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

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

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Expertise: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks, Chronic Sinusitis, Encephalocele, Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Sinonasal Tumors, Skull Base Disorders, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Squameous Cell Carcinoma more

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601 N. Caroline St. 6th Floor Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center


6420 Rockledge Drive Suite 4920 Bethesda, MD 20817 map


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. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Centers & Institutes



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


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


  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2019)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Otolaryngology

Research & Publications


Dr. London directs a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders focused on clinical trials and mechanisms of olfactory neuroblastoma (esthesioneuroblastoma) tumorigenesis.

Selected Publications

N. London*, A. Tharakan*, M. Mendiola, M. Chen, A. Dobzanski, T. Sussan, M. Zaykaner, A. Han, A. Lane, V. Sidhaye, S. Biswal, M. Ramanathan. Nrf2 activation via Keap1 deletion or Sulforaphane treatment reduces Ova-induced sinonasal inflammation. Allergy. 2019 Mar 6. doi: 10.1111/all.13766

N. London*, A. Tharakan*, M. Mendiola, T. Sussan, M. Chen, A. Dobzanski, A. Lane, V. Sidhaye, S. Biswal, M. Ramanathan. Deletion of Nrf2 enhances susceptibility to eosinophilic sinonasal inflammation in a murine model of rhinosinusitis. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2019 Jan;9(1):114-119. doi: 10.10002/alr.22222.

N. London, I. Lina, M. Ramanathan. Aeroallergens, air pollutants, and chronic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2018. Nov 10;4(3):209-215. doi: 10.1016/j.wjorl.2018.08.006.

N. London, M. Ishii, G. Gallia, K. Boahene. Technique for reconstruction of large clival defects through an endoscopic-assisted tunneled retropharyngeal approach. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2018 Dec;8(12):1454-1458. doi: 10.1002/alr.22187.

N. London, M. Ramanathan. Sinuses and common rhinologic conditions. Medical Clinics of North America. 2018. Nov;102(6):993-1000. doi:10.1016/j.mcna.2018.06.003.

Activities & Honors


  • 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

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