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Dr. Josef Gurian, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Gurian is a native of Massachusetts. He graduated cum laude as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School, receiving his medical degree in 1989. Dr. Gurian did his internship in general surgery and completed his residency in Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 1995. He was Chief Resident and was Clinical Instructor in Otorhinolaryngology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine during his last year of training. Dr. Gurian is Board Certified in Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and is a member of local, state and national medical societies. Dr. Gurian is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU; formerly the Medical College of Virginia) and has been given the “Excellence in Teaching” award by the medical students for the past three consecutive years. Dr. Gurian coordinates the teaching program in Otolaryngology for the medical student at the VCU Inova campus and sits on the curriculum committee. Dr. Gurian has also volunteered his services at the Commonwealth of Virginia Hearing Impaired Clinic for Children in Fairfax. For fifteen years, Dr. Gurian has been the Ear, Nose and Throat consultant to the Center for Cranio-facial Rehabilitation at Fairfax Hospital, caring for children with congenital facial anomalies. He is also the past President of the Washington Metropolitan Otolaryngology Head and Neck Society. Dr. Gurian is pleased to be voted once again as one of the Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors. His professional interests include the treatment of the ear and hearing disorders, and nasal and sinus disease (including endoscopic balloon sinuplasty), snoring and sleep disorders, and head and neck surgery. Dr. Gurian also offers the newest treatment options for snoring, including Pillar Palatal Implants. Dr. Gurian is fluent in Spanish, and Dr. Gurian enjoys treating both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Gurian is married to Karen Vernof Gurian, M.D.(OB-GYN) and has four children.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Reston Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Internship in General Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Residency in Otorlaryngology
  • Medical School - University of Massachusetts, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609884063

Office locations

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Northern VA

8644 Sudley Road, Suite 114

Manassas, VA 20110

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Northern VA

1005 N. Glebe Road, 500

Arlington, VA 22201

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He was really nice!
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Dr. Gurian was extremely attentive to my concerns and addressed them thoroughly. Very professional and personable. Highly recommend.
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Good visit. Great staff. And the Doc was cool. If any ear issues happen, I will be using Doctor Gurian.
Less than 3 months ago
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Seemed very familiar with the pulsatile tinnitus I am experiencing and ordered some additional testing to determine appropriate treatment. Received thorough hearing test as well. Office is set up well. Only negative was $12 parking garage fee - they don’t validate.
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Simple, clear explanation and treatment.
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The staff was friendly, the audiologist was very nice and thorough with explanations. Dr. Gurian was awesome, a very nice man, he took his time and explained everything he was doing and why. I highly recommend Dr. Gurian and his staff.
Less than 3 months ago
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So happy that I found Dr. Gurian! Everyone in office was very friendly. Dr. Gurian took time to review my CT and throughly explain results to me. Will definitely go back.
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I was impressed with every member of the staff with whom I came in contact. Everyone - and I mean EVERY one - was pleasant, professional, thoughtful, prompt and kind. All qualities which make for a stress-free medical appointment!
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Very good communication with discussion of options for next steps. Staff was caring, friendly, and professional.
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Dr. Gurian is engaging, knowlegeable and has a sense of humor. His office staff is are pleasant and professional. I recommend him.
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Very knowledgeable and caring
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Dr. Gurian was amazing he really was informative.
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Dr. Gurian was a good listener and professional in his examination and treatment of my ailment. His reception staff was very efficient and friendly in their greeting and treatment of patients.
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Wait time can be a bit long, not sure why they send you to the room only to wait for 20+ minutes (we have a toddler), but Dr. Gurian himself is terrific, both in bedside manner, full explanations, and careful deliberationas to choices of how to proceed (in our case with chronic ear infections and consideration of ear tubes for our child).
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I was not as impressed with the nursing staff as the doctor or the administrative personnel. The doctor was great, caught me a little off guard when he asked me to tell him my story and seemed generally interested in thedetails. Also impressed with his reasonable approach to getting to the bottom of my complaints.
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Dr. Gurian was excellent. I had to wait a little bit but he was worth the wait. He was able to diagnose and treat me better than other doctors in the past.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough evaluation. Excellent communicator. Pleasant and professional. Very helpful and reassuring.
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Office staff were very receptive. Dr. Gurian was very professional and informative during his examination / procedures.
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I made an appointment because of difficulty hearing in my ear. They removed earwax and did a hearing test and them I met with the doctor. Pretty thorough and it went pretty fast.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Gurian allowed plenty of time to get a full background and gave thorough consideration to my case. I only wish every doctor has his same personal, caring approach. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Gurian has always been capable and communicative about your examination. I never hesitate to turn to him on any ENT issue.
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The office told me to show up 20 minutes early for my first appointment, but I had to wait 60 minutes until the doctor was able to attend to me because he was overbooked. When we met, he was pretty brusquein diagnosis (ostensibly because he was running behind) and did not really provide any substantive treatment plan.
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Expand the waiting room. Way too small and cramped. You have the space elsewhere. It would be a pretty easy fix if you took part of the checkin area and added it to the waiting room.
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He is a very good listener and very sincere. He pays a lot attention to details about the problem. I like him very much.
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very efficient and friendly office management Dr. Gurian was able to quickly assess and treat my problem
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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Gurian. He obviously enjoys his work and is good with patients. He's also very good about explaining what he is doing and answering any questions you have.
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Outstanding Dr. Very knowledgeable.
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Dr. Gurian saw me quickly and was helpful in diagnosing my problem. He offered three different treatment options and reviewed each of them with me. He is professional, and I'd see him again.
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Very friendly and helpful office.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gurian listened to my concerns and didn't rush to solve the issue with drugs -- an approach I liked. He was timely and his evaluation was extremely thorough. I would highly recommend him. The office staff were professional and didn'tmake stupid mistakes as is common at other offices. Overall, very pleased.
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Very good, explained things thoroughly.
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Excellent medical advice and discussion of problem
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Very confident and knowledgeable. He was able to treat me quickly and efficiently.
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He was a bit dismissive
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Very professional, felt like he actually listened to me and my concerns and took them seriously, was extremely knowledgeable. Best doctor experience I've had in a while!
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Very good assessment, clear explanations and directions
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Very easy to get along with, but also very to-the-point and helpful.
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Thorough with history but unable to help with symptoms or provide diagnosis.
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Enjoyed meeting the doctor. Found him to be very knowledgeable with a great personality. Did not rush the appointment.
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The Doctor was professional, explained my situation and answered my questions. It was a good experience.
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Great Staff. Kind and friendly doctor. I was well informed and taken care of.
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Dr. Gurian was attentive, patient and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the area in need of an ENT.
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Dr. Gurian-Ear,Nose,Throat is the best Specialist doctor in this area!
More than 1 year ago
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Wow! What a friendly and attentive doctor. He spent quite a lot of tim with me and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend him. If i lived here he would be my new ENT without question.
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Doctor Gurian was professional and thorough. He asked thoughtful questions and prescribed a way forward with my health as his foremost concern. I would highly recommend him.
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I don,t have a complaint. Everything went well. Katie
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He was great as was his colleague dr. Roescher I met with earlier this month.
More than 1 year ago
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extremely professional. we walked away with lots of information.
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Dr. Gurian has an excellent demeanor and was exceptionally well versed at his craft.
More than 1 year ago
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I've never been seen by a friendlier, more attentive, or skillful physician than Dr. Gurian. In every visit I've had with him (well over six or seven), he's effectively diagnosed and treated my medical condition. His bedside manner is phenomenaland his medical expertise - not to mention his credentials - is formidable. He is always considerate of those "human" factors - pain/discomfort, finances, family life, etc. Any chance I get to visit with him is a true delight; as corny as it sounds - he's not just a wonderful doctor, he's a great human being. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended.
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