"I was born and raised in Seattle, and I am honored to serve the community where I grew up. I am dedicated to providing patient-centered care and genuinely want what is best for my patients. I have always had a commitment to excellence and prioritize leading by example. I find it rewarding to work alongside experts in their respective subspecialties, and thrive in academic medicine, which combines clinical care, education, and research. To complement my clinical work and time spent with the collaborative UW OTO team, my research focuses on shared medical decision-making, which aims to ensure clinical decisions incorporate and reflect patient preferences and evidence-based medicine, thereby promoting patient empowerment, improving transparency, and increasing trust."


Undergraduate Education: Whitman College, Bachelors of Arts (Double Major) - Biochemistry/Biophysics and Economics

Medical School: Emory University, 2018 

Graduate School: University of Washington, School of Public Health – Masters of Science – Epidemiology, 2022

Academic interests 


Sleep medicine/surgery, rhinology, pediatric otolaryngology.


I have a keen interest in shared decision-making, as it impacts patient satisfaction, disease management, and clinical outcomes. Through support from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation CORE Resident Research Grant, I have ongoing qualitative and quantitative research projects to assess decision-making among patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are considering sleep surgery. Additionally, this work can also be applied in other subspecialties within otolaryngology, where quality of life and patient preferences play a major role. In the future, I aim to become a leader in clinical epidemiology and outcomes-based research as an independent physician-scientist investigator.


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

Ikeda AK, Burke AB. LeFort Fractures., Semin Plast Surg 2021 Nov; 35(4):250-255

Ikeda AK, Bhrany AD, Sie KCY, Bly RA. Management of patients with unilateral microtia and aural atresia: recent advances and updates., Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Dec; 29(6):526-533

Lee CH, Ikeda AK, Patel S, Levy JM, Patel ZM, Solares CA, Oyesiku N, Wise SK. Risk Factors for Rhinosinusitis After Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Adenomectomy., Am J Rhinol Allergy 2021 05; 35(3):348-352

Ikeda AK, Luk LJ, Patel ZM, Oyesiku NM, Solares CA, DelGaudio JM, Levy JM, Wise SK. Follow-up Management of Patients After Transsphenoidal Approach for Resection of Pituitary Adenomas., Am J Rhinol Allergy 2020 Mar; 34(2):150-155