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A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Ellis Arjmand attended Northwestern University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, medical degree, and PhD. He completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis and remained at St Louis Children’s Hospital for fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology.
In addition to his medical education and training, Dr. Arjmand has a Master’s Degree in Medical Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and he has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dr. Arjmand is Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. From 2014-2019 he served as Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Texas Children’s Hospital. While at Baylor College of Medicine he held the Bobby Alford Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Previously Dr. Arjmand has held faculty appointments at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Cincinnati. He is known for his expertise in pediatric otolaryngology, health care quality improvement, health care economics, and medical staff peer review. He is currently engaged in studying the effects of cognitive bias on medical decision making.