Garret W. Choby, M.D.

Garret W. Choby, M.D., is an otolaryngologist — head and neck surgeon who specializes in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. His clinical focus includes:

  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Revision endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Nasal polyposis, including aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease
  • Surgical treatment of sinonasal tumors, both benign and malignant
  • Skull base surgery, along with his neurosurgical colleagues
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Choby is active in numerous areas of research including improving sinus surgery outcomes, assessing quality of life in patients undergoing transnasal endoscopic skull base surgery and technical innovations in endoscopic surgery. He serves on the education committee of the American Rhinologic Society and is actively engaged in surgical education and international medical mission work.

  1. Chronic sinusitis
  2. CSF leak
  3. Esthesioneuroblastoma
  4. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  5. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  6. Nasal and paranasal tumors
  7. Nasal cancer
  8. Nasal polyps
  9. Samter's triad
  10. Sinonasal melanoma
  1. Endoscopic procedure
  2. Endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal surgery
  3. Sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Sinonasal malignancy
  • Quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (Samter's Triad)
  • Optimizing endoscopic sinus surgery outcomes
  • Medical and surgical device development
  • International medical mission work
  1. 2017
    Fellow - Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base SurgeryStanford University
  2. 2016
    Resident - Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  3. 2012
    Post-Grad - Institute for Clinical Research and EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh
  4. 2011
    MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  5. 2007
    BS - Molecular BiologyGrove City College

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Chair of Quality CommitteeMayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology
  2. 2019
    Vice Chair of Quality CommitteeMayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology
  3. 2018 - present
    Program Committee FacultyAmerican Rhinologic Society - Annual Meeting
  4. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Rhinologic Society - Education Committee
  5. 2017 - present
    Course Co-DirectorARS Annual Resident Course
  6. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Rhinologic Society
  7. 2012 - present
    MemberNorth American Skull Base Society
  8. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  9. 2010 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society