Rui P. Fernandes, M.D., D.M.D., FACS, FRCS

Rui P. Fernandes M.D., D.M.D., 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

Department: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-3901
Business Email: Rui.fernandes@jax.ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Interests
  • Clinical Special Interests: Head and neck cancer, oral cancer, salivary gland pathology, jaw tumors and microvascular reconstructive surgery; thyroid and parathyroid
  • Research Special Interests: Outcomes studies in head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, health disparities

Publications

2022
Classification and Staging of Melanoma in the Head and Neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.34(2):221-234[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2021.12.001.[PMID] 35491079.
2021
Communication: Regional anesthesia perioperative analgesia for free flap reconstruction.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS.74(9):2392-2442[DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2021.03.081.[PMID] 33931330.
2021
Current Role of Radiotherapy in the Management of Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction.14(1):79-83[DOI] 10.1177/1943387520971418.[PMID] 33613841.
2021
Injuries of the Peripheral Mandibular Nerve, Evaluation of Interventions and Outcomes: A Systematic Review.
Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction.14(4):337-348[DOI] 10.1177/19433875211002049.[PMID] 34707795.
2021
Management of Soft Tissue Trauma.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.33(3):xi-[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2021.05.002.[PMID] 34099365.
2021
Passively Scattered Proton Therapy for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer with Clinical Perineural Invasion.
International journal of particle therapy.8(1):285-293[DOI] 10.14338/IJPT-20-00062.1.[PMID] 34285954.
2021
Response to "Major head and neck surgery as a risk factor for postoperative atrial fibrillation".
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.50(11):1530-1531[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijom.2021.02.017.[PMID] 33691997.
2021
Serial Perioperative Assessment of Free Flap Perfusion With Laser Angiography.
Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction.14(1):16-22[DOI] 10.1177/1943387520930608.[PMID] 33613831.
2020
Education and Training for Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons in the Context of COVID-19.
Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction.13(3):149-150[DOI] 10.1177/1943387520948815.[PMID] 33456679.
2020
Head and neck surgery is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation: incidence and outcomes.
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.49(12):1535-1541[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijom.2020.04.014.[PMID] 32475709.
2020
Keystone Flap.
Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.28(1):29-42[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2019.10.001.[PMID] 32008707.
2020
Prognostic significance of venous invasion in node-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology.49(2):150-155[DOI] 10.1111/jop.12975.[PMID] 31732985.
2020
Revisiting the temporal artery posterior auricular skin flap with an anatomical basis stepwise pedicle dissection for use in targeted facial subunit reconstruction.
Head & neck.42(11):3153-3160[DOI] 10.1002/hed.26362.[PMID] 32686883.
2020
Three-Dimensional Computer-Assisted Surgical Planning and Manufacturing in Complex Mandibular Reconstruction.
Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.28(2):145-150[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2020.05.007.[PMID] 32741511.
2020
Thyroid surgery outcomes analysis in an oral and maxillofacial surgery department.
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.49(6):717-721[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijom.2019.12.002.[PMID] 31874715.
2019
Complications, Mortality, and Functional Decline in Patients 80 Years or Older Undergoing Major Head and Neck Ablation and Reconstruction.
JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery.145(12):1150-1157[DOI] 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2768.[PMID] 31600390.
2019
Modified GoPro Hero 6 and 7 for Intraoperative Surgical Recording-Transformation Into a Surgeon-Perspective Professional Quality Recording System.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.77(8):1703.e1-1703.e6[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2019.03.026.[PMID] 31009633.
2019
Oral Cavity Cancer.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.31(1):13-29[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2018.08.002.[PMID] 30454788.
2019
Radiation Oncology for Head and Neck Cancer: Current Standards and Future Changes.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.31(1):31-38[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2018.08.003.[PMID] 30454789.
2018
Alternative Approach in Mandibular Reconstruction for Benign Disease
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.76(1):229.e1-229.e9[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2017.06.041.[PMID] .
2018
Introduction.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.30(3):xi-[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2018.06.002.[PMID] 30008345.
2018
Introduction.
Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.26(2):xi-[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2018.06.002.[PMID] 30077329.
2017
A Case Report of Mikulicz Syndrome.
Journal of radiology case reports.11(7):1-7[DOI] 10.3941/jrcr.v11i7.3147.[PMID] 29299096.
2017
Clinical Pathway Implementation Improves Efficiency of Care in a Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgery Unit.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.75(1):190-196[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2016.06.194.[PMID] 27528106.
2017
Free Bone Grafts for Mandibular Reconstruction in Patients Who Have Not Received Radiotherapy: the 6-Cm Rule-Myth or Reality?
Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction.10(2):117-122[DOI] 10.1055/s-0036-1597583.[PMID] 28523085.
2017
Immediate Reconstruction and Dental Rehabilitation of Segmental Mandibular Defects: Description of a Novel Technique.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.75(10):2270.e1-2270.e8[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2017.06.019.[PMID] 28697347.
2017
Margin Analysis: Sarcoma of the Head and Neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.29(3):355-366[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2017.04.002.[PMID] 28709534.
2017
Myxofibrosarcoma in Head and Neck: Case Report of Unusually Aggressive Presentation.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.75(12):2709.e1-2709.e12[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2017.08.015.[PMID] 28893544.
2017
Preoperative Protective Endovascular Covered Stent Placement Followed By Surgery for Management of the Cervical Common and Internal Carotid Arteries With Tumor Encasement
Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B-Skull Base.78(1):52-58[DOI] 10.1055/s-0036-1584298.[PMID] 28180043.
2017
Sclerosing Polycystic Adenosis of the Parotid Gland: A Systematic Review and Report of 2 New Cases.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.75(5):984-993[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2016.10.031.[PMID] 27888671.
2017
The Cervicofacial Flap in Cheek Reconstruction: A Guide for Flap Design.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.75(12):2708.e1-2708.e6[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2017.08.006.[PMID] 28886355.
2016
Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Reconstruction in Children: Part I
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.27(4):846-856[DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002515.[PMID] .
2016
Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Training Programs: Transformation of the Specialty From 2005 to 2015: Report From the Aaoms Committee on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.74(11):2123-2127[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2016.07.022.[PMID] .
2016
Outcomes of Sinonasal Cancer Treated With Proton Therapy
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.95(1):377-385[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.02.019.[PMID] 27084655.
2015
Procedure/Technique: endocrine tumors of the neck.
Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.23(1):39-47[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2014.10.007.[PMID] 25707564.
2014
Evaluation of Reconstructive Techniques for Anterior and Middle Skull Base Defects Following Tumor Ablation
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.72(1):198-204[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2013.05.017.[PMID] 23850039.
2014
The supraclavicular artery island and trapezius myocutaneous flaps in head and neck reconstruction.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.26(3):411-20[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2014.05.009.[PMID] 24980989.
2013
Autogenous and prosthetic reconstruction of the ear.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.25(2):271-86[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2013.02.001.[PMID] 23522966.
2013
Digital Measurements of 120 Mandibular Angles To Determine the Ideal Fibula Wedge Osteotomy To Re-Create the Mandibular Angle for Microvascular Reconstruction
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.71(12):2169-2175[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2013.05.005.[PMID] 23945511.
2013
Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary site with cardiac involvement: case report.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.71(11):1998-2003[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2013.04.025.[PMID] 23810617.
2013
Reconstruction of acquired oromandibular defects.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.25(2):241-9[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2013.02.003.[PMID] 23642671.
2013
Reconstruction of Orbitomaxillary Defects
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.71(2):398-409[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2012.04.035.[PMID] 22766382.
2013
Value of Microvascular Surgery in Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.71(1):189-191[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2012.03.029.[PMID] 22695021.
2013
Versatility of supraclavicular artery island flap in head and neck reconstruction of vessel-depleted and difficult necks.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.71(3):622-7[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2012.07.005.[PMID] 22921751.
2013
Zygoma implant reconstruction of acquired maxillary bony defects.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.25(2):223-39[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2013.02.007.[PMID] 23642670.
2012
Our experience with 171 open tracheostomies.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.70(7):1699-702[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2011.07.015.[PMID] 22018448.
2012
Outcomes of Total Or Near-Total Lip Reconstruction With Microvascular Tissue Transfer
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.70(12):2899-2906[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2012.02.035.[PMID] 22651938.
2011
Giant Submental Dermoid Cysts With Near Total Obstruction of the Oral Cavity: Report of 2 Cases
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.69(2):532-535[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2010.05.064.[PMID] 21168251.
2011
Head and Neck Osteosarcoma
American Journal of Otolaryngology.32(6):597-600[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.09.002.[PMID] 21093108.
2011
Oral Maxillary Squamous Carcinoma: An Indication for Neck Dissection in the Clinically Negative Neck
Head & neck.33(11):1581-1585[DOI] 10.1002/hed.21631.[PMID] 21990223.
2011
Reconstruction of Subtotal Defects of the Lower Lip: a Review of Current Techniques and a Proposed Modification
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.69(1):295-299[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2010.05.079.[PMID] 21030126.
2011
Reoperative mandibular reconstruction.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.23(1):153-60, vii[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2010.11.001.[PMID] 21272771.
2011
Reoperative Maxillofacial Oncology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.23(1):161+-8, vii[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2010.11.002.[PMID] 21272772.
2011
Reoperative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Preface
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.23(1):XI-[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2010.12.004.[PMID] 21272765.
2011
Use of the Internal Mammary Artery Perforator Flap for Repair of Pharyngocutaneous Fistulas in the Vessel-Depleted Neck
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.69(4):1225-1228[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2010.04.021.[PMID] 20739115.
2010
Longstanding giant frontal sinus mucocele resulting in extra-axial proptosis orbital displacement and loss of vision.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.68(12):3051-3[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2009.12.033.[PMID] 20598793.
2010
Low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the intraoral minor salivary glands with cervical metastasis: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.68(6):1396-9[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2009.12.019.[PMID] 20363544.
2010
Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the maxilla.
Ear, nose, & throat journal.89(10):484-6[DOI] .[PMID] 20981659.
2010
Technology in microvascular surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.22(1):73-90[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2009.11.001.[PMID] 20159479.
2009
One Flap Reconstruction of Bilateral Buccal Mucosa and Floor of Mouth With a Radial Forearm Free Flap: "the Aviator Flap" Design
Oral Oncology Supplement.3(1):147-[DOI] 10.1016/j.oos.2009.06.359.[PMID] .
2009
Reconstruction of Mandibular Defects Secondary To Ameloblastoma Resection: a Case for Immediate Reconstruction With Free Tissue Transfer
Oral Oncology Supplement.3(1):133-[DOI] 10.1016/j.oos.2009.06.318.[PMID] .
2009
Unusual histological variant of Ewing's sarcoma of mandible.
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.38(8):891-4[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijom.2009.03.711.[PMID] 19411158.
2009
Use of the Imap Flap for Pharyngocutaneous Fistulas in the Vessel Depleted Neck
Oral Oncology Supplement.3(1):147-[DOI] 10.1016/j.oos.2009.06.360.[PMID] .
2008
Fellowship training and academic careers.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.20(1):11-5[DOI] 10.1016/j.coms.2007.09.003.[PMID] 18194733.
2008
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treating oral cancer: a preliminary report from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Task Force on Oral Cancer.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.66(10):2151-7[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2008.06.030.[PMID] 18848117.
2007
A non-lip-splitting double mandibular osteotomy technique applied for resection of tumors in the parapharyngeal and pterygomandibular spaces.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.65(3):566-9[DOI] .[PMID] 17307611.
2007
Ameloblastoma.
American Journal of Clinical Oncology-Cancer Clinical Trials.30(6):645-8[DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181573e59.[PMID] 18091060.
2007
An easy method for predictable osteotomies in the vascularized fibula flap for mandibular reconstruction.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.65(9):1874-5[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2006.10.051.[PMID] 17719418.
2007
Computer-aided surgery using 3D rendering of maxillofacial pathology and trauma.
International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery.3(3):203-6[DOI] 10.1002/rcs.137.[PMID] 17592824.
2007
Endoscopic repair of isolated orbital floor fracture with implant placement.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.65(8):1449-53[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2006.10.080.[PMID] 17656267.
2007
Odontogenic keratocyst: to decompress or not to decompress? A comparative study of decompression and enucleation versus resection/peripheral ostectomy.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.65(4):640-4[DOI] .[PMID] 17368357.
2007
Osteogenic sarcoma of the jaw: a 10-year experience.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.65(7):1286-91[DOI] .[PMID] 17577490.
2007
Reconstruction of maxillary defects with the radial forearm free flap.
Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.15(1):7-12[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2006.10.002.[PMID] 17434057.
2007
Use of the lateral circumflex femoral artery perforator flap in the reconstruction of gunshot wounds to the face.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.65(10):1990-7[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2006.11.043.[PMID] 17884527.
2006
Access surgery for oral cancer.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.18(4):565-71[DOI] .[PMID] 18088853.
2006
Costochondral rib grafts in mandibular reconstruction.
Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.14(2):179-83[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2006.05.007.[PMID] 16959605.
2006
Fibula free flap in mandibular reconstruction.
Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.14(2):143-50[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2006.05.003.[PMID] 16959601.
2006
Repair of nasal complex fractures and the need for secondary septo-rhinoplasty.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.64(12):1785-9[DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2006.03.053.[PMID] 17113446.
2006
The anterolateral thigh flap in mandibular reconstruction.
Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.14(2):185-9[DOI] 10.1016/j.cxom.2006.08.001.[PMID] 16959606.

Office Information

Academic Office
2nd Floor, LRC
653-1 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3689
Rui.fernandes@jax.ufl.edu
Administrative Manager
Sandy Dube
(904) 244-3901
sandy.dube@jax.ufl.edu
GME Office
2nd Floor, LRC
653-1 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-3689
Fax: (904) 244-3870
Rui.fernandes@jax.ufl.edu
GME Program Administrator
Kristy Zanao
(904) 244-3689
Kristy.Zanao@jax.ufl.edu

Education

D.M.D.
1997 · Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Medical Degree
2000 · University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
Surgery Residency
2001 · University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
2003 · University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
Maxillofacial Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
2005 · University of Maryland James L. Kernan Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA

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