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Francis “Pete” Creighton, M.D.


Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Francis “Pete” Creighton is a Chief Resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. His research interests include biomedical device design, middle ear mechanics, and cutaneous head and neck malignancy. Upon completion of his residency, he plans to pursue a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

For more information on Dr. Creighton, check out his Harvard Catalyst website and Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
Georgia Institute of Technology (Biomedical Engineering)

Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine 

FOCUS Project
A piezoelectric middle ear microphone for development of a fully implantable cochlear implant


An intracochlear pressure sensor as a microphone for a fully implantable cochlear implant. Creighton FP, Guan X, Park S, Kymissis IJ, Nakajima HH, Olson ES. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Dec. 37(10):1596-1600.
PubMed PMID: 27631834
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5102785. 

Drainage patterns to nontraditional nodal regions and level IIB in cutaneous head and neck malignancy. Creighton F, Bergmark R, Emerick K. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Aug 23.
PubMed PMID: 27554510.

Does septoplasty performed at the same time as oropharyngeal surgery increase complication rates? Creighton FX Jr, Bhattacharyya N. Laryngoscope. 2015 Aug 22. doi: 10.1002/lary.25494.
PMID: 26297935

Diagnostic delays in spasmodic dysphonia: A call for clinician education. Creighton FX, Hapner E, Klein A, Rosen A, Jinnah HA, Johns MM. J Voice. 2015 Apr 11. pii: S0892-1997(13)00235-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.10.022.
PMID: 25873547

Global health-related publications in otolaryngology are increasing. Chambers KJ, Creighton F, Abdul-Aziz D, Cheney M, Randolph GW. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr. 125(4):848-51. doi: 10.1002/lary.24906. Epub 2014 Aug 22.
PMID: 25155277

Association between HPV and head and neck cancer: Differences in understanding among three distinct populations. LJ White, FX Creighton Jr, JC Wise, ER Hapner. American Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014.

Malleus and incus: Correlates of size. Todd NW, Creighton FX Jr. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Jan. 122(1):60-5. 
PMID: 23472318

Radiation fibrosis of the vocal fold: From man to mouse. Johns MM, Kolachala V, Berg E, Muller S, Creighton FX, Branski RC. Laryngoscope. 2012 Dec. 122 Suppl 5:S107-25. doi: 10.1002/lary.23735.
PMID: 23242839
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3596010

The growing geriatric otolaryngology patient population: A study of 131,700 new patient encounters. Creighton FX Jr, Poliashenko SM, Statham MM, Abramson P, Johns MM 3rd. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan. 123(1):97-102. doi: 10.1002/lary.23476. Epub 2012 Jul 2. 
PMID: 22753091

Intensive medical student involvement in short-term surgical trips provides safe and effective patient care: A case review. Leeds IL, Creighton FX, Wheatley MA, Macleod JB, Srinivasan J, Chery MP, Master VA. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Sep 1. 4:317. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-317. 
PMID: 21884604

Learning from Haiti. Creighton FX Jr, Leeds IL, Master VA, Srinivasan JK. Lancet. 2011 Jun 11. 377(9782):2054. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60409-1. No abstract available. 
PMID: 21665039

Human mesenchymal stem cell differentiation on self-assembled monolayers presenting different surface chemistries. Phillips JE, Petrie TA, Creighton FP, García AJ. Acta Biomater. 2010 Jan. 6(1):12-20. Epub 2009 Jul 24. 
PMID: 19632360