Jonathan R.B. Trites

Associate Professor

Trites otolaryngology

Phone: 902-473-3784
Mailing Address: 
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
3rd Floor, Dickson Bldg
5820 Unversity Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck reconstruction


  • BSc, Biology, Acadia University
  • MD, Dalhousie University
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Western University
  • Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, University of Iowa

Clinical, academic and research interests

Dr. Trites’s clinical practice involves the surgical management of benign and malignant neoplasms of the head, neck, face and skull base, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands. Areas of particular interest include the functional reconstruction of surgical and traumatic deformities and facial paralysis. Academic interests include surgical education, global health, image guidance in oral cancer, serum biomarkers in thyroid cancer, and objective outcomes in free tissue transfer.

Selected publications

Selected awards and honours

  • Manuary Spokesperson, Head & Neck Cancer Fundraiser (QE-II Foundation, Cancer Care Nova Scotia), 2014
  • Staff Teaching Award, Dalhousie Division of Otolaryngology-HNS, 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-HNS, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Western University Dept. Otolaryngology-HNS: 2010
  • Outstanding Educator, Dalhousie Medicine Class of 2006: June 2005
  • First Place, Poliquin-Xomed National Residents’ Research Competition, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-HNS, 1999


  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (1999)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2009)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology (2000)
  • Member, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Member, Canadian Association of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology