Sarah C. Shearer, MD

Sarah C. Shearer


Dr. Shearer was drawn to the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery because of the unique blend of medical and surgical treatments that otolaryngologists can offer their patients. Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage a broad array of chronic conditions, from allergies and sinus infections to difficulty swallowing and head and neck cancer screening. Dr. Shearer enjoys being there for her patients throughout their disease process, and she prioritizes accessibility and open and clear communication.


General Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Undergraduate Degree: 

Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Society

Graduate Degree: 

Columbia University, Masters of Science in Human Nutrition

Medical Degree(s): 

Rush Medical College, MD


Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Certifications & Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Women in Otolaryngology (WIO)


  • “Facial Pressure Injuries from Prone Positioning in the COVID-19 Era,” Laryngoscope 2021,
  • “Increased body mass index predicts prolonged survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma,” Head & Neck 2021,
  • “Reconstruction of the Anterior External Auditory Canal With Mastoid Cortex Autologous Bone Graft,” Otology & Neurotology 2021,
  • “Understanding the Impact of Aging on Attractiveness Using a Machine Learning Model of Facial Age Progression,” Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine 2023,
  • “Assessment of post-operative healing following endoscopic, transnasal, transsphenoidal pituitary surgery without formal sellar grafting,” American Journal of Otolaryngology 2020,
  • “Association of Severe Tongue Edema With Prone Positioning in Patients Intubated for COVID-19,” Laryngoscope 2022,
  • “The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Concerning Dietary Cholesterol,” American Journal of Cardiology 2015,


Dr. Shearer enjoys hiking, snowboarding and spending time with her husband, son and German Shepherd Tabby.


  • Folsom (Creekside)