Jay A. Dunfield, MD

Board-Certified: American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Biography

Outside of the office, Dr. Dunfield loves to spend time outdoors (name about any outdoor activity and he's game) doing something productive with his hands (working in the garden, a yard project, or playing the piano), or enjoying the arts (music theatre, live music, or seeing something new at one of the new art galleries). He's an avid history buff, and finds reading a historical biography a good way to relax


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Bachelor of Science: Geology

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Doctor of Medicine

Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI
General Surgery - Internship

Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Otolaryngology - Residency

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Scholastic Honorary Society)       

Volunteer/Leadership Experience

  • Chief of Surgery St. Joseph Hospital 2004
  • Medical Staff Executive Committee
  • Cancer Committee


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • Missouri Society of Head and Neck Surgery

Advanced Training/Specialties

  • Sinus and Ear Infections
  • Voice Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Snoring
  • Pediatric Care
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Septoplasty
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear
  • Nose
  • Throat Allergy

Going the Extra Mile...

“Helping people enjoy life again is why I decided to become a doctor. With today's technologies and medications, allergies and sinus problems no longer have to interrupt a person’s life. I will always stay up-to-date on the latest advancements for the benefit of my patients.”

“There's no question that a strong education makes a difference in the quality of care you receive. I continue to learn every day, with every new patient I meet. And a good doctor continues to learn throughout his or her career.”

“Patients deserve the latest advancements as they become available. My membership in professional associations allows a valuable exchange of information among some of the finest ENT physicians in the country. It also allows me to provide better ear, nose and throat care to my patients.”