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Jason R. Van Tassel, MD

About Dr. Van Tassel

Dr. Jason Van Tassel is a San Diego native and attended San Diego State University, graduating with Honors, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1992. In addition to his undergraduate studies, Dr. Van Tassel worked as a research assistant at Hybritech Incorporated investigating the optimization of manufacturing processes related to monoclonal antibody test assays. During his undergraduate studies, he also worked as a physics instructor for the Healthcare Career Opportunity Program to provide educational assistance to underprivileged students interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

Dr. Van Tassel attended the prestigious Georgetown University School of Medicine located in Washington DC. He graduated with Honors in 1997 being admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He was then accepted into the Head and Neck Surgery Residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences headed by world renowned Dr. James Suen. He completed one year of general surgery residency and four years of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Residency.

Upon completion of his residency, he joined the faculty at the University of California Irvine in the Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery completing a fellowship in 2003. He is currently board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Along with his expertise in treating Ear, Nose and Throat disorders, Dr. Van Tassel has special expertise in Traditional, Laser Treatment, and Augmentation Fillers Applications for Facial Enhancement and Rejuvenation. He is excited to offer these highly skilled services to the patients of WTMG. Dr. Van Tassel provides treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including Hyoid Suspension, a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in his office.


  • 1991 - Alpha Omega Delta Premedical Honor Society, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • 1992 - Mortar Board Cap and Gown Honor Society, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • 1997 - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • 2007 - Orange County Innovation Science Award, Lifestem Incorporated


  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Medical Association
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association

Sleep Apnea Can Be a Killer Dr. Jason Van Tassel, Otolaryngology (ENT)

It’s estimated that 18 million U.S. adults have sleep apnea and most are undiagnosed. Dr. Van Tassel discusses what it is, what causes it, how it affects health and what can be done to treat it.

  • Medical School
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Internship
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Residency
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Fellowship
  • University of California Medical Center Irvine