Call: 1-202-476-5000

Find a Doctor
Email this page Email This Page
Print this page Print This Page

  Join Us On:
  Follow Children's on Facebook  Facebook
  Follow Children's on Twitter  Twitter
  Watch Children's on YouTube  YouTube

George H. Zalzal, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Division Chief, Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Specialties: Airway Problems, Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy, Stridor, Sinusitis, Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Neck Abscess, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma , Hearing Loss, Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Airway

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
National Provider Identifier1043300429

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Map | Driving Directions
Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
*Note: GPS and online direction tools such as MapQuest or Yahoo Maps do not work for this location. Please use "Driving Directions" provided below:

Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Map | Driving Directions

Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497

*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

George Zalzal, MD, joined Children’s National Medical Center in 1986 and has been the chief since 1994. Dr. Zalzal has taught and trained many Pediatric Otolaryngology subspecialty fellows and is regarded as one of the leading experts on the pediatric airway and in pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction.

Dr. Zalzal has authored more than 135 publications, many of which are landmark articles in clinical and basic science research on laryngeal and tracheal disease. He has presented in nearly 200 national and international meetings. Dr. Zalzal was the president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 2003-2004 and is a member of many professional organizations. He is the associate editor for Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, serves on the editorial review board for the International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology and is a reviewer for many specialty journals.

*This physician is an employee of Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School American University of Beirut Beirut, LebanonDoctor of Medicine 1974 -1979
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Gabriel F. Tucker AwardAmerican Laryngological Association 2012
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report2011
Who's Who in Medicine & Health CareMarquis1st Edition1997
The Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region1997
The Best Doctors In AmericaAmerican Health Magazine 1996
Certificate of Honor AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 99th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation1995

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck SInternational Committee 2006 - 2009
MemberAmerican Broncho-Esophagological Association1997 - 2009
FellowAmerican College of Surgeons1996 - 2009
MemberNorthern Virginia Pediatric Society1996 - 2009
MemberAmerican Society of Pediatric OtolaryngologyDevelopment Committee2007 - 2008
Journal Article, Preciado, D., Tunkel, D., Zalzal, G. (2009), Pediatric Otolaryngology in the United States: Demographics, Workforce Perceptions, and Current Practices., Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 135, 1, 8-13.

Journal Article, Preciado, D., Tunkel, D., Zalzal, G. (2009), Necrotizing Epiglottitis and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis., International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology , 73, 1, 119-125.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Welborn, L., Ashktorab, S., Stringer, E., Zalzal, G.H. (2008), Safety and Outcomes of Outpatient Pediatric Otolaryngology Procedures at an Ambulatory Surgery enter., Laryngoscope, 118, 11, 1937-1940.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Lander, L., Choi, S.S., Zalzal, G.H. (2008), Resource Utilization in the Management of Subglottic Stenosis., Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 233, 244, 233.

Journal Article, Preciado, D., Zalzal, G. (2008), Laryngeal and Tracheal Stents in Children., Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery., 16, 1, 83-85.

Journal Article, Peñia, M.T., Aujla, P.K., Zudaire, E., Watson, A.M., Przygodzki, R., Zalzal, G.H., Rose, M.C. (2007), Localization and Expression of MUC5B and MUC7 Mucins in Pediatric Sinus Mucosa., Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 116, 5, 389-397.

Journal Article, Tran, L.P., Zalzal, G.H. (2006), Laryngotracheal stenosis repair using cartilage-derived morphogenic proteins: A pilot study., Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 115, 6, 477-481.

Journal Article, Glade, R.S., Pearson, S.E., Zalzal, G.H., Choi, S.S. (2006), Coblation Adenotonsillectomy: An Improvement Over Electrocautery Technique?, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 134, 5, 852-855.

Journal Article, Peña, M.T., Aujla, P.K., Patel, K.M., Zalzal, G.H., Rose, M.C. (2005), Immunohistochemical Analyses of MUC5AC Mucin Expression in Sinus Mucosa of Children with Sinusitis and Controls., Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 114, 12, 958-965.

Journal Article, Edwards, J., Pearson, S., Zalza,l G., Foregut Duplication Cyst of the Hypopharynx., Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 131, 12, 1112-1115.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for George Zalzal, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

Feedback Form