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Jeremy Richmon, M.D.

Jeremy David Richmon, M.D.

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Director, Head and Neck Surgery Robotic Program

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Endocrine Diseases, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, Maxillofacial Surgery, Melanoma, Microvascular Surgery, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Oral Pathology, Otolaryngology, Parathyroid Surgery, Pharynx Cancer, Plastic Surgery , Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Robotic Thyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Disorders, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Surgery, Thyroplasty, Tongue Cancer, Tongue Disorders, Tonsil Cancer more

Research Interests: Microvascular reconstructive techniques of head and neck defects; Robotic surgery and minimally invasive approaches to head and neck cancer more


Dr. Jeremy Richmon's clinical interests include head and neck cancer, skull base surgery, robotic surgery, and microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. Dr. Richmon is the director of the head and neck surgery robotic program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is using the surgical robot to assist with removing tumors from the throat and larynx through the mouth as well as performing robotic thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). Dr. Jeremy Richmon has been working closely with the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University to push the boundaries of current robotic technology specifically for applications within the head and neck.

Dr. Richmon has been an active participant in resident education at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the residency education preceptor for the head and neck surgery rotation. He is currently working with the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in developing a residency training curriculum specific for head and neck robotic surgery. This endeavor promises to set the standard for future robotic training in head and neck surgery. more


  • Director, Head and Neck Surgery Robotic Program
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology



  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2001)


  • University of California San Diego / Otolaryngology (2007)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Otolaryngology (2008)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital / Rotating (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2008)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

1. Fakhry, C., Jolley, V.A., Byrne, P., Richmon, J.D., Boahene, D.B. A Novel Step in the Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap Harvest. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jun;142(6):909-10.

2. Richmon JD, Pattani KM, Benhidjeb T, Tufano RP. Transoral robotic-assisted thyroidectomy: A preclinical feasibility study in 2 cadavers. Head Neck. 2010 Jul 13.

3. Pattani KM, Byrne P, Boahene K, Richmon J. What makes a good flap go bad? A critical analysis of the literature of intraoperative factors related to free flap failure. Laryngoscope. 2010 Apr;120(4):717-23.

4. Starmer HM, Agrawal N, Koch W, Richmon J, Webster K, Gourin CG. Does Prosthesis Diameter Matter?: The Relationship Between Voice Prosthesis Diameter and Complications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Feb 1.

5. Turner JH, Richmon JD. Head and Neck Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Critical Analysis of Population-Based Incidence and Survival Data. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug 26.

6. Richmon JD, Agrawal N, Pattani KM. Implementation of a TORS program in an academic medical center. Laryngoscope. 2011 Nov;121(11):2344-8.

7. Olds K, Hillel AT, Cha E, Curry M, Akst LM, Taylor RH, Richmon JD. Robotic endolaryngeal flexible (Robo-ELF) scope: A preclinical feasibility study. Laryngoscope. 2011 Nov;121(11):2371-4.

8. Boahene K, Richmon J, Byrne P, Ishii L. Hinged forearm split-thickness skin graft for radial artery fasciocutaneous flap donor site repair. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Nov;13(6):392-4.

9. Richmon JD, Holsinger FC, Kandil E, Moore MW, Garcia JA, Tufano RP. Transoral robotic-assisted thyroidectomy with central neck dissection: preclinical cadaver feasibility study and proposed surgical technique. J Robot Surg. 2011 Dec;5(4):279-282.

10. Blanco RG, Ha PK, Califano JA, Fakry C, Richmon J, Saunders JM. Robotic-Assisted Neck Dissection Through a Pre- and Post-auricular Hairline Incision: Preclinical Study. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Oct;22(8):791-6.

11. Chan JY, Sanguineti G, Richmon JD, Marur S, Gourin CG, Koch W, Chung CH, Quon H, Bishop JA, Aygun N, Agrawal N. Retrospective review of positron emission tomography with contrast-enhanced computed tomography in the posttreatment setting in human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Nov 1;138(11):1040-6.

12. Lyford-Pike S, Peng S, Young GD, Taube JM, Westra WH, Akpeng B, Bruno TC, Richmon JD, Wang H, Bishop JA, Chen L, Drake CG, Topalian SL, Pardoll DM, Pai SI. Evidence for a role of the PD-1:PD-L1 pathway in immune resistance of HPV associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 3.

13. S. Reaungamornrat, W. P. Liu, A. S. Wang, Y. Otake,S. Nithiananthan, A. Uneri, S. Schafer, E. Tryggestad, J.Richmon, J. M. Sorger, J. H. Siewerdsen, and R. H. Taylor Deformable Image Registration for Cone-Beam CT Guided Transoral Robotic Base of Tongue Surgery. Physics Med Bio, submitted.

14. Li, R. and Richmon, JD. Transoral endoscopic surgery: New surgical techniques for oropharyngeal cancer. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;45(4):823-44.

15. Quon, H. and Richmon, JD. Treatment Deintensification Strategies for HPV-Associated Head and Neck Carcinomas. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;45(4):845-61.

16. Chan, JYK and Richmon, JD. Transoral approaches to the oropharynx: The revival of surgery for oropharyngeal carcinoma. Otorinolaringol. 2012;68:149-59

Activities & Honors


  • Basic Science Award, Bay Area Resident Research Symposium Tensile Biomechanical Properties of Human Nasal Septal Cartilage, 2005
  • Humanitarian Travel Grant American Academy of Otolaryngology for medical mission to Georgetown, Guyana., 2005
  • The Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching in the House Staff Category, Kaiser Permanente, 2007
  • University of Rochester Department of Otolaryngology, Paul C. Harrington award for clinical research, 2000
  • First Prize, San Diego Academy of Otolaryngology Resident Research Competition, 2005
  • Vice-Presidents Resident Research Award, The Triological Society, 2005
  • Shirley Baron Resident Research Award, The Triological Society, 2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2000


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2002
  • American Head and Neck Society, 2009
  • American Triological Society, 2002

Videos & Media

Surgery Video: Robotic Thyroidectomy - Facelift Approach

Q&A Video: Robotic Surgery for Thyroid Tumors

Q&A: Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Tumors, Part 1

Q&A: Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Tumors, Part 2

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

50 undergo specialised surgery at Rwanda Military Hospital The New Times (February 13, 2016)

Surgical Robots Good for Cancer Operations, but Drawbacks Remain, The Daily Record (January 28, 2016)

A Thyroidectomy That Leaves No Scar, The Baltimore Sun (January 17, 2014)

Unknown Primary Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Transoral Robotic Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer

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