Ralph P. Tufano, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

Ralph Tufano, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., is the Charles W. Cummings MD Endowed Professor in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. From 2009-2015, he directed the Johns Hopkins Hospital Multidisciplinary Thyroid Tumor Center. His practice focuses exclusively on the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters and is a national and international speaker on the management of thyroid cancer. His areas of research include novel therapies for thyroid cancer, clinical application of molecular markers, and improving surgical outcomes for patients with thyroid and parathyroid diseases.