Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Available for Telehealth Visits

Languages: Malayalam, English

Gender: Male


UMMC Peds Otorhinolaryngology Ctr

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Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21201
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FAX: 410-328-0889

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Columbia, MD 21045
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About Me

Noah Schultz, who was born with a rare, life-threatening cyst of the airway, is thriving today, thanks to laryngotracheal reconstruction performed by Dr. Isaiah.

Dr. Isaiah is an associate professor of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also has appointments in pediatrics as well as diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.

His clinical interests include the entire breadth of ear, nose and throat disorders in infants and children with a focus on sleep disorders, airway-related problems, ear infections and hearing loss. He is particularly skilled at evaluating and managing breathing problems in medically complex children — such as those born prematurely or those with major cardiac disorders — using advanced endoscopic techniques.Dr. Isaiah qualified in medicine in India with multiple honors and completed a DPhil (PhD) in neuroscience as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. During doctoral training, he studied brain plasticity related to hearing restoration using electrophysiological, statistical, computational and behavioral techniques. Following postdoctoral training, residency in otolaryngology and a clinical fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in September 2016. 

Dr. Isaiah has received the Charles Ferguson Award from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology for clinical research, the Mentor Award from UMSOM for Transformative Impact and was a featured investigator by the journal Pediatric Research. He is a co-investigator in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, the largest study of brain development in children. He participated in a National Writing Group for pediatric sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease by the American Heart Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and currently serves on three committees related to these organizations.

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