Guest of Honor

Dr. Albert Merati, MD

Dr. Albert Merati, MD

Dr. Albert Merati, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

He attended medical school at the University of Washington under Charlie Cummings, after which he completed his Otolaryngology training, including one year of NIH research training, at the University of California at San Diego. From there, Dr. Merati went on to Vanderbilt to study Laryngology with Robert Ossoff at the premier training institution for academic laryngologists. His time at Vanderbilt also included work with Jim Netterville on laryngeal framework surgery.

Following several very productive years at Kansas University and at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Merati returned to his native Seattle in 2007 to head up the Laryngology program at the University of Washington. The program is now widely recognized among the leaders in clinical care, scholarship, and training in the nation.

Dr. Merati has served as Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and as a Vice President of the Triological Society. He has earned two Distinguished Service awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and is Past-President of the AAOHNS as well as of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association. He is one of only a few who have held both posts.

After a five year term as Service Chief for Otolaryngology-HNS at UWMC-ML, Dr. Merati is now the Associate Medical Director for Perioperative Quality and Safety for the UW Medical Centers. He is the author of more than 130 peer reviewed publications and is also the lead editor for the Textbook of Laryngology.

Course Directors

Amber Luong, MD
Andrew Tritter, MD

UTHealth Faculty

Ibrahim “Trey” Alava, MD
Ron Karni, MD

UTHealth Residents

Karim Asi, MD
Dylan Vance, MD