James C. Wang
Dr. James C. Wang is the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex in North Texas. He graduated with Honors from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences Program at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He then attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York where he earned his BS in biomedical engineering with distinction and minors in biology and chemical engineering. He worked as a biomedical engineer for four years developing gold nanoparticles for the treatment of head and neck cancer at Nanospectra Biosciences, a startup biotechnology company, in Houston, TX. He then attended the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he completed his Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious Diseases as well as his MD. His dissertation was on the development of novel antibiofilm therapies and analysis of bacterial interactions within middle ear fluid and on tympanostomy tubes. He was appointed and currently serves as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. After medical school, he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati where he was privileged to work with multiple facial plastic surgeons including Drs Ryan Collar, David Hom, and Yen Hsieh. He has co-authored multiple IRBs, book chapters, peer-reviewed manuscripts, oral and poster presentations and serves as a reviewer for multiple journals. He looks forward to enhancing his training with an additional year devoted solely to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck.