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Emily Boss, M.D., M.P.H.

Emily Frances Boss, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Medical Director, Revenue Cycle Performance Improvement, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Diseases of the Ear and Nose, Diseases of the Throat in Children, Ear infections, Head and Neck Tumors, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric Airway Disorders, Pediatric Chronic Sinonasal Infection and Ear Disease, Pediatric Ear Disease, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sinus Problems, Pediatric Sinusitis, Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Children more

Research Interests

Patient and family experience of care; clinician-family communication; healthcare disparities; and surgical outcomes more

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

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601 N. Caroline St.
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Phone: 410-955-9772 | Fax: 410-367-2244

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

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1800 Orleans St.
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Phone: 410-955-9772 | Fax: 410-367-2244


Emily F. Boss, MD, MPH, FACS (nee Rudnick) is a Professor of Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, and Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Boss's clinical expertise includes pediatric sinus, ear, nose, neck, and throat conditions. Dr. Boss trained at the University of California Los Angeles, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Boss is dedicated to improving health outcomes through enhanced doctor-patient communication and organizational change.  She is the Medical Director for Revenue Cycle Performance Improvement for Johns Hopkins Medicine and a Physician Advisor for Care Coordination and Clinical Resource Management at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Boss is also a clinician scientist with federally funded research focused on patient and family-centered communication, health disparities, and surgical utilization and outcomes.  An established surgeon, physician leader, and researcher, she is passionate about performance improvement in healthcare delivery. more


  • Medical Director, Revenue Cycle Performance Improvement, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Physician Advisor, Clinical Resource Management and Care Coordination, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2002)


  • Otolaryngology; Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (2007)


  • Pediatric Otolaryngology; Seattle Children's Hospital (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2008)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Leu GR, Links AR, Tunkel DE, Walsh JM, Ryan MA, DiCarlo H, Jelin EB, Beach MC, Boss EF. Understanding Bias in Surgery: Perceived Cultural Similarity Between Surgeons and Patient Families. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Aug;165(2):282-289. doi: 10.1177/0194599820982639. Epub 2021 Jan 12. PMID: 33430701

Cramer JD, Meraj T, Lavin JM, Boss EF. Object-Related Aspiration Deaths in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 1968 to 2017. JAMA. 2019 Nov 26;322(20):2020-2022. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.15375. PMID: 31769817; PMCID: PMC6902204

Links AR, Callon W, Wasserman C, Walsh J, Beach MC, Boss EF. Surgeon use of medical jargon with parents in the outpatient setting. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Jun;102(6):1111-1118. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.02.002. Epub 2019 Feb 3. PMID: 30744965; PMCID: PMC6525640

Callon W, Beach MC, Links AR, Wasserman C, Boss EF. An expanded framework to define and measure shared decision-making in dialogue: A 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approach. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Aug;101(8):1368-1377. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.03.014. Epub 2018 Mar 11. PMID: 29550295; PMCID: PMC6475620

Boss EF, Marsteller JA, Simon AE. Outpatient tonsillectomy in children: demographic and geographic variation in the United States, 2006. J Pediatr. 2012 May;160(5):814-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.11.041. Epub 2011 Dec 17. PMID: 22183449

Activities & Honors


  • Cochrane Scholar, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, 2014
  • Career Development Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2014


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Kids get Uneven Tonsil Care, Study Finds, NBC News (01/20/2014)

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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.

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