Ashkan Monfared, MD is board-certified in Otolaryngology and was recruited from Stanford University to serve as the Director of Otology and Neurotology at George Washington University. He completed his medical training, residency and fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery and performs operations for acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, and other skullbase disorders. He also treats disorders of the ear, hearing and the facial nerve including endoscopic ear surgery and cochlear implantation.
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.
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, Colombia and the American Samoa. Dr. Monfared is a trained classical pianist and fluent in Persian.