Habib Zalzal, M.D., is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics in the Division of Otolaryngology at Children's National Hospital/George Washington University. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Zalzal received both his bachelor and medical degrees from Georgetown University (2015). He completed his otolaryngology residency at West Virginia University (2020) and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children's National Hospital (2021).
Dr. Zalzal has authored over 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of otolaryngology and is a member of several professional organizations and committees within Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). He has presented at meetings both nationally and internationally, winning the G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, M.D., Resident Research Award in 2018 for best clinical manuscript. He has been featured in the news media, including Discover Magazine. His research interests are multi-faceted within the field of pediatric otolaryngology, including publications on airway, otology, rhinology, head and neck, and sleep surgery.
Clinically, Dr. Zalzal sees a wide array of conditions within the field of pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery. These ENT conditions include, but are not limited to, noisy breathing, stridor, laryngomalacia (soft larynx),surgery of the tonsils and adenoids, obstructive sleep conditions, chronic sinusitis, nasal obstruction, hearing loss, recurrent ear infections, ear drum perforations, ankyloglossia (tongue tie), and masses of the head and neck.