Scott E. Brietzke

Scott E. Brietzke

Scott Brietzke

Name: Scott E. Brietzke, MD, MPH, COL, MC, USA

Department of Primary Appointment: Surgery
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Director Pediatric Otolaryngology, Director Sleep Surgery, Otolaryngology Residency Program Director

Email: (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-4664
Fax Number: (301) 295-6666





USU - Walter Reed Department of Surgery


Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Otolaryngology
Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center

Medical Education

MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency, National Capital Consortium
Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
- Otolaryngology Certificate
- Sleep Medicine Certificate

Insurances Accepted




1993: University of Michigan; BSE in Chemical Engineering
1997: Uniformed Services Univeristy of the Health Sciences; MD in Medicine
2004: Harvard University, MPH in Quantitative Methods


1997 - 1998: Internship in General Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
1998 - 2002: Residency in Otolaryngology, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD
2002 - 2004: Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


National Capital Consortium Residency Program Director, 2009 to current
Medical Readiness Training Exercise Mission Leader, Honduras - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015


Pediatric and Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Outcomes research and evidence based medicine (Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis)


(1) Baik G, Brietzke SE. How Much Does the Type of Tympanostomy Tube Matter? A Utility-Based Markov Decision Analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jan 20.[Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25605692.

(2) Brietzke SE, Pusz MD. An Anatomically Based Analysis of Objectively Measured Pediatric Snoring: A Pilot Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25550224.

(3) Stasio SD, Yang C, Brietzke SE, Shah RK. Tonsillectomy versus tonsillotomy: A study of parental preference. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Mar;79(3):359-62. PMID: 25604258.

(4) Brietzke SE, Shin JJ, Choi S, Lee JT, Parikh SR, Pena M, Prager JD, Ramadan H, Veling M, Corrigan M, Rosenfeld RM. Clinical consensus statement: pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct;151(4):542-53. PMID: 25274375.

(5) Camacho M, Zaghi S, Certal V, Abdullatif J, Means C, Acevedo J, Liu S, Brietzke SE, Kushida CA, Capasso R. Inferior Turbinate classification system, grades 1 to 4: Development and validation study. Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb;125(2):296-302. PMID: 25215619.

(6) Caruso AM, Camacho M, Brietzke SE. Recurrent auricular perichondritis in a child as the initial manifestation of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: A case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Feb;93(2):E4-5. PMID:24526489.

(7) Camacho M, Certal V, Brietzke SE, et al. Tracheostomy as Treatment for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Mar;124(3):803-11. PMID:24549987.

(8) Brietzke SE. Individual Guidelines: Individualized Clinical Practice Guidelines: The next step in the evidence based health care evolution? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Mar;150(3):342-5. PMID:24415491.

(9) Leitzen K, Brietzke SE, Lindsay RW. Correlation between Nasal Anatomy and Objective Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb;150(2):325-31. PMID:24334963.

(10) Sorensen J, Pusz M, Brietzke SE. YouTube as an Information Source for Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy and Ear Tube Surgery. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan;78(1):65-70. PMID:24315211.

View Dr. Brietzke's other publications on PubMed

Contact Information

Walter Reed NMMC
Department of Otolaryngology
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, Maryland 20889
Phone: (301) 295-4664
Fax: (301) 295-6666