Dr. Zapanta received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA) and completed his otolaryngology residency and medical education fellowship at the George Washington University (Washington, D.C.). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He treated otolaryngology patients in Washington, DC for 16 years and was named “Top Doc” for the DC metro area for many years. Dr. Zapanta has a background in academics where he led the Otolaryngology Residency Program at the George Washington University and has mentored and trained many residents and medical students. He joined the Army shortly after the events of 9/11 and is currently a Colonel in the US Army Reserves. He has received numerous awards for his military service. As an ENT surgeon, Dr. Zapanta specializes in snoring and sleep apnea surgery including upper airway stimulation therapy, sinus disease, ENT allergy, facial trauma, hoarseness, diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, smell and taste disorders, ear infections, and cancers of the head and neck.