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Ashkan Monfared, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Washington, DC, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus


Otolaryngology (ENT) Washington, DC


Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery, George Washington University

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  • Ashkan Monfared, MD is board-certified in Otolaryngology and was recruited from Stanford University to serve as the Director of Otology and Neurotology. He completed his medical training, residency and fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. Previously he has served as staff surgeon in Otolaryngology at Stanford University Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He has had the distinct honor of serving at Veteran Administration Hospital and Walter Reed National Medical Center.

    As a researcher in the areas of acoustic neuroma and inner ear imaging, he has authored several peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. He is the co-principal investigator of a multi-center prospective study on large acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) known as Acoustic Neuroma Subtotal Resection Study (ANSRS). His other current research interests are inner ear physiology, otologic simulators, image guidance surgery, and resident education.

    Dr. Monfared has created the Comprehensive Hearing Center, which is one of the only adult cochlear implant programs in the Metro DC area. The Center serves the needs of patients with any degree of hearing loss and ear disease.

    Since 2004 Dr. Monfared has been active in international humanitarian medical missions. He is on the board of directors of Global ENT Outreach, a non-profit humanitarian organization providing assistance and education with otologic surgeries in many developing countries. He has served in Ethiopia, El Salvador, Belize, Peru, and the American Samoa. Dr. Monfared is a trained classical pianist and fluent in Persian.

Education & Training

  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University
    Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford UniversityFellowship, Neurotology, 2008 - 2010
  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University
    Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford UniversityResidency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2002 - 2007
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford University School of MedicineClass of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2022 - 2025
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2011 - 2024
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2010 - 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - 2024
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Neurotology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Board of Directors Global ENT Outreach
  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Dubai Otology Conference and Exhibition Begins
    Dubai Otology Conference and Exhibition BeginsOctober 10th, 2021


  • Member, AAO-HNS Otology Education Committee 2018 - Present
  • ANS/AOS representative, AAO-HNS Clinical Practice Guideline 2012 - Present
  • Memeber, AAO-HNS Skullbase committee 2012 - 2014

Research History

  • Surgical Middle Ear Simulation Multi-center Study.Prospective randomized study with 11 US and international centers evaluating the fidelity and validity of a middle ear microsurgery simulator.2016 - Present
  • Multi Center Prospective Analysis of Treatment Outcome in Patients with Large Acoustic Neuromas Receiving Subtotal Resection Followed by Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. (A.N.S.R.S)Prospective multicenter trial on large acoustic neuromas2006 - Present
  • Micro-imaging of mammalian cochlea using endogenous fluorescence2008 - 2010
  • Cochlear Endoscopy and Fluoroscopy in vivo.2004 - 2010
  • Pulsatile tinnitus and intracranial hypertensionProspective evaluation of patients with pulsatile tinnitus and refining an algorithm for diagnosis with main focus on venous phase pulsatile tinnitus

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations