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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

214 Ratings

James D. Browne, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

214 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.

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

Skull Base Surgery, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Head and Neck Oncology, Neurotology (adult), Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Endocrine Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, Parathyroid 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.214 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


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.


A good crew.


Excellent experience, Thank You


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.


Experience was very good.


Trust *Dr. Browne completely.


I'm so lucky to have him as my doctor.


I can't say it enough. I love Dr Browne. he makes me feel like I have the very best.


This was a referral and we were a new patient. Dr. Browne spent a lot of time discussing his plan for procedure. Wish there were more physicians like him!!!!!! Will recommend to others.


I couldn't chose a better Doctor for my medical problem. I feel very confident about my Doctor. he was very kind, understanding and was able to give me all te information he could give about my case.


*Dr. Browne is excellent in every way.


The doctor was very helpful and was very courteous. I liked him very much.


this provider Dr. Browne is at the top of my list of being caring,sincere,gentle,personable, and very compassionate. I feel very Blessed that he is my Doctor.


Dr Brown was excellent


*Dr. Browne is a great doctor. He is such a caring person. Wish all doctors could be like him.


I feel we are blessed to have Dr Browne as the Care Provider for my husband.


*Dr. Browne is an outstanding provider.


*Dr. Browne is an excellent doctor in his field and has a very good personality/manner with me. I really like him.


I am so blessed to have Dr Browne to handle my thyroidectomy. He is a wonderful doctor.


My experience was a very good one. He took time to explain my problem.


In my opinion Dr. Browne is the very best. he has certainly saved my life twice. he cares for his patients.


I will only use this doctor - No PA or other physician for this particular health care.


It has been great (7+years)


Dr. Browne absolutely saved my husbands life. we had lost all hope before comming to him. all other doctors gave up on us and sent us away. as far as we are concerned God works miracles through Dr. Brownes hands. he is not only a doctor of extreme excellence he is also a most excellent compassionate human being. we are honored to have met him!


All of the staff were very courteous, helpful and listened to my questions. Yes, it would be my delight to recommend you to everyone.


I can say nothing but good about Dr. Browne and his office staff. they have traveled a long hard road with me. God bless them.


Over our years with this physician we have been impressed that he would call us with reports.


My first visit to Dr. Browne's office was a very pleasant experience, staff were very friendly and helpful.

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