Howard W. Francis, M.D.
Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Residency Program Director
EDUCATION - Medical School
Harvard Medical School - MIT Division of Health Science and Technology
EDUCATION - Residency
The Johns Hopkin Hospital, The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
EDUCATION - Fellowship
Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery - The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - The Johns Hopkins University
American Board of Otolaryngology
- Disorders of the ear and tumors of the skull base
- Study of cochlear disease mechanisms and their effects on the hearing experience, with the goal of developing new therapies for acquired deafness.
- Identifying determinants of language and educational benefits of cochlear implants in children, with the goal of optimizing outcomes.
- Development of skills and models for the administration of pediatric hearing rehabilitation services in developing countries.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ward BK, Gourin CG, Francis HW. Vestibular schwannoma surgical volume and short-term outcomes in Maryland. Arch Otol Head Neck Surg (in press).
Best SR, Starmer HM, Agrawal Y, Ward BK, Hillel AT, Chien WW, Francis HW, Tamargo RJ, Akst LM. Risk factors for vagal palsy following cerebellopontine angle surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery (in press).
Lauer AM, Fuchs PA, Ryugo DK, Francis HW. Efferent synapses return to inner hair cells in the aging cochlea. Neurobiology of Aging (in press).
Arora A, Khemani S, Tolley N, Singh A, Budge J, Diaz D, Francis HW, Darzi A, Bhatti N. Face and content validation of a virtual reality temporal bone simulator. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (in press).
Francis HW, Malik MU, Diaz Vos Varella DA, Barffour MA, Chien WW, Niparko JK, Bhatti NI. Technical Skills Improve after Practice on Virtual Reality Temporal Bone Simulator. Laryngoscope (in press)
Starmer HM, Best S, Agrawal Y, Chien W. Hillel A, Francis H, Akst LM. Prevalence, Characteristics, and Management of Swallowing Disorders following Cerebellopontine Angle Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (in press)
Francis HW, Makary C, Halpin C, Susac JO, Crane B, Niparko J, Merchant SN. Temporal bone findings in a case of Susac’s Syndrome. Otol Neurotol 32:1198-2011, 2011
Rivas A, Boahene KD, Bravo HC, Tan M, Tamargo RJ, Francis HW. A model for early prediction of facial nerve recovery after vestibular schwannoma surgery. Otol Neurotol 32(5):826-833, 2011
Yew M, Tong O, Dubbs B, Nager GT, Niparko JK, Tatlapinar A, Francis HW. Arachnoid granulations of the temporal bone: A histological study of dural and osseous penetration. Otol Neurotol 32(4):602-609, 2011.
Carpenter RM, Limb CJ, Francis HW, Gottschalk B, Niparko JK. Programmatic challenges in obtaining and confirming the pneumococcal vaccination status of cochlear implant recipients. Otol Neurotol 31(8):1334-1346, 2010.
Stewart CM, Masood H, Pandian V, Laeeq K, Akst L, Francis HW, Bhatti NI. Development and pilot testing of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) on hoarseness. Laryngoscope 120(11):2177-82, 2010.
Agrawal Y, Clark HJ, Limb CJ, Niparko JK, Francis HW. Predictors of vestibular schwannoma growth and clinical implications. Otol Neurotol. 31(5):807-812, 2010
Marlowe AL, Chinnici JE, Rivas A, Niparko JK, Francis HW. Revision cochlear implant surgery in children: The Johns Hopkins experience. Otol Neurotol 31(1):74-82, 2010.
Francis HW, Masood H, Laeeq K, Bhatti NI. Defining milestones towards competency in mastoidectomy using a skills assessment paradigm. Laryngoscope 120(7):1417-1421, 2010.
Francis HW, Masood H, Chaudhry KN, Laeeq K, Carey JP, Della Santina CC, Limb CJ, Niparko JK, Bhatti NI. Objective assessment of mastoidectomy skills in the operating room. Otol Neurotol. 31(5):752-758, 2010.
Laeeq K, Bhatti NI, Carey JP, Della Santina CC, Limb CJ, Niparko JK, Minor LB, Francis HW. Pilot testing of an assessment tool for competency in mastoidectomy. Laryngoscope 119(12):2402-2410, 2009.
Tan M, Myrie OA, Lin FR, Niparko JK, Minor LB, Tamargo RJ, Francis HW. Trends in the management of vestibular schwannomas at Johns Hopkins 1997-2007. Laryngoscope 120(1):144-149, 2009.
Rivas A, Marlowe AL, Chinnici JE, Niparko JK, Francis HW. Revision cochlear implant surgery in adults: Indications and results. Otol Neurotol 29(5):639-648, 2008.
Francis HW, Buchman CA, Visaya JM, Wang N-Y, Zwolan TA, Fink NE, The CDaCI Investigative Team, Niparko JK. Surgical factors in pediatric cochlear implantation and their early effects on electrode activation and functional outcomes. Otol Neurotol 29(4):502-508, 2008.
Stamataki S, Francis HW, Holliday M, McCarthy E. Histological features of osteofibrous hemangioma of the maxillofacial and skull base regions. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138(5):587-593, 2008.
Nahas Z, Tatlipinar A, Limb CJ, Francis HW. Spontaneous meningoencephalocele of the temporal bone: Clinical spectrum and presentation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134(5):509-518, 2008.