Ian M. Humphreys, D.O.
Ian M Humphreys, DO joined the University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery in 2015. He is currently an Assistant Professor within the Department and a member of the Division of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. He has specialized training and expertise in treating chronic inflammatory diseases of the nose and sinuses, smell disorders, nose bleeds, nasal breathing, and sinonasal tumors.
Dr Humphreys attended the University of Pittsburgh then performed basic and translational research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He earned his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduate with Summa Cum Laude and Psi Sigma Alpha distinctions. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at Michigan State University's Detroit Medical Center campus where he also served as Chief Resident. Following residency he completed a Fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University.
Dr Humphreys is originally from Pennsylvania and is excited to call Washington his new home. He has a passion for humanitarian medical care and has served in locations such as the American Southwest, Nigeria, and Cambodia. He is married and enjoys travel, hiking, mountaineering, and boating.
Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh, 2004
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009
Internship: Michigan State University at Detroit Medical Center, 2010
Residency: Michigan State University at Detroit Medical Center, 2014
Fellowship: Stanford University, 2015
Board Certification: Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, 2015
Memberships: American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
Awards and honors
Dr Humphreys received over 10 scholarship awards during medical school for academic excellence, stewardship, and merit. During residency he received two grants for Humanitarian Service projects abroad. Most recently, he was awarded the 2014 Ig Noble Prize in Medicine. Dr Humphreys currently serves on numerous committees within several national organizations including the American Rhinologic Society and American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr Humphreys has specialized training and expertise in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders of the nose and sinuses (e.g., sinusitis), nasal obstruction, nose bleeds, smell disorders, as well as sinonasal tumors that are both benign and cancerous.
Dr Humphreys is interested in clinical outcomes and quality of life in chronic sinus disease as well as the development of novel therapeutic treatment options. Currently, he is collaborating with colleagues at Stanford University on several research studies.
Lee VS, Humphreys IM, Purcell PL, Davis GE. Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2017 Apr; 7(4):365-372
Vandjelovic ND, Humphreys IM. Immunoglobulin G4-related sclerosing disease of the paranasal sinuses: A case report and literature review., Allergy Rhinol (Providence) 2016 Jan; 7(2):85-9
Locketz GD, Teo NW, Walgama E, Humphreys IM, Nayak JV. The nasal vestibular body: anatomy, clinical features, and treatment considerations., Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2016 Mar; 273(3):777-81
Velasquez N, Huang Z, Humphreys IM, Nayak JV. Inferior turbinate reconstruction using porcine small intestine submucosal xenograft demonstrates improved quality of life outcomes in patients with empty nose syndrome., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2015 Nov; 5(11):1077-81