Jeffrey James

Interim Chair

Jeffrey James

Interim Chair

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery

Other Duties

Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Dr. Jeffrey N James currently serves as Associate Professor and Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Augusta University. He is the Director of The Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Clinic at the DCG and the Director of Undergraduate Education. Dr. James serves in the United States Air Force Reserves as a staff surgeon for the Air Force and Army Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program. Dr. James attended Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine where he earned an M.D. and completed an internship in General Surgery. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch while he concurrently worked towards a Masters in Physics from the University of Houston. Dr. James completed a six-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University. Following his residency, Dr. James furthered his education by participating in several fellowship opportunities. He received a certificate in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery from the University of Oklahoma. He also trained at the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital to expand his expertise to include cranial vault and front-orbital reconstruction for craniofacial dysmorphologies. He then trained at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates furthering his competency as a Cosmetic Surgeon. Prior to his present position, Dr. James had dual academic appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Tulane University department of Otolaryngology. He also participated as a lead surgeon on the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans as well as practice full scope Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Oral / Maxillofacial Surgery in private practice. He has au-thored multiple papers and book chapters in the fields of cosmetic, cleft, craniofacial, and trauma surgery, which are his main interests. Dr. James is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Sur-gery and in the final stages of becoming dual board certified with the addition of a board certification in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

  • GC 1061


  • MD, Medicine Louisiana State University Hea, 2010

  • DDS, Dentistry University of Texas Health Sci, 2007

  • BA, Chemistry, General Texas A&M University, 2004


  • PHY North Carolina Medical Board, 2019

  • Board Certified, American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2019

  • Board Certified, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2016

  • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Oklahoma University, 2014

  • PHY Florida Medical Board, 2013

  • PHY Oklahoma State Medical Board, 2013

  • PHY Louisiana State Medical Board, 2013

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Louisiana State University, 2013

  • General Surgery Internship Louisiana State University, 2011

  • GAP State of GA, 2018

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2017

  • PHY Ga Composite Medical Board, 2017

Awards & Honors

  • Innovation Golden Helix Award Georgia Bio, 2021

  • COVID-19 Award Augusta University Research Institute, Inc., 2021

  • Certificate of Appreciation Operation Smile, 2019

  • Certificate of Appreciation Oral Health and Diagnostic Science Dept, 2018

  • Certificate of Service Health Volunteers Overseas, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • IDSR 7041

    OMS - Surgery Conference IV
  • OMSR 9131

    Oral Surgery Clinic Care VIII
  • OMFS 5692

    Oral Surgery Clinic II
  • OMFS 5895

    Oral Surgery Clinic IV
  • OMSR 6131

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care
  • OMSR 7131

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care IV
  • OMSR 8131

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care VI
  • OMSR 6031

    Oral Surgery Didactics II
  • OMSR 7031

    Oral Surgery Didactics IV
  • OMSR 8031

    Oral Surgery Didactics VI
  • OMSR 9031

    Oral Surgery Didactics VIII
  • OMFS 5896

    Oral Surgery Hosp Clinic II
  • RSUR 5006

    Oral Surgery Internship
  • IDSR 8041

    Ortho-OMS - Surgery Conference
  • IDSR 9041

    Ortho-OMS Surgery Conference V
  • IDSR 6041

    Orthodontic-OMS -Surg Conf II
  • OMFS 5501

    Introduction to OMFS: Fundamentals of Oral Surgery
  • IDSR 7040

    OMS - Surgery Conference III
  • OMFS 5591

    Oral Surgery Clinic I
  • OMFS 5793

    Oral Surgery Clinic III
  • OMSR 6121

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care I
  • OMSR 7121

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care III
  • OMSR 8121

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care V
  • OMSR 9121

    Oral Surgery Clinical Care VII
  • OMSR 6021

    Oral Surgery Didactics I
  • OMSR 7021

    Oral Surgery Didactics III
  • OMSR 8021

    Oral Surgery Didactics V
  • OMSR 9021

    Oral Surgery Didactics VII
  • OMFS 5794

    Oral Surgery Hospital Clinic I
  • IDSR 8040

    Orth-OMS - Surgery Conf V
  • IDSR 9040

    Ortho-OMS - Surgery Conference
  • IDSR 6040

    Ortho-OMS Surgery Conf I


Selected Recent Publications

  • Factors in Post-Operative Implant Cervical Burnout: A Retrospective Review, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma: A Case-Series of Three Cases., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Surgical Ciliated Cyst of the Maxilla: A Case-series of Three Cases., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Partial Glossectomy for Treatment of Macroglossia Secondary to Myeloma-Associated Amyloidosis: A Case Report, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Is there a Difference in CBSE Scores of 4-Year Versus 6-Year Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Residents?, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Clinical Service Chief Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Director, The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at the DCG 2018 - Present

  • Director, Undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Education 2018 - 2020

College Service

  • CEPAC - Clinical Education Process 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Implant Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Assistant Medical Director, AU Surgical Center 2018 - Present

  • SARC Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Children's Hospital Perioperative Services Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Clinical Service Chief Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Administrative Assignment, Other
  • Research Group on Adverse Childhood Experiences 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Opioids Working Reasearch Group 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Committee on Applicants - American College of Surgeons 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Special Interest Group - Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2018 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Special Interest Group - Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery 2017 - Present

    Role: Member