Dr. Ralph P. Tufano is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery and conducts thyroid and parathyroid surgery with a focus on optimizing outcomes at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a recognized world authority on the management of thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, benign thyroid diseases and parathyroid disease. He has expertise in the management of thyroid cancer nodal metastases, advanced and invasive thyroid cancers as well as recurrent thyroid cancers. His work in molecular markers, improving surgical outcomes, nerve monitoring and exploring novel treatment techniques for thyroid and parathyroid diseases has helped the medical field tailor and personalize treatment for patients with these conditions.
Dr. Tufano was a Fellow in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and earned an MBA and Certificate in Health Services Management at the Johns Hopkins Carry Business School. Dr. Tufano was a Resident in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
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