John M. DelGaudio, MD

Titles and Roles

Gerald S. Gussack Endowed Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory Sinus, Nasal, & Allergy Center
Head and Neck Surgeon
Head and Neck Cancer


John M. DelGaudio, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. DelGaudio also serves as director of Emory Sinus, Nasal, & Allergy Center. A board certified otolaryngologist, Dr. DelGaudio specializes in the surgical treatment of sinus, nasal and skull base malignancies.

He is Chief of Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery. He has served as Residency Program Director from 2007-2015. He was named the first Gerald S. Gussack Endowed Professor of Otolaryngology in 2014.

Dr. DelGaudio is a fellow of the Triologic Society and the American Rhinologic Society. He has served as President of the Metro Atlanta Otolaryngology Society, Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, and the American Rhinologic Society.


Dr. DelGaudio received his MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internship in General Surgery at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his residency in Otolaryngology at University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Dr. DelGaudio's research interests include cerebrospinal fluid leaks, skull base tumors, office nasal and sinus surgery, nasal polyps, and the effects of allergy on the nasal cavity. He is the principal investigator of several on-going clinical research projects in the area of office-based rhinologic surgery.


Dr. DelGaudio has published over 130 peer–reviewed papers, 25 book chapters, and edited the textbook Office Based Rhinology (2013). He serves on the editorial board for The International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, and is a reviewer for many Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery journals.

He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on the topics of reflux and otolaryngic/sinonasal diseases, office rhinologic surgery, invasive fungal sinusitis, sinonasal cerebrospinal fluid leaks, complications of sinus and skull base surgery, skull base tumors, "sinus headache" and migraine, atopic findings in the nasal cavity, and many other topics. He has defined a new entity, "Central Compartment Atopic Disease", which is redefining the paradigm on diagnosis and treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

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Dr. DelGaudio has been awarded the Golden Head Mirror Award for teaching and service from the American Rhinologic Society in 2006, the Gerald S. Gussack Award in 2007 and the Lester Brown Award in 2016, both from the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, and a Certificate of Honor from the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 2010.

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