Jon-Paul Pepper

Assistant Professor

Areas of treatment:

Facial Paralysis
Nasal Reconstruction
Facial rejuvenation
Facial reconstruction


  • Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery


  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish

Jon-Paul Pepper, MD

Assistant Professor

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Consultation II

About this doctor:

After attending Brown University for undergraduate studies, Dr. Pepper received his medical degree with highest honors from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2007. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan.  He also completed his fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan, working under the supervision of renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Shan Baker.

Dr. Pepper’s research interests include facial nerve reanimation with implantable electrodes and the use of ultrasound to enhance sentinel lymph node biopsy in the head and neck. He has conducted award-winning research at Stanford, Harvard, Michigan and the National Institutes of Health, and has multiple peer reviewed publications.

He received the top board score in the nation on the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery examination in June of 2013.  For this accomplishment, he will receive the Jack R. Anderson Award for Scholastic Achievement in October of 2013.


B.S. Neuroscience, Brown University, 1999
M.D., University of California, Irvine School of Medicine 2007


University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007-2008


University of Michigan Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2008 - 2012


University of Michigan Hospital, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2012-2013

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


2013 Anderson Prize