Thomas Chasse, MD, FACS

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Dr. Thomas Chasse is an otolaryngologist and ENT surgeon with over 38 years of experience in both academic and community settings, from urban to rural America and overseas. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his graduate medical degree in surgery from the UCLA Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where he became the chief resident in his final sixth year.

After his residency, Dr. Chasse joined the attending staff of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Otolaryngology, where he was an attending surgeon. He also served as an assistant professor at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Harvard Medical School from 1986 to 2014.

Dr. Chasse was a faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (rural, clinical). He also had a private clinical practice in otolaryngology/ENT surgery in Seacoast, New Hampshire, for 20 plus years. He later developed rural ENT practices for Health Systems in Maine, New Mexico, and Georgia.

Overseas, Dr. Chasse was invited to join the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Otago School of Medicine in Dunedin, New Zealand, following several-month clinical teaching posting as a senior consultant otolaryngologist at Hawkes Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, in Hastings, New Zealand. He also served as an advisory consultant to Railway ENT Clinic in Blantyre, Malawi, Africa, after being a volunteer otolaryngology faculty at Queen Elizabeth Hospital of the University of Malawi College of Medicine.

Dr.  Chasse is now an attending physician in otology at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He also has a telehealth/virtual care ENT practice called University ENT Care via

Dr. Chasse specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear pain, ear drainage, and hearing loss of all types and causes; nasal and nasal sinus concerns, including nasal and/or upper airway obstruction and sleep apnea; and throat issues such as voice change, swallowing problems, and neck masses. Dr. Chasse is from Maine, USA, where he and his wife of 38 years now live.

Last modified on: 05-08-2021