About Me

I practice in otolaryngology, which focuses on ear, nose and throat health. I specialize in rhinology, an area of medicine emphasizing the nose and sinus conditions. My specialties include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery.

My goal is to deliver therapy that is tailored to each individual patient. I believe in engaging each patient to achieve this goal. I seek to first identify an accurate diagnosis and then recommend the best form of therapy for that patient.

I enjoy the people I work with at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I appreciate the positive atmosphere and dedication to excellent patient care. These are qualities that are exhibited at all times at Ohio State.

When I'm not on the job I take time to relax with my family, attend Ohio State football games and enjoy the outdoors. I also really enjoy playing the guitar.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service Award, two-time recipient
  • Director of Rhinology in the Department of Otolaryngology
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lip Cancers
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth Cancers
  • Nose Diseases
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nosebleed
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Frontal Sinusitis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Maxillary Diseases
  • Meningocele
  • Mucocele
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nasal Surgical Procedures
  • Nose Cancers
  • Otolaryngology
  • Palatal Cancers
  • Papilloma, Inverted
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Rhinitis, Atrophic
  • Rhinitis, Vasomotor
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
MD
8/17/1998 - 6/7/2002

Internship

Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2008

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

485 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

    Extremely efficient and caring.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

    Dr. Otto taught me more about my condition than any other doctor I have seen for this. He is very professional & knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    OSU doctors are excellent.

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

    caring and professional

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

    Dr. Otto made a point of accommodating me as I live out of town. I was impressed by his dedication- he even followed up on my biopsy results while he was on vacation. He is one of the most professional/caring doctors I've had.

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

    Knowledgeable and intent listener.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2020

    The doctor spent time w/me & answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2020

    Never a bad experience. I appreciate Dr. Otto's expertise/knowledge/diligence & respect & his enthusiasm for his profession. #1 DOCTOR!

  • Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

    very impressed with Dr. Otto.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Otto has reported no relationships with companies or entities.