James D. Browne, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

233 Ratings

James D. Browne, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Endocrine Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Oncology, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Neurotology (adult), Parathyroid Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Disease

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-4161

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Mercer University, 1978
  • M.D., Medical Coll Of Georgia, 1982
  • Internship, Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1983
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1987
  • Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Univ Zurich Med Fac-Switzerlan, 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology


  • Am Academy Of Otolaryng-Head &
  • Am Broncho-Esophagological Ass
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Neurotological Society
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S
  • Georgia Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1821072893
James D. Browne, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

233 Ratings

James D. Browne, M.D.

Chair, Otolaryngology
Professor, Otolaryngology
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3894 | Department: 336-716-4161

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Recent Publications

Feng X, Todd T, Hu Y, Lintzenich CR, Carr JJ, Browne JD, Kritchevsky SB, Butler SG. Age-related changes of hyoid bone position in healthy older adults with aspiration. Laryngoscope. 2014;124(6):E231-E236.

Vatca M, Lucas JT Jr, Laudadio J, D'Agostino RB, Waltonen JD, Sullivan CA, Rouchard-Plasser R, Matsangou M, Browne JD, Greven KM, Porosnicu M. Retrospective analysis of the impact of HPV status and smoking on mucositis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Oral Oncol. 2014;50(9):869-876.

Lucas JT, Porosnicu M, Plasser R, Sullivan CA, Waltonen JD, Brown JD, Greven KM. Phase 1/2 clinical trial of re-irradiation with pemetrexed and erlotinib followed by maintenance erlotinib for recurrent and second primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(Suppl 1):S179.

Hardison SA, Davis PL III, Browne JD. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the head and neck: a case series. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013;34(1):10-15.

Plonk DP, Browne JD. Internal carotid artery in zone IIb and its implications: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013;92(3):E15-16.

Feng X, Todd T, Lintzenich CR, Ding J, Carr JJ, Ge Y, Browne JD, Kritchevsky SB, Butler SG. Aging-related geniohyoid muscle atrophy is related to aspiration status in healthy older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(7):853-860.

Fife TA, Smith B, Sullivan CA, Browne JD, Waltonen JD. Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma: a 17 patient case series. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013;34(5):445-448.

Hatcher JL, Bell EB, Browne JD, Waltonen JD. Disposition of elderly patients after head and neck reconstruction. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1236-1241.

Chapman DB, French CC, Leng X, Browne JD, Waltonen JD, Sullivan CA. Parathyroid hormone early percent change: an individualized approach to predict postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012;33(2):216-220.

Wilson M, Browne JD, Martin T, Geer C. Case report: atypical presentation of jugular foramen mass. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012;33(3):370-374.

Kucera Marcum K, Browne JD. Parascapular free flaps in skin malignancies. Laryngoscope. 2011;121(3):538-540.

Browne JD, Butler S, Rees C. Functional outcomes and suitability of the temporalis myofascial flap for palatal and maxillary reconstruction after oncologic resection. Laryngoscope. 2011;121(6):1149-1159.

Chapman DB, Lippert D, Geer CP, Edwards HD, Russell GB, Rees CJ, Browne JD. Clinical, histopathologic, and radiographic indicators of malignancy in head and neck paragangliomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;143(4):531-537.

Marcum KK, Browne JD. Parascapular free flaps in head and neck malignancies. Laryngoscope. 2010;120(Suppl 4):S164.

Cohen SD, Goins JL, Butler SG, Morris PP, Browne JD. Dural arteriovenous fistula: diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2009;119(2):293-297.

Greven KM, Williams DW III, Browne JD, McGuirt WF Sr, White DR, D'Agostino RB Jr. Radiographic complete response on post treatment CT imaging eliminates the need for adjuvant neck dissection after treatment for node positive head and neck cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2008;31(2):169-172.

Browne JD, Fisch U. Transotic approach to the cerebellopontine angle. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2008;19(2):265-278.

Greven KM, White DR, Browne JD, Williams DW III, McGuirt WF Sr, D'Agostino RB Jr. Swallowing dysfunction is a common sequelae after chemoradiation for oropharynx carcinoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2008;31(3):209-212.

Browne JD, Cohen SD. Adult with tinnitus [CME case study]. Patient Mon Program. 2008;38(1):.

Greven KM, Williams WD, Browne JD, McGuirt WF, D'Agostino R Jr. Complete clinical response on post treatment CT imaging eliminates the need for adjuvant neck dissection following treatment for node positive head and neck cancer [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006;66(3 Suppl):S440.

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Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Endocrine Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Oncology, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Neurotology (adult), Parathyroid Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Disease
James D. Browne, M.D.

James D. Browne, M.D.

Chair, Otolaryngology
Professor, Otolaryngology
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

James D. Browne, M.D.233 Ratings


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great experience


Please see my previous comments. I could not have asked for more. Dr. Browne's personal attention far exceeded my expectations. I would highly and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone.


Very good and caring doctor.


Dr. Brown is a great Dr. He explains the treatment that you are to receive and takes time to talk to you.




Dr. Browne is very easy to talk with and never rushes a patient. I have the highest confidence in his professional skills.


Dr. Brown is an excellent physician, very caring, makes you feel like he is concerned about your problem


Dr. Browne is always friendly, compassionate, and straight foreward! Answers questions, smiles, remembers Carlton, and makes us feel comfortable. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so!


i like this dr. he is very nice and knows his work


Very good.


Dr. Browne is an amazing doctor. I am so lucky to have him as part of my cancer team.


Dr. Browne is without a doubt the best physician I have ever had. He listens patiently to my questions and answers them completely. I had a very involved surgery and he prepared me with all the information I needed to know about what would happen and how things would proceed. He is excellent in his attention to detail about the care of his patients. While I was recovering in the hospital, he even checked in on me on Sunday evening to see how I was progressing. That level of dedication to the care of his patients speaks volumes.


Dr. Browne was caring, compassionate, very respectful, worked efficiently. Incredibly good visit and patient care. He is the best!!


He would answer emails within 2 hours. Unheard of! He's very carrying yet honest and to the point when necessary. Wonderful physician. Very


Very good.


Dr. Browne is the best! excellent care all around




Always good.


I feel that Dr. Browne has always been professional but caring at the same time. I have been seeing him for 5 1/2 years for sinus Cancer and he has never let me down. He made me feel so important when I walked out of his office this time with a 5 year clean bill of health. HE IS AWESOME


Dr. Browne is one of the most caring doctors. He truly cares about his patients, addresses concerns, and makes you feel comfortable when asking questions.


Dr. Browne will be performing surgery on me in the near future. He explained the proceedure perfectly and the reason for delaying the surgery for 2 months. I have quit smoking for 2 months and he wanted me to continue smoke free for another 2 months which will improve my recovery time. I have the upmost faith in Dr. Browne and his staff.


*Dr. Browne is a very compassionate physician.


*Dr. Brown was very polite and professional good.


Excellent experience, Thank You


A good crew.


Dr Browne is a personable, approachable, knowledgeable physician.




I can't complain when all I get is the best they can give!


Dr. Browne is always caring, concerned, and very informative.


Dr. Browne is a fantastic doctor. Highest praise and appreciation.




Provider & staff have consistently given excellent care to me.

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