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Charles Cummings, M.D.

Charles William Cummings, M.D.

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Executive Medical Director

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Expertise: Airway Disorders, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Disorders, Laryngology, Oral Cancers, Otolaryngology, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Sleep Apnea, Snoring Disorders more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7400


January 1, 1978, he was Chairman of the Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Univ. of Wash. In 1991 became Director of the Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins. Dr Cummings stepped down as Chairman in 2003 & is a Distinguished Service Professor and still cares for patients. He is the Executive Medical Director/Vice President for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Dr Cummings wrote 142 scientific papers & is the senior editor of the 5-volume text Cummings Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 4th edition. He has co-authored 2 surgical atlases, laryngeal surgery & surgical access & reconstruction. He served as Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee & Chairman of the Advisory Council for Otolaryngology to the American College of Surgeons & Chief of Staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1997 to 1999 & serves on the Board of Directors of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is a past president of the American Association for Academic Dept. of Otolaryngology, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, & American Society for Head & Neck Surgery.Interim Director of Dermatology  2007-2008;Interim Director of Orthopaedics 2011-2013.Johns Hopkins heritage Award 2010. Johns Hopkins Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award 2013. more


  • Executive Medical Director
  • Distinguished Service Professor
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1961)


  • University of Virginia Health System / Surgery (1963)
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Otolaryngology (1968)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (1968)
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