"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

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 Jul

Skirko JR, James KT, Shusterman DJ, Weaver EM. Association of Allergic Rhinitis With Change in Nasal Congestion in New Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Users., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Apr

Jara SM, Phipps AI, Maynard C, Weaver EM. The Association of Sleep Apnea and Cancer in Veterans., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 04; 162(4):581-588

Skirko JR, James KT, Garrison LP, Weaver EM. Development of a Sleep Apnea-Specific Health State Utility Algorithm., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Jan

Ravesloot MJL, de Raaff CAL, van de Beek MJ, Benoist LBL, Beyers J, Corso RM, Edenharter G, den Haan C, Heydari Azad J, Ho JTF, Hofauer B, Kezirian EJ, van Maanen JP, Maes S, Mulier JP, Randerath W, Vanderveken OM, Verbraecken J, Vonk PE, Weaver EM, de Vries N. Perioperative Care of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Upper Airway Surgery: A Review and Consensus Recommendations., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 06

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