About Ralph Metson, MD

Dr. Ralph Metson is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in rhinology (sinus and nasal disorders) and sinus surgery. Board-certified in otolaryngology, he has more than 30 years of dedicated experience in treating advanced, unusual, or difficult-to-treat sinus conditions.

Dr. Metson has extensive experience with minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, as well as comprehensive medical management of sinus disease.

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Mass Eye and Ear at Emerson Place
Zero Emerson Place
Suite 2D
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-227-4366

Medical Education

  • MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Residency, Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • Residency, UCLA Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology


  • Information about Dr. Metson's clinical activity can be viewed at www.SinusVideos.com.

    Metson, R. Image-guided sinus surgery: Lessons learned from the first 1,000 cases. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003;128:8-13.

    Stankovic K, Goldsztein H, Reh DH, Platt MP, Metson R. Gene expression profiling of nasal polyps associated with chronic sinusitis and aspirin-sensitive asthma. Laryngoscope 2008;118:881-889.

    Cestari DM, Metson RB, Cunnane ME, Faquin WC. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 40-2008. A 26-year-old man with blurred vision. N Engl J Med 2008;359:2825-33.

    Reh DD, Lewis CM, Metson R. Frontal bullosa: diagnosis and management of a new variant for frontal mucocele. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;136:625-628.

    Soler ZM, Sindwani R, Metson R. Endoscopic sphenoid nasalization for the treatment of advanced sphenoid disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;143:456-458.

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