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Emad Massoud


Massoud otolaryngology
Division of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery , College of Pharmacy

Email: emad.massoud@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-3905
Mailing Address: 
3042, rd Floor Dickson Centre
5920 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • microscopic versus trans-sphenoidal endoscopic pituitary surgery: a comparison of surgical outcomes
  • novel biodegradable drug-eluting nanoparticles for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis
  • development of microparticles-hydrogels for sustained release of corticosteroids in the paranasal sinuses
  • peptide transporters in human nasal epithelium for drug targeting


  • MB, BCh, Cairo University
  • MSc, Otolaryngology, Cairo University

Research interests

Professor Massoud’s research interests include quality of life and treatment outcomes in chronic sinusitis and endoscopic management of skull base lesions as well as development of novel modalities in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. He has interdisciplinary research collaboration with colleagues in both clinical and basic sciences.

Selected publications

  • Drug-Eluting Nasal Implants: Formulation, Characterization, Clinical Applications and Challenges. Ankit Parikh, Utkarshini Anand, Malachy C. Ugwu, Tiam Feridooni, Emad Massoud  and Remigius U. Agu. Pharmaceutics 2014 (6) 249-267
  • An Anatomically Sound Surgical Simulation Model for Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tube Insertion. Paul Hong, Amanda N Webb, Gerard Corsten, Janet Balderston, Rebecca Haworth, Krista Ritchie, Emad Massoud. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar; 78 (3):522-9. Epub 2014 Jan 10
  • Quality of Life and Impact of Surgery on Patients with Chronic Sinusitis. Kl MacDonald, JD McNally, E Massoud. J Otolaryngol-Head & Neck Surg 38 (2): 286-293, 2009
  • The Health Utilization among Canadians with Chronic Rhinosinusitis. K l MacDonald, J D McNally, E Massoud. Laryngoscope 119 (1) 184-9, 2009

Selected awards and honours

  • Recognition Award, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2007, 2003)
  • Honour Award, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2004)
  • Teaching Award, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Dalhousie University (2003)
  • High 5 Tutor Award, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (1999)


  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (DABOto)
  • Member, American Rhinologic Society
  • Member, Canadian Medical Association
  • Member, Medical Society of Nova Scotia
  • Member, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • Active Staff Otolaryngologist, Capital Health, Halifax, NS
  • Consulting Staff Otolaryngologist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS