Dr. Ian Witterick

Dr. Ian Witterick, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Sinai Health System

Dr. Witterick is the Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, Sinai Health System and the Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto.

He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Dr. Ian J. Witterick graduated from medical school at the University of Western Ontario cum laude. He completed the otolaryngology-head & neck surgery residency training program at the University of Toronto followed by two fellowships (head & neck oncology and rhinology). He also completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. He is a graduate of the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, Harvard School of Public Health and of the Rotman Advanced Leadership Development Program.


His current research interests include head & neck oncology, rhinology, and skull base surgery. He has published widely in the fields of head & neck oncology, rhinology, and skull base surgery with 111 peer-reviewed publications and 30 book chapters.

Dr. Witterick is an associate editor of American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and sits on the editorial boards of four other journals. He is actively involved in research supervision of graduate students and holds an appointment with the School of Graduate Studies, Institute for Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.

Memberships and committees

Dr. Witterick is currently a member of:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Head & Neck Society
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Protective Society
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Cartesian Society
  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

He is actively involved with many national and international medical organizations and is currently President of the North American Skull Base Society and a Member of the Steering Committee of the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer.

Awards and recognition

Dr. Witterick is a highly regarded teacher, receiving various teaching awards including the Postgraduate Medical Education Program Development and Innovation Award and the Charles Mickle Fellowship Award.

He has received the Educational Excellence Award from the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and a presidential citation from the American Head & Neck Society.


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