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Jason Prescott, M.D., Ph.D.

Jason David Prescott, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery


Languages: English, German

Expertise: Endocrine Diseases, Endocrinology, Facelift Approach (scarless) Robot Assisted Thyroid Surgery, General Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Diseases, Parathyroid Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Surgery, Thyroid Tumors, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) more

Research Interests: Molecular basis of thyroid malignancies

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 443-287-8284


Dr. Jason Prescott specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands. His expertise includes laparoscopic adrenalectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, as well as central and lateral neck dissection for metastatic thyroid cancer.

An alumnus of the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program, Dr. Prescott leads a dedicated basic science research team that focuses on the mechanisms of thyroid oncogenesis, specifically studying the molecular underpinnings of tumor invasion and metastasis. Dr. Prescott's work in this area has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has written numerous book chapters on the surgical management of endocrine disease.

He is a recipient of the Clinician Scientist Career Development Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The accolade recognizes individuals’ clinical and research achievements to-date, supports proposed research and serves as a commitment to the winners’ career development as clinician scientists.

Dr. Prescott's primary language is English, but he is also proficient in German.

On a personal level, Dr. Prescott attempts to remain well rounded outside of the hospital, participating in activities such as underwater archaeological excavation of bronze-age Mediterranean cities and Tae Kwon Do, in which he holds a Black Belt. more


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD PhD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2006)


  • Yale-New Haven Hospital / General Surgery (2011)


  • Massachusetts General Hospital / Endocrinology (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2011)

Activities & Honors


  • Clinician Scientist Career Development Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2015

Videos & Media

Surgery Video: Robotic Thyroidectomy - Facelift Approach

Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

Learn more about Johns Hopkins cancer surgery at The surgical oncology team at Johns Hopkins gets personal as they speak about their role in treating their patients and what the Promise of Medicine means to them.

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

A thyroidectomy that leaves no scarThe Baltimore Sun, 01/17/2014

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