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Edward El Rassi, MD

Dr. Edward El Rassi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

Dr. El Rassi attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine graduating with special distinction. He then completed residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. After residency, he furthered his training by completing a fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA where he also served as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. El Rassi’s practice focuses on treating patients with conditions of the nose, sinuses, orbit, and skull base including patients with allergies, nasal obstruction, recurrent or chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis, epiphora (chronic tearing), thyroid eye disease, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, and tumors of the nose, sinuses, orbit, and skull base (both benign and malignant). He brings expertise in endoscopic (minimally invasive) revision and complex sinus surgery, orbital surgery, and skull base surgery and is proud to serve as a specialist in his home state of Oklahoma.

Sinusitis: A Primer for Primary Care


  • Describe the societal impact and individual burden of disease.
  • Differentiate sinusitis from other common diagnoses such as rhinitis, allergies, migraine, etc.
  • Apply evidence based medical treatment recommendations.
  • Discuss Sinus surgery – who, when and why?