Financial Disclosure: Dr. Merati has no financial relationships to disclose. 

Non-Financial Disclosure:
 Dr. Merati is an employee of the University of Washington.


Dr. Merati is an internationally recognized leader in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.  Following medical school at the University of Washington under Charlie Cummings, he completed his Otolaryngology training at the University of California at San Diego, including one year of NIH research training.  From there, Dr. Merati went to Vanderbilt to study Laryngology with Robert Ossoff at the premier training institution for academic laryngologists. This time at Vanderbilt included work with Jim Netterville on laryngeal framework surgery.  Following very productive years at Kansas University and at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Merati returned to his native Seattle in 2007 to head up the Laryngology program at the University of Washington, now widely recognized among the leaders in clinical care, scholarship, and training in the nation.   He has over 130 peer reviewed publications and also is the lead editor for the Textbook of Laryngology. Dr. Merati has served as Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and as a Vice President of the Triological Society.   Dr. Merati has earned two Distinguished Service awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and is Past-President of the AAO-HNS as well as of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, one of only a few who have held both posts. After serving as Service Chief for Otolaryngology-HNS at UW Medical Center for 5 years, Dr. Merati is now the Associate Medical Director for Perioperative Quality and Safety for the UW Medical Centers.  In 2023 Dr Merati was elected to join the AAOHNS Hall of Distinction as a “Living Legend” for his contributions to Otolaryngology – HNS


1. Contemporary Laryngology: Surgical Options for Swallowing Disorders