Practice Contact Information
San Antonio Head and Neck
3903 Wiseman Boulevard
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.entclinicsofsa.com
Areas of surgical specialization in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr. Hales went to college at Texas A&M University where he studied Biology, Chemistry and Spanish. He served a mission in Cochabamba Bolivia. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center – Houston, from which he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. This was followed by a surgical internship, otolaryngology residency and subsequently fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Oklahoma. He joined San Antonio Head and Neck Surgery Associates where he directs the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology program. He remains very active in education, clinical research and is an Associate Professor with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Combined Armed Forces Residency Training Program as a civilian. He is fluent in Spanish. His hobbies include family time – wife Dana and 4 amazing children! He practices the full complement of head and neck surgical oncology with special interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is considered a high volume thyroid and parathyroid surgeon.
1.Wu Che-Wei Wu, Hales NW, et al, Randolph G, INMSG Guidelines 2018, Part II: Optimal RLN Management for Invasive Thyroid Cancer, Laryngoscope, 2018:128:NoS3.
2. Hales NW. Is Fine Needle Aspiration Universally Reliable in predicting HPV/p16 status of the Primary in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx? Implications for Treatment, Laryngoscope, Triologic Thesis, Accepted Feb 2018.
3. Hales NW, Kamani K, Randolph GW. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Preservation in Thyroid Cancer Involving the Ligament of Berry. Operative Techniques In Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Jan 2018. In press.
4. Fundakowski CE, Hales NW, Agarwal N, et al. Surgical management of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroidectomy: American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement. Head & Neck. 2018 Apr;40(4):663-675
5. Hales, NW. “HPV and Me?” San Antonio Medicine, 66:6, 14-15, June 2013.
6. Saunders JE, Raju RP, Boone, JL, Hales, NW, Berryhill WE, “Antibiotic resistance and otomycosis in the draining ear: culture results by diagnosis” American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 32(6), 470-476, November 2011
7. Setabutr D, Hales NW, Krempl GA, “Necrotizing Fasciitis Secondary to Bisphosphonate Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaw” American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 31:2, 127-129, March, 2010.
8. Eustaquio M, Medina JE, Krempl GA, Hales NW. “Early oral feeding after salvage laryngectomy” Head & Neck 31: 1341-1345, 2009.
9. Hales NW, Krempl GA, Medina JE., “Letter to the Editor: Is there a role for FDG-PET/CT in Cytologically Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules?” American Journal of Otolaryngology, 30(4):292, 2009.
10. Cogburn AC, Hales NW, Krempl GA, “Endoscopic Resection of a Mandibular Condyle Osteoma” Laryngoscope, 118(7):1214-1216, 2008 .
11.Hales NW, Krempl GA, Medina JE., “Is there a role for FDG-PET/CT in Cytologically Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules?” American Journal of Otolaryngology, 29:113-118, 2008.
12. Hales NW, Medina JE, “Cancer de la cavidad oral” Tratado do Otorrinolaringologia y Cirugia de Cabeza y Cuello. Editor – Suarez C., Volume V, Chapter 195, Proyectos Medicos, Guadalajara, 2007.
13. Hales NW, “Mayflower Medical Outreach Nicaragua 2007” The bulletin, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery December 26:12, pg 57, 2007.
14. Raju RP, Boone, JL, Hales, NW, Blakey, G, Berryhill, WE, Saunders, JE, “Current Bacteriology of the Suppurative Otitis: A Review of Culture Results” Laryngoscope, Accepted, April 2007.
15. Hales NW , Shakir F, Saunders J, “Acoustic advantage of Titanium Middle Ear Prostheses in Revision Ossiculoplasty, Does Mass Really Matter?” American J of Oto, May/June 28:164-167, 2007.
16. Hales N, Berryhill W. “Facial Nerve Herniation” Ear Nose Throat J. 85(11):696, 2006.
17. Porter, M, Hales NW, Nease CJ, Krempl GA. “Long Term Results of Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy with Radiofrequency Treatment: A New Standard of Care?” Laryngoscope 116:554-557, 2006.
18. Hales NW, Yamauchi K., Martinez A.A., Sundaresan A., Pellis NR and Kulkarni, AD. “A countermeasure to ameliorate immune dysfunction in in vitro simulated microgravity environment: Role of cellular nucleotide nutrition.” In Vitro Cell. Dev Biol Anim 38: 213-217, 2002.
19. Yamauchi K., Hales NW, Robinson SM, Niehoff ML, Ramesh V, Pellis NR and Kulkarni AD. “Nutritional requirement of nucleotides for cellular immunity in simulated microgravity.” J Appl Physiol 93: 161-166, 2002.
20. Kulkarni AD, Yamauchi K, Hales NW, Ramesh V, Ramesh GT, Sundaresan A Andrassy RJ, and Pellis NR. “Nutrition beyond nutrition: Plausibility of immunotrophic nutrition for space travel.” Clinical Nutrition. 21: 231-238, 2002
21. Yamauchi K, Sundaresan A, Hales NW, Yamamoto S, Pellis NR and Kulkarni AD. Nutritional countermeasure to obviate immune dysfunction in microgravity. Proceedings of the ISTS, ISTS 2000-p-05p, 2002.