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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

355 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


  • 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

355 Ratings

John S. May, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell; Bone Diseases; Meniere Disease; Cochlear Implantation; Temporal Bone
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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.355 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
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
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Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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Patient Comments

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we recommend Dr May to all our friends.


I hope BGSM uses John May as a role example of what makes a great MD


*Dr May is by far the best doctor!


my expectations were to get overall help for conditons from vestibular neuritis, including headaches and pressure,slight dizziness at times, stuffy ears, tininitus, and hearing loss. Dr May was excellent in discussing the hearing loss, and bringing in excellent audiology assistance. I need help in finding specialty assistance for the other issues.


Dr. John May spent more time working on my son's ears in both the pre-op and post-op than any ear doctor he has ever seen, and my son is 18 years old. I am very impressed - and grateful.


I have every confidence in Dr. May. He is knowledgeable, polite and efficient.


I have total confidence in dr May's ability to help me


Dr. May is excellent. He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen!


I am on maintenance care. I have an appt. once a year and now I don't have to go back for 18 mo. He has always been available when I needed him. I just don't need him drastically anymore.


I was very impressed with Dr. May. He spent the right amount of time with me. He asked the right questions and explained things to me with confidence commensurate with his years of knowledge, experience, and training. In fact, he was able to identify a procedure performed on my ears as a young child that no other doctor seemed to know what I was talking about. He calmed my fears regarding ongoing problems with my ears/hearing. I would highly recommend him to others.


Wonderful to have that level of care from everyone. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.


All good.


Dr. Mays made me understand and gave me an overall comfortable feeling


dr. May has changed my life, and though it may seems small to people, my ear and I have been through a lot and I truly believe that Dr. May is one of the reasons God put in Greensboro. I'm honestly so excited for the treatment he reccomended and so far everything has gone according to plan. and I am so grateful for him and everyone at this facility as well as the hospital


#10. Already recommended to several.


Excellent chairside manner, use language easily understood, asked if I understood what he said, seemed genuinely interested in my issues.


Dr. May is top-notch as a doctor and as a person. There is not a doctor that I am more confident in than Dr. May




Dr. May is fantastic!


Everyone should be as fortunate with their doctors as I am. I have 3 great ones at Baptist.


I have great confidence in Dr. May's abilities. He is a top notch Doctor.




Very good.


Dr. May is excellent and I have already recommended him to many of my relatives and friends.


Everyone was very kind & helpful


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.

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