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Deepa Galaiya, M.D.

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Languages: English, Gujarati




Westmoreland Building

6430 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 301-896-6900 | Fax: 301-581-0077


Deepa Galaiya, M.D. is a neurotologist serving patients in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas. Dr. Galaiya is interested in skull-base tumors and conditions and cochlear and pediatric chronic ear implants. Dr. Galaiya trained at Johns Hopkins University for her neurotology fellowship. Previously, she was an otolaryngology resident at Harvard/ Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where she received the AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant for Spring 2018 and Researcher Travel Award. Dr. Galaiya finished her medical school from Stanford University School of Medicine and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University. more



  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Otolaryngology (2018)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Otolaryngology-General (2019)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Her research primarily focuses on the development of force-sensing microforceps for cochlear implantation to assess the nano-Newton forces involved with electrode insertion, tip fold-over, and basilar membrane rupture with the goal of providing usable feedback in an operative setting. Other additional projects involve tool-to-tissue registration for robotic temporal bone surgery, optimization of surgical ergonomics, and assessment of forces used in middle ear prosthesis placement with a cooperative control robotic arm.

Selected Publications

J. H. Siewerdsen, G. Adrales, W. S. Anderson, J. Carey, P Creighton, S. DiBrito, D. Galaiya, M. Marohn, T. McNutt, G. Osgood, N. Theodore, C. R. Weiss, and A. N. Viswanathan, "Surgineering: Curriculum Concept for Upper-Level Engineering in Medicine," Journal of Engineering Education (accepted pending revision, October 2019).

Galaiya D, Bradner SA, Raol N, Kaplan DL, Hartnick CJ. "Silk Protein Bioresorbable, Drug-Eluting Ear Tubes: Proof-of-Concept." Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2019 Jan 09.

Ben Massenberg, et. al. "Educational Exposure to Transgender Patient Care in Otolaryngology Training." Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018 May 15.

Zenga, J., Galaiya D., Choumanova I., Richmon JD. "Endotracheal Tube Obstruction Caused by Cuff Hyperinflation." Anesthesiology. 2018 Apr 23.

C. Alessandra Colaianni, Deepa J. Galaiya, Jerry D. Baker, Sarah N. Bowe, Michael S. Cohen. "Computed tomography-fusion image guidance for children with thin calvaria undergoing bone-anchored hearing aid placement." Laryngoscope. 2018 Feb 26.

Activities & Honors


  • AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2019 Annual Meeting Sept, 2019
  • American College of Surgeons Travel Grant Mar, 2019
  • AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2018 BOG Spring Meeting Mar, 2018
  • Researcher Travel Award, ARO Meeting Feb, 2018
  • AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2017 Annual Meeting Sept, 2017

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