Garret W. Choby, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

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

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

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Choby is active in numerous areas of research including assessing and improving quality of life following skull base surgery, understanding survival differences in sinonasal malignancies and improving patient outcomes with AERD and nasal polyposis. He is a fellow of the American Rhinologic Society and serves on several committees in the North American Skull Base Society and American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Choby also serves as the Chair of Quality in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

  1. Chondrosarcoma
  2. Chordoma
  3. Chronic sinusitis
  4. Craniopharyngioma
  5. CSF leak
  6. Encephalocele
  7. Esthesioneuroblastoma
  8. Inverting papilloma
  9. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  10. Nasal and paranasal tumors
  11. Nasal cancer
  12. Nasal polyps
  13. Pituitary tumor
  14. Samter's triad
  15. Sinonasal melanoma
  16. Sinusitis
  17. Skull base tumor
  1. Endoscopic orbital surgery
  2. Endoscopic pituitary surgery
  3. Endoscopic procedure
  4. Endoscopic sinus surgery
  5. Endoscopic skull base surgery
  6. Endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal surgery
  7. Open skull base surgery
  8. Pituitary tumor surgery
  9. Sinus surgery
  10. Skull base surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Sinonasal cancers
  • Skull base tumors
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis and aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (Samter's Triad)
  • Quality improvement and patient outcomes
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  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

Certifications

  1. 2017
    Otolaryngology � Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Minnesota Top Doctors 2022Minnesota Top Doctors
  2. 2021
    Mayo Clinic Patient Experience Award Mayo Clinic
  3. 2021
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology
  4. 2020
    Silver CertificationMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  5. 2020
    Bronze CertificationMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  6. 2018
    Appointed national course co-director 3x (2018 - 2020)American Rhinologic Society
  7. 2015
    Leadership Grant RecipientAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  8. 2015
    Grant RecipientAAO-HNS Leadership
  9. 2014
    Third PlaceRobert A. & George C. Shein Resident Research Competition
  10. 2014
    Resident Travel GrantThe Triological Society
  11. 2013
    Runner-upRobert A. & George C. Shein Resident Research Competition
  12. 2011
    Dean's Academic Achievement AwardPenn State College of Medicine
  13. 2010
    ElectedAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  14. 2007
    Graduated, Magna Cum Laude with HonorsGrove City College
  15. 2007
    ElectedOmicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary
  16. 2007
    Student Body PresidentGrove City College
  17. 2006
    Academic All - American Finalist ESPN CoSIDA

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Education Course Committee ChairAmerican Rhinologic Society
  2. 2021 - present
    Rhinology Section Content EditorHeadMirror.com ENT Question Bank
  3. 2021 - 2023
    Co Chair, Education CommitteeAmerican Rhinologic Society - Skull Base and Orbital Surgery Section
  4. 2021 - present
    Program Committee FacultyAmerican Rhinologic Society - Annual Fall Meeting
  5. 2021 - present
    Program Committee FacultyAmerican Rhinologic Society - COSM Spring Meeting
  6. 2021 - present
    ChairAmerican Rhinologic Society - Education Course Committee
  7. 2021 - present
    Co-ChairAmerican Rhinologic Society - Skull Base and Orbital Surgery Section
  8. 2020 - 2023
    MemberNorth American Skull Base Society (NASBS) - Membership Committee
  9. 2020 - present
    Value-Based Healthcare CommitteeNorth American Skull Base Society
  10. 2020 - present
    Founding MemberAmerican Rhinologic Society - Skull Base and Orbital Surgery Section
  11. 2020 - present
    Founding Charter MemberAmerican Rhinologic Society - Skull Base and Orbital Surgery Section
  12. 2019 - present
    Chair of QualityMayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology