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Ryan Rimmer, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Contact Information

Ryan Rimmer, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Otolaryngology Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208041

    New Haven, CT 06520-8041

    United States



Ryan Rimmer, MD is a subspecialty-trained otolaryngologist focusing on advanced rhinology (sinus) and skull base surgery. He has expertise in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, olfactory dysfunction, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and sinonasal tumors. Additionally, he collaborates with neurosurgeons and oculoplastic surgeons to manage skull base and orbital diseases through minimally-invasive, endoscopic, transnasal approaches.

A native of Buffalo, NY, Dr. Rimmer received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He then matriculated at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude with Research Honors. As a medical student he was selected as a junior to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Chairman's Award for excellence in otolaryngology. He completed his internship and residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where he was awarded the Balshi Award for best resident research. As a resident, he developed an interest in rhinology and skull base surgery and he elected to pursue an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.

His research interests center on outcomes research for patients with rhinologic, skull base, and orbital disease.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship - Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
    Oregon Health and Science University (2021)
  • Residency
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2020)
  • MD
    University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine
  • BS
    Cornell University

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow Teacher of the YearOregon Health & Science University Dept of Otolaryngology2021
Balshi Research AwardThomas Jefferson University Dept of Otolaryngology2019
Chair's AwardUniversity at Buffalo Dept of Otolaryngology2015
Research HonorsUniversity at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine2015
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (induction as Junior)University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine2013
Dean's ListCornell University2009
Varsity Letter AwardCornell University2006

Professional Service

International Forum of Allergy and RhinologyReviewer2020 - Present
Allergy and RhinologyReviewer2020 - Present
American Rhinologic SocietyMember2019 - Present
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryMember2015 - Present

Departments & Organizations