Dr. Jason Barnes is an otolaryngologist who specializes in comprehensive adult and pediatric ENT care in Mooresville, NC. His clinical interests include tonsillectomy, ear tubes and surgery related to chronic ear infections, cochlear implants, chronic sinusitis, allergies, and sleep surgery including the Inspire Sleep Apnea treatment. In addition, Dr. Barnes provides specialty surgical procedures such as thyroidectomy, and parotid mass removal. Finally, he has experience with treatment and removal of cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx and skin.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Richmond, Dr. Barnes earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He later completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. In addition, he has experience as a clinical instructor at the VCU School of Medicine Department of Education and in residency helped start an education podcast, “ENT in a Nutshell.”
Outside of the office, Dr. Barnes enjoys cycling, running and fly fishing. He is married and has two boys with whom he enjoys hiking and camping.

Dr. Barnes practices in our Mooresville (144 Fountain Place, Mooresville, NC) office. To make an appointment with him, you may do so online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

University of Richmond, 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2017

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, 2022

Featured Procedures

Dr. Barnes specializes in the following procedures/treatments:

  • Parotid mass removal/parotidectomy
  • Sinusitis treatment and sinus surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Tympanoplasty/perforated ear drum repair


  • Teacher of the Year Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – 2022
  • Resident Representative, Mayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – 2020
  • VCU International, Inner City and Rural Preceptorship Honors Program – 2017


Dr. Barnes has contributed to numerous research studies, including:

Choby G, O’Brien, EK, Smith, A, Barnes, J, et al. Elevated Urine Leukotriene E4 Is Associated With Worse Objective Markers in Nasal Polyposis Patients. Laryngoscope. October 2020.

Barnes J., Choby G., Carlson M. How to create a sub-specialty podcast:’s ENT Podcast Series. Journal of Medical Education. June 2020.

Barnes J, Orbelo D, Armstrong A, Bayan S, Lohse C, Ekbom D. Cardiothoracic Patients With Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis: Pneumonia Rates Following Injection Laryngoplasty. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. June 2020.

Laryngoscope. 2021 Jun;131(6):E2007-E. doi: 10.1002/lary.29334. Epub 2020 Dec 21. Audiometric Profile of Cochlear Implant Recipients Demonstrates Need for Revising Insurance Coverage. Jason H Barnes 1 , Linda X Yin 1 , John P Marinelli 1 , Matthew L Carlson 1 2

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