Francis Xavier Creighton Jr., M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Acoustic Neuromas, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implantation, Neurofibromatosis, Neurotology, Otosclerosis, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Skull Base Tumors, Stapedectomy, Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Vestibular Schwannoma more

Research Interests

The integration of robotic and augmented reality platforms to improve surgical safety and efficiency. 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.
6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-367-2282

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2300
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Fax: 410-367-2282

Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery – Towson

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
6565 N. Charles Street
Physician Pavilion East, Suite 315
Towson, MD 21204 map
Fax: 410-296-2444


Dr. Francis Creighton is a fellowship trained neurotologist and lateral skull base surgeon. His clinical practice specializes in surgical and medical treatment of middle ear, inner ear, skull base and facial nerve disorders. These include skull base tumors, vestibular schwannomas (acoustic neuromas), hearing loss, cholesteatoma, cochlear implantation, stapedectomy, CSF leaks and ear drum perforations. He is trained in minimally invasive and endoscopic approaches to the ear for cholesteatoma and ear drum perforations, which reduces the need for visible incisions.

His research focuses on the integration of robotic and augmented reality platforms to improve surgical safety and efficiency. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • MD; Emory University School of Medicine (2012)


  • Otolaryngology; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (2017)


  • Otology & Neurotology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Neurotology) (2021)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Zhang L, Creighton FX Jr, Ward BK, Bowditch S, Carey JP. A Cohort Study of Hearing Outcomes Between Middle Fossa Craniotomy and Transmastoid Approach for Surgical Repair of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Dec;39(10):e1160-e1167. PubMed  PMID: 30444849

Razavi CR, Creighton FX, Wilkening PR, Peine J, Taylor RH, Akst LM. Real-time robotic airway measurement: An additional benefit of a novel steady-hand robotic platform. Laryngoscope. 2018 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 30443933.

Park S, Guan X, Kim Y, Creighton FX, Wei E, Kymissis IJ, Nakajima HH, Olson ES. PVDF-Based Piezoelectric Microphone for Sound Detection Inside the Cochlea: Toward Totally Implantable Cochlear Implants. Trends in Hearing. 2018 Jan-Dec;22: PubMed PMID: 29732950

Creighton F, Lin A, Leavitt E, Lin D, Deschler D, Emerick K. Factors affecting survival and locoregional control in head and neck cSCCA with nodal metastasis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Dec 20. doi: 10.1002/lary.27048. PubMed PMID: 29266236.

Creighton FX, Feng AL, Goyal N, Emerick K, Deschler D. Chicken thigh microvascular training model improves resident surgical skills. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2017 Oct 11;2(6):471-474. doi: 10.1002/lio2.94. eCollection 2017 Dec. PubMed PMID: 29299526; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5743170.

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Underwater Endoscopic Repair of Superior Canal Dehiscence

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