Class I and class II Expression on Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck," Archives of Otolaryngology 116(10):1181‑5, 1990 Oct.
- Fedok FG, Houck JR, Manders EK: "Suction -assisted Lipectomy in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea," Archives of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 116(8):968‑70, 1990 Aug.
- Stryker JA, Harvey HA, Houck JR, Manders EK, Bradfield JJ: "Advanced Head & Neck Cancer: Low‑Dose, Split‑Course Radiation Therapy and Simultaneous Infusion of 5‑Fluorouracil and Cisplatin," Radiology 176(2):567‑71, 1990 Aug.
- Houck JR, Keamy M, McDonough J: "The Effect of Helium Concentration on Experimental Upper Airway Obstruction," Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 99(7 Pt1):556‑61, 1990 Jul.
- Houck JR, Klingensmith MR: "The Tooth as a Foreign Body in Soft Tissue after Head and Neck Trauma," Head and Neck Surgery 11(6):545‑9, 1989 Nov-Dec.
- Houck JR, Shah TP, Ohlsson‑Wilhelm B, Conner BR: "Modulation of Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I Expression by Gamma Interferon in Head and Neck Cancer Cell Lines," American Journal of Otolaryngology 9(5):217‑23, 1988 Sept-Oct.
- Hessan HS, Houck JR, Harvey H: "Airway Obstruction due to Lymphoma of the Larynx and Trachea," Laryngoscope 98(2):176‑180, 1988 Feb.
- Schaitkin B, Strauss M, Houck JR: "Epistaxis: Medical versus Surgical Therapy: A Comparison of Efficacy, Complications, and Economic Considerations," Laryngoscope 97(12):1392‑6, 1987 Dec.
- Fedok FG, Strauss M, Houck JR, Cadieux RJ, Kales A: "Further Clinical Experience with the Silicone Tracheal Cannula in Obstructive Sleep Apnea," Otolaryngology‑Head and Neck Surgery 97(3):313‑18, 1987 Sep.
- Houck JR Jr., Panje WR, McCormick KJ, Merrick RH: "Immunomodulatory Activity in Regional Lymph Nodes," Archives of Otolaryngology 109(12):785‑8, 1983 Dec.
Abstracts or posters
- Canfield VA, Kolodziej MA, Syzek EJ, Bogardus CR, Houck JR, Medina JE. “Sequential Neoadjuvant Cisplatinum/5 Fluorouracil and Radiation Therapy for Organ Preservation in Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Base of Tongue, Hypopharynx and Tonsillar Fossa,” Proceedings 4th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Toronto, Canada, 1996.
- France D, Gaumond R, Houck J, Balaban C: "Development of an Electromagnetic Pump for Vestibular System Research," Proc. Thirteenth Annual Northwest Bioengineering Conference, IEEE Press, Philadelphia; March 12, 1987.
- F. Grisham M.D., E. Gillies M.D., J. Houck M.D. : An Animal Model for Fungal Sinusitis. Stereotactic Image Guide for Otolaryngologic Surgery Meeting, Branson, Missouri, May 3-4, 2002.
- Houck JR, Conner BR: "Immunomodulatory Activity in Cervical Lymph Nodes of Head and Neck Cancer Patients":
- The Changing Complexion of DNA Viruses: A Symposium in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Fred Rapp, Ph.D., Hershey, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1989.
- Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Midwinter Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 4‑8, 1990.
- Romano PJ, Bartholomew M, Kloszewski F,Stryker J, Houck J, Vesell E: "Do HLA Antigens Influence Resistance to Lung Carcinoma?" American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, 15th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 17‑21, 1989.
- Houck JR, Sexton, FM: "HLA Class I and II Expression on Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck," Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Research Forum Washington, D.C., September 25, 1988.
- Murphy KM, Houck JR: "Sudden Bilateral Profound Hearing Loss due to Meningeal Carcinomatosis," American Academy of Otolaryngology‑Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, D.C., September 25‑29, 1988.
- Houck JR, Ohlsson‑Wilhelm B, Zajdel G: "Modulation by Interferon‑Gamma of HLA Class II Antigen Expression on Cell Lines from Head and Neck Carcinoma," Society for Analytical Cytology, XIII International Meeting, Breckenridge, Colorado, September 4‑9, 1988.
- Shah TP, Houck JR, Ohlsson‑Wilhelm B: "Flow Cytometric Evaluation of Modulation of HLA Antigen Expression by Interferon on Head and Neck Carcinoma Cell Lines, "Society for Analytical Cytology, XII International Meeting, Cambridge, England, August 9‑15, 1987.
- Houck JR, Ohlsson‑Wilhelm B, Conner BR, Kloszewski E: "Tumor Cell Heterogeneity in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck," Society for Analytic Cytology, XI International Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 18, 1985.
- Houck JR, McCormick K: "Modulation of Mitogenic Response by Cells from Regional Lymph Nodes of Head and Neck Cancer Patients," American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, California, May 20, 1983.