Ronak Bhushit Dixit, MD| Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Ronak Bhushit Dixit, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (884 reviews)

Specialties: Otolaryngology

Languages: English

About me

Ronak Dixit, MD, is an attending otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. He treats all conditions relating to the ears, nose, and throat, including disorders of the tonsils, sinuses, voice, hearing, thyroid and salivary glands, and more. His clinical interests include sinus as well as voice disorders.

Dr. Dixit prioritizes a thorough diagnostic process to provide tailored medical and surgical treatment options to his patients. When appropriate, Dr. Dixit opts for minimally-invasive techniques that allow him to operate with precision. These techniques offer numerous benefits to patients, including reduced recovery time and less post-operative pain.

Dr. Dixit received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. During residency, Dr. Dixit was part of the hospital’s Leadership in Education and Patient Safety (LEAPS) committee, where he helped institute systemic changes to improve healthcare outcomes.

In his spare time, Dr. Dixit enjoys playing the piano and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Philosophy of Care

“While my specialty is in treating disorders of the ears, nose, and throat, I view each of my patients as a whole. Every person and situation is unique, so I always ask myself whether there are other medical problems or special circumstances that need to be considered. In order to provide the best possible treatment, I actively listen to patients’ concerns and goals before making my own plan of care. This is how I approach each and every one of my patients.”


Clinical areas of focus

  • Ear Mass
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Voice Problems
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Adenoiditis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Arytenoid Dislocation
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Buccal Space Mass
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Ear
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Choanal Atresia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Nerve Damage
  • Cough
  • Crackling Sound In Ears
  • Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Disorder Of Earlobe
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia, Oropharyngeal Phase
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Canal Lesions
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Mass
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Empty Nose Syndrome
  • Epistaxis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Deformity
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disease
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Foreign Body (EAR)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Goiter
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head Mass
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss (ASYMMETRICAL)
  • Hearing Loss (CENTRAL)
  • Hearing Loss (CONDUCTIVE)
  • Hearing Loss (MIXED)
  • Hearing Loss (NEURAL)
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Inner Ear Trauma
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaw Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngitis
  • Ludwig Angina
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malformations Of Ear
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Muffled Hearing
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Of Ear
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Disorders Of The Larynx
  • Nose Fracture
  • Odynophagia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoma
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Perichondritis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Ruptured Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Small Ear Canal
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Stomatitis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Temporal Bone Fracture
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Plaque
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation (TMP)
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Issues
  • Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Strain
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Frenectomy
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Injection Medialization Laryngoplasty
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Myringoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Throat Abscess Drainage
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Tympanoplasty/Mastoidectomy
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Prosthesis
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Practice locations

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3062 Waldorf Market Place
Waldorf, MD, 20603


Fax 301-782-2221

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13950 Brandywine Road
Suite L75
Brandywine, MD, 20613


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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 2700 North
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-8439

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • First Health PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus


Residency Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2020)

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (2015)

News and publications

1: Cooper T, Dixit R, Hobson CE, Hirsch BE, McCall AA. Metachronous Sudden

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Patient Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Mar;162(3):337-342. doi:

10.1177/0194599820902387. Epub 2020 Jan 28. PMID: 31986973.

2: Hendrickson R, Popescu A, Dixit R, Ghearing G, Bagic A. Panic attack symptoms

differentiate patients with epilepsy from those with psychogenic nonepileptic

spells (PNES). Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Aug;37:210-4. doi:

10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.06.026. Epub 2014 Jul 31. PMID: 25084477.

3: Dixit R, Popescu A, Bagić A, Ghearing G, Hendrickson R. Medical comorbidities

in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic spells (PNES) referred for video-EEG

monitoring. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Aug;28(2):137-40. doi:

10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.05.004. Epub 2013 Jun 5. PMID: 23747495.

4: Dixit R, Weissfeld JL, Wilson DO, Balogh P, Sufka P, Siegfried JM, Grandis

JR, Diergaarde B. Incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma among

subjects at high risk of lung cancer: results from the Pittsburgh Lung Screening

Study. Cancer. 2015 May 1;121(9):1431-5. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29189. Epub 2015 Jan

5. PMID: 25559556; PMCID: PMC4409462.

5: Dixit R, Kemp C, Kulich S, Seethala R, Chiosea S, Ling S, Ha PK, Duvvuri U.

TMEM16A/ANO1 is differentially expressed in HPV-negative versus HPV-positive

head and neck squamous cell carcinoma through promoter methylation. Sci Rep.

2015 Nov 13;5:16657. doi: 10.1038/srep16657. PMID: 26563938; PMCID: PMC4643216.

6: McCoy JL, Dixit R, Dohar JE, Tobey ABJ. Pediatric subperiosteal orbital

abscess characterization and prediction of size, location, and management. Int J

Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Mar 28;144:110693. doi:

10.1016/j.ijporl.2021.110693. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33813099.

7: Pradeep T, Kalra G, Leader JK, McCoy J, Dixit R, Dohar J, Tobey A, Sahel JA,

Pu J, Fu R. Lesion-Mapping Software for the Measurement of Subperiosteal Abscess

Volume for Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis: A Retrospective Chart Review.

Ophthalmol Ther. 2021 Feb 4. doi: 10.1007/s40123-021-00333-6. Epub ahead of

print. PMID: 33537950.

Ratings and reviews

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  • Dec 29, 2023

    The doctor was friendly and answered my questions. He didn't rush me and I have seen him before - pleased to see him again.

  • Dec 14, 2023

    Care provider was professional, on time and caring

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Dr. Dixit seems to be good at what he does. No issues - easy to speak with