Airway Disorders, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Disorders, Laryngology, Oral Cancers, Oral Surgery, Otolaryngology, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Sleep Apnea, Snoring Disorders
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 132 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.