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


Ed grew up in Portland, Oregon, and graduated in math and chemistry from the University of Oregon. He attended medical school and otolaryngology residency at Yale University, 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, 1988

Medical School: Yale University, 1993

Residency: Yale University, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 1998

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

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

Board Certifications: Otolaryngology 1999, Sleep Medicine 2008

Memberships: American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 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

Ikeda AK, McShay C, Marsh R, Saini S, Sardesai MG, Weaver EM, Boss EF. Patient Factors and Preferences in Choosing Sleep Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Qualitative Study., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2022 Jun1945998221105404

Sleep surgery improves blood pressure: How can it be?, Sleep Med Rev 2022 04; 62101619

Shusterman DJ, Spector BM, Goldberg AN, Weaver EM, Otto BA, Zhao K. Use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model observed nasal nitric oxide levels in human subjects., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2022 05; 12(5):735-743

Spector BM, Shusterman DJ, Goldberg AN, Weaver EM, Farag AA, Otto BA, Zhao K. Computational modeling of nasal nitric oxide flux from the paranasal sinuses: Validation against human experiment., Comput Biol Med 2021 09; 136104723

Meyer TK, Spiekerman C, Kaye R, Blitzer A, Kamizi RS, Jiang L, Weaver EM. Association of Laryngeal Botulinum Neurotoxin Injection With Work Productivity for Patients With Spasmodic Dysphonia., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 09; 147(9):804-810

Latest news 

UW Mini Med School 2014:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6Rdn_Pbwg