Norman Lester, MD, is an attending otolaryngologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center who also serves as chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Dr. Lester is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His undergraduate degree was received summa cum laude from the University of Maryland Honors Pre-Med Program, and his medical degree is from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Lester’s internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology was in the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Lester has been named in Washingtonian magazine’s list of “Top Doctors” for several years, and he is also named in the Washington Consumer Checkbook’s “Top Doctors” list.
Dr. Lester and his colleagues treat all general Ear, Nose and Throat issues, including ear procedures like Eustachian tube repairs, nasal disorders like obstructions and polyps, and throat problems, like viral infections. They also treat balance disorders and vertigo, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, nasal tumors, sinusitis, loss of the sense of smell, sinus diseases, hearing loss, goiters and allergies.
Philosophy of Care
"What I would do for my own family?" asks Dr. Lester. "That's what I do for my patients. People in our department are among the best. They're really strong physicians I'm happy to be around. We can take care of most problems that come into our office and we're connected to the best academic centers in the region, so we're a good conduit for patients who need a higher level of service."