About Dr. Nason

As a result of his broad training, Dr. Nason has many interests within the field of otolaryngology. He completed his residency training at one of the preeminent teaching institutions in the field.

He followed this with additional training in pediatric otolaryngology, learning how to treat a vast array of problems including congenital disorders, chronic ear diseases, hearing loss (cochlear implants), and pediatric airway disorders.

In addition to his clinical training, he performed NIH-funded research for 3 years and published multiple journal articles, book chapters, and has presented at national meetings.

“I pride myself on truly listening to my patients and partnering with them to find the right solution to their problems.”

He is able to utilize all of this training to provide comprehensive care for all aspects of the pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat populations. In addition to his pediatric subspecialization, he has particular interest in head and neck surgery and has extensive training with transoral laser techniques.

He has also learned the most state-of-the-art techniques encompassing ear, voice/larynx, endocrine, salivary gland (including sialendoscopy), and sinonasal disorders including image-guided sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty.

He looks forward to assisting you with your ear, nose, and throat needs.

Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rady Children’s Hospital/UCSD, San Diego, California
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
General Surgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
Medical Degree
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Rice University, Houston, Texas


Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Jae Y. Jung, Dong H. Lee, Eric W. Wang, Robert Nason, Toni M. Sinnwell, Joseph P. Vogel and Richard A. Chole. P. aeruginosa infection increases morbidity in experimental cholesteatomas. Laryngoscope. 2011 Nov; 121(11): 2449–2454.

  • Nason R, Jung JY, Chole RA. Lipopolysaccharide-induced osteoclastogenesis from mononuclear precursors: a mechanism for osteolysis in chronic otitis. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2009 Jun;10(2):151-60.

  • Nason R, Lee DH, Jung JY, Chole RA. Radiographic and micro-computed tomographic imaging of lipopolysaccharide-mediated bone resorption. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 May;118(5):391-6.

  • Robert Nason and Richard Chole. Bacterial biofilms may explain chronicity in osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Dec;28(8):1026-8.

  • Wang EW, Jung JY, Pashia ME, Nason R, Scholnick S, Chole RA. Otopathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains as competent biofilm formers. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Nov; 131(11):983-9.

  • Vertrees RA, Nason R, Hold MD, Leeth AM, Schmalstieg FC, Boor PJ, Zwischenberger JB. Smoke/burn injury-induced respiratory failure elicits apoptosis in ovine lungs and cultured lung cells, ameliorated with arteriovenous CO2 removal. Chest. 2004 Apr; 125(4):1472-82.

  • Pou AM, Weems J, Deskin RW, Nason R, Payne DA. Molecular characterization of mutations in patients with benign and aggressive recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a preliminary study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2004 Mar; 113(3 Pt 1):180-6.

  • Nason R, Carrau RL. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the nasal cavity. Am J Otolaryngol. 2004 Jan-Feb; 25(1):54-7.

  • Gaytan O, Nason R, Alagugurusamy R, Swann A, Dafny N. MK-801 blocks the development of sensitization to the locomotor effects of methylphenidate. Brain Res Bull. 2000 Apr; 51(6):485-92.

Invited Publications

  • Robert Nason and Richard A. Chole. Chapter 17: “Chronic Otitis Media and Cholesteatoma”. Ballenger’s Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 17th edition.Edited by James Snow and P. Ashley Wackym. 2008.

  • Robert Nason and Ravindra Uppaluri, “Approach to Consultation”, ENT section. Washington Manual Intern Survival Guide, 4th edition. Edited by Thomas de Fer, Eric Knoche, and Gina La Rossa. 2013.

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