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Otolaryngology (ENT)


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Loma Linda University School of Medicine


Wayne State University

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology (ENT)




Dr. Javan Nation is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of pediatric otolaryngology in the UC San Diego Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Nation started his college education as an oboe performance major at La Sierra University. He then switched to biology/pre-med and graduated from Pacific Union College. After earning his medical degree at Loma Linda University, he went on to complete his residency at Wayne State University in Michigan. After an additional year of fellowship training at Rady Children's, he was invited to join the Otolaryngology Division.

Although Dr. Nation enjoys all aspects of clinical pediatric otolaryngology, he has a special interest in pediatric sleep apnea surgery. His research focuses on sleep surgery, and he is building a special niche in that area. He serves on the American Academy of Otolaryngology sleep disorders committee. After visiting a number of multidisciplinary sleep clinics at leading universities around the country, Dr. Nation co-founded the first multidisciplinary complex sleep apnea clinic at Rady Children's. He also has a clinical interest in pediatric skull base surgery and has worked closely with the Rady Children's Neurosurgery Division on endoscopic resection of skull base and sinonasal tumors.

Dr. Nation was born and raised in Southern California. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and daughter.


Surgical management of Rathke cleft cysts in pediatric patients: a single institution experience.
Brandel MG, Lin C, Rennert RC, Plonsker JH, Khan UA, Crawford JR, Nation J, Levy ML

When is the Optimal Time to Reduce Pediatric Nasal Bone Fractures?
Zhou S, Kulich M, Pool C, Nation J, Leuin S, Koempel JA, Patel VA

Hospital Admissions in Pediatric Patients With Tracheostomies Based on Rurality and Insurance Status.
Van Horn AJ, Good R, Thatcher AL, Nation JJ, Friesen TL, Kirkham EM

Effect of Local Anesthetic Injections on Subjective Pain Scales in Pediatric Tonsillectomies: A Meta-analysis.
Stramiello JA, Ortega B, Brigger M, Nation JJ

Predictors of overnight postoperative respiratory complications in obese children undergoing adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea.
Lee TC, Wulfovich S, Kettler E, Nation J

Pediatric basilar skull fractures from multi-level falls: A systematic review and retrospective analysis.
Barba P, Stramiello JA, Nardone Z, Walsh-Blackmore S, Nation J, Ignacio R, Magit A

Completion of postoperative polysomnography for children with severe obstructive sleep apnea: A quality improvement project.
Jiang W, Bhattacharjee R, Nation J, Brigger MT

Maturation of the sella turcica and parasellar region: Surgical relevance for anterior skull base approaches in pediatric patients.
Rennert RC, Brandel MG, Steinberg JA, Nation J, Couldwell WT, Fukushima T, Day JD, Khalessi AA, Levy ML

Anesthetic injections and analgesia use in pediatric post-tonsillectomy patients: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Ortega B, Stramiello JA, Brigger M, Nation J

Management and outcome of extreme pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
Mills TG, Bhattacharjee R, Nation J, Ewing E, Lesser DJ

The accuracy of a portable sleep monitor to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in adolescent patients.
Bhattacharjee R, Benjafield A, Blase A, Dever G, Celso J, Nation J, Good R, Malhotra A

Pediatric Basilar Skull Fracture Mechanisms and Trends From 2007 to 2018.
Magit A, Stramiello JA, Good R, Nation J

Undifferentiated recurrent fevers in pediatrics are clinically distinct from PFAPA syndrome but retain an IL-1 signature.
Luu I, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Pransky S, Broderick L

Influence of Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Resections on Midface and Skull Base Development.
Oviedo P, Zamora S, Vinocur D, Levy ML, Nation J

Pediatric Nasal Chondromesenchymal Tumors: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Schaerer D, Nation J, Rennert RC, DeConde A, Levy ML

Incidence of cure and residual obstructive sleep apnea in obese children after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy stratified by age group.
Lee T, Wulfovich S, Kettler E, Nation J

Multidisciplinary clinic for care of children with complex obstructive sleep apnea.
DeVries JK, Nation JJ, Nardone ZB, Lance SH, Stauffer JA, Abichaker GM, Bhattacharjee R, Lesser DJ

Two pediatric cases of ANCA-negative eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis successfully treated with dupilumab.
Galant-Swafford J, Geng B, Leibel S, Akuthota P, Tucker S, Cernelc-Kohan M, Sheets R, Nation J, Jefferson AA

Sleep disordered breathing in children with trisomy 13 and trisomy 18.
Kettler EB, Bhattacharjee R, Lesser D, Nation J

Approaching the Sella through the Nonpneumatized Sphenoid in Pediatric Patients.
Oviedo P, Levy ML, Nation J

Atypical Spitz Tumor of the Lower Lip in a Pediatric Patient.
Pham TB, Tucker S, Nation J

Immune Dysregulation in the Tonsillar Microenvironment of Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis (PFAPA) Syndrome.
Luu I, Sharma A, Guaderrama M, Peru M, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Newbury R, Pransky S, Gilbert JA, Broderick L

CSF leak after endoscopic skull base surgery in children: A single institution experience.
Nation J, Schupper AJ, Deconde A, Levy M

Pediatric Sialendoscopy for Recurrent Salivary Gland Swelling: Workup, Findings, and Outcomes.
Nation J, Panuganti B, Manteghi A, Pransky S

Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches for Skull Base Lesions in the Very Young: Is It Safe and Effective?
Nation J, Schupper AJ, Deconde A, Levy M

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