Vaninder Kaur Dhillon, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Panjabi, Spanish


Benign Thyroid Disorders, Endocrine Surgery, Laryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Parathyroid Diseases, Parathyroid Surgery, Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Radiofrequency Ablation for Thyroid Nodules, Swallowing Disorders, Thyroid and Parathyroid, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Disorders, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Surgery, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Voice Problems more

Research Interests

voice outcomes in patients with thyroid and parathyroid conditions; neurogenic recovery in patients with vocal cord paralysis; non-operative ablative techniques in patients with thyroid nodules more

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Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 301-896-3332
6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 4920
Bethesda, MD 20817
Fax: 301-530-2650
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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
Phone: 410-955-1654 | Fax: 410-367-2300
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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Appointment Phone: 202-919-2502
5255 Loughboro Road NW
Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Proton Center, Building E
Washington, DC 20016
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Medical Arts Building

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 101
Columbia, MD 21044
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Vaninder "Vinny" K. Dhillon, M.D., is an assistant professor of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, specializing in both children and adults. She practices out of Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Dhillon is also affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dhillon has an expertise in endocrine surgery, laryngology, otolaryngology, parathyroid diseases and surgery, swallowing disorders, thyroid diseases and surgery, and voice problems.

Dr. Dhillon earned her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She completed a residency in otolaryngology at Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Dhillon is currently researching the role of voice outcomes in patients after thyroid and parathyroid surgery when there is concern for vocal fold weakness or paralysis. She is also evaluating the role of office based treatment on vocal fold paralysis, as well as neurogenic recovery of vocal fold paralysis. Dr. Dhillon is also interested in treatment for neurogenic chronic cough which is refractory to other medical treatment. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • MD; Keck School of Medicine of USC (2010)


  • Otolaryngology; LAC + USC Medical Center (2015)


  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2016)

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Al Khadem, M.G., Rettig, E.M., Dhillon, V.K., Russell, J.O., Tufano, R.P. "Postoperative IPTH compared with IPTH gradient as predictors of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia." Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug 26. doi: 10.1002/lary.26805. 

Russell, J.O., Clark, J., Noureldine, S.I., Anuwong, A., Al Khadem, M.G., Yub Kim, H., Dhillon, V.K., Dionigi, G., Tufano, R.P., Richmond, J.D. "Transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy - A North American series of robotic and endoscopic transoral approaches to the central neck." Oral Oncol. 2017 Aug;71:75-80. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.06.001. Epub 2017 Jun 10.

Dhillon, V.K., Akst, L.M. "How to Approach Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: An Otolaryngology Perspective." Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2016 Aug;18(8):44. doi: 10.1007/s11894-016-0515-z. Review.

Sharma, G.K., Dhillon, V.K., Masood, R., Maceri, D.R. "Overexpression of EphB4, EphrinB2, and epidermal growth factor receptor in papillary thyroid carcinoma: A pilot study." Head Neck. 2015 Jul;37(7):964-9. doi: 10.1002/hed.23694. Epub 2014 Jun 27.

Dhillon, V.K., Hoa, M., Winter, M., Wilkinson, E.P. "Extrusion of a cochlear implant positioner through the tympanic membrane in a pediatric patient: management of a delayed complication." Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Aug;123(8):537-40.

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