Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Phillip Zapanta

Philip E. Zapanta, MD, FACS is an otolaryngologist who has a broad clinical interest in the field of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery (including balloon sinuplasty), facial trauma, snoring and sleep apnea surgery, hoarseness, ear disease, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and otolaryngic allergy, sinus and nasal disorders.

Dr. Zapanta earned his bachelor of arts degree in Biology and Biochemistry from Eastern Mennonite University and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is board certified in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and completed his residency at the George Washington University Medical Center. He recently earned a graduate certificate in Leadership Development from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Zapanta has multiple publications and has presented and lectured at the local and national level. He is both an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Associate Otolaryngology Residency Program Director at the George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Zapanta also serves as a Major in the United States Army Reserves Medical Corps. His deployments have included Fort Sill, OK and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has received numerous military awards for his service including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Reserves Component Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Dr. Zapanta’s professional memberships include the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, American College of Surgeons, Society of Military Otolaryngologists, Washington Metropolitan Otolaryngology Head and Neck Society, and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia.

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