• Comprehensive Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Endoscopic Sinus & Laryngeal Surgery
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Curriculum Vitae James Brett Chafin, M.D.
Comprehensive Ear, Nose and Throat
Sinus Endoscopic Surgery
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Date of Birth:June 17, 1966Residency:

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
West Virginia University Medical Center
Morgantown, WV 26506
Chairman: S.J. Wetmore, MD, F.A.C.S.
7/93 – 7/97

Internship:  

West Virginia University Department of Surgery
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV 25301
Chairman: J. Boland, MD, F.A.C.S.
7/92 – 6/93

Medical School:

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV 26506
Doctor of Medicine
May 1992

College: 

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Magna Cum Laude
May 1988

High School:

Huntington High School
Huntington, WV
Diploma
Graduated Very High Honors
May 1984

Licensure/Certification:American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (April, 1998)

West Virginia State Medical License (November 1995)

Kentucky State Medical License (February 1998)Awards and Honors

  • Fortunata Lim Award for Outstanding Head and Neck Presentation. Seventh Annual Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, June, 1996.
  • George C. Schein Research Competition, First Place, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1996. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sobisca S. Hall Award for Overall Outstanding Resident Presentation, June 1995. Sixth Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV.
  • George C. Schein Research Competition, Third Place, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1995. University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Fortunata Lim Award for Outstanding Head and Neck Presentation, June 1994. Fifth Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV.
  • The Lange Medical Publications Award for Outstanding Achievement, 1992
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), elected Junior Year of medical school, 1991.
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement, 1990.

Academic Appointments:

Marshall University School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
August 1997

Special Qualifications:

Microsurgical Training 1994

Professional Organizations:

  • West Virginia State Academy Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
1997 – Present
  • West Virginia State Medical Association
1989 – Present
  • American Medical Association
1989 – Present
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1993 – Present
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy/Resident Member
1994 – Present
  • Cabell County Medical Society
1997 – Present
  • Cabell County Jr. Medical Society
1997 – Present

Research Experience:

  • West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology/Orthopedics, 1994-1995
  • West Virginia University Department of Internal Medicine, 1989

Courses/Conferences Attended:

  • 8th Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1997
  • 8th Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Endoscopic Sinus Course, March 1997
  • 13th Annual Bronchoesophagology Lecture and Practicum. VCU/MCV Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Richmond, VA, October 1996
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 1996
  • Update: Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, July 1996
  • Seventh Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1996
  • George C. Schein Research Day (Research Competition for Otolaryngology Residents), Pittsburgh, PA, April 1996
  • Seventh Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, Morgantown, WV, March 1996
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, January 1996
  • Society of Microsurgical Specialists, Annual National Meeting, Morgantown, WV, September 1995
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 1995
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 1995
  • Dallas Ear Foundation Temporal Bone Course, Dallas, TX, September 1995
  • Sixth Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1995
  • George C. Schein Research Day (Research Competition for Otolaryngology Residents), Pittsburgh, PA, April 1995
  • Sixth Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, Morgantown, WV, March 1995
  • Eastern Section Meeting of the Trilogic Society, Pittsburgh, PA, January 1995
  • Fifth Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1994
  • George C. Schein Research Day (Research Competition for Otolaryngology Residents), Pittsburgh, PA, April 1994
  • Fifth Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, Morgantown, WV, March 1994

Abstracts

  • Quraishi HA, Wax MK, Chafin JB, Clovis NB, Ryu J. Effect of anemia on primary ischemic time in free flaps. Poster at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 1996
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Clovis, NB, Ryu J. Different methods of inducing primary ischemic times and their effect on flap survival. Poster at the Scientific Session of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September, 1996
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Clovis, NB, Ryu J. Different methods of inducing primary ischemic times and their effect on flap survival. Poster at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Tucson, AZ, January 1996
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Johnstone RE, Bishop DJ. Pharmacokinetics of serum blood levels of lidocaine in patients undergoing free flap reconstruction of head and neck defects. Poster at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1995; 113(2):88
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Clovis NB, Ryu J. Ischemic times in microvascular surgery. Outline of Presentations for the Society of Microsurgical Specialists, Morgantown, WV, September, 1995
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK. Use of lidocaine in microvascular reconstruction. Outline of Presentations for the Society of Microsurgical Specialists, Morgantown, WV, September, 1995
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Johnstone RE, Bishop DJ. Serum blood levels of lidocaine in free fasciocutaneous flaps. Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology, June 1995
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK. Use of lidocaine in microvascular reconstruction. West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1994

Publications

  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Johnstone RE, Bishop DJ. Use of lidocaine in microvascular surgery. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg 1997;117:93-8.
  • Varghese MR, Farr RW, Was MK, Chafin JB, Owens BO. Vibro Fluvialis wound infection during medicinal leech therapy. Clin Infect Dis 1996;22:709-710.
  • Johnstone RE, Wax MK, Bishop DJ, Chafin JB. Large doses of topical lidocaine during microvascular surgery are not associated with toxic blood concentration. Anesthesiology 1995;82:593-596.
  • Chafin JB, Belmont M, Quraishi H, Clovi, N, Wax M. Effect of clamp versus anastomotic-induced ischemia on critical ischemic time and survival of rat epigastric fasciocutaneous flap. Head and Neck, 1999:198-203

Presentations

  • Chafin JB. Cochlear implantation. Norval Carter Medical Society, Huntington, WV, February 1998
  • Chafin JB. Frontal and mid-facial fractures. Eleventh Annual Family Practice Weekend and Sports Medicine Conference, Huntington, WV, November 1997
  • Chafin JB. Upper Airway Obstruction in Children. Marshall University Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Huntington, WV, November 1997
  • Chafin JB. Medical and surgical management of otitis media. ENT Update and Symposium, Marshall University School of Medicine Special Outreach. Williamson, WV, October 1997.
  • Chafin JB. Evaluation of Hoarseness. Huntington Internal Medicine Group, Huntington, WV, July 1997
  • Chafin JB. Role of Adenoidectomy vs Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in the Treatment of Chronic Sinusitis in the Pediatric Population. 8th Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1997
  • Chafin JB., Wax MK. The use of latissimus dorsi flaps in head and neck reconstruction. Seventh Annual West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference. Morgantown, WV, June 1996
  • Chafin JB, Wax, MK, Clovis NB, Ryu J. Ischemic times in microvascular surgery. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Otolaryngology, George C. Schein Resident Research Forum. Pittsburgh, PA, April 1996.
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Clovis, NB, Ryu J. Different methods of inducing primary ischemic times and their effect on flap survival. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Tucson, AZ, January 1996.
  • Chafin JB, Wax, MK. Use of lidocaine in microvascular reconstruction. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, September 1995.
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK. The use of latissimus dorsi flaps in head and neck reconstruction. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 1995.
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Clovis NB, Ryu J. Ischemic times in microvascular surgery. Society of Microsurgical Specialists Annual Meeting, Morgantown, WV, September 1995.
  • Chafin JB, Wax, MK. Use of lidocaine in microvascular reconstruction. 49th Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology. St. Andrews by the Sea, Canada, June 1995.
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK, Clovis NB, Ryu J. Ischemic times in microvascular surgery. Sixth Annual West Virginia Department of Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June, 1995
  • Wax MK, Chafin JB. Sternocleidomastoid flap in head and neck reconstruction. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Palm Desert, CA, May 1995
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK. Use of lidocaine in microvascular reconstruction. University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology, George C. Schein Resident Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1995.
  • Chafin JB, Wax MK. Use of lidocaine in microvascular reconstruction. West Virginia Department of Otolaryngology Fifth Annual Alumni Conference, Morgantown, WV, June 1994.
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