Bruce J. Davidson, MD| Head And Neck Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Bruce J. Davidson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1030 reviews)

Specialties: Head And Neck Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery

Languages: English

(202) 444-0555

About me

Bruce Davidson, MD, has been a faculty member of the Georgetown Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery since 1994 and has been professor and chairman of the Department since 2002. Dr. Davidson is a graduate of the Georgetown Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program, and, after completing a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he returned to Washington to join the faculty. He is proud to have overseen the growth in the Department over the past decade.

Dr. Bruce Davidson is an active member of Georgetown's weekly multidisciplinary head and neck tumor conference. As a head and neck surgeon, Dr. Bruce Davidson utilizes this conference to meet with radiation therapists, medical oncologists, and radiologists to discuss each new patient in detail in order to determine the best plan for treatment. Multidisciplinary care can also include speech pathology, dental oncology, and audiology, as needed. Patients currently undergoing treatment and those with complex issues in follow up are also discussed by this team of experts to ensure the highest level of care is provided.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Throat Abscess
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Mass
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acinic Cell Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Tumors
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Benign Airway Tumors
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Buccal Space Mass
  • Cervical Spine Mass
  • Cheek Problems
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cough
  • Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia, Oropharyngeal Phase
  • Dysphonia
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Follicular Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Glossitis
  • Glottic Cancer
  • Glottic Stenosis
  • Goiter
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head And Neck Melanoma
  • Head And Neck Sarcoma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hoarseness
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Infratemporal Fossa Lesions
  • Infratemporal Fossa Tumors
  • Jaw Pain
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Laryngeal Dysplasia
  • Laryngeal Leukoplakia
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Airway Tumors
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Lip
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Tonsils
  • Medullary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Tumor
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
  • Palate Cancer
  • Papillary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Mass
  • Polyp Of Cheek
  • Precancerous Vocal Cord Dysplasia
  • Radiation Induced Dysphagia
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Esophagus
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Jaw
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Tonsils
  • Stomatitis
  • Stylohyoid Syndrome
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Supraglottic Cancer
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsil Tumor
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tracheocutaneous Fistula
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Procedures I perform

  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid Surgery
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carbon Dioxide Laser Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer (FTC) Surgery
  • Glossectomy
  • Glottic Cancer Surgery
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngotracheoplasty
  • Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Microlaryngeal Laser Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy
  • Mouth Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Palate Cancer Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Pharyngeal Flap Surgery
  • Radical Neck Dissection
  • Robotic Glossectomy
  • Robotic Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Speech Aid Prosthesis
  • Styloidectomy
  • Submandibular Gland Excision
  • Supraglottic Laryngectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Vocal Cord Cancer Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800B
McLean, VA, 22101


Fax 887-826-5501

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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)"



Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Fellowship Program: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1994)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1992)

Internship Program: New York University Medical Center (1988)

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine (1987)

News and publications

MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Fall 2017) Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery Is Teamwork at Its Best

Ratings and reviews

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  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Jul 19, 2023

    Did not really know what the risks were until I experienced the effects of the surgery.

  • Jul 13, 2023

    Dr. Bruce Davidson provided outstanding care.

  • Jun 30, 2023

    Dr Davidson always listens and addreses any and all questions.