Dr. Merati's professional pathway has taken him from his native Pacific Northwest through California, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri and, finally, Wisconsin,…
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Patient Care Philosophy
My feeling is that, "the secret to caring for the patient is caring about the patient," or my favorite from a professor in medical school: "if you listen to the patient, they will tell you what the problem is."
All medical and surgical aspects of office-based and operative laryngology, including complex airway, voice and swallowing. This includes vocal fold paralysis, surgery for dysphagia/aspiration (including Zenker's), and endoscopic and open surgery for airway stenosis and laryngeal cancer.
Most of my research has related to the better understanding the dominant clinical issues facing our patients, including diagnostic testing and treatment of vocal fold paralysis, surgical management of airway stenosis, the impact of reflux on laryngeal disorders, and tracheotomy complications.
|Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine||Medical education||1991
|Univ. of Calif., San Diego||Internship||General Surgery||
|Univ. of California, San Diego||Fellowship||
|Univ. of California, San Diego||Residency||Otolaryngology||
|Vanderbilt University School of Medicine||Fellowship||Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice||
|American Board of Otolaryngology||Otolaryngology||1998