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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

Sleep 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

MD--Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1993
MPH--University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2000

Postgraduate Training
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

Board Certifications
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

Research Support
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.

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