EDWARD M. WEAVER, MD, MPH
Chief of Sleep Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Outcomes Research, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
Harborview Medical Center (HMC)
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Area(s) of Expertise
Surgical Care of Sleep Disordered Breathing (Snoring and Sleep Apnea)
Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research
New Haven, CT, 1993
MPH--University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2000
Internship --General Surgery, Yale University, 1994
Residency --Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Yale University, 1998
Research Fellowship --Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, 2000
American Board of Otolaryngology:
- Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1999
- Sleep Medicine, 2008
State of Washington, 1998
Local and National Leadership
Surgical Program Director, UW Sleep Center
Past Chair, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Past Chair, Outcomes Research & Evidence-Based Medicine Subcommittee
Co-Director, UW Sleep Center
VA National Otolaryngology Advisory Board
VA National Sleep Medicine Network Executive Committee
Most Significant Journal Articles and Abstracts
- Studying life effects & effectiveness of palatopharyngoplasty (SLEEP) study: Subjective outcomes of isolated uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
- Judging sleep apnea surgery.
- Filling in the pieces of the sleep apnea–hypertension puzzle.
- Sleep apnea, air pollution, vitamin D, Native Americans in science among UW's research awards through federal stimulus package.
- Sleepy driver near-misses may predict accident risks.
- Comparison of anatomic, physiologic, and subjective measures of the nasal airway.
- Polysomnography indexes are discordant with quality of life, symptoms, and reaction times in sleep apnea patients.
- Survival of veterans with sleep apnea: CPAP versus surgery.
- A randomized trial of temperature-controlled radiofrequency, continuous positive airway pressure, and placebo for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
- Radiofrequency treatment of turbinate hypertrophy in subjects using continuous positive airway pressure: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical pilot trial.
Chief Investigator D, Australian NHMRC, Project Grant 1059510, "Clinical Outcomes, Safety and Incremental Cost Effectiveness of Airway Surgery in Patients With Moderate-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Who have Failed Medical Management," 2013-2016.
Co-Investigator/Mentor, AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant, "Modification and Validation of a Quality of Life Comorbidity Index," 2012-2013.
Co-Investigator, NIH/NIDCD R01 DC010148-02S1, "Improved Analysis of Cochlear Implant Sound Processing," 2012-2013.
Principal Investigator , NIH/NHLBI R01 HL084139, " Nasal Turbinate Reduction & CPAP Outcomes for Sleep Apnea: A Sham-Controlled RCT,” 2007-2012.
Principal Investigator , NIH/NHLBI K23 HL068849, "Nasal Obstruction and Sleep Apnea Treatment Outcomes,” 2003-2008.