Dr. Leach is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Leach graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity University. He completed his medical studies as Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He received his specialty training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Leach is the author of many articles and chapters in several prestigious journals and textbooks. His research interests include control of wound healing and the development of bone substitutes. Dr. Leach specializes in facial aesthetic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, microvascular head and neck reconstruction and reanimation following facial paralysis. He has taught many post-graduate courses in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Leach wrote the article "Nasal, Cosmetic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery" which is available here on our site.


Medical School
UT Houston Health Science Center Houston Med School (1985)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1986), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1991), Otolaryngology

Clinical Interest

Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Blepharospasm
  • Botox/Fillers/Injectables
  • Cosmetic Eyebrow Lift, Forehead Lift & Midface Lift
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lifts
  • Face Lift or Neck Lift (Cervicofacial Rhytidectomy)
  • Reshaping the Nose (Rhinoplasty)

Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery

  • Craniofacial, Cleft Lip, Palate Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Deviated Nasal Septum Reconstruction (Septoplasty)
  • Facial Fractures
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Mentoplasty
  • Microbiota
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Repair Septal Perforations
  • Reshaping the Nose with Nasal Obstruction (Septorhinoplasty)


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Aesthetics and the Hispanic Rhinoplasty
Leach, J. Laryngoscope 2002 112 1903-1916
Ear Reconstruction
Biavati, M and Leach, J In Emedicine-Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery 2002
The Effects of TGF-Beta 3 Modulation of Scar Tissue Formation in the Pig
Schwade ND, Fowler JJ, Leach, JL Wounds 2000 12(2) 32-39
Rhinoplasty, Short Nose
Leach, JL In Emedicine - Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery 2000
Scalp Reconstruction
Ratcliff DJ, Leach, J In Emedicine - Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery 2000

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Inducted into the Triologic Society
  • Bernstein Award for Facial Plastic Research, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Outstanding Young Men in America
  • The Best Doctors in America: Central Region
    Listed under Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic, Sinus & Nasal Surgery (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Association of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Dallas County Medical Society/Texas Medical Association
  • Triologic Society