Diego A. Preciado, M.D., Ph.D.
- Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Diego Preciado, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s National Hospital and a professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (with tenure) at George Washington University. After completing medical school and otolaryngology residency at the University of Minnesota, he did a two-year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
His clinical practice is focused on pediatric airway reconstruction, childhood hearing loss/cochlear implants and velopharyngeal insufficiency. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 25 book chapters and three edited books. Dr. Preciado runs an otitis media translational research program which has been funded through numerous extramural awards including R01, U01 and R21 NIH grants. He is past president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (2020-2021) and current president of the International Society for Otitis Media (2019-2023).