“The best of doctors go to hell.” -From the Babylonian Talmud.


Alan W. Langman, M.D., is a board certified physician at Northwest Otolaryngology and a UW instructor of Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Langman has over 25 years of experience in treating patients with hearing and balance problems. His goal is to bring the compassion of private practice care and combine it with the expertise that is available in a university practice setting.

Dr. Langman earned his M.D. from Hahenmann University in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has been an editor and member of editorial boards of several journals. He has particular expertise in hearing restoration, cochlear implants, acoustic tumor and skull base surgery.

In his free time Dr. Langman enjoys soccer and travel.


Medical School: Hahnemann University, 1982

Internship: Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Internal Medicine, 1983

Residency: University of California San Francisco, General Surgery, 1985

Residency: University of California San Francisco, Otolaryngology, 1989

Fellowship: University of Michigan, Otology, Neurology, and Skull Base Surgery, 1990

Board Certifications: Otolaryngology, 1989, American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic interests 

Clinical research in otology and neurotology.

Recent Publications

Crowson MG, Mulder H, Cyr DD, Langman AW, Lee WT, Parham K, Pynnonen MA, Schulz K, Shin JJ, Witsell D, Vambutas A. Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Is Not a Sentinel Event for Acute Myocardial Infarction., Otol Neurotol 2018 08; 39(7):e518-e523

Chapurin N, Pynnonen MA, Roberts R, Schulz K, Shin JJ, Witsell DL, Parham K, Langman A, Carpenter D, Vambutas A, Nguyen-Huynh A, Wolfley A, Lee WT. CHEER National Study of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Practice Patterns: Disease Comorbidities and Factors Associated with Surgery., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 04; 156(4):751-756

Bellmunt AM, Roberts R, Lee WT, Schulz K, Pynnonen MA, Crowson MG, Witsell D, Parham K, Langman A, Vambutas A, Ryan SE, Shin JJ. Does an Otolaryngology-Specific Database Have Added Value? A Comparative Feasibility Analysis., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 07; 155(1):56-64

Piker EG, Schulz K, Parham K, Vambutas A, Witsell D, Tucci D, Shin JJ, Pynnonen MA, Nguyen-Huynh A, Crowson M, Ryan SE, Langman A, Roberts R, Wolfley A, Lee WT. Variation in the Use of Vestibular Diagnostic Testing for Patients Presenting to Otolaryngology Clinics with Dizziness., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 07; 155(1):42-7

Lee WT, Witsell DL, Parham K, Shin JJ, Chapurin N, Pynnonen MA, Langman A, Nguyen-Huynh A, Ryan SE, Vambutas A, Roberts RS, Schulz K. Tonsillectomy Bleed Rates across the CHEER Practice Research Network: Pursuing Guideline Adherence and Quality Improvement., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 07; 155(1):28-32