Blake Alkire, M.D., MPH, joins Mass. Eye and Ear

October 06, 2016
Dr. Alkire

Boston, Mass. — Blake Alkire, M.D., MPH, a board-certified physician in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, recently joined Mass. Eye and Ear as a general otolaryngologist, specializing in comprehensive adult and pediatric otolaryngology and sinus disease. Dr. Alkire is currently accepting new patients at the Longwood campus of Mass. Eye and Ear (800 Huntington Ave., Boston).

Dr. Alkire’s clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, salivary gland disorders, nasal obstruction, hearing loss and voice disorders such as hoarseness. He conducts research on value-based health care and global health care policy, and he is developing economic models to understand the costs and benefits of expanding surgical capacity in low- and middle-income countries. Due to his interest in global health initiatives, Dr. Alkire works with the Office of Global Surgery and Health at Mass. Eye and Ear and the Program in Global Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Alkire begins his new position at Mass. Eye and Ear having recently completed his surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through the Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School residency program. He has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters in Public Health (Global Health concentration) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Before his residency at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Alkire completed an internship in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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