Leila Jean Mady, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Basal Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck, Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Cancer of Unknown Primary Origin, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, HPV- Related Head and Neck Cancer, Human Papillomavirus Infections, Hypopharyngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Melanoma of the Head and Neck, Microvascular Reconstruction, Nasal Cancer, Neck Masses, Organ Preservation Surgery, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Oropharynx Cancers, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Parotid Gland Tumors, Partial Laryngectomy Surgery, Pharynx Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Salivary Gland Cancer, Sarcoma of the Head and Neck, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Sinus Cancer, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck, Submandibular Gland Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) ...read more

Research Interests

Financial toxicity: impact of financial burden on cancer care and patient quality of life; Chemo sensory dysfunction in head and neck cancer; Impact of frailty; Caregiver burden in head and neck cancer care; Role of telehealth in head and neck cancer survivorship care ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2500
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Fax: 410-367-2469

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


Leila Mady, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, whose practice focuses on patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Mady completed additional subspeciality fellowship training in advanced head and neck oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction. She has extensive clinical expertise in managing malignant tumors, such as tonsil cancer, tongue cancer and skin cancer (including melanoma), as well as benign conditions, such as thyroid nodules and hyperparathyroidism. 

Dr. Mady draws from an extensive clinical skillset, personally performing in-office diagnostic head and neck ultrasound and needle biopsies — with experience in sentinel node biopsy for both skin and oral cavity cancer, as well as from her training in transoral robotic surgery 

In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Mady completed a joint M.D./Ph.D./M.P.H. program in biomedical health sciences at Rutgers University, followed by serving as associate fellow at the Leonard David Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mady is a funded population and health services researcher, who has led multidisciplinary and international teams with research interests in the side effects related to the cost of medical care, frailty, smell and taste changes related to cancer treatment and patient-reported and oncologic outcomes in head and neck cancer. She has also established a grant writing workshop series. 

Dr. Mady serves as a mentor to trainees in a wide range of academic training levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. Dr. Mady has also made a commitment to mentor women and underrepresented groups and has received national recognition for these efforts by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • MD; Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2014)


  • Otolaryngology; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2020)


  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

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

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De Ravin E, Frost AS, Godse N, Shaffer A, Jabbour N, Schaitkin B, Newman J, Mady LJ. Changes in Otolaryngology Application Requirements and Match Outcomes: Are We Doing Any Better? World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Oct;1‐9.

Mady LJ, Kaffenberger TM, Baddour K, Melder KL, Godse NR, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH, Solari M, Kubik M, Wang EW, Sridharan S. Anatomic considerations of Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer in Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2021 Feb 22;83(Suppl 2):e143-51.

Habib AM, Prasad A, Carey RM, Mady LJ, Shinn JR, Bur AM, Brody RM, Newman JG, Cannady SB, Rajasekaran K, Ibrahim SA, Brant JA. Sociodemographic Factors Impact Treatment for HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Jun;166(6):1062-9. 

Shinn JR, Carey RM, Mady LJ, Shimunov D, Parhar HS, Cannady SB, Rajasekaran K, Lukens JN, Lin A, Swisher-McClure S, Cohen RB, Bauml JM, Rassekh CH, Newman JG, Chalian AA, Basu D, Weinstein GS, Brody RM. Sex-Based Differences in Outcomes Among Surgically Treated Patients with HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2021 Dec;123:105570. 

Carey RM, Brody RM, Shimunov D, Shinn JR, Mady LJ, Rajasekaran K, Cannady SB, Lin A, Lukens JN, Swisher-McClure S, Bauml JM, Aggarwal C, Cohen RB, Chalian AA, Rassekh CH, Basu D, O'Malley BW, Weinstein GS, Newman JG. Locoregional Recurrence in HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma After TORS. Laryngoscope. 2021 Dec;131(12):E2865-73.

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