Michael Zaki M.D.

Dr. Zaki enjoys diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of adult and pediatric ear, nose, and throat issues. He has a special interest in treating patients with head and neck cancer, thyroid/parathyroid disease, chronic sinusitis, nasal obstruction, and ear/hearing disorders. He is specifically passionate about treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP using the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulator surgery. He is dedicated to treating his patients like his own family.

Specialties:

General ENT, Ear, Hearing, Sinus, Head & Neck and Sleep

Languages:

English, Arabic, & Spanish


Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Loss

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Environmental Allergy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Asthma Management
  • Hives and Eczema

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Masses
  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Glands Masses
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
  • Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps

Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Balance Testing
  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes
  • Repair of Eardrum Perforation

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Hearing Testing

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Testing
  • Food Allergy Testing

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitis
  • Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Reduction
  • In-Office CT Imaging
  • Balloon Sinuplasty

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Prescribe and Monitor CPAP
  • Inspire Procedure
  • Airlift Procedure
  • Sleep Apnea Testing
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Evaluation of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box (Flexible laryngoscopy)

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination
  • Difficulty Swallowing

Provider Biography

Born in Egypt, Dr. Michael Zaki immigrated to the United States when he was 15. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Riverside in Neuroscience and graduated with cum laude honors. He then completed his medical school at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He then completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Throughout his medical career, Dr. Zaki has won numerous awards and honors. In medical school, he was awarded the Ernst A Noltmann award for excellence in clinical service and the Medical Scholars Scholarship for excellence in research. He continued this success in residency where he received the highest In-service score award and he was nominated to the Golden Apple Teaching Award each year of his training, for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Zaki also has a passion for teaching and research. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has several peer-reviewed scientific publications and has contributed to two book chapters in addition to the numerous presentations and posters at national meetings.

Dr. Zaki enjoys diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of adult and pediatric ear, nose, and throat issues. He has a special interest in treating patients with head and neck cancer, thyroid/parathyroid disease, chronic sinusitis, nasal obstruction, and ear/hearing disorders. He is specifically passionate about treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP using the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulator surgery. He is dedicated to treating his patients like his own family.

In his free time, Dr. Zaki has numerous interests that he actively pursues. He enjoys running especially on the beach, experiencing diverse cultures like a local, and cooking delicious yet healthy meals.

Dr. Zaki is a native Arabic speaker, learned English as a second language, and is currently working on his Spanish.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Bayside Surgery Center
  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • Surgery Center of Aventura
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
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Education

Dr. Michael Zaki completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Riverside in Neuroscience and graduated with cum laude honors. He then completed his medical school at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He then completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Bachelor’s Degree

  • University of California, Riverside 

Doctor of Medicine

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Awards and Honors

  • American Board of Otolaryngology Eligible 
  • Golden Apple Award Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 2016 – 2019, for excellence in teaching
  • Resident Travel Award American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy
  • Letter of Distinction, Surgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Letter of Distinction, Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine 
  • Ernst A. Noltmann Memorial Award UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Rhinoloigc Society

“I try to treat every patient as if they are a family member. I include patients in the medical decision-making process based on their preferences and goals. I also enjoy providing my patients with ample education to help them in the decision-making process.”

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