Dr. Jackson is board-certified in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and has a sub-specialty board certification in neurotology. After growing up in San Antonio, Dr. Jackson attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received a degree in biomedical and electrical engineering. While there, he performed extensive research in biomedical signal processing, modeling of bioelectric systems, and computer technology, which he now applies to continued research in the field of neurotology (the study of the ear and skull base).
Dr. Jackson was granted a full tuition scholarship to attend medical school at Washington University in St. Louis (ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top three medical school in 2005). While there, he received the honor of being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an honor bestowed to those in the top of their medical school class. He completed his surgical and otolaryngology residencies at Stanford University, where he and his family enjoyed experiencing the San Francisco Bay Area. He completed a postgraduate fellowship in otology and neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota, Florida.
After completing his fellowship and before moving to San Antonio, Dr. Jackson remained at the Ear Research Foundation as Director of Medical Education, enjoying the opportunity to teach physicians in training and perform research.
Dr. Jackson has published many medical journal articles, written chapters for Neurotology, 2nd Edition and Ear and Temporal Bone Surgery, and has presented at many national meetings. His research awards include the John R. Smith Memorial Fund Award. He has published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
He remains on clinical faculty at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and continues to instruct internationally advertised courses annually in order to train other doctors in his specialty. His research has culminated in the recent publication of a text entitled Minimally Invasive Otological Surgery, which he co-authored. Dr. Jackson was referred by his peers as one of the top doctors in San Antonio (Seen in SA Monthly, December 2005). In November 2010, the Journal of Laryngology and Otology published the article, "Noise Exposure in Convertible Automobiles," which Dr. Jackson wrote in conjunction with the St. Louis University School of Medicine and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dr. Jackson has also worked as an electrical engineer designing computer processors at Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments, as a biomedical engineer heading projects in industry, and as a medical consultant for a start-up company. He continues to utilize his engineering background for application toward development of medical techniques and devices.
He has coached all three of his children in soccer, enjoys playing indoor soccer, and has run numerous half-marathons and a marathon. He has completed, with his family, a medical mission in Honduras to provide much-needed medical care and education.