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We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
Learn more about video visits.

Surgeries and Procedures

If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to you to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-6467 to schedule a consultation.
Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.

In-person Visits

If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-6467 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
Learn more about in-person visits.

New Patients*
Existing Patients**

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.


Thyroid and Parathyroid Care

Thyroid experts in the head and neck endocrine surgery team diagnose and treat patients with a variety of thyroid and parathyroid conditions including tumors, nodules and hyperparythroidism. If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid or parathyroid condition, you can count on our team to provide a personalized treatment plan, tailored to your unique condition and personal needs.

  • Meet Our Experts

    Our team of otolaryngologists (ENT) are specialized in the treatment of head and neck endocrine conditions.

  • Scarless Neck Surgery

    Learn about this innovative technique for neck surgery that doesn't leave a scar on the neck.

  • Patient Stories

    Patients share their experience receiving care at the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center.


Patient Education

Case Presentation: Use of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Benign Thyroid Nodules

Ralph Tufano, M.D., director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery discusses a case of a patient with a benign 3.7-centimeter thyroid nodule.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Benign Thyroid Nodules

Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeon, Jonathon Russell, describes how Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is used to treat, who is an appropriate candidate and what is involved in this new treatment approach.


Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions FAQ's | Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins head/neck/thyroid surgeon, Ralph Tufano, answers commonly asked questions about the treatment of thyroid tumors and how Johns Hopkins multidisciplinary team treats and diagnoses thyroid tumors and nodules.

Transoral (Scarless) Thyroidectomy: FAQs with Jonathon Russell, M.D.

Johns Hopkins head and neck endocrine surgeon, Jonathon Russell, M.D. discusses transoral thyroidectomy, or scarless thyroid surgery. He explains the advantages of this surgery, who is a good candidate and what to expect after the procedure.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Benign Thyroid Nodules | A Webinar for Patients with Dr. Ralph Tufano

Johns Hopkins head and neck endocrine surgeon Ralph Tufano provides an overview of how radiofrequency is now being used to ablate or shrink benign thyroid nodules that may have become problematic.

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