Alexander A. Farag MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University. He specializes in benign and malignant sinonasal diseases as well as minimally invasive skull base and orbital surgery.
Dr. Farag grew up in Mansfield Ohio. He obtained a bachelors degree in Chemistry from The College of Wooster. As a collegiate swimmer, his independent 90 page thesis was on synthesizing trichloroethene compounds; in an attempt to improve the removal process of organic compounds from polluted water. He attended medical school at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. In addition to being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, he was also President of the American Medical Association chapter at UT, as well as the Vice president of Medical Student Council. Dr. Farag was also elected as a state representative for the Ohio State Medical Association while in medical school. Following medical school Dr. Farag completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Farag then completed his fellowship in advanced sinus and skull base surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA.
Sinusitis and sinus surgery, including nasal congestion, empty nose, epistaxis (nose bleeds), cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), vasomotor and allergic rhinitis as well as fungal sinusitis. Dr. Farag also has a very large interest in dacryocystorhinostomy and orbital tumors, including skull base pathologies (infratemporal fossa, clivus, planium, sellar and para-sellar pathologies).