Jonathan Walsh, M.D.

Jonathan Michael Walsh, M.D.

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  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Aerodigestive Disorders, Cholesteatoma, Diseases of the Ear and Nose, Diseases of the Throat in Children, Ear infections, Hearing Loss, Laryngeal Cleft, Neck Masses, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric Airway Disorders, Pediatric Airway Reconstruction, Pediatric Chronic Sinonasal Infection and Ear Disease, Pediatric Ear Disease, Pediatric Head and Neck Masses, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Pediatric Neck Masses, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sinus Problems, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, Robotic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Thyroid, Tongue Tie Ankyloglossia, Tympanic Membrane Perforation, Vascular Malformations more

Research Interests

Pediatric Head and Neck Ultrasound; Airway Imaging; Robotic Surgery; Laryngeal Cleft more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2300
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Fax: 410-367-2244

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
Fax: 410-367-2244

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
600 N. Wolfe Street
The Childrens Center, Brady Building, # 320
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-367-2244


Dr. Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Following residency training, Dr. Walsh served two years active duty as a Major in the U.S. Army at Ft. Gordon. After active duty service, Dr. Walsh completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina.

His clinical interests include head and neck masses, thyroid disorders, vascular malformations, tracheostomy, tracheal stenosis, aerodigestive disorders, chronic ear disease (ear infections), sinus disease (sinusitis), hearing loss, ankyloglossia, sleep apnea, laryngeal cleft, as well as the full spectrum of pediatric head and neck disorders. He is an active participant in the Vascular Anomalies Team, Fetal Therapy Multidisciplinary Team, and Pediatric Sarcoma Tumor board. He offers minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery and minimally invasive surgeries of the airway, ear, and sinus.

Dr. Walsh's research interests are in novel ultrasound technology applications to head and neck disorders, outcomes and health care disparities, ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) and lip tie, trans-oral robotic surgery, and airway imaging and modeling. more


  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (2007)


  • Otolaryngology; University of Rochester Medical Center (2012)


  • Pediatric Otolaryngology; UNC Medical Center (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Complex Pediatric Otolaryngololgy) (2021)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Khavanin N, White MJ, Walsh JM, Steinberg JP. Mandibular Reconstruction Following Central Giant Cell Granuloma Resection in Primary Dentition: A Case for the Use of a Costochondral Graft. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 Feb;58(2):260-268. doi: 10.1177/1055665620946985. Epub 2020 Aug 6.PMID: 32757776

Siegel N, Lopez J, Shi AC, Neimanis S, Jodeh D, Khavanin N, Redett RJ, Sterni LM, Walsh JM, Dalesio NM, Rottgers SA, Morrison CS, Steinberg JP. Laryngoscopy Grade Improvement and Difficult Airway Resolution in Infants With Robin Sequence Undergoing Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: A Multi-Institutional Study. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 Jul;58(7):805-814. doi: 10.1177/1055665620964052. Epub 2020 Oct 8.PMID: 33030045

Messner AH, Walsh J, Rosenfeld RM, Schwartz SR, Ishman SL, Baldassari C, Brietzke SE, Darrow DH, Goldstein N, Levi J, Meyer AK, Parikh S, Simons JP, Wohl DL, Lambie E, Satterfield L. Clinical Consensus Statement: Ankyloglossia in Children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 May;162(5):597-611. doi: 10.1177/0194599820915457. Epub 2020 Apr 14.PMID: 32283998

Walsh J, Tunkel D. Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankyloglossia in Newborns and Infants: A Review. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct 1;143(10):1032-1039. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0948.PMID: 28715533

Ryan MA, Russell JO, Schoo DP, Upchurch PA, Walsh JM. Transoral Endoscopic Vestibular Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Dec;129(12):1239-1242. doi: 10.1177/0003489420936712. Epub 2020 Jun 19.PMID: 32560593

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Associate Residency Program Director - Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor - Pediatric Otolaryngology, Baltimore Magazine, 2023 - 2024
  • John D. Norant Research in Otolaryngology Award "Crawling Wave Elastography in Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules", URMC Department of Otolaryngology, 2010
  • Paul Harrinton Clinical Research Award "Dexamethasone and post-operative adenotonsillar hemorrhage", URMC Department of Otolaryngology, 2009


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, 2015
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Professional Activities

  • Major, United States Army Active Duty 2012-2014, 2012 - 2014

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

More babies getting their tongues clipped to help breastfeed. But is it necessary? Today Show (7/11/2019)

To Improve Breastfeeding, Babies Get Their Tongues Clipped, Is it Necessary? Podast WYPR (3/19/2019)

Snipping an infant's "tongue tie" can improve breastfeeding. But is surgery being overused? The Inquirer  (3/12/2019) 

Why so Many Babies are Getting Their Tongues Clipped Atlantic, (3/12/2019)

The Tongue Tie Conundrum, Slate (2/6/2018)

An Incisionless Approach to Ear Drum Repair, Johns Hopkins Medicine (10/2/2018)

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