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David A. Gudis, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC
David A. Gudis, MD

Dr. David A. Gudis, M.D., was recruited to the Columbia University Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2015. In addition to being a board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Gudis is dual-fellowship trained both in Rhinology: Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Gudis treats the full spectrum of sinonasal disorders in both adults and children as well as the full spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology.

Dr. Gudis pursued his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he was the recipient of the Russel J. Stumacher, M.D. Award. He then completed his residency in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Craniofacial Surgery, followed by a fellowship in Rhinology: Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, both at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Gudis' clinical interests include the medical and surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, revision sinus surgery, sinonasal tumors, skull base tumors, endoscopic skull base surgery, and pediatric otolaryngology, including chronic otitis media, hearing loss, sleep-disordered breathing, rhinosinusitis, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and cleft palate. His research interests include sinonasal conditions in patients with pulmonary disease, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. He has authored over twenty peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters and has been invited to present his research at national and international conferences. He is on several national committees for Rhinology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, and Humanitarian Efforts for otolaryngology societies.

Dr. Gudis is passionate about health care and education for patients home and abroad. He is the recipient of several grants funding humanitarian missions to provide surgery, clinical care and research in underserved regions around the world, including in Haiti, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, and Peru. He is also involved in the training of medical professionals in Haiti.

Education & Training

  • MD, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2014 Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2015 Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center

Committees / Societies / Memberships

Humanitarian Efforts Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Rhinology Committee of the American Rhinologic Society
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Rhinologic Society
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association

Honors & Awards

2012 Resident Leadership Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2011 Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2011 Outstanding Research Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology
2011 Synthes Resident Humanitarian Award
2008 Russell J. Stumacher, M.D. Memorial Award, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
2008 Global Health Grant Award, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
2005 Global Health Grant Award, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine