Joshua J. Kain, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Robotic, Skull Base and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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Joshua J. Kain, MD

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Robotic, Skull Base and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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About Me

"I believe strongly in delivering comprehensive and thoughtful care to my patients and their families as they navigate the challenging waters of head and neck care. I aim to be an advocate for you in a season of adversity or illness. I have the unique privilege of being trained to surgically care for people in their most vulnerable positions and I take that responsibility entirely to heart."

Dr. Joshua Kain is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained Head & Neck Cancer, Robotic, Skull Base and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon.  He is a native to the great state of Texas and proud to call this home.  

He attended Texas A&M University where he was awarded his undergraduate degree with summa cum laude distinction in Biomedical Sciences.  Thereafter, he attended the McGovern Medical School (the University of Texas at Houston) and grew a deep appreciation for the vast opportunities in the Texas Medical Center.  He left the great state for internship, residency and fellowship training at the University of Alabama Birmingham hospitals and the University of California-Davis respectively prior to returning to Houston.  

He specializes in benign and malignant masses of the head and neck including the mouth, face, ears, eyes, throat, salivary glands, thryoid gland, parathyroid glands and upper airway/esophagus.  This focus includes treatment of skin cancers of the scalp, face and neck.  

Dr. Kain has a passion for reconstruction after cancer or traumatic injuries including specialization in microvascular tissue transplantation and grafting.  He has completed advanced training in craniomaxillofacial trauma surgery for repairs of the facial skeleton.

He is an assistant professor within the Houston Methodist Acadmic Institutute, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Weill Cornell College of Medicine.  He is a clinical adjunct faculty member for Texas A&M College of Medicine.  He is surrounded by superb, comprehensive sub-specialty trained colleagues in the Houston Methodist Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery under chairman Dr. Mas Takashima. 

Clinical Interests

  • Benign masses or tumors of the head and neck
  • Cancers of the ears, nose, face and scalp
  • Cancers of the mouth, lips, tongue, tonsils, throat and voicebox
  • Cancers of the neck
  • Cancers of the salivary, thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Cancers of the sinuses and skull base
  • Endocrine surgeries of the thyroid & parathyroids
  • Facial nerve reanimation procedures
  • Facial trauma reconstruction
  • Reconstructions of the head, face and neck 
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery with Single-Port technique

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Microvascular Reconstruction and Skull Base Surgery | University of California-Davis
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery | University of Alabama at Birmingham
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery | University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medicine | University of Texas at Houston Medical School
Biomedical Science | Texas A&M University | 2011
Houston Methodist Cancer Center | 2021
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center


  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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