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Andrew Lane, M.D.

Andrew P Lane, M.D.

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  • Director, Johns Hopkins Sinus Center
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Orbital Decompression for Graves' Disease, Endoscopic Repair of Nasal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Endoscopic Resection of Nasal Tumors, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Tear Duct Surgery, Nasal Polyps, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinonasal Inverting Papillomas, Sinus Tumors, Sinusitis more

Research Interests

Chronic sinusitis; Nasal polyps; Endoscopic orbital surgery; Inverted papilloma; olfactory loss due to chronic sinusitis; Innate immunity of the nose and sinuses; Underlying mechanisms of chronic sinusitis more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7808 | Fax: 410-367-2332

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7808 | Fax: 410-367-2332

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2300
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Dr. Andrew Lane is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center and performs the full range of endoscopic sinus procedures, including transnasal skull base and orbital surgeries. He is dedicated to providing cutting-edge care to his patients and developing new therapies for chronic rhinosinusitis through his clinical and basic science research.  He is the longest practicing sinus specialist with advanced fellowship training in the Baltimore/Washington region, with two decades of experience in the medical and surgical management of challenging sinus disease.

Dr. Lane received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to Johns Hopkins in 2001, after completing a fellowship in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery techniques at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lane maintains a busy clinical practice while also running an NIH-funded laboratory. His research investigates the causes and potential treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, as well as how inflammation affects the sense of smell. An author of over 140 published articles and book chapters, he frequently presents his surgical and research results at national and international meetings. He has earned several prestigious awards for his research about nasal polyps and olfactory loss.

Dr. Lane is Editor-in-Chief of Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, and an Editorial Board member of the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and chaired the Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is the Rhinology section leader for the Triological Society’s Best Practice committee. Dr. Lane is often invited to speak at outside medical institutions and regularly conducts media interviews about nasal and sinus issues. more


  • Director, Johns Hopkins Sinus Center
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • MD; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1994)


  • Otolaryngology; UNC Medical Center (1999)


  • Rhinology; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2000)

Research & Publications


Lab Website: Andrew Lane Lab

Clinical Trial Keywords

Chronic sinusitis with polyps; Cerebrospinal fluid leaks

Selected Publications

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Medical therapy reduces microbiota diversity and evenness in surgically recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis. Liu CM, Soldanova K, Nordstrom L, Dwan MG, Moss OL, Contente-Cuomo TL, Keim P, Price LB, Lane AP. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jul 10. doi: 10.1002/alr.21195. [Epub ahead of print]

Regulation of inflammation-associated olfactory neuronal death and regeneration by the type II tumor necrosis factor receptor. Pozharskaya T, Liang J, Lane AP. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jun 3. doi: 10.1002/alr.21187. [Epub ahead of print]

Chapter 12: Surgery for sinonasal disease. Higgins TS, Lane AP. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 May-Jun;27 Suppl 1:S42-4. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3897

Topical Drug Delivery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis.Liang J, Lane AP. Curr Otorhinolaryngol Rep. 2013 Mar 1;1(1):51-60. Epub 2012 Dec 27

Sinonasal epithelial cell expression of Toll-like receptor 9 is elevated in cystic fibrosis-associated chronic rhinosinusitis. Melvin TA, Lane AP, Nguyen MT, Lin SY. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Jan;27(1):30-3. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3834

Sinonasal epithelial cells synthesize active vitamin D, augmenting host innate immune function. Sultan B, Ramanathan M Jr, Lee J, May L, Lane AP. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jan;3(1):26-30. doi: 10.1002/alr.21087. Epub 2012 Oct 4

Endoscopic resection of esthesioneuroblastoma. Gallia GL, Reh DD, Lane AP, Higgins TS, Koch W, Ishii M. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Nov;19(11):1478-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.03.011. Epub 2012 Sep 18

Spontaneous eosinophilic nasal inflammation in a genetically-mutant mouse: comparative study with an allergic inflammation model. Cho SH, Oh SY, Zhu Z, Lee J, Lane AP. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35114. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035114. Epub 2012 Apr 11

Activities & Honors


  • Earleen Elkins research award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
  • GlaxoSmithKline research award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
  • Passano Foundation Clinician Scientist Award, Passano Foundation
  • American Rhinologic Society Research Awards, American Rhinologic Society, 2005
  • American Rhinologic Society Research Awards, American Rhinologic Society, 2008
  • Maurice H. Cottle Award for Research in Rhinology, 2007
  • Edmund Prince Fowler Award, Triological Society , 2009


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

COVID-19 and a loss of smell: Why the virus may hinder this sense, NBC News (8/19/2020)

Inflammation Required for “Smell” Tissue Regeneration (8/30/17)

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