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Christine Gourin, M.D., M.P.H.

Christine Gail Gourin, M.D., M.P.H.

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4.9out of 5
78 Ratings
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Basal Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck, Carcinoma of the Tongue, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, HPV- Related Head and Neck Cancer, Hypopharyngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Melanoma, Melanoma of the Head and Neck, Nasal Cancer, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Parapharyngeal Space Tumors, Parotid Gland Tumors, Pharynx Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Robotic Thyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Cancer, Salivary Gland Tumors, Sarcoma of the Head and Neck, Sinus Cancer, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Thyroid and Parathyroid, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) more

Research Interests

Quality of Life; Quality of care, safety, and decision making in head and neck cancer; Functional Outcomes; Survival following treatment for head and neck cancer more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
601 N. Caroline St.
6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-0609 | Fax: 410-367-2294

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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


Christine Gourin, M.D., helps patients with tumors of the skin, oral cavity, larynx, oropharynx, neck, skull base, and salivary glands. She also treats patients with thyroid cancer, premalignant conditions of the upper aerodigestive tract, and unknown primary head and neck primary squamous cell carcinoma, sinus, and nasal cavity tumors.

Dr. Gourin received her medical degree from the State University of New York- Health Science Center at Brooklyn/ Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gourin trained in General Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Vermont, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gourin is a Fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Gourin has authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, 24 book chapters and 2 books: Medical and Surgical Management of Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases and The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Head and Neck Cancer, and is a section editor for the forthcoming 5th edition of the textbook, Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology.  She is on the Editorial Board of The Laryngoscope and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a reviewer for numerous other head and neck surgery journals.

She has an active head and neck surgical oncology practice and has been named to America’s Top Physicians and Best Doctors in America annually since 2005. 

Dr. Gourin’s research interests focus on head and neck cancer treatment outcomes, function, quality of life, palliative care, and improving the delivery of high-quality head and neck cancer care. She also serves as vice chair and physician advisor for safety, quality and service in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. more


  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1990)


  • General Surgery; The University of Vermont Medical Center (1995)
  • Otolaryngology; The University of Vermont Medical Center (1999)


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2002)

Additional Training

MPH - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2011)

Fellow - Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine (2022)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

neck cancer; salivary gland cancer; parotid cancer; skin cancer; sinus cancer; pharynx cancer; oropharyngeal cancer; tongue base cancer; tonsil cancer; larynx cancer

Activities & Honors


  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008
  • Daiichi Clinical Scholars Program, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 2004
  • 1st place, American College of Surgeons, 1992
  • 1st place, American College of Surgeons, 1994
  • 1st place, American College of Surgeons, 1994
  • Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Competition, Region I
  • Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Competition
  • Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Competition
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1986
  • Dr. William and Raynore Engel Scholarship, 1987 - 1989
  • Roger H. Albee Surgical Research Scholarship, 1993 - 1994
  • Americas Top Physicians, 2005 - 2020
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 2020


  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Bronchoesophagological Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
  • American Laryngological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Cancer Liason Physician, 2004 - 2007
  • Dysphagia Research Society
  • Georgia Chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons
    President, 2004-2007
  • Georgia Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • The American Head and Neck Society
  • The Triological Society
  • American Laryngological Association
  • Dysphagia Research Society

Videos & Media

Play Video:

Oral and Head and Neck Cancer : What You Need to Know

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Cancer Saved My life: Steve's Story (4/22/2016)

ABC News, Michael Douglas Tumor-Free, but Not Cured (01/11/2011)

MedPage Today, H&N Cancer Recurs Early: Curb Follow-up Imaging? (02/19/2016)

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

  • 4.9 Provider Explained Things Clearly
  • 4.9 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 4.8 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 4.9 Provider Showed Respect
  • 4.9 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.9 Overall Rating by Patient


4.9 out of 5 (78 Ratings, 33 Comments)
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