Conner Massey, MD

PGY4 - R6, T32 Resident

​​Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Professional Interests: Rhinology

Hobbies: Bouldering, cello, exploring Denver's food scene, house plant horticulture

What are your favorite things to do in the Denver area? Denver is still a great place to live even if you're not super outdoorsy like myself. There is a great restaurant and nightlife scene fueled by a huge influx of people in their 20's and 30's, and numerous cultural attractions to keep you occupied in your free time. If you do need an escape from the city, the mountains are only an hour away. Finally, Denver has all the trappings of a great metropolitan area at a generally more affordable price than what you would find in a coastal equivalent.

What is the biggest strength of our program? The program's greatest strength is arguably the breadth and depth of our clinical training. I think few other programs in this country offer such fantastic faculty representation in each subspecialty. We also get a wealth of different clinical training environments that adds considerably to our education (a busy inner city trauma experience, a world class pediatric hospital, a nationally recognized quaternary care center, and a brand new VA facility). Importantly, Denver is the only academic ENT program for hundreds of miles, and so the turf battles that many other urban programs sometimes deal with do not exist here.


Massey C, Diaz Del Valle F, Abuzeid W, Levy J et al. Sample collection for laboratory-based study of the nasal airway and sinuses: a research compendium. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 Dec 17. doi: 10.1002/alr.22510

Massey C, Hink E, Kingdom T. Endoscopic orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease. Curr Otorhinolaryngol Rep. 2019 doi:

Massey C, Dharmarajan A, Bannuru R, Rebeiz E. Management of N0 neck in early oral squamous cell carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 Dec 20. doi: 10.1002/lary.27627.

Massey C, Sanghvi M, Troost T, Anand V, Singh A. Persistent local demucosalization after endoscopic sinus surgery. Ear Nose Throat J. 2018 Oct-Nov;97(10-11):354-361.

Massey C, Singh A. Advances in absorbable biomaterials and nasal packing. Otolaryngol Clin N Amer. 2017 Jun;50(3):545-563.

Massey C, Bury S, Diamond J, Singh A. Novel use of an ultrasonic bone aspirator for extended endoscopic frontal sinusotomy: a feasibility study. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2016 Nov 1;30(6):443-447.

Sheets A, Cronk S, Massey C, Iafrati M, Herman I. Matrix- and plasma-derived peptides promote tissue-specific injury responses and wound healing in diabetic swine. Journal of Transl Med. 2016 Jul 2;14(1):197.

Massey C, Suh J, Tessema B, Gray ST, Singh A. Biomaterials in rhinology. Otolaryngol – Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr. 154(4):606-17.

Massey C, Laver N, Bedi H, Wein RO. Primary fibrosarcoma of the trachea presenting with acute airway loss. Am J Oto. 2015 Mar-Apr. 36(2), 287-9.

Jia Y, Mak PI, Massey C, Martins RP, Wangh LJ. Construction of a microfluidic chip using dried-down reagents for LATE-PCR amplification and detection of single stranded DNA. Lab on a Chip. 2013 Dec. 13(23): 4635-41

Massey C, Beswick D, Ramakrishnan VR, Humphries S. Clinical validation of a quantitative algorithm for sinus CT analysis. American Rhinological Society. New Orleans, LA, Sep 2019.

Massey C, Diaz Del Valle F, Zakrajsek J, Bell H, Ramakrishnan R, Vandivier RW, Frank D. Effects of former environmental tobacco smoke exposure on sinonasal symptom burden and quality of life. Rhinoworld, Chicago, IL, Jun 2019.

Massey C, Lee M, Litvack Z, Singh A. Extrusion of non-porous polyethylene implants after endoscopic reconstruction of large skull base defects. North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2016.

Lee M, Massey C, Dwarki K, Singh A, Litvack Z. Multilayer reconstruction of the endonasal skull base without autografts or a rigid buttress. North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2016

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

​Shader Family Summer Research Fellowship, Tufts University School of Medicine 2012

Brandeis University

  • Summa cum laude
  • Leonard Bernstein Scholarship
ARS, New Orleans, LA, September 2019

RhinoWorld, Chicago, IL, June 2019

Loma Linda University Laryngeal and Sinus Course, Loma Linda, CA, October 2018

AO Management of Facial Trauma, Denver, CO, May 2018

North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2016
CMS Login