Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil

  • Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil

Specialties:

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Otolaryngology

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About Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil

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Dr. Isaiah is an Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Baltimore, MD, with additional appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Diagnostic Radiology and  Nuclear Medicine. He 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's 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 and uses advanced endoscopic techniques and approaches. 

Learn about Noah Schultz, an infant born with a rare, life-threatening cyst of the airway that Dr. Isaiah treated on the first day at the University of Maryland.

As a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Isaiah’s areas of scientific expertise span snoring and sleep apnea, brain development, biomedical engineering, and statistical modeling. To date, he has published 55 manuscripts, 7 book chapters, 40 conference proceedings/abstracts and has 4 patents related to SDB technology. His work on snoring and brain development in children has received widespread media attention.

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.

Gender: Male

Language(s): English

Affiliation(s):

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

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