Department of Otolaryngology
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356515
Seattle WA 98195




Ian M. Humphreys, DO FARS
Tel: (206) 685-9037
Fax: (206) 543-5152
Email: [email protected]


To provide excellence and leadership in all aspects of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery by teaching, undertaking research, and providing exemplary clinical practice in the broad field covered by the discipline.


The UW Rhinology fellowship is a one-year program that provides a truly comprehensive experience in the management of all aspects of rhinology and anterior skull base surgery. The fellowship is particularly strong in the medical and surgical management of inflammatory sinus disease, combination sinus-orbit pathologies, sinus tumors, and has a very robust endoscopic skull base program. In addition, the program continues to be an innovator in transorbital endoscopic skull base surgery.

Being the only tertiary medical center in the Pacific Northwest, UW Medical Center receives frequent referrals from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Because of this large geographic referral network, we see the most complicated cases in the region. Gaining experience in managing these complex cases is critical for the fellow acquiring the confidence to become a successful well-trained rhinologist.

The rhinology program at UW works very closely with the Department of Medicine’s Allergy Division. Several days per week we share clinic space with Allergy to provide comprehensive care for highly complex inflammatory sinus and lower airway diseases. We have a large aspirin desensitization program for Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease as well as an aggressive program to provide cutting edge systemic biologics therapies, allergy testing and immunotherapy. The rhinology fellow will spend adequate time with Allergy to gain key knowledge should they wish to pursue otolaryngic allergy in the future.


Clinical Rotations:

The Fellowship is sub-specialty specific so that the Fellow is involved with all clinical sites where Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery is performed. The vast majority of cases will involve adult patients.

Weekly Schedule:

The Fellow will be responsible for patient care in the clinic and OR with the Fellowship Director and other rhinology faculty on a weekly basis. The Fellow will run an independent one-half day clinic weekly where independent surgical cases will be booked. The Fellow will have one-half day of independent OR time.

Research Responsibilities:

The fellow will have the opportunity and expectation to participate in many ongoing research programs (clinical and basic/translational), and will be encouraged to present research at national meetings. The UW Department of Otolaryngology is proud to hold a T-32 NIDCD training grant. Rhinology fellows have the option to apply for an additional one-year post-doc research year should they wish to extend their training to investigate rhinology-related research within the mission of the NIDCD.

Diversity of Cases:

The fellow will gain experience through a broad variety of surgical cases with an emphasis on multidisciplinary cases. Fellows will typically finish with over 300 cases including a vast number of complex endoscopic skull base cases. Fellows will work with our colleagues in medicine-based Allergy to gain skills needed to pursue an allergy practice if desired.

2021-2022 Fellow's Case Log

Call Schedule:

Fellows will participate the normal faculty call schedule, approximately 4 weeks per year. They will also cover some day-time call responsibilities shared with other fellows and faculty. The day time call will focus on inpatient rhinology consultations.


Waleed Abuzeid, MD

Ian Humphreys, DO FARS

Aria Jafari, MD

Kris Moe, MD

Additional Information:

This fellowship offers a competitive salary/benefit package based on an R6 level. The Fellow is considered an Acting Instructor.


2018-2019: Mamie Higgins, MD
2019-2020: Landon Massoth, MD
2020-2021: Patricia Johnson, MD
2021-2022: Nathan Reeve, MD (current)
2022-2023: Dhruv Sharma, MD (incoming)


Applicants must be Board eligible/board certified and satisfy requirements for Washington state Medical Licensure.

At this time we are not taking international medical graduates.


Submit required materials through SF Match.
Interviews will be conducted in Winter-Spring in accordance with the Rhinology SF Match Program.


Fellowship Director:
Ian M. Humphreys, DO FARS
University of Washington, Box 356515
Health Sciences Building, Suite BB1165
Seattle, WA 98195-6515
Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator:
Christina Benton
Academic Affairs and HR Specialist
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (206) 543-8383