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Shumon Ian Dhar, M.D.

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  • Chief, Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Airway Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Early Glottic Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Laryngeal Dysplasia, Laryngeal Dystonia (LD), Motility Disorders, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Phonotraumatic Lesions, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Swallowing Disorders, Vocal Cord Cysts, Vocal Cord Paresis, Vocal Cord Polyps, Voice Problems, Zenker's Diverticulum more

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Dr. Shumon Dhar is a board certified laryngologist located in Baltimore, Maryland who specializes in the treatment of voice, airway and swallowing disorders (dysphagia). Dr. Dhar earned his undergraduate degree from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York, magna cum laude and earned his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Upon completion of his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University,  Dr. Dhar completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Broncho-esophagology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Dhar is a member of the Airway and Swallowing Committee in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as an executive council member of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. more


  • Chief, Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • MD; SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2012)


  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; Upstate University Hospital (2018)


  • Laryngology; UC Davis Medical Center (2019)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Dhar, SI., Wegener, AM., Rodnoi, P., Wuellner, JC., Mehdizadeh, OB., Shen, SC., Nachalon, Y., Nativ‐Zeltzer, N., Klineberg, EO., Belafsky, PC (2019). Swallowing Characteristics in Zenker’s-like Diverticulum After Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. The Laryngoscope

Nachalon, Y., Nativ‐Zeltzer, N. , Dhar, SI., Mehdizadeh, O. B., Cassady, A. T. and Belafsky, P. C. (2019), Esophageal A‐ring is associated with the severity of gastroesophageal reflux. The Laryngoscope

Dhar, SI., Mattioni, J., & Sataloff, R. T. (2019). Endoscopic Findings in a Professional Singer with Frequent Throat Clearing. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 98(3), 128–128

Dhar SI, R Kopp, Tatum SA. Advances in Eyelid Reconstruction. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2016 Aug;24(4):352-8

Reid MJ, Dhar SI, Cary M, Liang P, Steenhoff AP. Opinions and attitudes of participants in a randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of SMS reminders to enhance antiretroviral adherence: a cross-sectional survey. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Feb 1;65(2):e86-8

Activities & Honors


  • Travel Award Grant, Laryngology Education Foundation, 2019
  • Maturi Scholar, Mack Lipkin International Research Fellowship, 2009
  • New York City Health Literacy Fellow, Office of the Mayor of NYC, 2008
  • Rudin Research Fellowship, 2006


  • Diplomate, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

    The Academy represents the interests of more than 12,000 ENT physicians worldwide and their patients.

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Lectures and Presentations

  • Effects of pyridostigmine on esophageal and pharyngeal motility in dysphagic patients undergoing high resolution manometry
    Podium, National, Fall Voice Conference, Dallas-Plano, Texas (10/17/2019)
  • Differences in Objective Swallowing Characteristics in Zenker’s-Like Traction Diverticulum Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
    Podium, National, ABEA Annual Meeting at COSM, Austin, Texas (05/01/2019)
  • Objective Swallowing Abnormalities in Patients with Dysphagia Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
    Podium, National, ABEA Annual Meeting at COSM, Austin, Texas (05/01/2019)
  • Esophageal A-Rings Represent a Compensatory Mechanism in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    Podium, National, ABEA Annual Meeting at COSM, Austin, Texas (05/01/2019)
  • Clinical Significance Of Normal Baseline Intraoperative PTH When Compared To Preoperative PTH In Patients Undergoing Parathyroid Surgery
    Podium, National, Academic Surgical Conference, New Orleans, LA (08/01/2013)
    Academic Surgical Congress
  • Clinical Significance Of Parathyroid Histology In Patients With Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    Podium, National, Academic Surgical Conference, New Orleans, LA (08/01/2013)
    Academic Surgical Congress

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