I aim to provide patients with information about their medical condition and treatment options in an understandable way. I like treatment planning to be a collaborative process.


Dr. Maya Sardesai, MD, MEd. joined the University of Washington faculty in 2010.  She has advanced training in Laryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery and additional clinical interests in facial trauma, surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and nasal/sinus surgery. Sites of practice include Harborview Medical Center, Eastside Specialties Clinic (associated with the University of Washington Medical Center), and the VA Hospital of Puget Sound.


Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada 1997

Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada 2002

Internship: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Western University, London, Canada 2003

Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Western University, London, Canada 2007

Fellowship: Laryngology, University of Washington, Seattle 2009

Other Training: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto, 2008

Board Certification: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2011

Awards and honors 

2014: First place for poster on "Impact of patient related factors on the outcomes of office based injection laryngoplasty" at Triological Society Meeting
2011: Driftwood University of Washington Faculty Teaching Award

Academic interests 


Surgical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea; management of airway, voice and swallowing; treatment of head and neck trauma and cancer.



Impact of surgery on quality of life; research about medical education.


Recent Publications

Javia L, Sardesai MG. Physical Models and Virtual Reality Simulators in Otolaryngology., Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2017 Oct; 50(5):875-891

Harbison RA, Johnson KE, Miller C, Sardesai MG, Davis GE. Face, content, and construct validation of a low-cost, non-biologic, sinus surgery task trainer and knowledge-based curriculum., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2017 Apr; 7(4):405-413

Qualls HE, Mitchell RM, Deubner H, Moe KS, Sardesai M. Nasal angiosarcoma metastatic to the larynx: Case report and systematic review of the literature., Head Neck 2016 May; 38(5):E99-104

Sardesai MG, Merati AL, Hu A, Birkent H. Impact of patient-related factors on the outcomes of office-based injection laryngoplasty., Laryngoscope 2016 Aug; 126(8):1806-9

Sardesai MG, Patel SA, Halum S, Plowman EK, Merati AL. In response to late tracheotomy is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients., Laryngoscope 2016 05; 126(5):E208