Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon


Undergraduate Education: Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2009

Graduate School / Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2014

Academic interests 


Adult & Pediatric Otolaryngology
Sleep Medicine
Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery
Head & Neck Reconstruction 


Clinical Epidemiology & Outcomes Research in Otolaryngology
Development of Novel Diagnostic & Surgical Technology

Recent Publications

Jara SM, Hopp ML, Weaver EM. Association of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment With Sexual Quality of Life in Patients With Sleep Apnea: Follow-up Study of a Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May

Jara SM, Weaver EM. Association of palatine tonsil size and obstructive sleep apnea in adults., Laryngoscope 2018 Apr; 128(4):1002-1006

Jara SM, Benke JR, Lin SY, Ishman SL. The association between secondhand smoke and sleep-disordered breathing in children: a systematic review., Laryngoscope 2015 Jan; 125(1):241-7

Jara SM, Bhatnagar R, Guan H, Gocke CD, Ali SZ, Tufano RP. Utility of BRAF mutation detection in fine-needle aspiration biopsy samples read as "suspicious for papillary thyroid carcinoma"., Head Neck 2015 Dec; 37(12):1788-93

Jara SM, Carson KA, Pai SI, Agrawal N, Richmon JD, Prescott JD, Dackiw A, Zeiger MA, Bishop JA, Tufano RP. The relationship between chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and central neck lymph node metastasis in North American patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma., Surgery 2013 Dec; 154(6):1272-80; discussion 1280-2