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Sanjay Prasad MD FACS

Dr. Sanjay Prasad MD FACS
Sanjay Prasad MD FACS

Dr. Sanjay Prasad was born in New Delhi, India and came to the US in 1962 at the age of one. His family traveled on a month-long journey by ship to the US, in search of a surgical specialist for a member of the family. His father Jagdish Prasad, the first to attend college in the family, and DK Goswami founded the Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington in an effort to foster Indian culture and traditions amongst the newly arrived Indian immigrant youth.

Dr. Prasad graduated Magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a major in Biochemistry and received his MD from University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his otolaryngology head & neck surgery (ENT) training at Georgetown University Hospital and was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1990 in the field of Neurotology (Donald Kamerer MD). He then completed fellowships in Cranial Base Surgery (Ivo Janecka MD) and Advanced Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery (Eugene Myers MD & Jonas Johnson MD) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Prasad has been a practicing surgeon for 30 yrs. in the Washington D.C. area where he founded the Metropolitan NeuroEar Group. He was the Founder and Managing Partner for a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center for 10 years.

Dr. Prasad is a member of the clinical faculty at George Washington University School of Medicine and is widely published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is also the author of multiple chapters in authoritative texts in the field of Neurotology.

During the COVID pandemic when surgical cases were on pause, Dr. Prasad authored “Resetting Healthcare: Post COVID-19 Pandemic, The Patient’s Handbook” in an attempt to educate the public on the lack of quality transparency in surgical healthcare and to offer a sensible solution to empower patients with tools to compare surgeons and make well-informed decisions.

In 2022, Dr. Prasad launched the Race and Health Foundation a nonprofit organization in an effort to raise awareness of racial inequities in healthcare and to fund impactful solutions. The Foundation sponsored the book, entitled, “Race Forward: The Health Equity Guide for Employers,” published in June 2023. Dr. Prasad and his co-editors Jessica Brooks and Bruce Sherman MD have assembled a formidable writing team including representatives from Morehouse School of Medicine, Primary Care Collaborative, Merative, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, Purchasers Business Group on Health and others. The book is available through a donation of $50 or more at

Dr. Prasad frequently speaks at national conferences on the importance of equity and quality within the healthcare system.

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