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Jonathon Russell, M.D.

Jonathon O Russell, M.D.
Director of Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Male  | Languages: English, Spanish

Appointment Phone

443-997-6467

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Out-of-State & International Patients +
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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Titles

  • Director of Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467

601 N. Caroline St.
6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467

10803 Falls Road
Pavilion 3, Suite 2300
Lutherville, MD 21093 map

Expertise

Benign Thyroid Disorders, Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Endocrinology, Facelift Approach (scarless) Robot Assisted Thyroid Surgery, Goiter, Head and Neck Cancers, Hyperparathyroidism, Neck Masses, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Paraganglioma, Parathyroid Diseases, Parathyroid Surgery, Scarless Thyroidectomy, Thyroglossal Cysts, Thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Masses, Thyroid Parathyroid

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

Biography

Dr. Jon Russell is an Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeon and the Director of Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at Johns Hopkins. As such, he manages the broad range of thyroid and parathyroid surgical pathology and specializes in scarless transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. Of special interest are the extremes of thyroid pathology, managing simpler cases with scarless techniques and more advanced cases with the latest technology to provide optimal outcomes. Furthermore, patient communication, satisfaction, and safety are key areas of interest. He has developed web based tools to improve patient care, and lectures both nationally and internationally on thyroid and parathyroid problems. He was the first surgeon in the Western Hemisphere to manage thyroid cancer through a transoral scarless approach using robotic technology, and continues to be the leader in this innovative technique. He has published the largest Western series of transoral scarless surgeries, and mentored numerous surgeons on the technique. He has served on several committees of national organizations, including the Endocrine Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His treatment philosophy is that every patient deserves an individualized treatment strategy, and that communication between physician and patient is the most important part of the healing process.

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  • Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

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

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Otolaryngology (2017)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Russell JO, Clark J, Noureldine SI, Anuwong A, Al Khadem MG, Yub Kim H, Dhillon VK, Dionigi G, Tufano RP, Richmon JD. Transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy - A North American series of robotic and endoscopic transoral approaches to the central neck. Oral Oncol. 2017 Aug;71:75-80. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.06.001. Epub 2017 Jun 10. PMID: 28688695 Similar articles Select item 28155047

    Russell JO, Noureldine SI, Al Khadem MG, Chaudhary HA, Day AT, Kim HY, Tufano RP, Richmon JD Transoral robotic thyroidectomy: a preclinical feasibility study using the da Vinci Xi platform. J Robot Surg. 2017 Feb 2. doi: 10.1007/s11701-016-0661-1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28155047 Similar articles Select item 27863787

    Russell JO, Yan K, Burkey B, Scharpf J. Nonthyroid Metastasis to the Thyroid Gland: Case Series and Review with Observations by Primary Pathology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Dec;155(6):961-968. Epub 2016 Jun 21. Review. PMID: 27329421 Similar articles Select item 26505118

    Manzoor NF, 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 Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov;139(11):1219-25. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4917. PMID: 24077023 Similar articles Select item 21391426

    Russell JO, Noureldine SI, Al Khadem MG, Tufano RP. Minimally invasive and remote-access thyroid surgery in the era of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2016 Nov 14;1(6):175-179. doi: 10.1002/lio2.36. eCollection 2016 Dec. Review. PMID: 28894814 Free PMC Article Similar articles Select item 28842998

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

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

    Memberships

    • 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
    • Committee member, Pan-American Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), 2012
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Transoral 'Scarless' Thyroid Surgery Animation

    Lectures and Presentations

    Transoral Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery - Leave no Trace
    American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Lecture, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago (09/12/2017)
    AAO-HNS

    Management of secondary thyroid cancer
    Poster presentation, Toronto, Canada (07/01/2013)
    World Congress on Thyroid Cancer

    Management failure in obstructive sleep apnea
    Oral presentation, Orlando, FL (09/01/2014)
    American Head and Neck Society

    Thyroid nodules for the primary care physician.
    Grand Rounds (10/26/2016)
    Prince George's Hospital

    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

    Quality of life and sleepiness in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and sleep surgery
    Oral presentation, Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings, Orlando, FL (04/01/2013)

    Management of Thyroid Nodules
    Lecture, ThyCa Regional Meeting (01/01/1900)
    Thyroid Cancer Survivors

    Recent News Articles & 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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