Stanley Hung-Hsuan Chia, MD| Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Stanley Hung-Hsuan Chia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (730 reviews)

Specialties: Otolaryngology

Languages: English


About me

Stanley Chia, MD, FACS, is the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and is Professor of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Chia is also the Medical Director for Perioperative Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

As an otolaryngologist, Dr. Chia evaluates and treats disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Dr. Chia provides patients the personalized, comprehensive care they need. He knows patients may have questions about their condition and the best treatment options. Dr. Chia is dedicated to working with patients to answer these questions and determine the best approach for their care.

Following undergraduate training at Penn State University, Dr. Chia obtained his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a general surgery internship and residency training in otolaryngology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Chia is board certified in otolaryngology.

Dr. Chia has been recognized numerous times as a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian magazine, Northern Virginia magazine and Castle Connolly, and has received awards for his teaching and research efforts. His areas of clinical interest include sinus and nasal disorders, surgical correction of obstructive sleep apnea, head and neck cancer, salivary gland abnormalities, and thyroid and parathyroid disease.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Upper Airway Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphonia
  • Epistaxis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Facial Fracture
  • Goiter
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Lump In Throat
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Nose Fracture
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Mass
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus And Nasal Mucoceles
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Caldwell Luc Surgery
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Glossectomy
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Inspire Therapy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Robotic Glossectomy
  • Robotic Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Transoral Thyroidectomy
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Upper Airway Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
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Practice locations

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



Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Residency Program: University of CA San Diego Medical Center (2005)

Internship Program: University of CA San Diego Medical Center (2000)

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania (1999)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Feb 9, 2024


  • Feb 6, 2024

    Dr Chia was excellent. So knowledgeable and kind too. Really like his manner. Did a great job in a very difficult procedure.

  • Jan 31, 2024

    Very good