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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

339 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

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1983
  • Residency, Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1984
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 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

339 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.339 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 concern for questions/worries
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 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.


cared, helpful, professional.


Dr May is an excellent physician. He is always concerned about you and your problem, and how he can help. his approach to patient care is the best of most of the physicians I see. it is my pleasure to recommend him to others.


Dr. May has been my ENT for 16 years and he is one of the best in his field in Winston Salem. We are lucky to have someone of his knowledge and skill associated with the Medical Center.


I have been coming to *Dr. May for many years and I have only good things to say about him. In my opinion he is the best Dr. I have ever been to!!


We continue to be extremely pleased with the care that Dr. May offers to us. We only wish that all of our doctors were as caring, patient, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. We love Dr. May!


he's the best. I tell everyone about how great he and his staff are to me


All good.


Awesome clinic


Dr. May is an outstanding physician, and I have succeeded in overcoming major hearing obstacles due to his vast knowledge and expertise.


came home from Oregon to see this provider and provider worked me in at last minute.


It seemed the provider was having a bad day.


I cannot say enough good things about *Dr. John May!


I have on a number of occasions recommended this provider to others.


I cannot say enough good things about Dr May. He has treated me since the early 2000's. Dr May has always been very thorough and attentive to me. I drive from Asheboro to see him yearly. He has a wonderful bed-side manner. Best. Doctor. Ever.


Dr. May is a top notch physician in his field, we are lucky to have him. I am 100% indebted to him for the excellent health I am in today.


excellent physician


*Dr. May is knowledgeable about his work, friendly and concerned.


Best doctor, best offfice staff. I know these surveys help doctor and hospital but I go every two months now to get left ear cleaned so I can hear some things. No new problems, no questions asked. Just have a very pleasant visit with a special doctor. I am one of the old employees from the 40's and we sometimes talk about the good old days. Have been with him over 20 years. All doctors should be like Dr. May.


Always have a wonderful visit. Very caring and concerned man.


Excellent care -


Dr. John May is a superb clinician.


As stated earlier, I was there for a follow up appointment. The surgery Dr. May did earlier was successful and there was no follow up treatment or medicine.

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