Fellowship: Rhinology

The UW Rhinology fellowship is a one-year program that provides a truly comprehensive experience in the management of all aspects of rhinology and anterior skull base surgery. The fellowship is particularly strong in the medical and surgical management of inflammatory sinus disease, combination sinus-orbit pathologies, sinus tumors, and has a very robust endoscopic skull base program. In addition, the program continues to be an innovator in transorbital endoscopic skull base surgery.

Being the only tertiary medical center in the Pacific Northwest, UW Medical Center receives frequent referrals from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Because of this large geographic referral network, we see the most complicated cases in the region. Gaining experience in managing these complex cases is critical for the fellow acquiring the confidence to become a successful well-trained rhinologist.

The rhinology program at UW works very closely with the Department of Medicine’s Allergy Division. Several days per week we share clinic space with Allergy to provide comprehensive care for highly complex inflammatory sinus and lower airway diseases. We have a large aspirin desensitization program for Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease as well as an aggressive program to provide cutting edge systemic biologics therapies, allergy testing and immunotherapy. The rhinology fellow will spend adequate time with Allergy to gain key knowledge should they wish to pursue otolaryngic allergy in the future.

The UW Department of Otolaryngology is proud to hold a T-32 NIDCD training grant. Rhinology fellows have the option to apply for an additional one-year post-doc research year should they wish to extend their training to investigate rhinology-related research within the mission of the NIDCD.

The UW Rhinology fellow will have one full day of autonomous clinic and one half-day of OR per week. This will include a combination of rhinology and general otolaryngology patients. The fellow will be responsible for working with and teaching residents and medical students. Candidates must be Board eligible and must be a United States citizen. Unfortunately at this time, International Medical Graduates are not eligible for this fellowship. Interested candidates should send a cover letter to the Program Director and apply through the Rhinology Fellowship Match.

Clinical sites 

University of Washington Medical Center 

1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 36515
Seattle WA 98195

The UW Medical Center is a 529-bed tertiary care referral center the consistently ranks as one of the top 10 best hospitals in America by US News & World Report.


Program Director: Ian Humphreys, D.O., F.A.R.S.
Address: 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 36515
Seattle WA 98195
Phone: (206) 685-9037
Fax: (206) 543-5152
Email: ihumphre@uw.edu

Faculty involved with the fellowship:

Ian Humphreys, D.O.
Waleed Abuzeid, M.D.
Kris Moe, M.D.
Aria Jafari, M.D.


Dr. Humphreys at Whistler with 2019-2020 rhinology fellow, Landon Massoth, M.D.

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