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


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

Medical School: Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1993

Internship: Yale University, General Surgery, New Haven, Conn., 1994

Residency: Yale University, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New Haven, Conn., 1998

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

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

Board Certification: Otolaryngology 1999, Sleep Medicine, 2008

Memberships: American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology, 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

Sutherland K, Lowth AB, Antic N, Carney AS, Catcheside PG, Chai-Coetzer CL, Chia M, Hodge JC, Jones A, Kaambwa B, Lewis R, MacKay S, McEvoy RD, Ooi EH, Pinczel AJ, McArdle N, Rees G, Singh B, Stow N, Weaver EM, Woodman RJ, Woods CM, Yeo A, Cistulli PA. Volumetric MRI analysis of Multilevel Upper Airway Surgery effects on pharyngeal structure., Sleep 2021 Jul

MacKay S, McEvoy RD, Weaver EM. The Effect of Surgical Treatment on Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Reply., JAMA 2021 02; 325(8):789-790

Deng MZ, Abdelfattah MY, Baldwin MC, Weaver EM, Liu ZJ. Obstructive sleep apnea in obese minipigs., J Transl Sci 2020 Oct; 6(5):

MacKay S, Carney AS, Catcheside PG, Chai-Coetzer CL, Chia M, Cistulli PA, Hodge JC, Jones A, Kaambwa B, Lewis R, Ooi EH, Pinczel AJ, McArdle N, Rees G, Singh B, Stow N, Weaver EM, Woodman RJ, Woods CM, Yeo A, McEvoy RD. Effect of Multilevel Upper Airway Surgery vs Medical Management on the Apnea-Hypopnea Index and Patient-Reported Daytime Sleepiness Among Patients With Moderate or Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The SAMS Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA 2020 09; 324(12):1168-1179

Kezirian EJ, Simmons M, Schwab RJ, Cistulli P, Li KK, Weaver EM, Goldberg AN, Malhotra A. Making Sense of the Noise: Toward Rational Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea., Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020 12; 202(11):1503-1508

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