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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

291 Ratings

James D. Browne, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

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Education & Training

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


  • 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

4.9 out of 5

291 Ratings

James D. Browne, M.D.

Chair, Otolaryngology
Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Waste Disposal, Fluid; Biofuels; Methane; Nerve Sheath Neoplasms; Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
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Recent Publications

Stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of glomus jugulare tumors. Winford TW, Dorton LH, Browne JD, Chan MD, Tatter SB, Oliver ER.. Otol Neurotol. 2017;38(4):555-562.

MicroRNA profiling and target genes related to metastasis of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Feng X, Matsuo K, Zhang T, Hu Y, Mays AC, Browne JD, Zhou X, Sullivan CA.. Anticancer Res. 2017;37(7):3473-3481.

Gene variability between perineural-positive and perineural-negative squamous cell skin cancers. Mays AC, Chou J, Craddock AL, Miller L, Browne JD.. Anticancer Res. 2016;36(8):4007-4011.

Chemokine and chemokine receptor profiles in metastatic salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Mays AC, Feng X, Browne JD, Sullivan CA.. Anticancer Res. 2016;36(8):4013-4018.

Increased expression of MuRF1 is associated with radiation-induced laryngeal muscle atrophy. Han X, Pires L, Browne JD, Sullivan CA, Zhao W, Feng X.. Anticancer Res. 2015;35(11):6049-6056.

Impact of treatment paradigm and elective nodal coverage on resection status and failure patterns in paranasal sinus tumors [abstract]. Farris M, Lucas JT Jr, Soike M, Page BR, Porosnicu M, Browne JD, McTyre E, Greven KM.. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015;93(3 Suppl):E339-E340.

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

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. 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.. Oral Oncol. 2014;50(9):869-876.

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]. Lucas JT, Porosnicu M, Plasser R, Sullivan CA, Waltonen JD, Brown JD, Greven KM.. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(Suppl 1):S179.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]. Greven KM, Williams WD, Browne JD, McGuirt WF, D'Agostino R Jr.. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006;66(3 Suppl):S440.

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Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

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

James D. Browne, M.D.

Chair, Otolaryngology
Professor, Otolaryngology

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Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

James D. Browne, M.D.291 Ratings


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I trust him.


I appreciate the email about the test results.Dr. Browne always makes you feel comfortable and shows that he cares for his patients.


I was a very lucky patient as I got the best of the best doctors in the country for my care and all the doctors that I have seen down at Wake Forest are the greatest as far as I'm concerned..Stayed at Hawthorne Center when I had to and that staff is just great especially Ms Tuttle on the Front Desk..


If I was refered again to Dr. Brown I would be not the least worried about the care I would receive. He really cares about his patients.


Dr Browne is by far one of the best doctors, for caring, for medical knowledge, for kindness and a gentleman. There is none better.


Dr Browne is the best doctor in every aspect.


In my opinion Dr. Browne is one of the best professionals in his field and Wake Forest is extremely fortunate to have him on staff..


best Dr. there is


Scheduled me for surgery and explained very well what to expect!


Have been treated for this condition for multiple years and no one has been more knowledgeable and willing to share expertise and answer questions.


Dr. Browne is probably the best doctor I have ever had and I have had several.


Dr Browne is a wonderful doctor. I have total confidence in his ability to treat my illness.


Again, love Dr. Browne! :)


Dr. Brown always takes the time to answer my questions and respond to them in an understandable manner. He really seems to care about my health. I would recommend him without any reservations to others. He is the best!!


Always recommend Dr Browne!


I love Dr. Browne and staff-drive to Winston instead of going to someone in Statesville


You won't find a better doctor than *Dr. James Browne, and his staff.


There could not be a better practice anywhere.


*Dr. Browne is an awesome dr. and remains kind & compassionate towards me after 10 years.


the best experience i have had in many years


*Dr Browne is the best.


Dr. Browne is an exemplary physician


*Dr. Brown takes his time w/his patients. He listens, is genuinely concerned, & covers all bases. Very encouraging!!


I will continue my care with Dr Browne - awesome doctor!


Excellent doctor (provider).


Dr. Browne essentially saved my life.


*Dr. Browne & staff are THE BEST - I would not consider any other ENT - even though I have to drive 3.5 hours - it is worth it he saved my life!


*Dr. Browne is an excellent doctor. He listens, explains and is the best in his field in my opinion.


I am VERY happy having Dr. Browne as my physician!


I feel at ease w/*Dr. Browne and trust him completely.


Dr. Browne is the best ear surgeon in the world.


Look, in the 3 1/2 yrs. we have been coming to Wake Forest for treatment and monitoring, we have NEVER encountered one single unpleasant person. I don't know how you do it; it is a far cry from our local hospital. And Dr. Browne is amazing and extremely kind. Wake Forest is lucky to have him on staff.


Dr. Browne is the very finest Physician I've ever known.


Very good.


Dr Browne is the kind of physician that all physicians should be


Dr. Browne is absolutely wonderful--an opinion held by me and my husband.




great dr. would recommend to anyone. Great man of faith and compassion

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