June 13, 2016

Jonathan C. Mills, M.D.

Jonathan C. Mills, M.D.is a board certified Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon and treats the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat conditions. Special interests of his include sinus and nasal surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and pediatric otolaryngology. Dr. Mills’s blog.

Dr. Mills grew up in Dallas, Texas and moved to Colorado with his wife and young children in 2013 to be close to family, who had lived in the area for many years. Of course, the allure of the mountains and outdoor activities played a role in their relocation as well! When not taking care of patients, Dr. Mills enjoys photography, hiking, snowboarding, marathon running, and of course chasing his kids around.

Jonathan C. Mills, M.D.

Dr. Mills earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. During his time in St. Louis, he was very involved with his fraternity, organizing several charity events and even serving a term as president. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated near the top of his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He decided to pursue a career in medicine out of a passion for applying cutting edge science and technology, as well as art and creative thinking, toward improving the lives of others. “Medicine, and specifically Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), gives me the opportunity to fulfill this passion in a very tangible way on a daily basis.” Dr. Mills completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Missouri. After residency, he worked for nearly two years in private practice in Highlands Ranch/Littleton and Castle Rock, and has been a part of Peak ENT since 2015.

Dr. Mills is a board certified Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon and treats the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat related conditions. Special interests of his include sinus and nasal surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and pediatric otolaryngology.

Dr. Mills shares the interest of Peak ENT’s other providers for the advancement of minimally invasive and office-based procedures. He has particular interest in performing in-office sinus and nasal surgery. Whereas only a few years ago, surgical treatment for sinus disease almost always involved a trip to the operating room and general anesthesia, many sinus disorders can now be safely treated with minimally invasive procedures in the office under local anesthesia, with minimal discomfort and fast recovery. Dr. Mills strives to stay on the forefront of this emerging technology, routinely performing office procedures such as balloon sinuplasty, inferior turbinate reduction, concha bullosa resection, polypectomy, and partial ethmoidectomy. Dr. Mills is happily accepting new patients.

PRACTICE HISTORY

  • 2015 — Present, Peak ENT, Broomfield, Colorado
  • 2003 — 2015, Rocky Mountain ENT Group, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 2012 — 2013, Chief Resident, Otolaryngology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • 2008 — 2013, Otolaryngology Residency, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • 2004 — 2008, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • 2000 — 2004, BA, Psychology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

HOSPITALS AFFILIATIONS

  • St. Anthony’s Central – Lakewood
  • St. Anthony’s North – Westminster
  • Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center – Denver
  • Red Rocks Surgery Center – Golden
  • Northwest Surgery Center – Westminster

NATIONAL & REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • April 13, 2012: “Extra-abdominal desmoid fibromatosis presenting as a neck mass after thyroidectomy.” Oral presentation, Midwest Head and Neck Cancer Consortium Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • September 9 — 12,2012: “Changes in tumor size and margins due to specimen processing.” Poster presentation, 2012 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting and OTO Expo, Washington, DC.
  • September 9 — 12,2012: “Effects of a reward system on resident academic productivity.” Oral presentation, 2012 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting and OTO Expo, Washington, DC.
  • September 11 — 14,2011: “Predictors of tonsillectomy after previous adenoidectomy for upper airway obstruction.” Oral presentation, 2011 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting and OTO Expo, San Francisco, California.

LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

  • May 13, 2014: “Ringing in the Ears – Tinnitus.” Oral presentation, Vi at Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
  • September 30, 2013: “Spots and lumps of the facial skin.” Oral presentation, Vi at Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
  • August 24, 2013: “Understanding and managing hearing loss.” Oral presentation, Sky Ridge Primary Care Conference, Englewood, Colorado.
  • June 14, 2013: “Mal de debarquement: The University of Missouri experience.” Oral presentation, Department of Otolaryngology Resident Research Day, Columbia, Missouri.
  • February 13, 2013: “Cerebellopontine angle tumors.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • December 19, 2012: “Meniere’s or migraine?” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • October 5, 2012: “Allergy and immunology.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • July 27, 2012: “Parathyroid disease and surgery.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • July 17, 2012: “Congenital hearing loss.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • May 2, 2012: “Facial reanimation.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • March 13, 2012: “Temporal bone malignancy.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • January 4, 2012: “Otologic considerations in cleft palate.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • April 27, 2011: “Laryngopharyngeal reflux.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • March 9, 2011: “Temporal bone trauma.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • February 9, 2011: “Glottic and subglottic stenosis.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • September 8, 2010: “Facial nerve trauma.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • July 28, 2010: “Nasal reconstruction.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • June 2, 2010: “Sensorineural hearing loss.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • April 14, 2010: “Orbital trauma.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • February 3, 2010: “Principles of chemotherapy.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • November 18, 2009: “Fungal Sinusitis.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • September 30, 2009: “OSA: Beyond UPPP.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.
  • August 15, 2009: “Laryngomalacia and laryngeal clefts.” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia, Missouri.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mills JC, Stephenson LA, Critchlow WA, Renner GJ, Zitsch RP. Change in tumor size and margins after resection and fixation of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Submitted for publication.
  • Chang CW, Mills JC. Effects of a reward system on resident research productivity. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Dec;139(12):1285-90.
  • Gov-Ari E, Mills JC, Basler KJ. Predictors of tonsillectomy after previous adenoidectomy for upper airway obstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Apr;146(4):647-52.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Colorado State Medical Board Licensure
  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Member of the American Medical Association
  • Member of the Colorado Medical Society
  • Member of the Denver Medical Society