Foreign Faculty

Dr. Zara M. Patel

Assistant Professor

Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Rhinology - Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology- H&N Surgery

Stanford School of Medicine

​​Dr. Zara M. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and of Neurosurgery at Stanford. She is an expert in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. She treats patients with a wide variety of rhinologic complaints, including nasal obstruction, chronic sinus infection or inflammation, sinus disease that has failed medical therapy, sinus disease that has failed prior surgical therapy, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, benign and and malignant sinus and skull base tumors, as well as olfactory disorders.

She is immediate past-Chair of the Education Committee for the American Rhinologic Society and has developed a multitude of educational materials for both physicians and patients to help them better understand rhinologic disorders. She is passionate about educating patients to allow them to make the best decisions about their own care, leading to the best outcomes.