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Dr. Romaine Johnson on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Romaine Johnson

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Romaine Johnson is a practicing ENT and Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

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Ep 98 Health Equity Collaborative in ENT with Dr. Alexander Chiu and Dr. Romaine Johnson
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About Dr. Romaine Johnson

Romaine F. Johnson, MD MPH FACS, is an Associate Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Johnson serves as Director of the Children's Health Airway Management Program.

Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree at the Drexel University School of Medicine. He completed an otolaryngology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Johnson's research interests include pediatric tracheostomy, peritonsillar abscess, subglottic stenosis, obstructive sleep apnea, vocal cord paralysis, quality improvement, and airway simulation. His clinical interests include pediatric aerodigestive disorders.

Dr. Johnson is a Fellow of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (aka The Triological Society); the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; and the American College of Surgeons; as well as an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, the American Laryngological Association, the Harry Barnes Medical Society, and Society of Black Academic Surgeons. He is also a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Romaine Johnson

Episode #98


In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah, Dr. Romaine Johnson (UT Southwestern), and Dr. Alex Chiu (University of Kansas) discuss health disparities research and the Health Equity Collaborative.

Episode #43


Romaine Johnson asks society leaders Gaelyn Garrett, Seth Dailey and Ron Mitchell about why otolaryngology societies are worth joining, including addressing questions that young ENT's have about the value of a membership.

Episode #38


Dr. Romaine Johnson tells us about The Simulation Program for open airway and foreign body training at UT Southwestern, including how he got it started, how it's being used, and what steps go into making a successful course.

Episode #21


We talk with Laura Matrka MD and Mark Gerber MD about their approaches to airway surgery, including endoscopic vs open, tips on technique, and the importance of communication in the OR.

Episode #14


Dr. Romaine Johnson from Children's Health in Dallas, TX brings together an all-star panel of pediatric ENT's to discuss the importance of continuous improvement of Quality and Safety in Pediatric ENT. Guests include Dr. Soham Roy, Dr. Jennifer Lavin and Dr. Jonathan Ida.

Episode #5


Dr. Romaine Johnson talks us through the challenges of pediatric tracheostomy care and the importance of building high reliability tracheostomy teams.

Articles Featuring Dr. Romaine Johnson

Pediatric tracheostomy device

Management of pediatric tracheostomy patients requires a long-term commitment from the pediatricc tracheostomy care team. Otolaryngologists Dr. Gopi Shah, Dr. Ashley Agan, and Dr. Romaine Johnson discuss the essentials of building a successful pediatric tracheostomy program and the importance of a multidisciplinary team.

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Health Equity Collaborative in ENT with Dr. Alexander Chiu and Dr. Romaine Johnson on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
ENT Societies: Why Join? with Dr. Romaine Johnson, Dr. Gaelyn Garrett, Dr. Ron Mitchell, and Dr. Seth Dailey on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Simulation in Pediatric Airway Foreign Body & Open Airway Surgery with Dr. Romaine Johnson on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Airway Surgery: What's in Your Toolbox? with Dr. Laura Matrka, Dr. Mark Gerber and Dr. Romaine Johnson on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Quality & Safety In Pediatric ENT Panel Discussion with Dr. Soham Roy, Dr. Jennifer Lavin and Dr. Jonathan Ida on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Balloon Sinuplasty: Evolution, Efficacy & Expert Insights with Dr. Ayesha Khalid on the BackTable ENT Podcast)


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