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Jonathon Russell, M.D.

Jonathon O Russell, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Benign Thyroid Disorders, Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Endocrinology, Goiter, Head and Neck Cancers, Hyperparathyroidism, Neck Masses, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Paraganglioma, Parathyroid Diseases, Parathyroid Surgery, Thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Masses, Thyroid Parathyroid more

Research Interests: Thyroidectomy, thyroid surgery, Transoral thyroidectomy; Transoral parathyroidectomy; Advanced Thyroid Cancer; Surgical treatments for thyroid cancer; Patient satisfaction and safety; Enhancing postoperative communication with patients and surgeons; Quality improvement; Endocrine surgery; Parathyroid Surgery; Endocrinology; Endocrine pathology; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Robotic Surgery; Scarless Surgery more

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Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467

601 N. Caroline Street
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Dr. Jon Russell is a Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeon specializing in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, with a focus on disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. He dedicates the majority of his time to seeing, treating, and researching thyroid and parathyroid pathology. In addition to publishing and speaking on head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer, he has presented on other patient quality subjects. Additional research interests include enhancing patient safety, thyroid outcomes, and patient satisfaction by using new technologies. Scarless thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy are another area of interest, as are other minimally invasive methods of treating thyroid, parathyroid, and endocrine problems. He has served on several committees of national organizations, including the Endocrine Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Cleveland Clinic / Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2015)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Russell JO, Gales J, Bae C, Kominsky A. Referral Patterns and Positive Airway Pressure Adherence upon Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul 24.[Epub ahead of print]PMID:26209076

Russell JO, Revenaugh PC, Budd GT, Greskovich J, Scharpf J. Failed organ preservation strategy for adult laryngeal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 March - April;36(2):277-279.

Yan K, Russell JO, Scharpf J. Management of a Lacrimal Duct Tumor with Metastasis to the Thyroid. Thyroid Disorders Ther. 2015 Feb;4:174.

Manzoor N, Russell JO, Bricker A, Koyfman S, Scharpf J, Burkey B, Khan MJ. Impact of surgical resection on survival in patients with advanced head and neck cancer involving the carotid artery. JAMA Otolaryngology-HNS. 2013 Nov; 139(11):1219-25.

Russell JO, Hoschar AP, Scharpf J. Papillary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a clinicopathologic series. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov-Dec;32(6):557-63.

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society,, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2010


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2010
  • American College of Surgeons, 2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2010

Professional Activities

  • Committee member, Endocrine Surgery Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS, 2014
  • Committee member, Physician Resources Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)., 2012 - 2014
  • Committee member, Pan-American Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), 2012 - 2014

Videos & Media

Transoral Thyroidectomy: FAQs with Jonathon Russell, M.D.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Management failure in obstructive sleep apnea
    Oral presentation , Orlando, FL (09/01/2014)
    American Head and Neck Society
  • 10 year outcomes and follow up of sleep surgery: a single institution experience
    Poster presentation , Orlando, FL (05/01/2014)
    American Head and Neck Society
  • Treatment options and outcomes of hypopharyngeal cancer.
    Oral presentation , Vancouver, BC (10/01/2013)
    American Head and Neck Society
  • Management of secondary thyroid cancer
    Poster presentation , Toronto, Canada (07/01/2013)
    World Congress on Thyroid Cancer
  • Quality of life and sleepiness in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and sleep surgery
    Oral presentation , Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings , Orlando, FL (04/01/2013)
  • Thyroid nodules for the primary care physician.
    Grand Rounds (10/26/2016)
    Prince George's Hospital

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Thyroid Cancer | Kirstin's Story (8/28/17)

Thyroid Cancer: What Women Should Know (6/29/17)

Webinar Leave no Trace: Thyroid and Parathyroid problems and intervention in the 21st Century. (3/22/17)

Neck Surgery's Scarless Alternative | Gwen's Story (11/15/16)

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