Jeffrey N. James MD, DDS, MBA, FACS, FAACS


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Jeffrey N. James


Dr. James has over 10 years of both private practice and academic surgery experience.

Dr. James is the Peltier Endowed Chairman and Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science Center in New Orleans. He is a full Professor with Tenure at LSU and has over 10 years of both private practice and academic surgery experience. 

Dr. James was born and raised in the small West Texas town of Plainview. He graduated from Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas Dental Branch. Dr. James then matriculated into the Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical School where he earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. While at LSU, he received a Certificate in General Surgery for completing an internship as well as completed a six-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery culminating in a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

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A Master Of The Face And Skull

Discover the exceptional expertise of Dr. Jeffrey N. James, a true master of the face and skull. With extensive training and unparalleled credentials, Dr. James is highly skilled in a wide range of surgeries, including Facial Cosmetic, Oral, and Craniofacial procedures. As an MD and DDS, his credentials surpass those of the average oral surgeon, reflecting his dedication to excellence. Dr. James's commitment to continuous learning is evident through his participation in a prestigious Craniofacial fellowship and years of academic medicine and education. With 16 years of formal training, he has invested more time in honing his craft than the typical plastic surgeon. Trust your facial and craniofacial concerns to the expertise of Dr. Jeffrey N. James, the leading authority in his field.

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