Mark Criswell, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Eglin AFB, FL


Otolaryngology (ENT) Eglin AFB, FL

Ped Otolaryngology (ENT), Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease, Sleep Medicine

Otolaryngologist at Eglin Air Force Base Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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  • I am a board certified otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck Surgeon) who completed training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After serving as otolaryngologist on 3 continents for the U.S. Army with a 21 year career, I retired from active duty and transitioned into civilian service. I work as a contract surgeon for the US Air Force to provide care for their active duty and retired families.

Education & Training

  • National Capital Consortium
    National Capital ConsortiumResidency, Otolaryngology, 1997 - 2001
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineInternship, Transitional Year, 1994 - 1995
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    University of New Mexico School of MedicineClass of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1997 - 2017
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 1995 - 1998
  • ND State Medical License
    ND State Medical License Active through 2011
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Airborne Badge, Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Army Commendation Medal, Korea Defense Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal U.S. Army, 1988-2016
  • Colonel U.S. Army, 2012
  • Mentor of the Year, Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, GA Interservice Physician Assistant Program, 2009

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Reporting results of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome surgery trials  
    Kerizian EJ, Weaver EM, Criswell MA, de Vries N, Woodson BT, Piccirillo JF, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 4/2011
  • Hyperthermic, supersaturated humidification in the treatment of xerostomia  
    Criswell MA, Sinha CK, Laryngoscope, 6/2001


  • Hyperthermic, supersaturated humidification in the treatment of xerostomia
    Criswell MA, Sinha CK, Southern Triological Meeting, Marco Island, FL, 1/12/2001
  • Septic temporomandibular arthritis
    Criswell MA, Tran LE, Zalzal G, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - HNS, New Orleans, LA, 9/26/1999


  • Advances in sleep surgery 
    Sleep Medicine Conference, Landstuhl, Germany - 12/11/2013
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome 
    Grand Rounds, Fort Stewart, GA - 10/28/2010
  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear (regular lecture for semiannual course) 
    CAOHC Hearing Conservation Course, Fort Stewart, GA - 8/5/2009
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  • Member, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - HNS 2008 - 2011

Research History

  • Attending Otolaryngologist, Madigan Army Medical CenterChanneling radiofrequency reduction of the tongue base with Coblation for sleep apnea2006 - 2007
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neuroscience & Neuroanatomy, Univ. of UtahInvestigating homeobox gene control of auditory nuclei in chick embryos using microsurgical rhombomere transplantation and fate mapping techniques1996 - 1997
  • Medical Student, Univ. of New Mexico Medical CenterSudden sensorineural hearing loss in health care personnel1993 - 1993

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