Ash Khanwalkar, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Harvard University (MA) (2009)
Residency:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2020)
Fellowships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Rhinology
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2022)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery

Publications

  • Khanwalkar A, Johnson J, Zhu W, Johnson E, Lin B, Hwang PH. Resonant vibration of the sinonasal cavities for the treatment of nasal congestion. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 Jan;12(1):120-123. PubMed PMID: 34355851
  • Patel ZM, Holbrook EH, Turner JH, Adappa ND, Albers MW, Altundag A, Appenzeller S, Costanzo RM, Croy I, Davis GE, Dehgani-Mobaraki P, Doty RL, Duffy VB, Goldstein BJ, Gudis DA, Haehner A, Higgins TS, Hopkins C, Huart C, Hummel T, Jitaroon K, Kern RC, Khanwalkar AR, Kobayashi M, Kondo K, Lane AP, Lechner M, Leopold DA, Levy JM, Marmura MJ, Mclelland L, Miwa T, Moberg PJ, Mueller CA, Nigwekar SU, O'Brien EK, Paunescu TG, Pellegrino R, Philpott C, Pinto JM, Reiter ER, Roalf DR, Rowan NR, Schlosser RJ, Schwob J, Seiden AM, Smith TL, Soler ZM, Sowerby L, Tan BK, Thamboo A, Wrobel B, Yan CH. International consensus statement on allergy and rhinology: Olfaction. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 Apr;12(4):327-680. PubMed PMID: 35373533
  • Khanwalkar AR, Rathor A, Read AK, Paknezhad H, Ma Y, Hwang PH. Randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trial of effect of bevacizumab injection in management of epistaxis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia patients undergoing surgical cauterization. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34989143
  • Ganesh M, Brawley CC, Khanwalkar A, Mycanka J, Conley DB, Kern RC, Tan BK. Utility of Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing in an Outpatient Otolaryngology clinic. OTO Open. 2021 Oct-Dec;5(4):2473974X211049328. PubMed PMID: 34661041
  • Dholakia SS, Yang A, Kim D, Borchard NA, Chang MT, Khanwalkar A, Lechner M, Nayak JV. Long-Term Outcomes of Inferior Meatus Augmentation Procedure to Treat Empty Nose Syndrome. Laryngoscope. 2021 Nov;131(11):E2736-E2741. PubMed PMID: 33991117
  • Khanwalkar AR, Welch KC. Updates in techniques for improved visualization in sinus surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Feb 1;29(1):9-20. PubMed PMID: 33315617
  • Hur K, Price CPE, Gray EL, Gulati RK, Maksimoski M, Racette SD, Schneider AL, Khanwalkar AR. Factors Associated With Intubation and Prolonged Intubation in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul;163(1):170-178. PubMed PMID: 32423368
  • Khanwalkar AR, Shen J, Kern RC, Welch KC, Smith SS, Tan BK, Conley DB. Utilization of a novel interactive mobile health platform to evaluate functional outcomes and pain following septoplasty and functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 Apr;9(4):345-351. PubMed PMID: 30586227
  • Khanwalkar A, Carter J, Bhushan B, Rastatter J, Maddalozzo J. Thirty-day perioperative outcomes in resection of cervical lymphatic malformations. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Mar;106:31-34. PubMed PMID: 29447887
  • Armato SG 3rd, Coolen J, Nowak AK, Robinson C, Gill RR, Straus C, Khanwalkar A. Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: A review of the 12th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Lung Cancer. 2015 Nov;90(2):148-54. PubMed PMID: 26298162
  • Armato SG 3rd, Li P, Husain AN, Straus C, Khanwalkar A, Kindler HL, Vigneswaran WT. Radiologic-pathologic correlation of mesothelioma tumor volume. Lung Cancer. 2015 Mar;87(3):278-82. PubMed PMID: 25641271
  • Choudhury N, Khanwalkar A, Kraninger J, Vohra A, Jones K, Reddy S. Peer mentorship in student-run free clinics: the impact on preclinical education. Fam Med. 2014 Mar;46(3):204-8. PubMed PMID: 24652639
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Member
  • American Rhinologic Society, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2820

Children's Colorado Health Pavilion
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80111
720-777-1234

National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
1-877-225-5654

Saint Joseph Hospital
1375 E. 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
303-812-2000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • National Jewish Health
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Board Certification
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Board Certification (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Cerebrospinal fluids leaks
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Chronic and Acute Sinusitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Complex Sinusitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Deviated septum
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Nasal obstruction
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Nasal Polyps
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sinus infections
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sinus Tumors
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Skull Base Tumors
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Smell and Taste Disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Snoring
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tumors of nose
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tumors of the orbit
Clinical Interests
I am interested in rhinology and the full range of nasal, sinus, and skull base disorders. I perform endoscopic nasal, sinus, and skull base surgery, including but not limited to the management of nasal obstruction, inflammatory sinus disease, sinonasal masses/tumors, CSF leaks, skull base tumors, and epistaxis. I work closely with colleagues in allergy, pulmonology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, facial plastic surgery, among other specialties.

Care Philosophy
I aim to provide the highest level of care to my patients through effective communication, patient-centered decision making, and a collaborative approach. I believe the best care is delivered when we work as a team.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, international travel, cooking, and trying new cuisines.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Harvard University (MA) (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2020)
Fellowships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Rhinology (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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