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John F. Biedlingmaier, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Additional Title:

Associate Professor


James T. Frankil Building, 16 S. Eutaw Street, Suite 500

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-5828


(410) 328-5827

Education and Training

Dr. Biedlingmaier was  a Suma Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, Md in 1971. He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1975. He was a Family Practice Resident at the University of Maryland in 1975-76. Following that he was a General Surgery Resident at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore from 1976-77. He then did a Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Maryland Hospital from 1977-1980.


Dr. Biedlingmaier received his board certification in 1980 and joined the faculty as a Clinical Instructor  in 1980 and is presently an Associate Professor. He has been teaching residents and students in the Department of Otolaryngology for 37 years.  He has a wide variety of interests and treats patients with various otolaryngology complaints. He diagnoses and treats patients with otologic complaints such as tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss and ear pain. He diagnoses and treats  patients with swallowing and voice issues and is the the swallowing and voice consultant to the Maryland Midtown Hospital and the Kernan Rehabilatation Hospital both of which are part of the University of Maryland Medical System. He likewise diagnoses patients with head and neck complaints including cancer of the head and neck. He also diagnoses and treats patients wiht sinusitis and nasal obstruction issues. He is the past department chief at the Maryland MIdtown Hospital and presently splits his clinical and teaching duties between his University office and the Baltimore Veterans Hospital.

Highlighted Publications

Dr.Biedlingmaier has a wide variety of publications with emphasis on sinusitis and sinus surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Biedlingmaier has done research in nasal and sinus disorders and in biofilm formations on surgical implants.

Awards and Affiliations

Past Member American College of Surgeons

Past President of the Maryland Otolaryngology Society

Inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Society in 2012 for teaching excellence

Grants and Contracts

Past research grants from Smith and Nephew for biofilm formations on otologic implants