Patients entrust physicians to help guide them in their health and well-being. This trust is both a wonderful privilege and a responsibility that I value deeply. I enjoy partnering with patients to tailor treatment options to best match their unique conditions, values, and preferences.


Ed grew up in Portland, Ore., and graduated in math and chemistry from the University of Oregon. He attended medical school and otolaryngology residency at Yale, where he met his wife, before returning to the Pacific Northwest. He completed a research fellowship at the University of Washington and stayed on faculty ever since. He enjoys sports, local theater, and spending time with his family of six (nine counting pets).


Undergraduate Education: University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., 1988

Medical School: Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1993

Internship: Yale University, General Surgery, New Haven, Conn., 1994

Residency: Yale University, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New Haven, Conn., 1998

Fellowship: University of Washington, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, 2000

Other Training: Masters degree in Public Health, Health Services Research, University of Washington, 2000

Board Certification: Otolaryngology 1999, Sleep Medicine, 2008

Memberships: American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, International Surgical Sleep Society, and others.

Awards and honors 

Phi Beta Kappa, Otolaryngology Research Teaching Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award, Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award

Academic interests 


Comprehensive surgical care of snoring and sleep apnea.



Clinical epidemiology and outcomes research, with a focus on sleep apnea.


Recent Publications

Lam DJ, Shea SA, Weaver EM, Mitchell RB. Predictors of Obtaining Polysomnography Among Otolaryngologists Prior to Adenotonsillectomy for Childhood Sleep-Disordered Breathing., J Clin Sleep Med 2018 Aug; 14(8):1361-1367

Jara SM, Hopp ML, Weaver EM. Association of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment With Sexual Quality of Life in Patients With Sleep Apnea: Follow-up Study of a Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Jul; 144(7):587-593

Thilen SR, Woersching AL, Cornea AM, Lowy E, Weaver EM, Treggiari MM. Surgical specialty and preoperative medical consultation based on commercial health insurance claims., Perioper Med (Lond) 2018 ; 79

Jara SM, Weaver EM. Association of palatine tonsil size and obstructive sleep apnea in adults., Laryngoscope 2018 04; 128(4):1002-1006

Kirkham EM, Hatsukami TS, Heckbert SR, Sun J, Canton G, Yuan C, Weaver EM. Association between Snoring and High-Risk Carotid Plaque Features., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 08; 157(2):336-344

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