John Maddalozzo, MD

John Maddalozzo, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

Appointments & Referrals

1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC)

About Me

Dr. John Maddalozzo is an internationally recognized Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgeon. He has done more surgeries for multiple conditions than most other pediatric otolaryngologists in North America, including surgeries for thyroglossal duct cysts, pediatric parotid gland, lymphatic malformations and brachial cleft cysts. His technique for thyroglossal duct cyst surgery, which is a modification of the Sistrunk procedure, is taught at many universities in the United States, Europe and Asia. He performs over 1,000 thyroglossal duct procedures a year.

Section Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Maddalozzo is also a nationally recognized expert in treating Congenital Mid-line Cervical Cleft (CMCC), a rare congenital anomaly resulting from incomplete fusion of the first and second branchial arches in the front of a baby’s neck during development. 

Dr. Maddalozzo treats newborns, infants and children with a wide range of other conditions too including neck masses, maxillary tumors, dental tumors, submandibular tumors as well as cysts, inflammation, and stones, brachial cleft deformity/cysts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), lymphatic malformations, rannulas, mucoeles, lesions/tumors of the tongue, teratomas, dermoid cysts, surgical disease of the thyroid gland (tumors, nodules, autoimmune diseases), and thymic cysts.

Dr. Maddalozzo is also a physician scientist, and has published extensively in various peer reviewed journals on treating thyroglossal duct cysts. He was also the first to publish on lymphatic malformation and angiogenic activity.

Clinical Interests: Head & neck masses in children, maxillary tumors, dental tumors, parotid and submandibular tumors as well as cysts, inflammation, and stones, brachial cleft deformity/cysts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), lymphatic malformations, rannulas, mucoeles, lesions/tumors of the tongue, thyroglossal duct cysts, midline cervical cleft, teratomas, dermoid cysts, surgical disease of the thyroid gland (tumors, nodules, autoimmune diseases), thymic cysts

Education & Training

Education: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 1981

Postgraduate Training: Northwestern University Medical School, ORL-HNS, 1988; Children's Memorial Hospital, 1985; St. Joseph's Hospital, 1984

Board Certifications: Medical Acupuncture

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery; American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Surgeons; American Medical Association; American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society; Illinois State Medical Society; Society of University Otolaryngologists; Triological Society

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