David J. Lesnik, M.D.

Instructor in Otolaryngology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School



Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Service

Thyroid and Parathyroid


Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

41 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-279-0971
Fax: 617-573-5646
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



A member of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Division at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. David Lesnik practices general otolaryngology and thyroid and parathyroid surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear, Stoneham. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania—Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 2000 prior to completing his residency in otolaryngology in 2005 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then joined the faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2005 as a Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology for two years before moving to Boston to complete a fellowship in thyroid and parathyroid surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Now, Dr. Lesnik is a Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lesnik has been an invited speaker at regional and national meetings, and has published several peer-reviewed papers in the field. Board-certified in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, his clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid surgery, recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring, minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery, laryngology and voice, head and neck cancer, and nasal and sinus disorders.

His research interests include the use of CT and ultrasound imaging for optimal localization of lymph node metastasis in thyroid cancer, fluid thyroglobulin measurements in diagnosis and treatment of neck masses, and recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Dr. Lesnik is featured here on Meet a Specialist.

Select Publications

Lesnik DJ, Brandao LG, Randolph GW. "Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: Technique for the NIM 2 System". In Cernea, CR (Ed): Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery. Switzerland, Karger, 2008, pp 6-7.

Lesnik DJ, Randolph GW. "Benign Thyroid Disorders", In Arora, A (Ed): Practical Manual of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease. UK, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Lesnik DJ, Randolph GW. "Management of the Laryngeal Nerves and Voice", In Hubbard et al (Eds): Endocrine Surgery. New York, Springer Publishing, 2008.

A complete list of research publications can be seen at www.pubmed.gov



  • Medical College of Pennsylvania, M.D.


  • Yale University School of Medicine (General Surgery)


  • Yale University School of Medicine (Otolaryngology)


  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary