John Maddalozzo, MD, FACS, FAAP

Head, Section of Advanced Head and Neck Surgery; 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



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Dr. John Maddalozzo is a Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgeon at the Lurie Children’s and Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

He is the section chief for the Head & Neck Surgery team and has over 30 years of experience. He has performed over 1,000 thyroglossal duct procedures in his career. 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. Dr. Maddalozzo also has a special interest in salivary gland disease and is among the most experienced surgeons in North America with pediatric parotid surgery. Dr. Maddalozzo is a national expert in the surgical treatment of congenital midline surgical cleft, a rare condition in children.

He received his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He did a year of internal medicine at the University of Southern California and completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Lurie Children's (formally Children’s Memorial Hospital) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He is certified in acupuncture therapy through Stanford University in California.

Dr. Maddalozzo is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is a member of many professional societies including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Dr. Maddalozzo’s research and clinical interests include parotid disorders/masses, lymphatic malformations, thyroid disease, non-tubercular mycobacteria, and head and neck tumors. He has published multiple original, peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters.

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; Fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, Children's Memorial Hospital, 1985; St. Joseph's Hospital, 1982-1984

Board Certifications: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 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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