Deputy Editor in Chief

Rui P. Fernandes, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS


  • Professor
  • Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
  • Program Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Fellowship
  • Director, UF Center for Reconstructive Surgery
  • Co-Director, UF Health Skull Base Team
  • College of Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, United States


  • Clinical special interests: 1) head and neck cancer, 2) oral cancer, 3) salivary gland pathology, 4) jaw tumors and microvascular reconstructive surgery, and 5) thyroid and parathyroid
  • Research special interests: 1) outcomes studies in head–neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, and 2) health disparities


  1. Bell RB, Fernandes RP, Andersen PA. Oral, head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery. 1st ed. 2017
  2. Fernandes RP. Local and regional flaps in head and neck reconstruction: a practical approach. 1st ed. 2014.
  3. Pirgousis P, Fernandes RP. Contemporary methods in tongue reconstruction. In: Bagheri SС, Bell BR, Khan H, editors. Current therapy in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 1st ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:508–15.


  1. Fancy T, Huang AT, Kass JI, Lamarre ED, Tassone P, Mantravadi AV, Alwani MM, Subbarayan RS, Bur AM, Worley ML, Graboyes EM, McMullen CP, Azoulay O, Wax MK, Cave TB, Al-Khudari S, Abello EH, Higgins KM, Ryan JT, Orzell SC, Goldman RA, Vimawala S, Fernandes RP, Abdelmalik M, Rajasekaran K, L'Esperance HE, Kallogjeri D, Rich JT. Complications, Mortality, and Functional Decline in Patients 80 Years or Older Undergoing Major Head and Neck Ablation and Reconstruction. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Dec 1;145(12):1150-1157.
  2. Gopinath A, Mubeen A, Baskovich B, Mohammed I, Makary R, Hoy ES, Dagan R, Smotherman C, Gautam S, Fernandes RP, Bunnell AM, Pirgousis P, Alkhasawneh A. Prognostic significance of venous invasion in node-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. J Oral Pathol Med. 2020 Feb;49(2):150-155.
  3. Ganry L, Sigaux N, Ettinger KS, Salman SO, Fernandes RP. Modified GoPro Hero 6 and 7 for intraoperative surgical recording-transformation into a surgeon-perspective professional quality recording system. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019;77(8):1703.e1–1703.e6.
  4. Dagan R, Bryant CM, Mendenhall WM, Amdur RJ, Morris CG, Lanza DC, Dziegielewski PT, Justice JM, Lobo BC, Silver NL, Fernandes R, Bunnell A, Guthrie T, Gopalan PK, Rahman M, Tavanaiepour D. Isolated leptomeningeal progression from sinonasal carcinomas: Implications for staging workup and treatment. Head Neck 2019;41(8):2647–54.
  5. Ettinger KS, Ganry L, Fernandes RP. Oral cavity cancer. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2019;31(1):13–29.
  6. Mendenhall WM, Dagan R, Bryant CM, Fernandes RP. Radiation oncology for head and neck cancer: current standards and future changes. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2019;31(1):31–8.
  7. Salman S, Fattahi T, Fernandes R, Steinberg B. Dynamic analysis of maxillary perfusion during Le Fort I osteotomy using indocyanine green. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;47(10):1311–5.
  8. Al Shetawi AH, Fernandes R. Alternative approach in mandibular reconstruction for benign disease. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;76(1):229.e1–229.e9.
  9. Al Shetawi AH, Quimby A, Fernandes R. The cervicofacial flap in cheek reconstruction: a guide for flap design. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017;75(12):2708.e1–2708.e6.
  10. Quimby A, Estelle A, Gopinath A, Fernandes R. Myxofibrosarcoma in head and neck: case report of unusually aggressive presentation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017;75(12):2709.e1–2709.e12.
  11. Tymofieiev OO, Fernandes RP. The New England Journal of Medicine: images in clinical medicine: a role model section for DTJournal. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;3(7):A11.
  12. Fernandes RP, Quimby A, Salman S. Comprehensive reconstruction of mandibular defects with free fibula flaps and endosseous implants. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1(1):6−10.
  13. Fernandes RP, Salman S, Quimby A. Minimally invasive techniques for management of salivary gland pathology. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1(1):11−4.
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