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John S. May, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

369 Ratings

John S. May, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Otoplasty, Neurotology (adult), Otolaryngology (adult), Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Otology, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Contact Information

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

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Education & Training

  • B.S., High Point University, 1977
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1982
  • Internship, Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 1983
  • Residency, Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 1984
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, NC Baptist Hospital, 1988
  • Fellowship, Univ Zurich Med Fac-Switzerlan, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology


  • Am Academy Of Otolaryng-Head &
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am L.R.&O.-Triological Society
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Neurotological Society

NPI Number

  • 1912981986
John S. May, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

369 Ratings

John S. May, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell; Bone Diseases; Temporal Bone; Fatal Outcome; Surgical Flaps
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4161

Recent Publications

Cochlear implantation in Meniere's disease. Fife TA, Lewis MP, May JS, Oliver ER.. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(6):535-539.

Comparing different video laryngoscopes as the primary intended airway device: unintended problems resulting in complications beyond laryngoscopy and intubation [abstract]. Perini MB, May J, Sparler N, Calicott RW, Bryan Y.. Anesth Analg. 2013;116(5 Suppl):S-13.

Airway and anesthetic management in patients with laryngeal masses and tumors [abstract]. Patel K, May J, Whelan D, Laxton M, Bryan Y.. Anesth Analg. 2013;116(5 Suppl):S-14.

Airway and anesthetic management in patients with oropharyngeal masses or tumors: devices, techniques, and outcomes [abstract]. Morgan A, May J, Whelan D, Blevins A, Bryan Y.. Anesth Analg. 2013;116(5 Suppl):S-18.

Airway and anesthetic management in patients with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: different concerns for children and adults [abstract]. Schroeder K, May J, Thomas BW, Bryan Y.. Anesth Analg. 2013;116(5 Suppl):S282.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis: temporal bone invasion in an adult [editorial]. Alexander RL, Worthen ML, Pang CS, May JS.. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013;92(10-11):496, 498.

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Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Otoplasty, Neurotology (adult), Otolaryngology (adult), Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Otology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
John S. May, M.D.

John S. May, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John S. May, M.D.369 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 efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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very impressed with Dr. May and his team.


He was very courteous and explained everything very well putting in the paper over my eardrum was a little rough but understandable with a big hole in my eardrum, but was very patient and kind to me and the end result was amazing how I can hear a little better.


Dr. May is simply the best!


In my opinion, Dr. John May is an excellent physician!


I, 100%, without reservation, highly recommend Dr. May to anyone who needs the services he provides


Always appreciative to have *Dr. May as my care provider!


A most outstanding Doctor


Best doc ever!


I trust this doctors Skill and opinion more than any I've ever known.


We are fortunate to have Dr. May in Winston Salem, I have seen him for over 17 years and he continues to be one of the best physicians I have ever seen. Years ago when sent to Jacksonville Florida Mayo Clinic, the physician I saw there, who was a WFU/Bowman Gray graduate asked me why I was there, when I had the best in Winston Salem. He promptly told me to head home and see Dr. May.


Always Good!


Dr. May is a remarkable Doctor. he is very confident in his abilities and is a kind Southern Gentleman. he's the most genuine caring physician I've ever had taking care of me. There is no other Doctor that I would trust as much to treat my health problems.


Dr May is the Best


All good. 9. Most confident. 10. Absolutely.


Dr. May is someone that I trust implicitly. I wouldn't want to see anyone else for treatment of my Meniere's disease. He is reassuring, yet honest about the disease.


Can't say enough nice things about *Dr. John May! Always nice, professional. Very smart knows his trade well. Highly recommend him!


*Dr. May is extremely competent, caring & communicator. One of the best doctors I have ever visited.


Would (and have) recommended Dr. May. Will continue to do so!


I have all confidence in *Dr. May taking care of me - it puts me at ease to know I've got my health in his hands.




I have recommended Dr. May to numerous people because I have complete faith in his ability and the utmost respect not only for his medical ability and but him as a person. He is truly caring and does everything he can to help me as a whole. What a marvelous doctor!


Excellent in every way possible!


Dr. May sets the bar for a very skillful and technically savvy physician who is also authentically present and caring




Dr. May is always caring, compassionate and seeks to ensure that I fully understand my condition. He answers my many questions with gentle patience and thoroughness. I deeply appreciate his dedication and kindness.


Dr. May is one of the best in his field, I have the utmost confidence and trust in his advice.


we travel 45 minutes to meet with Dr. May! excellent bedside manner!


I have trusted this Dr. for over twenty years/ Need I say more.


Good experience. #7. *Dr. May #8. 30 min.


Dr. May was one of the most kind, courteous, professional doctors I have ever seen. He was so thorough and his bedside manner was impeccable. I have a surgery scheduled with him the end of this month and am completely comfortable in his hands.


*Dr. May is a A1 doctor great in every way!


Dr. May is first class. I have been coming to him for many years and he always solves my earing problems. Always


Good Courtesy and efficient service. Dr. May is an excellent Doctor.


My confidence level in Dr May is of the HIGHEST level.


I have great confidence in Dr. May and his staff.


Very good.


Dr. May gets high quality marks from me.


I have total confidence in Dr. May. He takes time to listen and examine before diagnosing and treating, something many physicians no longer seem to do, unfortunately. He always takes sufficient time to explain the treatment and aftercare. He is compassionate, skilled and professional.


Stopped his chart notations several times to address sudden thoughts or questions I had, very encouraging about them.


made a needed referral


I changed from my previous ENT physician because he saw me as a Meniere's dz - Dr. May sees me as a person whose life is affected by MD and who needs help to accommodate to this dz.


*Dr. May is excellent well worth the 3-1/2 hours drive!


I seen Dr May years ago and he was a very good doctor. After tears of not needing to see Dr May my general practioner sent me to another ENT for a problem I had (biggest mistake I think I ever made.) Recently I developed problems with my hearing and they tried to send me back to the other ENT and I refused, I told them I wanted to return to Dr May (best decision I have made in some time). After this one visit with Dr May I am hearing things I haven't heard in many years. He is amazing and I truly appreciate him more then he will probably ever know.


Dr. May is a talented physician. I feel like I'm getting excellent care.


excellent physician!


Good experience.


I would never want to see anyone but Dr. May.


Top of the line


Everything went well.


understanding and knowledgeable


Through the years I have recommended Dr. May to many people. He is an excellent doctor.


Very good experience. #1. Very good.


I have referred others to *Dr. May.

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