John JarboeJohn Jarboe, MD, began pursuing his dream of becoming a physician as a student in high school.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in electrical engineering, he began his medical career graduating from Emory University School of Medicine in 1990. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center as a Captain in the Air Force, then served as a Flight Surgeon with a B-52 bomber squadron at Barksdale AFB.

Dr. Jarboe completed his surgical internship and otolaryngology training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-San Antonio, then entered fellowship in professional voice problems at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with renowned laryngologist Dr. Steven Zeitels. He then joined the staff at the Infirmary as an instructor at the Harvard Medical School, until he finally returned to Atlanta and joined Piedmont Ear, Nose and Throat. He received certification in Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Otolaryngology in 2010.

Dr. Jarboe enjoys all aspects of otolaryngology, including sinus and allergy problems, and is a certified balloon sinuplasty surgeon. He uses videostroboscopy to help fully diagnose problems of the voice. He also sees patients with general ear, nose and throat problems including hearing loss and evaluation for hearing aids; ear, throat and facial pain; neck masses; throat infections; hoarseness; and evaluation for cancers of the ear, nose and throat.

Dr. Jarboe was born and raised in Kentucky, and holds medical licenses in the states of Georgia, Texas and Massachusetts. He is a member of the American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Jarboe has been with the practice since August 2005.

Dr. Jarboe enjoys golf, writing, singing, playing the guitar and photography.


Some of Dr. Jarboe's essays have been published in the online edition of the national medical publication Physicians Practice. Follow these links to read essays on how Dr. Jarboe chose the field of otolaryngology, and what he might have done if he hadn't chosen medicine as his vocation.

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