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Jason David Prescott, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Male  | Languages: English, German

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-8284

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 443-287-8284


Endocrine Diseases, Endocrinology , Facelift Approach (scarless) Robot Assisted Thyroid Surgery, General Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Surgery, Thyroid Tumors

Research Interests

Molecular basis of thyroid malignancies


Dr. Jason Prescott specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands. His expertise includes laparoscopic adrenalectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, as well as central and lateral neck dissection for metastatic thyroid cancer.

An alumnus of the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program, Dr. Prescott leads a dedicated basic science research team that focuses on the mechanisms of thyroid oncogenesis, specifically studying the molecular underpinnings of tumor invasion and metastasis. Dr. Prescott's work in this area has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has written numerous book chapters on the surgical management of endocrine disease.

He is a recipient of the Clinician Scientist Career Development Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The accolade recognizes individuals’ clinical and research achievements to-date, supports proposed research and serves as a commitment to the winners’ career development as clinician scientists.

Dr. Prescott's primary language is English, but he is also proficient in German.

On a personal level, Dr. Prescott attempts to remain well rounded outside of the hospital, participating in activities such as underwater archaeological excavation of bronze-age Mediterranean cities and Tae Kwon Do, in which he holds a Black Belt. more

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Meet Our Expert - Dr. Jason Prescott

Dr. Jason Prescott is an endocrine surgeon within the division of surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Prescott specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with endocrine diseases, as well as those with thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine / MD PhD (2006)


    • Yale-New Haven Hospital / General Surgery (2011)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Endocrinology (2012)


    • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2011, 2022)
  • Research & Publications +
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Clinician Scientist Career Development Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2015
  • Videos & Media +


    Surgery Video: Robotic Thyroidectomy - Facelift Approach

    Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

    Learn more about Johns Hopkins cancer surgery at The surgical oncology team at Johns Hopkins gets personal as they speak about their role in treating their patients and what the Promise of Medicine means to them.

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    A thyroidectomy that leaves no scar, The Baltimore Sun, 01/17/2014

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