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George Scangas, M.D.

George Scangas, M.D.

Dr. Scangas is a board certified otolaryngologist and Harvard fellowship trained rhinologist, who is committed to comprehensive sinus care. Dr. Scangas combines his clinical interest of caring for patients with diseases of the nose and sinuses with his research on medical and surgical outcomes, towards the ultimate goal of improving quality of life for his patients.

Dr. George Scangas grew up locally in Peabody, Massachusetts. He attended St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he graduated as the Salutatorian. He was accepted into the prestigious Biomedical Engineering major at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science and Engineering as well as Minors in Biology and Chemistry.

He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors distinction. From there, he was accepted into the Harvard Otolaryngology Residency program where he completed his training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He was then accepted into the Harvard fellowship in Rhinology / Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.

Dr. Scangas has dedicated his academic research to the study of medical and surgical outcomes in patients with sinusitis and other nasal conditions. He has published numerous influential research manuscripts in national and international medical journals with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life for all patients who suffer with sinonasal conditions. Dr. Scangas prides himself on providing thorough, expert, and compassionate care for his patients, and to that effect has been recognized with the Partners in Excellence Award for Patient Care from Massachusetts General Hospital.


  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • Summa Cum Laude

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

  • Fellowship, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
    • Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    • Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Internship in General Surgery
    • Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Board Certification

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Editorial Positions

  • Editor for International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology
  • Editor for American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy

  • Partners in Excellence Award for Patient Care
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Washington, D.C.
    • Recipient of the Graduate Grant
  • American Rhinologic Society (ARS) Clinical Research Award
    • Awarded for the best clinical research paper presented at the Spring ARS Scientific Meeting
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    • Member – Outcomes Research and Evidence Based Medicine Committee
    • Member – Rhinology and Allergy Education Committee

  1. Gadkaree SK, Rathi VK, Gottschalk E, Feng AL, Phillips KM, Scangas GA, Metson R. The role of industry influence in sinus balloon dilation: Trends over time. Laryngoscope. 2018 May 8. doi: 10.1002/lary.27203
  2. Mueller SK, Scangas GA, Amiji MM, Bleier BS. Prospective transfrontal sheep model of skull-base reconstruction using vascularized mucosa, Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Dec 11. Doi: 10.1002/alr.22058
  3. Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Su BM, Shrime M, Metson RB. The impact of asthma on the cost effectiveness of surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Sep 5. doi: 10.1002/alr.22013
  4. Scangas GA, Lehmann AE, Remenschneider AK, Su BM, Shrime M, Metson RB. The Value of Frontal Sinusotomy for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps – A Cost Utility Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug 16. doi: 10.1002/lary.26783
  5. Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Bleier BS, Holbrook EH, Gray ST, Metson RB.Does the Timing of Middle Turbinate Resection Influence Quality-of-Life Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 May 1:194599817706929
  6. Scangas GA, Eloy JA, Lin DT. The Role of Chemotherapy in the Management of Sinonasal and Ventral Skull Base Malignancies. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Apr;50(2):433-441
  7. Scangas GA, Bleier BS. Anosmia: Differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jan 1;31(1):3-7
  8. Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Su BM, Shrime M, Metson R. Cost Utility Analysis of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with and without Nasal Polyposis. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul 21. doi: 10.1002/lary.26169
  9. Scangas GA, Su BM, Remenschneider AK, Shrime M, Metson R. Cost Utility Analysis of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Jun;6(6):582-9. doi: 10.1002/alr.21697
  10. Meier, Josh C.; Scangas, George A.; Remenschneider, Aaron K.; Sadow, Peter; Chambers, Kyle; Dedmon, Matt; Lin, Derrick T.; Holbrook, Eric H.; Metson, Ralph; Gray, Stacey T. Skull base erosion and associated complications in sphenoid sinus fungal balls. Allergy & Rhinology, Volume 7, Number 4, 2016, pp. e227-e232(6)
  11. Castellanos A, Scangas GA, Naunheim MR, Raol N, Cohen MS. Avoiding Surgical Pitfalls during Resection of a Hybrid First and Second Branchial Cleft Cyst. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:91-3
  12. Naunheim MR, Remenschneider AK, Scangas GA, Bunting GW, Deschler DG. The Effect of Initial Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Size on Postoperative Complications and Voice Outcomes. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Dec 9
  13. Bergmark RW, Ishman SL, Scangas GA, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Socioeconomic determinants of overnight and weekend emergency department use for acute rhinosinusitis.Laryngoscope. 2015 May 27. doi: 10.1002/lary.25390
  14. Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Santos F. Lipochoristoma of the Internal Auditory Canal. J Neurol Surg Rep 2015;76:e52–e54
  15. Bergmark RW, Ishman SL, Scangas GA, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Insurance Status and Quality of Outpatient Care for Uncomplicated Acute Rhinosinusitis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr 16. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0530
  16. Scangas GA, Ishman SL, Bergmark RW, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Emergency department presentation for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis is associated with poor access to healthcare. Laryngoscope. 2015 Mar 17. doi: 10.1002/lary.25230
  17. Remenschneider AK, Scangas G, Meier JC, Gray ST, Holbrook EH, Gliklich RE, Metson R. EQ-5D-derived health utility values in patients undergoing surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov 28. doi: 10.1002/lary.25054
  18. Scangas GA and Laws ER, Jr. Pituitary incidentalomas. Pituitary. 2014 Oct;17(5):486-91. doi: 10.1007/s11102-013-0517-x
  19. Scangas GA, Gudis DA, and Kennedy DW. (2013). The natural history and clinical characteristics of paranasal sinus mucoceles: a clinical review. Int. Forum Allergy Rhinol. 3, 712–717
  20. Mohapatra G, Engler DA, Starbuck KD, Kim JC, Bernay DC, Scangas GA, Rousseau A, Batchelor, TT, Betensky RA, and Louis DN. (2011). 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. Acta Neuropathol. (Berl.) 121, 529–543
  21. Gabeau-Lacet D, Engler D, Gupta S, Scangas GA, Betensky RA, Barker FG, Loeffler JS, Louis DN, Mohapatra G. (2009). Genomic profiling of atypical meningiomas associates gain of 1q with poor clinical outcome. J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 68, 1155–1165
  22. Xing D, Scangas G, Nitta M, He L, Xu X, Ioffe YJM, Aspuria P-J, Hedvat CY, Anderson ML, Oliva E, et al. (2009). A role for BRCA1 in uterine leiomyosarcoma. Cancer Res. 69, 8231–8235
  23. Rogers, W.T., Moser, A.R., Holyst, H.A., Bantly, A., Mohler, E.R., 3rd, Scangas G, and Moore, J.S. (2008). Cytometric fingerprinting: quantitative characterization of multivariate distributions. Cytom. Part J. Int. Soc. Anal. Cytol. 73, 430–441
  24. Scangas G, Lozano-Calderón, S., and Ring, D. (2008). Disparity between popular (Internet) and scientific illness concepts of carpal tunnel syndrome causation. J. Hand Surg. 33, 1076–1080

Published Book Chapters

  1. Scangas GA and Holbrook EH. Rhinology Case Chapter in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies: Oral Board Exam Review. 2017
  2. Scangas GA, Glass LRD, Bleier BS. Chapter 1: Anatomy of the Orbit and Paranasal Sinuses in Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit: Anatomy, Pathology, and Management.
  3. Scangas GA and Caradonna DS. Head and Neck Chapter in Pocket Surgery 2017.
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