Andrew F. Inglis, MD


On staff since July 1987

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Andrew F. Inglis Jr., MD, is an attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and associate professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology with Bruce Benjamin in Australia.

    His work focuses on pediatric airway diseases and general pediatric otolaryngology. Among his clinical and research interests are diseases of the larynx, including laryngeal stenosis, pediatric voice disturbances and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. He is on the national Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Task Force. Dr Inglis runs separate Voice and Airway Obstruction clinics and practices both at the Bellevue and Sand Point campuses.

    • Natasha Bellevue, WA 03.13.18

      Dr Inglis put ear tubes in for my toddler son, who had suffered persistent ear infections since infancy. Dr Inglist was highly recommended by a neighbor, Dr Vincent, who was himself a wonderful man and pediatrician, so we knew we'd be in good hands. Throughout the process, from initial consultation to follow-up visits months later, we always felt absolutely confident that Dr Inglis was the best doctor we could have hoped for. Dr Inglis's bedside manner was incredible, and he had my son laughing and giggling during his appointment. It was incredibly stressful having our first child go under general anesthetic, but again Dr Inglis had our trust 100%. At the follow-up appointment, Dr Inglis gave my son a book about Greek Myths, which he son still reads that book regularly, and wants to be an ENT doctor "just like Dr Inglis" so that he can make children better too. THANK YOU Dr Inglis for the impact you have had on our lives, and the gift of full health you gave to our child.

    • Sharon Sutton, Alaska 03.02.18

      Dr. Inglis saved my daughter's life as an infant. She had a rare subglottic hemangioma that blocked 90% of her airway when she was sleeping, more when she was awake. Gracie was dying before we got her to Seattle and didn't have a week left according to our pediatrician. We first time we met Dr. Inglis was at the OR where he performed laser surgery. He performed several more corrective surgeries over the course of her first year of life and corrected the tracheotomy equipment that was faulty which Alaska doctors had provided to us. Thanks to his efforts, our daughter is now 18. His humility and kindness were amazing, and only secondary to his skill as a surgeon and medical provider. We highly recommend him!

    • Eva Anchorage, Alaska 12.02.14

      Words can't describe my gratitude towards Dr. Inglis. He met my son 25 years ago on December 3, 1989. My son was born a month premature not breathing here in Alaska. He was flown straight to the Children's hospitial where Dr. Inglis performed what I remember to be a 5-6 hour surgery creating openings on both sides of his nasel passage ways. He continuo to care for my son for the next few years or so with mulitipal surgeries correcting his birth defect. Many flights back in forth and long days were spent at that hospitial and with Dr. Inglis. Today my son turned 25 and is interning to become an engineer, in a living relationship and thriving on life. By looking at him you would never guess what he went through so early in life. Thank you Dr. Inglis.

    • Jyotsna Bellevue 08.25.14

      Dr. Inglis is the best! My daughter suffered from an ear infection for 4 -5 months that would just not clear up despite multiple antibiotic treatments. There was so much goop in a her ear that no doctor could see what was going on with her ear drums and inner ear. I went to two other doctors in the area and both wanted to to put my daughter under Anesthesia just to clean out her ear and see what was doing on. Since my daughter was only 8-9 months old at that time, I was very hesitant to use Anesthesia on my daughter to just clean her ear for diagnosis. Dr. Inglis was the only doctor who understood my concerns over anesthesia and agreed to patiently clean out my screaming toddler's ear twice a week ( for 3 weeks) to finally diagnose that she had a fungal infection. Dr. Inglis was fantastic and patient with us throughout her treatment. He is one of the best I have seen. If you really want to be seen by a doctor who cares for your concerns, he is the one to go to...

    • Kathy San Diego, California 07.23.14

      We flew from San Diego, CA to Seattle Children's to have Dr. Inglis perform a surgical procedure on my daughter that doctor's here were unable to do. My daughter has Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis and was trach dependent since birth. She had the operation when she was 6 and it completely changed her/our lives. She did not need to have a nurse with her 24/7, she was able to attend "regular" school/community programs, and I no longer had to fear that her trach would become dislodged and she would suffocate. We can never express our gratitude and the impact that Dr. Inglis had on our family. Thank you Dr. Inglis!

    • Alyssa Ketchikan Alaska 10.04.13

      Dr. Inglis has seen me since I was a baby...My parents talk about him as if he is a saint. I have had extensive surgery and have been told I can speak because of him. My dad won't allow any other Doctor to see me as long as Dr. Inglis is on this planet. He has made my life better!

    • Melissa Santa Rosa, CA 05.09.12

      I have seen Dr. Inglis since I was a baby and truly believe that if it was not for him I would not be alive today. Some of my earliest memories include Dr. Inglis performing his pre-surgery consultation with a clown noise on. He always tried to make me laugh and even took in stride my anger later in my teenage years. He became regarded as family with my mom and explained to her in great detail what was happening. He was always there with information, compassion and a shoulder to cry on. After almost twenty years of care it was a sad to to know that as an adult I can no longer see him. He will always hold a fond place in my heart and I would highly recommend him to any family seeking care.

    • Matthew Kennewick, WA 02.28.12

      My son has seen Dr. Inglis since he was just a baby. If it wasn't for his compassion and his immense knowledge he wouldn't be with us today. Dr. Inglis will answer any concerns and work with you on the simplest to the most difficult areas of your child's health. There isn't many doctors that play and sing to there patients, but he does!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2017 Seattle Magazine 2017
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
    U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
    Gabriel F. Tucker Award for significant contributions to the field of pediatric laryngology
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine
  • Other Publications

    • Weissbrod PA, Inglis A, Merati AL
      The ram sign: detecting previously undiagnosed congenital laryngeal clefts in adults.
      22953660 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 2012 Aug. : 121(8)533-8
    • Chen EY, Lim J, Boss EF, Inglis AF Jr, Ou H, Sie KC, Manning SC, Perkins JA
      Transoral approach for direct and complete excision of vallecular cysts in children.
      21752477 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2011 Sept. : 75(9)1147-51
    • Longstreet B, Bhama PK, Inglis AF Jr, Saltzman B, Perkins JA
      Improved airway visualization during direct laryngoscopy using self-retaining laryngeal retractors: a quantitative study.
      21521892 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2011 Aug. : 145(2)270-5
    • Parhizkar N, Manning SC, Inglis AF Jr, Finn LS, Chen EY, Perkins JA
      How airway venous malformations differ from airway infantile hemangiomas.
      21242531 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 2011 April : 137(4)352-7
    • Tilles SA, Inglis AF
      Masqueraders of exercise-induced vocal cord dysfunction.
      19477493 The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 2009 Aug. : 377-8, 378.e1-3
    • Chen EY, Inglis AF, Ou H, Perkins JA, Sie KC, Chiara J, Manning SC
      Endoscopic electrocauterization of pyriform fossa sinus tracts as definitive treatment.
      19481267 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2009 Aug. : 1151-6
    • Choi P, Qin X, Chen EY, Inglis AF Jr, Ou HC, Perkins JA, Sie KC, Patterson K, Berry S, Manning SC
      Polymerase chain reaction for pathogen identification in persistent pediatric cervical lymphadenitis.
      19289701 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 2009 March : 243-8
    • Chen EY, Inglis AF Jr
      Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in children.
      18775340 Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 2008 Oct. : 889-901, viii
    • Perkins JA, Inglis AF, Sie KC, Manning SC
      Recurrent thyroglossal duct cysts: a 23-year experience and a new method for management.
      17165669 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 2006 Nov. : 850-6
    • Inglis AF Jr
      Cidofovir and the black box warning.
      16358602 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 2005 Nov. : 834-5
    • Bloom DC, Christenson TE, Manning SC, Eksteen EC, Perkins JA, Inglis AF, Stool SE
      Plastic laryngeal foreign bodies in children: a diagnostic challenge.
      15850686 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2005 May : 657-62
    • Manning SC, Inglis AF, Mouzakes J, Carron J, Perkins JA
      Laryngeal anatomic differences in pediatric patients with severe laryngomalacia.
      15837904 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 2005 April : 340-3
    • Inglis AF Jr, Perkins JA, Manning SC, Mouzakes J
      Endoscopic posterior cricoid split and rib grafting in 10 children.
      14603064 The Laryngoscope, 2003 Nov. : 2004-9
    • Feldman KW, Stout JW, Inglis AF Jr
      Asthma, allergy, and sinopulmonary disease in pediatric condition falsification.
      12020068 Child maltreatment, 2002 May : 125-31


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia


Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Airway Management

Research Focus Area

Translational Research