Andre Isaac


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Surgery Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Laryngeal cleft Laryngomalacia Supraglottoplasty Endoscopic ear surgery Global surgery


Dr. Andre Isaac is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Dr. Isaac received his MD from the University of Alberta in 2013, after which he completed a surgical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alberta. Following this he went on to complete an advanced surgical fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Airway Reconstruction at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Northwestern University). During his surgical training, Dr. Isaac also completed a Master of Science in Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (2017). His clinical and research interests are in pediatric airway and swallowing disorders, pediatric endoscopic and open airway reconstruction, and Global Surgery in resource-limited settings.


Research Topics and Interests:

-Pediatric airway and swallowing disorders including laryngomalacia and laryngeal cleft

-Pediatric complex middle ear disease including endoscopic ear surgery approaches

-Otolaryngology in resource-limited settings

-Medical education as it relates to endoscopic ear surgery


Dr. Isaac is an active member of the teaching faculty in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as the Division of Pediatric Surgery. He is a regular instructor in the Otolaryngology Resident Seminar Series, as well as leading the block examination series for Otolaryngology residents. He also is a regular instructor in the undergraduate medical education Neurosciences block for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and an instructor for the University of Alberta Pediatric Residency Program Academic Half-day. 

Featured Publications

Pyne J.M., Isaac A., Alrajhi Y.A.M.

Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2022 November; 25 10.1016/j.xocr.2022.100469

Song J.S., Sloychuk J., El-Hakim H., Isaac A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY. 2022 September; 160 10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111220

Heath D.S., El-Hakim H., Al-Rahji Y., Eksteen E., Uwiera T.C., Isaac A., Castro-Codesal M., Gerdung C., Maclean J., Mandhane P.J.

Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 2021 July; 50 (1):48 10.1186/s40463-021-00528-8