Alan Cheng, MD

  • “I've always wanted to make a difference in people's lives.”

I believe each patient should receive an individualized care plan. I always provide families with treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, so that I can help them make an informed decision. It is my goal to counsel these families with the most up-to-date health information and provide the highest level of care to their child.

As a parent, I understand the importance of family involvement when caring for a child. Because a child is often unable to specify their symptoms, I always involve caregivers and parents when formulating a treatment plan. I believe this team approach offers the family a better understanding of their child's health and therefore the most effective treatment yielding the best outcome.

I've always wanted to make a difference in people's lives. As a physician-scientist, I have the best of both worlds: to provide care to children to make an immediate impact on their health; and to advance our knowledge through translational research to make a long-term, lasting impact for generations to come.



Work and Education

Professional Education

Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1999


University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2000


University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2006


Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2007

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated


Cochlear implants

Ear canal stenosis

Ear infections

Hearing loss (sensorineural and/or conductive)

Obstructive sleep apnea

Tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy

Tonsillitis Sinusitis

Tympanic membrane perforation (hole in the eardrum)