John R. Hubanks

John R. Hubanks, MD

Areas of treatment:

Treatment of the ear, nose, throat, and related diseases of the head and neck:
• Allergies
• Hearing loss
• Nasal and sinus diseases
• Chronic sinusitis
• Benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck
• Reconstructive surgery for defects
• Voice disorders
• Balance disorders
• Swallowing disorders
• Thyroid and parathyroid diseases
• Sleep disorders
• Facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
• Head and neck cancer surgery


  • Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

John R. Hubanks, MD

Practicing locations:

  • USC Otolaryngology Associates – Glendale
  • USC Otolaryngology Associates – La Cañada Flintridge

About this doctor:

John R. Hubanks, MD, FACS, specializes in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He serves as adjunct clinical professor (voluntary) for the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and for many years as attending staff at both Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Hubanks earned his medical degree from Loyola Medical School of Chicago. He completed a rotating internship with Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He also completed several residencies, at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. He was a United States Air Force Major, serving in the Medical Corps at March Air Force Base in California, from 1969 to 1971.

Dr. Hubanks previously held several leadership roles at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, including Chief of Surgery, Board of Trustees, Secretary-Treasurer Medical Staff, and Chief of Staff. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the LA Research Study Club, and has been active in the LA Society of Otolaryngology, Southern California American College of Surgeons, and the Los Angeles Medical Golf Association.

Dr. Hubanks has served as a voluntary physician with the USC Athletic Department since 1981 to present day, working with USC athletes, trainers and coaches from all athletic sports, both men and women.


MD, Loyola Medical School of Chicago, 1964


LAC+USC Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 1964


LAC+USC Medical Center, 1965-1966
Queen of Angels Hospital Los Angeles, General Surgery, 1966-1967
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, 1967-1968
Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, 1967-1968
LAC+USC Medical Center, Head & Neck Course, 1969


Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Board Certified Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 1970

Professional society memberships:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Past Member Los Angeles Surgical Society
Los Angeles ENT-H&N Society
Research Study Club of Los Angeles
California Medical Association
Beta Theta Pi National Fraternity
Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Pacific Coast O&O
Centurion Club – Deafness Research
Fellow, American College of Surgeons