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Christine Gourin, M.D.

Christine Gail Gourin, M.D.

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4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Carcinoma of the Tongue, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Cancer, Melanoma, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Otolaryngology, Parapharyngeal Space Tumors, Parotid Gland Tumors, Pharynx Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Robotic Thyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Tumors, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Parathyroid, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS), Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base more

Research Interests

Quality of Life; Quality of care, safety, and decision making in head and neck cancer; Functional Outcomes; Survival following treatment for head and neck cancer more

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601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-0609 | Fax: 410-955-0035

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1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-0609 | Fax: 410-614-8610


Christine Gourin, MD, helps patients with tumors of the skin, oral cavity, larynx, oropharynx, neck, skull base, and salivary glands. She also treats patients with thyroid cancer, premalignant conditions of the upper aerodigestive tract, and unknown primary head and neck primary squamous cell carcinoma, sinus, and nasal cavity tumors.

Dr. Gourin received her medical degree from the State University of New York-Health Science Center at Brooklyn/Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gourin trained in General Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Vermont, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Gourin has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and 2 books: Medical and Surgical Management of Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases and The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Head and Neck Cancer, and is a section editor for the 5th edition of the textbook, Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology. She is on the Editorial Board of The Laryngoscope, JAMA-Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology and is a reviewer for numerous other head and neck surgery journals. Her research interests focus on quality of life, functional outcomes, and survival following treatment for head and neck cancer, and quality of care, safety, and decision-making in head and neck cancer. more



  • MD; Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1990)


  • University of Vermont / General Surgery (1995)
  • University of Vermont / Otolaryngology (1999)


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Otolaryngology (2002)

Additional Training

Medical School, SUNY at Brooklyn College of Medicine (Brooklyn NY ) (1990)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

neck cancer, salivary gland cancer, parotid cancer, skin cancer, sinus cancer, pharynx cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, tongue base cancer, tonsil cancer, larynx cancer

Activities & Honors


  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008
  • Daiichi Clinical Scholars Program, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 2004
  • 1st place, American College of Surgeons, 1992
  • 1st place, American College of Surgeons, 1994
  • 1st place, American College of Surgeons, 1994
  • Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Competition, Region I
  • Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Competition
  • Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Competition
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1986
  • Dr. William and Raynore Engel Scholarship, 1987 - 1989
  • Roger H. Albee Surgical Research Scholarship, 1993 - 1994
  • Americas Top Physicians, 2005 - 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 2012


  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Bronchoesophagological Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
  • American Laryngological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Cancer Liason Physician, 2004 - 2007
  • Dysphagia Research Society
  • Georgia Chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons
    President, 2004-2007
  • Georgia Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • The American Head and Neck Society
  • The Triological Society

Professional Activities

  • Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, 2006
  • Co-Director, Head and Neck Tumor Board, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2002
  • Director, Clinical Research Program in Head and Neck Cancer, Johns Hopkins University, 2007
  • Director, Head and Neck Tumor Board, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2005

Videos & Media

Oral and Head and Neck Cancer : What You Need to Know

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Cancer Saved My life: Steve's Story (4/22/2016)

Cayman Compass, The Facts About HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers (10/6/2015)

Cayman 27 TV, HPV and Cancer Link (09/24/2015)

ABC News, Michael Douglas Tumor-Free, but Not Cured (01/11/2011)

MedPage Today, H&N Cancer Recurs Early: Curb Follow-up Imaging? (02/19/2016)

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