Alumnus in the news - Dr. Maya Sardesai - Assistant Dean for Student Development at UW School of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Maya Sardesai on her appointment as Assistant Dean for Student Development on July 1, 2020 at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  

Such wonderful news!  Maya is a graduate of our Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency training program in 2007 and was our Distinguished visiting alumnus – Resident Research Day April 24, 2009.  She has been extremely busy and successful in her academic practice at UW for the past 10 years with a strong presence nationally and internationally in medical education and simulation. 

Congrats, Maya!

- Kevin Fung, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, CCPE


Maya G. Sardesai, MD, MEd

Maya Sardesai, MD, MEd will begin her new role as Assistant Dean for Student Development on July 1, 2020. Dr. Sardesai is currently an Associate Professor in Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington.

With a master’s degree in Higher Ed from the University of Toronto coupled with a long history in medical education for the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) spanning pre-clinical, clerkship, and graduate medical education, Dr. Sardesai is well equipped to take on this inaugural position. Dr. Sardesai has served as a College faculty member is currently the clerkship site director for Otolaryngology at Harborview Medical Center, and Associate Program Director for the UWSOM Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Residency program. Dr. Sardesai completed her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and worked as an engineer before beginning medical school. She is a graduate of the Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston, Canada, and completed residency at Western University in London, Canada. She did specialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto, and in Laryngology at the University of Washington. In 2010 Dr. Sardesai joined the faculty at Harborview Medical Center and has also worked at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Hospital for the past several years.

Dr. Maya Sardesai, in her role as Assistant Dean for Student Development will serve a key role in overseeing and supporting the academic and career programs for medical students throughout their tenure in medical school, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Dr. Sardesai will continue to be active clinically at Harborview Medical Center.

“I am excited for the opportunity to collaborate with students, staff, faculty, administration and leadership teams across the WWAMI region,” said Dr. Sardesai. “I look forward to supporting and enhancing Student Affairs programs that promote academic and career success for all UWSOM students.”