Alexander Farag

Alexander Farag, MD

  • Otolaryngology

Appointments: (614) 366-3687

About Me

As a head and neck surgeon, I enjoy the challenges of revision surgery. I specialize in managing the care for individuals with difficult sinonasal diseases. I recognize that each patient is different and thus requires an accurate diagnosis with a well-developed and individualized treatment plan.

The Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University is a winning team invested in providing the best patient care in the world. We embrace technology and lead the field in new and minimally invasive approaches to the orbit and skull base. I encourage you to come see what we are all about by making an appointment with one of our physicians.

In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with my family and attending Ohio State football games. I also enjoy the physical challenges of swimming, skiing and cross fit.

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Nose Diseases
  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Nosebleed
  • Frontal Sinusitis
  • Maxillary Diseases
  • Meningocele
  • Mucocele
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired
  • Nose Cancers
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Palatal Cancers
  • Papilloma, Inverted
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases
  • Pituitary Apoplexy
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Pituitary Cancers
  • Rhinitis, Atrophic
  • Rhinitis, Vasomotor
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Rhinitis
  • Head and Neck Cancer

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Toledo College of Medicine


University of North Carolina Hospitals
6/24/2010 - 6/23/2014


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

My Department



112 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.5
  • Listens Carefully 4.5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.1
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

he was on laptop and it didn't make in personal

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

He was very engaging & responsive to my questions & concerns. He explained things to me & asked questions regarding health issues I was having. Very personable!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018

Dr. Frague is the best. He listens to his patients and really cares.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2018

Very knowledgeable. Felt confident with procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

pleasant; conversed using lay person's language; receptive to questions asking for clarity

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2018

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Excellent, through, helpful, listened & explained things to me well. Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

On my first visit I think he talked a little too fast for me to grasp all the info. Though some of the issue may have been me being tired.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017

The doctor always tried his best to accommodate my needs and not push anything onto me.

Reviewed on Nov 05, 2017

I appreciate how quick the dr. and resident dr. were as far as getting me in and out, however, they both talked very fast, asking several questions in a row. sometimes I would still be finishing my answer before I was being asked another. It felt as if there was already a prescribed treatment prepared prior to our discussion such so that our interaction wasn't exactly necessary. We discussed a new medication I would be prescribed in addition to the one I was already taking, but didn't explain why and how the new medication would be helpful or needed in addition to the existing one. When following up with a different dr. for separate issue, the nurse and dr. both asked why I was taking both of these medications and seemed surprised I would be taking both. So further explanation would have been helpful to understand the purpose and rationale of these prescriptions.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Farag has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

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