Dr. Vaninder Dhillon

Dr. Vaninder Dhillon

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

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Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

North Bethesda, Maryland

301-896-3347 - -


Endocrine Surgery
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Thyroid and Parathyroid
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodules
  • Certifications & Licensure
  • DC State Medical License
    2020 – 2024
  • MD State Medical License
    2015 – 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    2012 – 2022
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations
  • Sibley Hospital
    Washington DC
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Suburban Hospital
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Research Interests
  • Voice outcomes in patients with thyroid and parathyroid conditions
  • Neurogenic recovery in patients with vocal cord paralysis
  • Non-operative ablative techniques in patients with thyroid nodules

Dr. Vaninder Dhillon

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Vaninder “Vinny” K. Dhillon, M.D., is an assistant professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, specializing in both children and adults. She practices out of Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Dhillon is also affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dhillon has an expertise in endocrine surgery, laryngology, otolaryngology, parathyroid diseases and surgery, swallowing disorders, thyroid diseases and surgery, and voice problems.

Dr. Dhillon earned her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She completed a residency in otolaryngology at Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Dhillon is currently researching the role of voice outcomes in patients after thyroid and parathyroid surgery when there is concern for vocal fold weakness or paralysis. She is also evaluating the role of office based treatment on vocal fold paralysis, as well as neurogenic recovery of vocal fold paralysis. Dr. Dhillon is also interested in treatment for neurogenic chronic cough which is refractory to other medical treatment. 

Languages: English, Panjabi, Spanish


  • Benign Thyroid Disorders
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Problems

Thyroid Care: Treating Multiple Nodules with Ablation – Insights from Dr. Vaninder Dhillon

In a podcast episode featuring Dr. Vaninder Dhillon from Johns Hopkins and hosted by Philip James, the discussion centers on the prevalence, detection, and treatment of thyroid nodules, focusing on ablation therapy as an alternative to surgery. Find more info about thyroid ablation at: www.rfamd.com Dr. Dhillon, an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology […]

Unpacking Thyroid Ablation Follow-up with Dr. Vaninder Dhillon from Johns Hopkins

Treating Thyroid Nodules Without Surgery: An Insightful Discussion with Dr. Vaninder Dhillon Find more info about thyroid ablation at: www.rfamd.com The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ in the neck, is known to develop nodules or growths. While these nodules are often benign, they can sometimes cause cosmetic concerns or other symptoms for patients. Traditionally, surgical […]

Preserving the Voice: Insights from Dr. Vaninder Dhillon on Thyroid Surgery and Ablation

In a recent episode of the Doctor Thyroid and RFAMD podcasts, Dr. Vaninder Dhillon, an esteemed laryngologist and ENT surgeon from Johns Hopkins, highlighted the critical issue of voice and swallow risks associated with thyroidectomy and thyroid ablation. SUBSCRIBE @DoctorThyroid AVOID SURGERY www.rfamd.com @JohnsHopkinsMedicine The interview sheds light on the importance of preserving the voice […]