Paul M. Konowitz, M.D., FACS

Konowitz portrait

Vice Chair, Strategic Network Development

Division Chief, Otolaryngology Suburban Centers

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


General Otolaryngology (Adults and Kids)

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

500 Congress Street
Suites 2B & 1C
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-774-1717
Fax: 617-479-3768
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Based at Mass. Eye and Ear, Quincy, Dr. Konowitz has a primary clinical interest that involves surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands with intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring. He has travelled to Kenya and India to perform thyroid surgery and to teach local physicians. His surgical volume has contributed significantly to the recent milestone of more than 3,000 thyroid surgical procedures being performed using intraoperative nerve monitoring by members of the thyroid division. With Dr. Randolph, he co-founded the Boston Thyroid Club in 2013 and serves as its co-director.

In 2011, Dr. Konowitz was awarded the William W. Montgomery teaching award for his many years of teaching thyroid and parathyroid surgery to Harvard Otolaryngology residents. He co-founded and serves as co-director of an innovative teaching program at Mass. Eye and Ear, Quality, Humanism, and Professionalism (QHP). It is dedicated to ongoing post-graduate education for practicing physicians, as well as those in training on these important themes. His most recent publication described a new program to teach empathy to otolaryngology residents. 

As the Division Chief of Suburban Centers, he oversees the growth and operations of Mass. Eye and Ear's suburban centers.

Clinical Interests

Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid glands (with intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring), Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Treatment of sleep apnea and snoring

Select Publications

Improving empathy and relational skills in otolaryngology residents: a pilot study. Riess H, Kelley JM, Bailey R, Konowitz PM, Gray ST. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jan;144(1):120-2.

Laryngeal Paraganglioma: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment. Konowitz, P.M., Lawson, W., Som, P.M., Urken, M., Breakstone, B.A., and Biller, H.F.; Laryngoscope, 98 (1): 40-49, 1988

Diverticulopexy and Cricopharyngeal Myotomy for the High-Risk Patient with a Pharyngoesophageal Diverticulum. Konowitz, P.M. and Biller, H.F.: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 100 (2): 146-153, 1989

The Underreporting of Disease and Physicians' Knowledge of Reporting Requirements. Konowitz, P.M., Petrossian, G.A., and Rose, D.N.; Public Health Reports, 99 (1) 31-35, 1984

Potentiation of Insulin Action by a Sulfonylurea in Primary Cultures of Hepatocytes From Normal and Diabetic Rats. Salhanick, A.I., Konowitz, P.M., and Amatruda, J.M.; Diabetes, 32: 206-212, 1983

A complete list of research publications can be seen at



  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (General Surgery)


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Otolaryngology)