New Faculty Members

3 New Faculty Members Join Department of Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery

Published in HeadWay - Headway Winter 2020 and Headlines Summer 2020

A photo shows Pete Creighton.

Francis “Pete” Creighton, M.D.
Pete Creighton is a fellowship trained neurotologist and lateral skull base surgeon. His clinical practice specializes in surgical and medical treatment of middle ear, inner ear, skull base and facial nerve disorders. These include skull base tumors, vestibular schwannomas (acoustic neuromas), hearing loss, cholesteatoma, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and eardrum perforations. Treatment specializations include cochlear implantation, stapedectomy, mastoidectomy, and middle fossa and translabyrinthine craniotomies. 

His research focuses on the integration of robotic and augmented reality platforms to improve surgical safety and efficiency.

For referrals or patient appointments, call 443-997-6467.

A photo shows Nyall London.

Nyall London, M.D., Ph.D. 
Nyall London’s clinical practice focuses on inflammatory sinonasal disease, skull base disorders, and malignancies of the skull base and sinonasal cavity. This includes chronic rhinosinusitis, skull base defects such as encephalocele or cerebrospinal fluid leak, as well as malignancies such as squamous cell carcinoma, olfactory neuroblastoma (esthesioneuroblastoma) and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. He recently completed fellowship training focused on sinonasal tumors and endoscopic and open approaches to the skull base. 

London has published more than 40 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews and book chapters in publications such as Nature, Nature Medicine, Science Translational Medicine and Nature Cell Biology. He also directs a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders focused on clinical trials and mechanisms of olfactory neuroblastoma (esthesioneuroblastoma) tumorigenesis.

For referrals or patient appointments, call 301-896-3332.

A photo shows Shumon Dhar.

Shumon Dhar, M.D. 
Shumon Dhar has expertise in the comprehensive management of voice, upper airway and swallowing disorders. Dhar has unique training in bronchoesophagology, which positions him to treat patients with profound swallowing, reflux and motility problems from a holistic perspective. He uses the latest in diagnostic modalities within a multidisciplinary care model. He also offers minimally invasive endoscopic options for the treatment of GERD and Barrett’s esophagus. Advanced interventions performed by Dr. Dhar include endoscopic and open treatment of cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction and Zenker’s diverticulum, complete pharyngoesophageal stenosis, vocal fold paralysis, and severe dysphagia in head and neck cancer survivors and patients with neuromuscular disease-related swallowing dysfunction.

Dhar’s research focuses on risk factors, prevention and management of patients with profound swallowing disorders. In addition to dysphagia, he is interested in neurolaryngology, specifically laryngeal dystonia and using implantable medical devices to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. 

For referrals or patient appointments, call 443-997-6467.

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