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Treatments Informed by Research

Just as patients travel from around the world for care at Johns Hopkins, talented and dedicated scientists come from across the globe to chart the next directions in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our physician-researchers pursue investigations into the diseases they treat to expand biomedical knowledge, move the standard of care forward and help deliver the promise of medicine.

Thyroidectomy Saves Singer's Career

Professional singer Nikki Jean saw doctors around the country when she was diagnosed with a lesion in her thyroid, but she decided on Dr. Ralph Tufano whose research and clinical expertise allowed him to perform a full thyroidectomy while preserving Nikki's voice.

A Milestone in Pediatric Urology

Cloacal exstrophy is one of the most severe birth defects compatible with life. Carter Cline was the 100th patient to be treated for cloacal exstrophy at Johns Hopkins, where Dr. John Gearhart and the pediatric urology team are putting research findings into action.

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