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Residency Alumni

Former residents in Johns Hopkins' Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have benefited from our program of meaningful training and immersion in research and innovative patient care.

Graduating Class of 2022


Elaine Bigelow, M.D.

Elaine Bigelow, M.D.

Hometown: Vienna, VA
Undergraduate Education: Princeton University (2010)
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2016)

Ruth Davis, M.D.

Ruth Davis, M.D.

Dr. Ruth Davis completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. She then earned her medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. After completing residency at Johns Hopkins, she moved to Nashville, where she is completing a Laryngology fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her clinical focus centers on caring for patients with voice and airway disorders, and she is engaged in translational research investigating the immunologic basis of laryngeal scar formation to identify novel therapies for these patients.

Virginia Drake

Virginia Drake, M.D.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2013)
Medical School: University of Maryland (2017)
Research Areas of Interest: Subglottic stenosis, cellular mechanisms of inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis, noise induced hearing loss

Jordan Garcia, M.D.

Jordan Garcia

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University (2010)
Medical School: Harvard Medical School (2016)
Research Areas of Interest: Applications of immunology to head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery

Graduating Class of 2021


Robin Bigelow

Robin T. Bigelow, M.D.

Dr. Robin Bigelow completed his undergraduate studies in biology and global health at Cornell University. He earned his medical degree from
Johns Hopkins, where he stayed to complete his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He then went to the House Ear Institute for a two year Otology/ Neurotology fellowship. His clinical interests include cochlear implantation, hearing rehabilitation, chronic ear disease, and lateral skull base surgery. 

Anisha Kumar

Anisha R. Kumar, M.D.

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Undergraduate Education: Harvard University (2012)
Medical School: Stanford University (2016)

Michelle Hwang

Michelle Hwang, M.D.

Dr. Michelle S Hwang completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a major in molecular biology and a minor in world literature. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago prior to her residency at Johns Hopkins. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Microvascular Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is currently an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Her clinical interests include facial reconstruction, facial paralysis, rhinoplasty, and cosmetic surgery. 

Christopher Razavi

Christopher Razavi, M.D.

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2011)
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2015)
Research Areas of Interest: Novel robotic surgery platforms developed for OHNS, transoral Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery 

Melina Windon

Melina Windon, M.D.

Hometown: Willington, CT
Undergraduate Education: Messiah College (2015)
Medical School: University of Connecticut (2010)
Research Areas of Interest: Head and neck cancer, patient preference research, patient communication, epidemiology of head and neck cancers.

Graduating Class of 2020


Desi Schoo, M.D.

Desi Phillip Schoo, M.D.

Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Undergraduate Education: Wartburg College (2007)
Medical School: The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine (2014)

Vandra Harris

Vandra C. Harris, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Undergraduate Education: Baylor University (2010)
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine (2014)

Rebecca J Kamil

Rebecca J. Kamil, M.D.

Hometown: Commerce Township, MI
Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan (2009)
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2015)
Research Areas of Interest: Aging, hearing loss, vestibular function, otology

Kevin Motz

Andrew Lee, M.D.

Dr. Andrew Lee completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College where he studied Biophysical Chemistry and Studio Art. He earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. After completing residency at Johns Hopkins, he moved to Boston where he is completing a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive fellowship at Boston Medical Center and The Spiegel Center. His clinical interests include facial feminization, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Danielle Eytan

Danielle Eytan, M.D.

Danielle F. Eytan, earned her medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where she also completed an advanced research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health focusing on personalized therapies in head and neck cancer. Afterwards, she completed a residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is currently pursuing advanced fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University, including specialty training in facial reanimation, microvascular surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery, pediatric anomalies including cleft lip/palate and microtia, and Mohs reconstruction. Her research interests include examining surgical outcomes to better optimize care of patients undergoing facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Graduating Class of 2019


Kevin Motz

Kevin Motz, M.D.

Kevin Motz completed his undergraduate degree at Villa Julie College were he received a bachelor’s of science in Biology. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. After completing residency at Johns Hopkins he pursued a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Johns Hopkins and a Laryngology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Motz’s clinical focus centers on management of complex airway disorders including subglottic stenosis and obstructive sleep apnea. Additionally, he is actively involved in translational science research investigating the immunologic mechanisms that propagate subglottic stenosis.

Jason Nellis

Jason Nellis, M.D.

Jason C. Nellis, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia, followed by residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing residency, he spent a year pursuing advanced training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in Japan with training including microtia reconstruction, facial reanimation, head and neck reconstruction, and rhinoplasty. He is currently in an AAFPRS fellowship at the University of Minnesota including specialty training in rhinoplasty, Mohs surgery repair, microvascular head and neck reconstruction, aesthetic facial plastic surgery, pediatric head and neck reconstruction including cleft lip and palate repair, and facial reanimation. His research interests include examining social perceptions of facial deformity and examining objective outcomes in cosmetic facial plastic surgery and facial reconstruction to better help patients seeking to improve their facial appearance through facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

David Chen

David Chen, M.D.

David Chen completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University, where he received advanced training in a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. He will be joining the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona as the Division Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His clinical interests include rhinoplasty, facial paralysis, Mohs reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, and facial rejuvenation.

Ian Malm

Ian Malm, M.D.

Ian Malm is a Comprehensive Otolaryngologist at Allina Health in Saint Paul, MN. He manages a wide range of otolaryngologic diseases in both adult and pediatrics patients, with a particular interest in sinus and laryngology.

Grace Tan

Grace Tan, M.D.

Grace Tan completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota. Thereafter she will be joining the Oregon Health & Science University in the division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, with focus on pediatric hearing.

Graduating Class of 2018


Aisha Harun

Aisha Harun, M.D.

Aisha Harun is currently an assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine 

Theresa Guo

Theresa W. Guo, M.D.

Theresa Guo, earned her medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, followed by residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then completed her fellowship training in advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently full-time academic staff in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors. Her research focuses on genetics and post transcriptional changes in head and neck tumors.

Dr. Nyall London

Nyall London, M.D.

Nyall London is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. His interests include tumors of the skull base and sinonasal cavity. After residency he completed a skull base surgery fellowship with Dr. Ricardo Carrau and returned to Johns Hopkins Medicine to treat these tumors clinically and study them scientifically.

Graduating Class of 2017


Christopher Roxbury, MD

James Clark, M.D.

James Clark is an instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He provides management of general otolaryngologic disease for adult and pediatric patients and has particular clinical and research interests in thyroid cancer, head and neck oncology and sleep medicine.

Andrew Joseph

Andrew Joseph, M.D.

Andrew Joseph is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Michigan. 

Dr. Carrie Nieman

Carrie Nieman, M.D.

Carie Nieman is an Assistant Professor in the division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Her clinical practice is dedicated to the medical and surgical management of hearing loss and Eustachian tube disorders. Dr. Nieman's research is directed at understanding and addressing hearing health disparities among older adults, particularly among vulnerable populations.

Dr. Eleni Rettig

Eleni Rettig, M.D.

Eleni Rettig is an Associate Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as an Instructor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Christopher Roxbury

Christopher Roxbury, M.D.

Christopher Roxbury is an Assistant Professor in the division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Chicago. He is a fellowship trained rhinologist with clinical interests in sinonasal disorders, including chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, and both benign and malignant tumors of the nose, paranasal sinuses and anterior cranial base. His research focuses on optimizing surgical outcomes and postoperative management of patients following endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. 

Graduating Class of 2016


Dane Genther, MD

Dane Genther, M.D.

Dane J. Genther, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, followed by a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed advanced fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Oregon Health and Science University. He is currently full-time academic staff in the Division of Facial Plastic and Microvascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, specializing in a wide range of functional, reconstructive, and cosmetic procedures. His specialty interests include treatment of facial paralysis, Mohs surgery repair, head and neck reconstruction, and rhinoplasty. His research interests include optimization of surgical techniques through outcomes assessment in the field of facial plastic surgery. 

Susan Emmett

Susan Emmett, M.D.

Susan Emmett is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Global Health at Duke University in Durham, NC. She holds a joint appointment in the Duke Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences and the Duke Global Health Institute. She completed a clinical fellowship in otology at the Fisch International Microsurgical Foundation in Lucerne, Switzerland. Her clinical practice at Duke is focused on the medical and surgical management of otologic disorders. Dr. Emmett is an NIH-funded surgeon scientist who studies hearing loss disparities. She consults for the World Health Organization, serves as Co-Chair of Innovations in Service Delivery for the Lancet Commission on Hearing Loss, and is the Founder and Director of the Global Hearing Loss Evaluation, Advocacy, and Research (HEAR) Collaborative, a multidisciplinary group of collaborators from 28 countries that represents the only international research network dedicated to hearing loss. She was named a TED Fellow in 2017.

Daniel Sun

Daniel Sun, M.D.

Daniel Sun is an Assistant Professor in the division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull base surgery in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He completed fellowship in neurotology at University of Iowa. His clinical practice focuses on hearing loss, cochlear implantation, and complex conditions of the ear and skull base. He is engaged in clinical research focused on cochlear implantation and management of skull base conditions, and translational research focused on drug delivery technologies to the inner ear for the treatment of hearing loss.

Michael Kohanski

Michael Kohanksi, M.D.

Michael Kohanski is an Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Graduating Class of 2015


Jamie Ahn Ku, MD

Jamie Ahn Ku, M.D.

Jamie A. Ku, MD, earned her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, followed by a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then completed a two-year dual fellowship in advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently full-time academic staff in the Divisions of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Facial Plastic and Microvascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, specializing in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors and complex reconstruction of the head and neck. Her research focuses on patient-centered outcomes, specifically on the areas of functional outcomes and quality of life outcomes of the head and neck cancer patients.  

David Mener

David Mener, M.D.

David J. Mener is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Flushing, New York and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

Marietta Tan

Marietta Tan, M.D.

Marietta Tan is a head and neck cancer surgeon and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and skin.

Brian Ward

Bryan Ward, M.D.

Bryan Ward is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins.  He completed fellowship in neurotology at Johns Hopkins and 'mini-fellowship' in Eustachian tube disorders at Boston Children's Hospital with Dennis Poe.  Dr. Ward is a clinician-scientist who is funded to study how magnetic fields from MRI machines stimulate the vestibular system and to develop better methods of imaging the inner ear.  

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