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Vaninder Kaur Dhillon, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specializes in: Children (1-11 years), Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Panjabi, Spanish

Expertise: Airway Disorders, Endocrine Surgery, Laryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Parathyroid Diseases, Parathyroid Surgery, Swallowing Disorders, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Parathyroid, Thyroid Surgery, 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 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Appointment Phone: 301-896-3330

6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 4920
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 301-896-3330


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. Dr. Dhillon is board-certified in otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology. 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 airway disorders, 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’s research interests include voice outcomes in patients with thyroid and parathyroid conditions, neurogenic recovery in patients with vocal cord paralysis and non-operative ablative techniques in patients with thyroid nodules. Dr. Dhillon is currently researching the role of voice outcomes in laryngeal dysplasia treated both in the operating room and clinic with the KTP laser, voice outcomes pre- and post-thyroidectomy, and voice outcomes and technique in placement of Montgomery T tubes for subglottic and upper cervicotracheal stenosis. She has contributed to numerous publications and presentations. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery



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


  • Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center / Otolaryngology (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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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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