Nyall London Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Nyall Robert London Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Basal Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks, Chronic Sinusitis, Encephalocele, Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, HPV- Related Head and Neck Cancer, Hypopharyngeal Cancer, Melanoma of the Head and Neck, Nasal Cancer, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Sarcoma of the Head and Neck, Sinonasal Tumors, Sinus Cancer, Skull Base Disorders, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Squameous Cell Carcinoma ...read more

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

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
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Dr. London was born and raised in Southern California. He received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University followed by his M.D. Ph.D. from The University of Utah. Dr. London then completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins. He then completed a fellowship at The Ohio State University in open and endoscopic skull base surgery under the direction of Dr. Ricardo Carrau.

He maintains a clinical practice focused on inflammatory sinonasal disease, skull base disorders, and malignancies of the skull base, sinonasal cavity, and oral cavity. This includes chronic rhinosinusitis and rhinitis, skull base defects such as encephalocele or cerebrospinal fluid leak, as well as malignancies including squamous cell carcinoma, olfactory neuroblastoma (esthesioneuroblastoma), and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Dr. London has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, and book chapters. This includes co-first author publications in Nature, Nature Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, and Nature Cell Biology. He directs a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health/NIDCD focused on therapeutic advances and mechanisms of olfactory neuroblastoma (esthesioneuroblastoma) tumorigenesis.

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  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

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  • MD; University of Utah School of Medicine (2013)


  • Otolaryngology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)


  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Evaluation of the Incidence of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Sinonasal Tract Among US Adults. London NR Jr, Windon MJ, Amanian A, Zamuner FT, Bishop J, Fakhry C, Rooper LM.JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 1;6(2):e2255971. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.55971.PMID: 36787144

Combinatorial Natural Killer Cell-based Immunotherapy Approaches Selectively Target Chordoma Cancer Stem Cells. Hoke ATK, Padget MR, Fabian KP, Nandal A, Gallia GL, Bilusic M, Soon-Shiong P, Hodge JW, London NR Jr. Cancer Res Commun. 1(3): 127-139, 2021.

The genomics and epigenetics of olfactory neuroblastoma: A systematic review. Kaur RP, Izumchenko E, Blakaj DM, Mladkova N, Lechner M, Beaumont TL, Floudas CS, Gallia GL, London NR Jr. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 6(4): 721-728, 2021.

Expression of Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 and Associated Lymphocyte Infiltration in Olfactory Neuroblastoma. London NR Jr, Rooper LM, Bishop JA, Xu H, Bernhardt LJ, Ishii M, Hann CL, Taube JM, Izumchenko E, Gaykalova DA, Gallia GL. World Neurosurg. 135: 187-e193, 2020.

Clinical outcomes, Kadish-INSICA staging and therapeutic targeting of somatostatin receptor 2 in olfactory neuroblastoma. Lechner M, Takahashi Y, Turri-Zanoni M, Liu J, Counsell N, Hermsen M, Kaur RP, Zhao T, Ramanathan M Jr, Schartinger VH, Emanuel O, Helman S, Varghese J, Dudas J, Riechelmann H, Sprung S, Haybaeck J, Howard D, Engel NW, Stewart S, Brooks L, Pickles JC, Jacques TS, Fenton TR, Williams L, Vaz FM, O'Flynn P, Stimpson P, Wang S, Hannan SA, Unadkat S, Hughes J, Dwivedi R, Forde CT, Randhawa P, Gane S, Joseph J, Andrews PJ, Royle G, Franchi A, Maragliano R, Battocchio S, Bewicke-Copley H, Pipinikas C, Webster A, Thirlwell C, Ho D, Teschendorff A, Zhu T, Steele CD, Pillay N, Vanhaesebroeck B, Mohyeldin A, Fernandez-Miranda J, Park KW, Le QT, West RB, Saade R, Manes RP, Omay SB, Vining EM, Judson BL, Yarbrough WG, Sansovini M, Silvia N, Grassi I, Bongiovanni A, Capper D, Schüller U, Thavaraj S, Sandison A, Surda P, Hopkins C, Ferrari M, Mattavelli D, Rampinelli V, Facchetti F, Nicolai P, Bossi P, Henriquez OA, Magliocca K, Solares CA, Wise SK, Llorente JL, Patel ZM, Nayak JV, Hwang PH, Lacy PD, Woods R, O'Neill JP, Jay A, Carnell D, Forster MD, Ishii M, London NR Jr, Bell DM, Gallia GL, Castelnuovo P, Severi S, Lund VJ, Hanna EY. Eur J Cancer. 162: 221-236, 2022.

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor 2023, Bethesda Magazine, 2023 - 2024
  • Frank Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
  • Duane Sewell Resident Award for Exemplary Professionalism and Humanitarianism, Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2018

Videos & Media

  • Play Video:

    Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

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    Case Presentation: Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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    Esthesioneuroblastoma: Angie’s Story

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