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Dr. Merati is an internationally recognized leader in Laryngology.  Following medical school at the University of Washington under Charlie Cummings, he completed his Otolaryngology training at the UCSD, including one year of NIH research training.  From there, Dr. Merati went to Vanderbilt to study Laryngology with Dr. Ossoff at the premier training institution for academic laryngologists. This time at Vanderbilt included work with Dr. Jim Netterville on laryngeal framework surgery.  Following very productive years at Kansas University and at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Merati returned to his native Seattle to head up the Laryngology program at the University of Washington, now widely recognized among the leaders in clinical care, scholarship, and training in the nation.   He has over 115 peer reviewed publications and also is the lead editor for the Textbook of Laryngology. Dr. Merati has served as Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology.  Dr. Merati has earned two Distinguished Service awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and is the current President of the AAOHNS.   Dr. Merati is also the current President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association as well as serving as the Western Section Vice-President for the Triological Society.