James J Daniero

James J Daniero, MD

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Primary Location:
ENT Clinic

2nd Floor, Suite 2200

415 Ray C Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


Research Interests:

Laryngeal tissue engineering, laryngeal biomechanics, and subglottic stenosis

Clinical Practice:
Dysphagia, Vocal Cord Treatment, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Transgender Services, Gender-Affirming Vocal Modification


Assistant Professor

Dr. Daniero is a fellowship-trained laryngologist at UVA. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of laryngeal disorders, including care of the professional voice and vocal cord nodules. Dr. Daniero established the Laryngology Division within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and currently leads a team of clinicians and researchers within the University dedicated to improving the lives of patients with laryngeal disorders.

Dr. Daniero received his undergraduate education at Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania, followed by a master’s degree in biotechnology from Georgetown University. He then worked on health care policy for several years at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Feeling a need to more directly affect patient care, he went on to pursue medical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. His training then took him to Pennsylvania, where he completed his internship and residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Afterward, he sought out special fellowship training in laryngology and care of the professional voice at the prestigious Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Daniero joined the faculty at UVA in 2014 and quickly established the interdisciplinary Voice and Swallowing Clinic. Dr. Daniero’s team is devoted to providing real-time interdisciplinary care for voice, airway and swallowing problems. To maximize convenience and value for patients, he offers many state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and laryngeal procedures right in the office.

Dr. Daniero is a leader in the field of laryngology and stays involved on the national level through active membership in a variety of organizations, including as a founding member of the North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC), which works to disseminate information concerning the treatment of adult airway diseases. His basic science research is focused on voice science, laryngotracheal stenosis, tracheal transplantation and tissue engineering of the larynx. He has a particular interest in health care technology development that stems from his biotechnology roots.

When Dr. Daniero is not busy treating patients or working in his laboratory, he enjoys restoring antique cars and hiking the Blue Ridge mountains with his family.

  • 2019 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Second Place, Otolaryngology
  • 2018 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Third Place, Otolaryngology (ENT)


Otolaryngology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Laryngology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine