Positions and Employment 2005 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Residency Program Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 1995 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 1987 The Good Shepherd Hospital, Bulape Hospital, Bibanga Hospital. Kasai Provinces Republique du Zaire, February ? May 1989. 1990 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 1990 Director, Division of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas 1990 Attending Staff. John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas 1990 Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas 1990 St. Paul Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 1990 Dallas Veteran's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 1990 Zale Lipshy University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Other Experience and Professional Memberships 1987 American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Fellow, 1981 Texas Medical Association 1981 Dallas County Medical Society 1981 American Medical Association 1987 L'Ordre des Medecins (Zaire) 1990Reviewer, Peer Review and Abstract Section, Head & Neck 1990 Faculty Advisory Committee, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 1991 Fee Complaint Committee, Dallas County Medical Society 1991 Admissions Committee Interviewer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas 1993 Blood Utilization Committee, Zale-Lipshy University Hospital 1993 Alternate Delegate, Texas Medical Association 1993 Monograph/Slide Lecture Series Subcommittee, AAO-HNS 1994 American College of Surgeons: Fellow, 1994 Clinical Executive Committee, Simmons Cancer University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1994 Steering Committee, Simmons Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1994 Cancer Committee, Parkland Memorial Hospital 1995 American Society for Head & Neck Surgery: Fellow, 1995 Texas Association of Otolaryngology/HNS, 1995 Reviewer, Peer Review, Laryngoscope 1995 Campus Physicians Quality Home Health Care Service, Zale-Lipshy University Hospital 1995 Program Chairman, Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology 1997 Treasurer, Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology 1999 President, Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology 1997 Operating Room Committee Zale-Lipshy University Hospital 1997 Surgical Performance Improvement Committee Parkland Memorial Hospital 1997 Reviewer, Peer Review, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honors 1978 Bachelor of Sciences in Zoology with High Honors University of Texas, Austin,Texas 1978 Phi Beta Kappa: University of Texas, Austin, Texas Research Support Ongoing Research Support 1. Truelson (PI) ZIL-301-A1. Evaluation of Tolonium Chloride (Toluidine Blue) Rinse in the Detection of Locally Recurrent or New Primary Oral Cavity Cancers and Cancer in Situ; Dates: October, 2000 to present Completed Research Support 1. Truelson (PI) 414-94-2. Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Effect of Cisplatin/Epinephrine Injectable Gel (Product #5010) When Administered Intratumorrally for Achievement of Treatment Goals in Recurrent or Refractory Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck; Dates: 1997-2000 2. Truelson (PI) Ad5CMV-p53 Phase II, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of Administered by Intra-Tumoral Injections in 39 Patients with Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head/Neck; Dates: Study Closed February, Dates: 1997-2000


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1981)
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1982), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1983), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1986), Otorhinolaryngology
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (1990), Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Interest

Head & Neck Cancers

  • Facial Cancers
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral & Oropharyngeal) Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity & Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear Canal, External Ear & Middle Ear
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Face, Larynx, Neck & Oral Cavity
  • Throat (Pharyngeal) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer

Airway Abnormalities

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Tracheal Stenosis

Surgical Treatment of Benign Head & Neck Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Adult Stridor
  • Airway Stenosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Goiter (Thyroid Enlargement)
  • Laryngeal Papilloma
  • Palate Tumors
  • Paragangliomas (Glomus) Tumor on the Neck
  • Parotid Lesions & Tumors
  • Salivary Gland Stone
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cysts

Surgical Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers

  • Glossectomy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Lymph Node Removal
  • Maxillectomy
  • Pharyngectomy
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Tracheotomy/Trachestomy
  • Tumor Resection

Skull Based Surgery

  • Organ Sparing Surgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Research Interest

  • Head & Neck Oncology/Surgery


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma with infradiaphragmatic presentation of skin metastases.
Kruic AL, Cockerell CJ, Truelson J, Taylor RS Clinical & Experimental Dermatology 2006 31 242-44
Management of middle meningeal and superficial temporal artery hemorrhage from total temporomandibular joint replacement surgery with a gelatin-based hemostatic agent
Cillo JE Jr, Sinn D, Truelson JM J Craniofac Surg March 2005 16(2) 309-12
In Vivo Interaction of Cis-platinum and Fosfomycin on Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Truelson, JM LARYNGOSCOPE 2000 110 1222-1224
Tongue reconstruction procedures for treatment of cancer.
Truelson JM, Pearce AN. AORN J. March 1997 65(3) 528,531-4
Perioperative Patient Management of Free Flaps
Truelson JM FACIAL PLASTIC SURGRY. 1996 12(1) 13-18

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • L"Ordre des Medecins (Zaire)
  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology/HNS
  • Texas Medical Association