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George Scangas, M.D.

Dr. George Scanga in lab coat

Dr. George Scangas grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts, and is a Chief Resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. His primary research interests include chronic rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, patient-reported outcome measures, and healthcare economics. He has published several articles on the cost-effectiveness of endoscopic sinus surgery for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis both with and without nasal polyps. Dr. Scangas combines his clinical interest of caring for patients with diseases of the nose and sinuses with his research on clinical outcomes towards the ultimate goal of improving quality of life for his patients. 

A graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Scangas is currently finishing the Harvard Medical School Otolaryngology Residency Program and will be staying at Harvard to complete a rhinology/endoscopic skull base surgery fellowship in 2017.   

For more information on Dr. Scangas, check out his Harvard Catalyst website or Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering)

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine 

FOCUS Project
Cost utility analysis of endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis 


Cost utility analysis of endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyposis. Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Su BM, Shrime MG, Metson R. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul 21.

Cost utility analysis of endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. Scangas GA, Su BM, Remenschneider AK, Shrime MG, Metson R. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Jun. 6(6):582-9. doi: 10.1002/alr.21697. Epub 2016 Mar 17.
PMID: 26991813

Avoiding surgical pitfalls during resection of a "hybrid" first and second branchial cleft cyst - A case report. Castellanos A, Scangas GA, Naunheim MR, Raol N, Cohen MS. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug. 87:91-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 6. No abstract available.
PMID: 27368450

The effect of initial tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis size on postoperative complications and voice outcomes. Naunheim MR, Remenschneider AK, Scangas GA, Bunting GW, Deschler DG. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jun. 125(6):478-84. doi: 10.1177/0003489415620426. Epub 2015 Dec 9.
PMID: 26658068

Socioeconomic determinants of overnight and weekend emergency department use for acute rhinosinusitis. Bergmark RW, Ishman SL, Scangas GA, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Laryngoscope. 2015 May 27. doi: 10.1002/lary.25390.

Lipochoristoma of the internal auditory canal. Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Santos F. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2015. 76:e52–e54.

Insurance status and quality of outpatient care for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis. Bergmark RW, Ishman SL, Scangas GA, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr 16. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0530.

Emergency department presentation for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis is associated with poor access to healthcare. Scangas GA, Ishman SL, Bergmark RW, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Laryngoscope. 2015 Mar 17. doi: 10.1002/lary.25230.

EQ-5D-derived health utility values in patients undergoing surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis
. Remenschneider AK, Scangas GA, Meier JC, Gray ST, Holbrook EH, Gliklich RE, Metson R. Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov 28. doi: 10.1002/lary.25054.

Pituitary incidentalomas. Scangas GA, Laws, ER, Jr. Pituitary. 2014 Oct. 17(5):486-91. doi: 10.1007/s11102-013-0517-x.

The natural history and clinical characteristics of paranasal sinus mucoceles: A clinical review. Scangas GA, Gudis DA, Kennedy DW. Int. Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013. 3,712–717.

Genome-wide comparison of paired fresh frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded gliomas by custom BAC and oligonucleotide array comparative genomic hybridization: Facilitating analysis of archival gliomas. Mohapatra G, Engler DA, Starbuck KD, Kim JC, Bernay DC, Scangas GA, Rousseau A, Batchelor TT, Betensky RA, Louis DN. Acta Neuropathol. 2011 Apr. 121(4):529-43. doi: 10.1007/s00401-010-0773-z. Epub 2010 Nov 16. 
PMID: 21080181 

Genomic profiling of atypical meningiomas associates gain of 1q with poor clinical outcome. Gabeau-Lacet D, Engler D, Gupta S, Scangas GA, Betensky RA, Barker FG 2nd, Loeffler JS, Louis DN, Mohapatra G. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2009 Oct. 68(10):1155-65. doi: 10.1097/NEN.0b013e3181ba3952. 
PMID: 19918127 

A role for BRCA1 in uterine leiomyosarcoma. Xing D, Scangas GA, Nitta M, He L, Xu X, Ioffe YJ, Aspuria PJ, Hedvat CY, Anderson ML, Oliva E, Karlan BY, Mohapatra G, Orsulic S. Cancer Res. 2009 Nov 1. 69(21):8231-5. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-09-2543. Epub 2009 Oct 20. 
PMID: 19843854 

Disparity between popular (internet) and scientific illness concepts of carpal tunnel syndrome causation. Scangas GA, Lozano-Calderón S, Ring D. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Sep. 33(7):1076-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.03.001. 
PMID: 18762100

Cytometric fingerprinting: Quantitative characterization of multivariate distributions. Rogers WT, Moser AR, Holyst HA, Bantly A, Mohler ER 3rd, Scangas GA, Moore JS. Cytometry A. 2008 May. 73(5): 430-441. 
PMID: 18383310