Practice Contact Information
Web Site: https://www.bmc.org/otolaryngology-ear-nose-and-throat-surgery
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr. Grillone is the M. Stuart Strong and Charles W. Vaughan Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) in 1983. He then went on to do his internship in General Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center and residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the Boston University-Tufts University Combined Otolaryngology Training Program. In 1988 he joined the full time faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BMC and BUSM where he has remained since. He served as Residency Program Director from 1998 to 2015 and as Vice Chair of the department from 1999 to 2017. Dr. Grillone has also held several leadership positions at the institutional level at BMC including President of the Medical Staff from 2006 to 2008, Interim Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from 2007 to 2008, Associate Chief Medical Officer from 2008 to 2014, and Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee from 2006 to 2014. Dr. Grillone served as President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association from 2014 to 2015 and as President of the New England Otolaryngological Society from 2000 to 2001. Dr. Grillone is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Edmund Prince Fowler Award in 2016 from the Triological Society for outstanding basic science research, Best Doctors in Boston (Boston Magazine) every year since 2006, America’s Top Doctors (Castle-Connolly) every year since 2005. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Grillone’s areas of clinical expertise include Laryngology and Professional Voice, Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Surgery. He has special expertise Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) techniques to treat head and neck cancer including robotic surgery and laser surgery. Dr. Grillone’s is the recipient of several NIH grants to study various aspects of head and neck cancer. His research interests include early detection of head and neck cancer and margin guidance in head and neck tumor surgery using spectroscopy.