Ahmad R. Sedaghat, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School




Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-6011
Fax: 617-573-6845
Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Pediatric Patients



Ahmad R. Sedaghat, M.D., Ph.D., is a fellowship-trained rhinologist with expertise and interest in inflammatory sinus diseases, including chronic rhinosinusitis. Dr. Sedaghat received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, graduating as valedictorian of the class of 2001. He received his medical degree and a doctoral degree in immunology from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2009. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Sedaghat chose to pursue a career in otolaryngology, specifically to care for patients with inflammatory sinus disease and to study the immunologic mechanisms of their disease. He completed his residency in otolaryngology and a clinical fellowship in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

To date, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, including single-center and multi-center studies on allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis in both adults and children. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Sedaghat currently leads two multi-center studies on the fundamental immunologic mechanisms of allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis. The goal of Dr. Sedaghat’s research is to develop targeted therapies that will provide greater long-term control of—and possibly even cure—inflammatory sinus diseases, such as chronic rhinosinusitis, in order to maximize quality of life for patients while minimizing treatment side effects.

Select Publications

Does balloon catheter sinuplasty have a role in the surgical management of pediatric sinus disease? Sedaghat AR and Cunningham MJ. 2011. Laryngoscope. 121(10):2053-4.

Risk factors for development of chronic rhinosinusitis in patients with allergic rhinitis. Sedaghat AR, Gray ST, Wilke CO, Caradonna DS. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Sep-Oct;2(5):370-5.

Radiographic density profiles link frontal and anterior ethmoid sinuses behavior in chronic rhinosinusitis. Sedaghat AR and Bhattacharyya N. 2012. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol.  2(6):496-500.

Clinical assessment is an accurate predictor of which patients will need septoplasty. Sedaghat AR, Busaba NY, Cunningham MJ, and Kieff DA. 2013. Laryngoscope. 123(1):48-52.

Atopy and chronic rhinosinusitis in children with allergic rhinitis. Sedaghat AR, Phipatanakul W, and Cunningham MJ. 2013. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 1(6): 689-91.

Sinonasal variants and asthma are associated with faster development of chronic rhinosinusitis in patients with allergic rhinitis. Sedaghat AR, Gray ST, Chambers K, Wilke CO, and Caradonna DS. 2013. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 3(9):755-61.

Prevalence of and Associations with Allergic Rhinitis in Children with Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Sedaghat AR, Phipatanakul W, and Cunningham MJ. 2014. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 78(2):343-7.

Characterization of aeroallergen sensitivities in children with allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis. Sedaghat AR, Phipatanakul W, and Cunningham MJ. 2014. Allergy Rhinol. 5(3):143-5.

Characterization of tree allergy prevalence in children under four years of age. Sedaghat AR, Sheehan WJ, Bharmanee A, Harris K, and Phipatanakul W. 2014.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 112(4):388-9.

Clustering of chronic rhinosinusitis symptomatology reveals novel associations with objective clinicodemographic characteristics. Sedaghat AR, Gray ST, Caradonna SD and Caradonna DS. 2015. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 29(2):100-5.

View a complete list of publications on pubmed.gov.



  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , M.D.
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Ph.D.


  • Harvard Medical School (General Surgery)


  • Harvard Medical School (Otolaryngology)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Rhinology and Sinus Surgery)