Abbas A. Anwar, MD

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Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgery

Abbas A. Anwar, MD a native of Southern California, is a board certified otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon, at the Pacific Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center, Pacific Neuroscience Institute. He specializes in all aspects of general and pediatric ENT and has special interests in sinonasal diseases and infections, head and neck surgery, otologic disorders, and throat complaints. He is well trained in the latest leading-edge innovations in otolaryngology including balloon sinuplasty, CT guided sinus surgery, and microlaryngeal laser surgery. He completed his undergraduate training at UCLA where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He went on to complete his medical education at the NYU School of Medicine, which is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 medical schools in the nation by US News & World Report. He earned highest honors in his medical school class for clinical excellence and was selected as a member of the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. After medical school, Dr. Anwar completed his residency at the competitive otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency program at NYU. For 5 years he trained at some of the nation’s finest medical centers in New York City and served as the chief resident during his final year of surgical training.

Career Highlights

In addition to authoring several journal publications and book chapters, Dr. Anwar was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

Dr. Anwar returned to Southern California after completing residency to become a member of the Southern California Head & Neck Medical Group (SCHNG). In 2019, Southern California Head & Neck merged with Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists under the new branding Pacific Head & Neck.

Dr. Anwar is accepting new patients and takes most major insurances.

Affiliations, Education & Research

Professional Society Memberships/Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Magna Cum Laude), UCLA
  • MD, (with Highest Honors), NYU School of Medicine
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, NYU

Articles of Dr. Anwar

Is my sinus infection really a sinus infection?

Is my sinus infection really a sinus infection? Many medical specialists now believe that acute sinusitis as a cause of recurrent headaches is a relatively rare phenomenon. What if I told you that a self-diagnosing patient and a well-intentioned treating physician would be wrong 80% of the time in treating acute...

What is Chronic Sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis is the persistent inflammation of your paranasal sinuses that lasts for 3 months or longer. The paranasal sinuses are a group of air-filled cavities surrounding your nasal cavity. Sometimes these sinuses are not able to drain properly into the nose like they should. This is often due to infections that inflame and close off the natural drainage openings of the sinuses or...

Swollen Taste Buds: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Swollen taste buds are relatively common since there are a variety of different conditions that can cause them. They often present as swollen red or white bumps that usually appear in the center or back of the tongue and are often tender or cause a burning sensation when you eat. They are usually quick to heal without any intervention and resolve within a few days to a couple we...

Jamie Schwartz

"Would highly recommend Dr. Anwar -- very intelligent, takes the time to listen to your issues and perspective, and knowledgeable. Friendly and good sense of humor as well."


"Dr. Anwar and his team helped me get approval from my insurance for a procedure I needed. He is thorough, kind and takes the time to explain all the options. I definitely recommend him!"

Joanna Colbert

"Dr. Anwar is kind and caring and an incredible diagnostician. He is the only MD in my two year journey with dizziness who properly diagnosed me / high recommend"

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