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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 phenomenal and 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.
Dr. was very nice, seemed concerned about ear issue.
Dr. Gurian is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and pleasant. The office is very nice and the staff is efficient.
Dr. Gurian has a very pleasant manner and is clearly very knowledgeable and also enthusiastic about his job. I will definitely return here when I need an ENT and would recommend him to others.
He was very professional, had a good bedside manner, and didn't make you feel rushed.
Very professional! If you need an ENT physician , Doctor Gurian should be at the top of the list.
Short wait time, nice reception staff. Dr Gurian was very friendly and got to my ear canal cleaning right away after hearing about my discomfort (I had thought I needed to reschedule for a separate cleaning session).
My visit with Dr. Gurian was great! I am suffering with Hearing Loss. He did a thorough exam and let me know what my problems were and he came up with several treatment options. The staff is very friendly, professional and I highly recommend Dr. Gurian if you are looking for an ENT!
I felt like I wasted my time going here. I used to see his partner but she retired. He started out very professional but seemed uninterested in helping me with chronic sinus issues. Had to wait 40 mins to be seen and pay $9 for parking. I will not be going back
Met Dr Gurian for the for the first time...he listened to me, and then delt with my issues. Great visit.
Excellent. Dr. Gurian is a skilled and caring professional. He carefully examined my throat, clearly stated the diagnosis, and outlined treatment options, all in a way that was easily understandable.
Dr. Gurian did a great job of replacing the tube I have in my eardrum....which I have to have done on a recurring basis due to childhood infections. Minimum discomfort, no pain, and relatively fast. He has mastered this procedure.
Very professional office and physician. He explained the anatomy of nostrils as if I were in class. I LIKE THAT!!
I had a long wait but the Doctor was very apologistic and explained that he had two emergencies.
Consummate professional. He listens and makes decisions that are less intrusive at first to solve the problem.
He spoke in plain terms, easy to understand my condition
Doctor Josef Gurian is really good and professional. He took his time to Explain every single thing that i needed to know. Thanks to you Doctor.
Tertofoc, catong, thorough.
Dr. Gurian is caring, thorough, kind, and a good listener. I have so much confidence in him and his team. They helped me with an issue and it has improved my overall health tremendously. Definitely recommend Gurian and his team. Special shoutout to everyone at the desk - they are so kind to me every time I come in!
Dr. Gurian was great. Very knowledgable, very cool to deal with, and fixed me right up.
The reason I say probably recommend is because it was my first visit but do feel that the visit was adequate. The wait time I'm sure had some to due with paper work going threw and I have learned that a long wait can mean a good Dr that listens and do what is needed for a patient during a visit and if they take time for others then I know they will take time for me. I didn't get answers yet but feel the Dr is trying to and that's all I can ask for. I did feel very comfortable and not like a out cast or like I didn't need to be there and liked everyone's personality.
My first visit was very better then my previous ent doctor
Dr Gurian was very patient but efficient and answered all my questions. He had a great bedside manner and I liked that he described the physiology of what was happening. Thanks!
Dr. Gurian was great! He explained everything and made my daughter feel at ease!
Dr. Gurian had a great bedside manner. He explained everything that he was doing as well as provided multiple care options.
The office called me at home and told me to fill out the patient forms online - I did and it took about 15-20 minutes. However, when I got to the office, the person at the front desk said that not all of the forms transferred over to their system and I had to fill them out again. Very frustrating because I wasted my time filling it out online and then it asks for a list of all medicines including the dosage and strength and I did not bring the information with me. Would have been better if I just printed them at home and brought them with me. Other than that, the Dr. was very nice and seemed knowledgable.
Dr. Gurian is very knowledgeable and is willing to take the time to discuss all questions. He was prompt with his appointment and his office has a very professional and clean look and feel.I am very comfortable in the environment and look forward to continuing my care with Dr. Gurian and the staff in his office.
My Appointment Was Timely And Very Professionel.I Was Greatly Pleased.
At the tender age of 43, I am still scared of the ear doctor. Dr. Gurian made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. He took extra time to explain everything he was doing, and he even asked if I would feel more comfortable having a nurse in the office with me to keep me company. I will definitely be going back. For any scuba divers out there, Dr. Gurian is a fellow diver!!!
Best doctor ever!!
Dr. Gurian including the nursing and admin staff are very professional. Dr. Gurian new my history and provided clear suggestions for further treatment.
Dr gurian was honest and gave me all the information I needed. He had an awesome bed side manner.
Muy profecionales, amables y sobre todo muy buen trato...despues de la revisión del doctor me tranquilize,.. y lo mejor que el doctor habla hespañol, eso me dio mas seguridad...altamente recomendable!
The doctor was very assertive and his staff offers excellent customer service. I highly recommend them!
Very nice and also gave me a description of my problem in layman's terms, which I really appreciated, being that I'm not a doctor!
Excellent doctor! He explained every step of the exam, his findings, and what my options were. I have great confidence in Dr. Gurian and recommend him highly.
Dr. Gurian has been upfront and professional with me. I have trusted his diagnoses and opinion. I feel I am in good hands.
The office staff is pleasant and professional. Dr. Gurian is both personable and professional. He is a great listener and provided a clear and in-depth diagnosis and course of treatment. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Gurian to my family and friends.
During my visits with Dr. Gurian, he was thorough, willing to discuss things and answer questions, and did not make me feel rushed through the appointments hastily. I have had doctors in the past who seemed more interested in the quantity of patients that they see in a day and not at all the quality of care given to them, but I felt that Dr. Gurian did a wonderful job treating even my minor issues like they were important. Although the follow-up visit proved not to be ultimately necessary, there was no way to know that beforehand and I really appreciate that I was not allowed to slip through the cracks but instead left feeling quite assured that the issue was resolved. He was flexible, too- he worked with my desire to avoid antibiotics, but he also thought ahead and wrote me a just-in-case script so that if things did not resolve themselves, I had a safety net. He also took the time to thoroughly explain many other ways that I can alleviate my symptoms without the stomach-flora-disaster that antibiotics cause. I would quite highly recommend him to anybody requiring an ear, nose, and throat specialist.
Dr. Gurian was very friendly during my appointment. He explained what he felt was the most appropriate course of action and took the time to ask questions.
Dr. Gurian has treated every member of our family for various things including two surgical procedures. He is very knowledgeable and communicates his findings and treatment recommendations in a clear and concise manner. Recently, I was very impressed with how he communicated with my very introverted 11 year old who was facing a tonsillectomy with a lot of trepidation. Dr. Gurian explained the process to her in a way that she understood and put her at ease within a very short time. I am grateful to have him responsible for the care of my family.
No thorough exam... Failed to diagnose my problem. The visit was a waste of my time. NEVER AGAIN>
He is a wonderful Doctor!!!!!! He really helped my son with his eardrums!!! Big hugs to him and his staff!!!
Dr Gurian inspires confidence and has an excellent and positive attitude. He quickly diagnosed a serious condition which was successfully treated and has not re-occurred.
The doctor asked valid question to find connections to a problem and gives you straight answers. The office will move to new buildings on Glebe Rd, close to metro and very convenient.
Upon entering the office I was immediately greeted & handed the paperwork that I needed to fill out. Once paperwork was turned into the receptionist the nurse came out to get us within a few minutes. The nurse was fantastic. She greeted us, gave us her name & really listened as we answered her questions. Dr Josef was wonderful. I brought my. 3month old in to have a procedure done. Dr Josef explained everything to me starting with why the "issue" happens, how it is corrected, the things it helps to improve & any associated risks with having the procedure performed. I requested to not be in the room during the procedure ( I didn't want to get emotional ) soDr Josef had two amazing nurses come in to help. No sooner than I walked out the door Dr Josef opened the door to let me know the procedure was complete & also offered me a room to nurse my son. I didn't hear my son cry at all. When I retrieved him from the nurses arms he didn't seem to be in any pain. I definitely recommend Dr Josef. He was very professional, educated me on everything so that I knew what to expect & had the best bedside manner.
Long wait, but thoroughly appreciated the advice and knowledge shared by Dr. Gurian. While fully capable of doing the surgery he recommended another surgeon for my specific need. great honesty.
I have gone to a few NETs for same issue and Dr. Gurian was the only one that took the time to hear my story and ask questions to help me get to the bottom of my issue. The staff is wonderful and friendly. I highly recommend this team of professionals!!
He made me fill at ease. Answered all my questions. Did not try to rush me out the door. Thanks doc..
I came on the wrong day and he still managed to fit me in. Very nice staff.
This is a very professional and knowledgeable doctor. I have been seeing him for about a year now. Very satisfied with his services.
I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Guerin's knowledge and explanation of a possible cancer in my ear.
I went to Dr. Gurian for a pre-op procedure that I was feeling very anxious about. I expected a great deal of discomfort to occur. I arrived at his office approximately 45 minutes early (never know about the traffic around here) and was called to the exam room almost immediately. When Dr. Gurian entered the room, he introduced himself and a medical student that would be observing. He thoroughly described every step he would take in the exam. As the exam proceeded, he again described what he was doing and also had the med student observe through the instrument. Basically, the exam took about 2 minutes and I felt virtually nothing. Because I was early and I was taken in right away, the exam was over before it was even supposed to start! He is an awesome doctor and if I ever needed ENT help, I would see him again without fail. He also told me the results of the exam right away. I didn't have to wait to hear it from the referring physician. It was a very positive visit to his office.
Dr. Gurian is knowledgeable, thorough, practical and pleasant.
I particularly appreciate the way Dr. Gurian provides detailed information, something that I do not always get from other doctors.
very comprehensive and discussed the treatment options did not push one plan or the other but explained the risks/benefits of the plan
My husband and I already knew Dr Gurian from when he did my husband's throat cancer surgery in 1998. Anytime anyone in my family has needed an ENT surgeon we go to Dr Gurian. Both of us saw him today; not only is he an excellent surgeon he is also very compassionate!
He's such a caring doctor and always remember my little girl which is nice and makes her feel better too as a patient
he is the best, I don't have word to expiln how I relife from my realy bad ear pain.I was seen other docs but I never got better until I seen him. I only can say is, he is wondrfull he knows how to manag pain away.
Great staff! Friendly atmosphere!!!!!
Was kind, concerned, and thorough.
Dr Gurian is excellent! His bedside manner towards my son and me is excellent and he is a great doctor!
Very good precisely.
It was very satisfying.
Very efficient staff and very polite, seemed genuinely interested in patient
The doctor was very personable and easy to talk to and nice but the intake receptionistwas difficult to deal with. Kudos to jbarcenas she solve the problem with the receptionist
Firstly, the women at the reception desk were incredibly nice and efficient....then the nurse (not sure what her title was) who brought me into the examination room and took my blood pressure was so sweet, I think my blood pressure was at an all-time low! (Many medical office personnel are not terribly friendly and a doctor's office is the one place where a calm, caring demeanor is really needed.) Lastly, Dr. Gurian was his usual warm self and took care of my problem quickly and efficiently. He then spent time discussing another related medical issue I asked about All in all, a really good experience
I ruled out one issue which makes it easier to focus on the real cause. He was efficient, and fast. thank you.
He is very nice and treated you in a friendly manner and make you feel comfortable.
I think he's great! Very thorough.
Very friendly, fast appointment. "Everything appears normal" when I know it's not is very frustrating.
Very professional; listened to everything we had to say and listened to our concerns before examining our child. Was very gentle with our son and took the more conservative approach with treating him. The wait was a bit long for a 2 year old, but the wait was obviously due to his thoroughness with his patients so we were ok with it.
Doctor Gurian was great with our 6 year old, he explained everything carefully so our son wasn't surprised or scared at any time. He answered all questions easily and took as much time as was needed to treat our son. The office staff was friendly and efficient. Was a pleasure to work with.
Professional and listened to what I had to say. The only complaint would be that one of the patient forms on ZocDoc is not quite up-to-date, but that didn't really hold anything up as far as I could tell.
Dr. Gurian has a great bedside manner. He is attentive. I feel confident with him as my doctor.
I would recommend him without any reservations. He had a great bedside manner. He went right to the source of my problem, explained it in detail, and explained exactly how it should be treated. He is a terrific doctor and I'm so glad I went to him!
I was very pleased with Dr. Gurian. He was pleasant, professional and took care of my problem in a caring manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Gurian.
I love the fact that the appointment was at 9:45am and I was in the room at 9:45am!
I REALLY like this Doctor! Highly recommended, great listener, sense of humor, highly thorough and explains it all to you in terms you understand. I never felt rushed. I am a very satisfied patient.
Highly professional and knowledgeable.
Dr. Gurian was wonderful. Great bedside manner. I was informed completely of what he would do/could do and how, when, and how much. He explained everything in detail and had a wonderful smile and friendly staff.
The doctor was excellent. The two times I spoke with her/them (not sure if same person), I found the receptionist was either a little irritable, impatient, or both, but she got the job done both times I guess.