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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

271 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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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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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

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

271 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.

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

4.8 out of 5

James D. Browne, M.D.271 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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Patient Comments

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*Dr. Browne was great and made you feel like part of your medical team. (Not just told what was wrong.)


All very good!


love my medical team


Dr. Browne and his team have provided me with outstanding care. He and they listen to my questions and concerns and have consistently provided me with good explanations.


*Dr. Browne is a wonderful kind, compassionate thorough Dr. and we really appreciated having him as a Dr.


*Dr. Browne takes time to share his huge reservoir of knowledge, does not make you feel rushed & explores every avenue as to etiology.


very satisfied.




I was immediately comfortable with Dr. Browne and his nurse. Facing surgery of any kind is scary, but he answered all of my questions, understood why I asked them, and put me at ease.


I trust *Dr. Browne implicitly & with my life. I have recommended *Dr. Browne to family & friends & they also were very pleased!


Already have..


Dr. Browne is absolutely the very best. He treats me with respect. I always feel better after I have seen him. It's something about him that picks you up and makes you smile too. He is a wonderful doctor. I wish there were more like him. Trustworthy and kind.


*Dr. Browne and his staff are amazing. His care saved my life and I am forever grateful for his compassionate & professional care.


Very good!


Dr. Browne is a great doctor, I trust health in his hands. He always listens to my concerns and answers all my questions even through my wake health. I love seeing Dr. Browne!!!


Dr. Browne is always very attentive to us. He knows my medical history and gives us options concerning our care. He is an OUTSTANDING doctor, and we trust him implicitly. I have recommended Dr. Browne to family members, who have gone on to be treated by Dr. Browne or his colleagues. Dr. Browne is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!!


Very good doctor, friendly & caring. Could be more forward with bad news.


Yes, I recommend him *Dr. Brown, to anyone, that has same problem I had.


Dr. Brown is a good surgeon but needs to be more considerate of my time and definitely should address the fact that he was 2 hours late in seeing me.


Dr Browne is the very best. He sets the values of the whole department and the expectations are set very high.


Dr. Browne performed the surgery on my son last year and he did an excellent job and this was just a follow up from that.


you guys already know Dr Brown is the best!!


*Dr. Brown is a wonderful dr.


I have absolute confidence in *Dr. Browne. He recommended a doctor in his dept. to my brother-in-law & helped him to get an appt. _____ excellent care. Love *Dr. Browne & his staff. I miss *Vanessa.




*Dr. Browne is the best surgeon ever I have come in contact with he truly cares about his pt.


We have a peace about the care Dr. Browne and his team are providing me. We have great confidence in him!


An excellent, skilled, caring surgeon! I come from Virginia to see him and have recommended him to others.




Dr. Browne is the most knowledgeable, informative, and compassionate doctor in his field. I always feel that he is genuinely concerned about me and willing to take the time to hear any concerns that I have about my health.


I have complete confidence in this provider and cannot say enough about his skills, compassion and care as a provider. I am very lucky I found such a wonderful doctor.


*Dr. Browne is the best doctor I've ever had. Brilliant, great human being, excellent bedside manner. His demeanor makes one feel comfortable and treats you as if you are his only pt. Trust him with my life.


Dr. Browne was very thorough in explaining the results of my CT scan, the surgery ant treatment that would be required, and in expediting that surgery and treatment.


My confidence in Dr. Browne is way above "very good".


I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Browne as my Doctor. I have received nothing but the best from him.


Dr. Browne is the best!

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