Jonathan Peter Giurintano, MD| Microvascular Plastic Surgery, Head And Neck Surgical Oncology | MedStar Health
Jonathan Peter Giurintano

Jonathan Peter Giurintano, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (579 reviews)

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

Languages: English

202-877-8439

About me

Jonathan Giurintano, MD, FACS, is a board-certified otolaryngologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. A diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, he is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, an active member of the American Head and Neck Society, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Giurintano treats benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, with a special focus on head and neck cancer surgery, salivary gland surgery, and microvascular reconstruction.

As a specialty-trained head and neck cancer surgeon, Dr. Giurintano forms part of a multidisciplinary team that offers tailored treatment to patients diagnosed with tumors of the head and neck. He is also trained in the reconstruction of head and neck surgical defects using local, regional, and microvascular “free” flap techniques. Additionally, he is trained in using sialendoscopy for the minimally invasive removal of stones from the salivary ducts and robotic surgery for tumors located in the back of the throat and voice box.

His clinical interests include the reconstruction of complex defects created by the removal of cancers from the head and neck, accessing tumors of the parapharyngeal space, and exploring new corridors for endoscopic approaches to the skull base. His research interests include improving post-treatment survival outcomes in head and neck cancer survivors, examining the impact of existing disease comorbidities and frailty in head and neck surgery, and identifying improved reconstructive options for head and neck defects, specifically skull base defects.

A native of Jackson, MS, Dr. Giurintano received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed internship and residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where as a chief resident he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Finally, he completed a one-year fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology, anterior skull base surgery, and microvascular reconstruction at the University of California – San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Giurintano has participated in international humanitarian trips, traveling to Migori, Kenya with the Kenya Relief organization to offer medical aid. He has presented both oral and poster presentations at numerous national conferences, and he has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Giurintano is dedicated to providing comprehensive surgical care of the head and neck, and he is excited to bring an innovative skill set to the Washington, DC, region. He values the use of minimally invasive techniques when possible in order to minimize operative morbidity, decrease hospital length of stay, and increase patient quality of life in the post-operative period. He is passionate about working closely with his colleagues in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology in a multidisciplinary setting so that his patients can receive the highest quality of care from a team of trained experts.

Dr. Giurintano is accepting all patients who require a higher level of care for disorders of the head and neck, including advanced head and neck cancers, as well as patients who require reconstruction of defects caused by the removal of head and neck cancers.

Philosophy of Care

“My philosophy of care follows the teaching ‘cura personalis’ (care of the whole person). When patients are diagnosed with head or neck cancer, it’s a life changing diagnosis, one that can often alter their physical appearance as well as the ability to eat, speak, and breathe. A diagnosis of head and neck cancer can drastically affect a patient’s ability to enjoy the seemingly most basic activities – such as eating at a restaurant with family and friends. My goal as a surgeon is to not only achieve an optimal oncologic result, but to provide an optimal functional result so that my patients can return to their pre-cancer quality of life as closely as possible.

“As part of the first generation in my family to join the medical field, I consider it an absolute privilege to work as a physician and have the opportunity to provide care to patients in their time of need. I understand that a diagnosis of cancer with the potential of requiring major surgery can be overwhelming, and I strive to provide undivided attention to my patients and their loved ones in the setting of compassion and kindness so that they feel comfortable and confident in their medical care. It is my mission to treat all patients with the highest quality medical care I can possibly offer.”

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
  • Upper Airway Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Airway Tumors
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Benign Airway Tumors
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Buccal Space Mass
  • Cervical Teratoma
  • Cheek Bone Fractures
  • Cheek Problems
  • Choking Sensation
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Head And Neck
  • Cough
  • Craniofacial Tumors
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Mass
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Eye Socket Fractures
  • Face Cancer
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Deformity
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disease
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Tumor
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Facial Tumor
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Follicular Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Foreign Body (THROAT)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Glossitis
  • Glossodynia
  • Glottic Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head And Neck Melanoma
  • Head And Neck Sarcoma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Head Mass
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Infratemporal Fossa Tumors
  • Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Jaw Cancer
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Infection
  • Jaw Lesions
  • Jaw Pain
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Ludwig Angina
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Airway Tumors
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Lip
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Tonsils
  • Medullary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Of Ear
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of Nasal Cavity
  • Nose Fracture
  • Odontogenic Tumors
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Tumor
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
  • Otalgia
  • Palate Cancer
  • Papillary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Parapharyngeal Abscess
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Mass
  • Polyp Of Cheek
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Radiation Induced Sialadenitis
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus And Nasal Mucoceles
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Fracture
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Spots On Tongue
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Esophagus
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Jaw
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Tonsils
  • Stomatitis
  • Strep Throat
  • Stylohyoid Syndrome
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Supraglottic Cancer
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Sores
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsil Tumor
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tracheocutaneous Fistula
  • Tumor Of Nose
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Issues
  • Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid Surgery
  • Base Of Skull Surgery
  • Caldwell Luc Surgery
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ear Cancer Surgery
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Face Cancer Surgery
  • Facial Reanimation Surgery
  • Flap Surgery
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer (FTC) Surgery
  • Free Flap Neck
  • Glossectomy
  • Glottic Cancer Surgery
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Inspire Therapy
  • Jaw Cancer Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Mandibulotomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Flap Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mouth Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Nose Fracture Surgery
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Outer Ear Cancer Surgery
  • Palate Cancer Surgery
  • Palate Surgery
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Radical Neck Dissection
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Reconstruction Orbit
  • Reconstructive Surgery For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Robotic Glossectomy
  • Robotic Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Salivary Gland Transfer
  • Scalp Reconstruction
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sinus Fracture Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Graft
  • Speech Aid Prosthesis
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Styloidectomy
  • Submandibular Gland Excision
  • Supraglottic Laryngectomy
  • Throat Abscess Drainage
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Tracheostomy Revision
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Upper Airway Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Vocal Cord Cancer Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Prosthesis
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 2700 North
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6733

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6862 Elm Street
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McLean, VA, 22101

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

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

Fellowship Program: University of California Hospitals and Clinics (2018)

Residency Program: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2017)

Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2012)

News and publications

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33400633/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33815970/
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30955881/
  4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30665174/
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32659110/
  6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30368386/
  7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28845380/
  8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24166657/

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • May 16, 2024

    Dr. Giurintano was very professional and friendly.

  • May 1, 2024

    Best Patient Care Assistance in America

  • Apr 23, 2024

    Explained my situation to me so that I understood. Eased my concerns.