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Maya G. Sardesai, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Subspecialties/Areas of Expertise
Sleep Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
Harborview Medical Center

Undergraduate Education
BS­–McMaster University, Chemical Engineering, Hamilton Ontario, Canada, 1997
MD­–Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2002

Postgraduate Training
Residency– Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 2007
Fellowship–, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008
Fellowship– Laryngology, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2009
Master's Degree– Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009

Board Certifications
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Otolaryngology, 2007

State of Washington

Practice Priorities
"I believe treatment planning works best as a collaborative process involving the patient as well as each care provider. My approach involves listening closely to my patients in order to understand their concerns, and to provide them with information about their medical condition and treatment options in an understandable way. My goal is to provide the best care possible by offering compassion as well as technical expertise to all of my patients."

Clinical Interests
Surgical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, including management of the nasal airway
Treatment and management of problems involving airway, voice, and swallowing
Surgical treatment of head and neck trauma
Surgical treatment of head and neck cancer

Research Interests
Impact of Surgery on Quality of Life
Medical Education

Selected Publications
MG Sardesai, AKW Tan, “Artificial skin for the reconstruction of cutaneous tumor resection”, J Otolaryngol. 2002 Aug;31(4):248-52 .
MG Sardesai, AKW Tan, M Fitzpatrick, “Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Snorers and their Bed-Partners”, J Otolaryngol. 2003 Jun;32(3):141-5 .
MG Sardesai, CC Moore, “Quantitative and Qualitative Dermal Change with Microfat Grafting of Facial Scars”, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Dec;137(6):868-72 .
MG Sardesai, DAF Ellis, “Thread-Lifts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug;10(4):284-5 .
MG Sardesai, DAF Ellis, “Bio-Alcamid: An Alternative to Fat Transfer”, Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Nov;16(4):429-33 .
MG Sardesai, JH Yoo, K Fung, JH Franklin, “Vastus Lateralis Free Tissue Transfer: Our Experience”, J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr;37(2):230-4 .
MG Sardesai, K Fung, JH Yoo, H Bakker, “Donor Site Morbidity following Radial Forearm Free Tissue Transfer”, J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun;37(3):411-6 .
S Vasconcelos, H Birkent, MG Sardesai, AL Merati, AD Hillel, “Influence of age and gender on dose and effectiveness of botulinum toxin for laryngeal dystonia”, Laryngoscope. 2009 Oct;119(10):2004-7.
MG Sardesai, K Moe.  “Recent progress in facial paralysis: advances and obstacles”, Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;18(4):266-71. Review.
N Chauhan, MG Sardesai, AE Burchard, DA Ellis.  “Nasal tip refinement: analysis of surgical technique, efficacy, and secondary effect of skin thickness.”  Aesthet Surg J. 2010 Jan;30(1):39-43.

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