Alfred Sassler, DO,FACS

Adjunct Associate Professor

Co-Director, Nasal Allergy and Sinus Disease Center

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Alfred Sassler, DO,FACS

Otolaryngology Specialist with Extensive Experience and Recognition

Dr. Alfred Sassler, DO, is an esteemed physician specializing in Otolaryngology, specifically focusing on Allergy and Sinus plus Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) care. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Dr. Sassler brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his practice. Recently, he was awarded the distinguished service award by the OHNS department.

Practicing Comprehensive ENT Care to Improve Quality of Life

Dr. Sassler's philosophy of care revolves around the profound impact that ear, nose, and throat issues have on an individual's quality of life. From appearance to speech, swallowing to taste and smell, and even sleep and overall well-being, these areas play a vital role in our everyday lives. Dr. Sassler finds great reward in addressing and correcting these health issues, helping patients regain their quality of life through comprehensive and specialized ENT care.

Commitment to Medical Advancements through Clinical Trials

As an academic practitioner, Dr. Sassler is actively involved in clinical trials. He believes that these trials are instrumental in refining and expanding our knowledge of how best to care for patients. By participating in research, he stays at the forefront of medical advancements, ensuring that his patients receive the most innovative and effective treatments available.

Diverse Healthcare Background, and Advocacy for Diversity and Inclusion

Throughout his career, Dr. Sassler has achieved significant accomplishments and held various leadership roles in hospitals and national associations. He has an extensive background in military medicine, rural medicine, private practice, and both large and small medical centers. Dr. Sassler's commitment to academic medicine and his dedication to training providers and staff to improve healthcare is evident in his work. He is passionate about fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace and in his interactions with patients.

Pioneering ENT Allergy Evaluation and Treatment

One area that sets Dr. Sassler apart from other providers within his specialty is his expertise in ENT allergy evaluation and treatment. He has extensive experience in this field, including sublingual immunotherapy, an alternative form of allergy desensitization. Dr. Sassler's practice offers the full range of medical and surgical treatments for a comprehensive range of ear, nose, and throat issues, ensuring that patients receive the specialized care they need.

The Otolaryngology Department: Comprehensive, Compassionate, and Holistic Care

Dr. Sassler's department, the Otolaryngology Department, provides expertise in all levels of care related to Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS). From routine issues to renowned subspecialists in various areas such as inner ear, voice and swallowing, sinus, skull base, head and neck cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, and cosmetic surgery, the department is equipped to handle a wide range of conditions. They prioritize compassionate and knowledgeable care, taking a holistic approach that considers the whole patient.

A Trusted Referral Choice for a Wide Range of Healthcare Specialists

Referring physicians can confidently rely on Dr. Sassler's expertise and the capabilities of the Otolaryngology Department. Primary care providers, emergency room providers, pulmonologists, allergists, dermatologists, rheumatologists, dentists, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, sleep specialists, critical care physicians, infectious disease specialists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons are among the physicians and specialists who frequently refer their patients to Dr. Sassler.

Outside of work, Dr. Sassler enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, and exploring interesting parks and wilderness areas with his family. Additionally, he is in the midst of starting a project aimed at teaching healthcare providers in underserved regions around the world where access to resources and medical professionals is limited.

Dr. Sassler embodies UC Health’s commitment to excellent patient care, continuous learning, and a passion for improving healthcare outcomes. He’s been with UC Health since 2011 and has been making an impact on his patients ever since. 




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Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Bachelor's Degree

The Pennsylvania State University


Medical Degree

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine



U.S. Naval Hospital



U.S. Naval Hospital



University of Michigan


Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

American College of Surgeons

American Osteopathic Association