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David E. Tunkel, M.D.


Division Chief
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Associate Professor
Pediatrics, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery




Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
6th floor, 6232
601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 


Medical School:            
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)

Special Interests:

Airway obstruction and sleep apnea,
Surgical correction of laryngotracheal anomalies,
Chronic ear disease


Recognized by Baltimore Magazine as a “Top Doc,” David Tunkel has received various accolades, including honor awards from the Maryland Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Tunkel has served as the chair of the section on otolaryngology and bronchoesophagology of the American Academy of Pediatrics and as a member of the task force on infant hearing for the same national organization. He serves on numerous committees for both the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

While Tunkel practices the entire spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology, he has specific clinical interests in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in children, the surgical correction of laryngotracheal abnormalities, and the treatment of chronic ear disease. His research interests involve new techniques for treatment of airway obstruction and sleep apnea in children.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Tunkel has lived in Baltimore for more than 25 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins.

Phone: 410-955-1559

Fax: 410-955-0035

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