Jonas T. Johnson, MD
Jonas T. Johnson is professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he holds a joint appointment as professor of Radiation Oncology. He is also professor of oral maxillofacial surgery in the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Johnson limits his clinical practice to the treatment of patients with tumors of the head and neck as well as the diagnosis and therapy of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Johnson serves as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology where he is also the Residency Program Director. He is presently the Eugene N. Myers, M.D., Chair in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Johnson was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He later completed his residency at the same institution.
Dr. Johnson has developed his research around the care of patients with cancer of the head and neck. He has special interest and expertise in the management of patients with carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract as well as neoplasia of the salivary apparatus and thyroid surgery. He has a major interest in the management of cervical metastasis, surgical therapy for early laryngeal cancer, and adjuvant therapy for advanced head and neck cancer. In 1980, a prospective database of all patients treated for head and neck cancer was established at the University of Pittsburgh. This allowed for an extended period of practice-based learning, which resulted in the publications of over 340 manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature. Additionally, Dr. Johnson has contributed 144 chapters to textbooks and edited or co-edited 17 texts.
Dr. Johnson is a past president of the American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery (2003) and the American Head and Neck Society (2004). He currently serves as editor of the Laryngoscope.