John Cramer, M.D.
John Cramer, M.D.
John Cramer, M.D., is Residency Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
His practice focuses on all aspects of otolaryngology and head and neck surgical oncology including thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland disease, head and neck cutaneous malignancies, sinonasal tumors, skull base surgery and malignancies of head and neck mucosal surfaces. His specialty interests include minimally invasive head and neck surgery with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and sentinel lymph node biopsy for head and neck malignancies.
Dr. Cramer graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, and a Medical Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a surgical internship and an Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois. He completed additional fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Cramers research focus on the intersection of otolaryngology and health policy. He has over sixty-eight publications. These include first author publications in leading journals including Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine. Others have been selected for podium presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and won awards from the Triological Society and the American Head and Neck Society.
Dr. Cramer is licensed in the State of Michigan and board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck surgery.
WSU, School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI 48201
Karmanos Cancer Institute in Downtown Detroit
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48209
McLaren Macomb Ted B Wahby Cancer Center
1080 Harrington Blvd
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
26400 Twelve Mile, Suite 111
Southfield, MI 48304
Beaumont Medical Park Building
18100 Oakwood Blvd, Suite 300
Dearborn, MI 48124
Links of Interest
Cancer.Gov Information on Head and Neck Cancer
Co-inventor U.S. Patent
Intranasal Occlusion Device and Methods of Using the Same
U.S. Patent 10,888,332 B2.
Date of patent Jan. 12,2021.
Co-inventors of medical device (one of two total inventors) that seals off the nasal cavity from the rest of the upper airway, serving as an alternative to intubation and thereby enabling a new range of office-based nasal & sinus procedures
Chair, Resident Review Committee
Clinical Educator Track, full time
Director, Medical Student Program
Director, Quality Improvement
Residency Program Director
Resident Recruitment Chair
VA site Director
Intranasal Occlusion Device and Methods of Using the Same U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62/349,958 filed on 6/14/2016. Conversion to full patent pending. Co-inventor of medical device (one of two total inventors) that seals off the nasal cavity from the rest of the upper airway, serving as an alternative to intubation and thereby enabling a new range of office-based nasal & sinus procedures
Post Graduate Training
2017-2018 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
2012-2017 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Cramer JD, Meraj T, Lavin, JM, Boss, EF. Objected-Related Aspiration Deaths in Children and Adolescents in the United States: 1968-2017. JAMA. 2019;322(20):2020-2022. PMID: 31769817
Cramer JD, Brenner MJ, Feller-Kopman D. Upper Airway Obstruction. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(8):783. PMID: 32074436
Cramer JD, Burtness BA, Le QT, Ferris RL. The Changing Therapeutic Landscape of Head and Neck Cancer. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2019;16(11):669-683. PMID:31189965
Ferris RL, Cramer JD, Branstetter Iv BF. Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Evaluation of the Clinically N0 Neck in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2019;37(20)1683-1685. PMID: 31150317
Kana LA, Graboyes, EM, Quan D, Grauer J, Osazuwa-Peters N, Barnes JM, Cramer JD, Association of Changes in Medicaid Dental Benefits with Localized Diagnosis of Oral Cavity Cancer. JAMA Oncol 2022; 8(5):778-780. PMID: 35357404.
Full list of 75 peer reviewed publications please see Pubmed