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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

241 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

241 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

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

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.241 Ratings


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I liked Dr. Browne and felt very comfortable in his presence. I trusted his judgement and he took time to meet with me and provided me the information I needed to make a plan.


I have had no bad experiences at any point of time of my visits.








Very good doctor.


Excellent given the complicated and extensive surgery that I had.


simply bad experiences


Very good.


I feel so fortunate to have found *Dr. Browne. He is professional, very knowledgeable and cares for his staff and patients.


Excellent experience.


Dr. Browne is wonderful in all respects!


I was very impressed with Dr. Browne. He was very thorough. He referred me to Dr. McCollough in Hendersonville NC for radiation treatment.


I am very pleased that I could meet a physician of Dr Browne's calibre at such short notice. I was also blown away by the respect and kindness with which he treated me. It's reflective of the very high rating he has.


I could never say enough about Dr Browne. He always treats me like a friend. He remembers things about my personal life and treats every small concern so seriously. I just love him so much!!


very intelligent, compassionate physician


dr browne is a great doctor and i would recommend him to anyone twofold


I can't say enough good things about Dr. Browne. From the first moment we met, he was warm and friendly and compassionate. He immediately put me and my wife at ease. He spoke to me as an equal and a friend and, during our time together, treated me as if I were the only person on his schedule. He listened carefully to my questions and gave me clear, direct answers. I can guess how busy he must be, and yet I never felt a sense of time pressure. Given his status at the hospital and his long experience, I had confidence that he is an outstanding surgeon. I now believe that he is an outstanding person, as well. From beginning to end, I feel that I have had the very best medical and personal care from Dr. Browne that one could ever wish for. I am deeply grateful to him and to Wake Forest Baptist Health.


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.

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