Alexander Marston, Tufts Medical Center

Adult + Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Facial Plastic + Reconstructive Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Clinical Focus Areas

  • Pediatric airway management
  • head and neck masses
  • cleft lip and palate
  • mandibular distraction
  • vascular anomalies
  • congenital and acquired hearing loss
  • cochlear implants
  • facial nerve reanimation
  • nasal obstruction
  • septorhinoplasty
  • facial/Mohs reconstruction

Alexander Marston, M.D.


Alexander Marston, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He did his residency training at the Mayo Clinic, and completed two separate fellowships at the Medical University of South Carolina in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Marston treats patients with a broad range of ear, nose and throat conditions in both children and adults. His special interests include cleft lip and palate, mandibular distraction osteogenesis, vascular malformations, congenital and acquired hearing loss, facial paralysis, nasal obstruction, septorhinoplasty and facial/Mohs reconstruction.

In his free time Dr. Marston enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, basketball, skiing and traveling. He speaks Spanish and has lived and traveled throughout Latin America. He participates in yearly surgical trips to underserved areas of the world to care for patients with cleft lip and palate.


  • University of Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical University of South Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • New England Otolaryngological Society
  • Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology Humanitarian Travel Grant
  • 2017 Chief Resident Teacher of the Year, Mayo Clinic – Otolaryngology
  • 2016 Best Paper by a Resident/Fellow, North American Skull Base Society
  • 2016 Mayo International Health Program Scholarship Award
  • 2016 Resident Liaison to Otolaryngology Department, Mayo Clinic
  • 2015 Regan Fellowship, Operation Smile Resident Leadership Program
  • 2012 Eivind Hoff Research Award, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2012 Dr. Neal Gault International Travel Award, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2009, Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2009 Medical Scholar, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2005 Academic All-Conference, Carleton College NCAA Football

Publications and National Presentations

  • Marston AP, Patel T, Nguyen SA, White DR. Short-term risk factor profile of pediatric choanal atresia repair using ACS-NSQIP. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019; May 8:3489419848457 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Marston AP, White DR. Subglottic Stenosis. Clin Perinatol 2018;45(4):787-804.
  • Marston AP, O’Brien EK, Hamilton GS 3rd. Nasal injuries in Sports. Clin Sports Med 2017;36(2):337-53.
  • Marston AP, Merritt G, Morris JM, Cofer SA. Association of age on pterygopalatine fossa anatomy with respect to the suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018;105:85-89.
  • Marston AP, Jacob JT, Carlson ML, Pollock BE, Driscoll CL, Link MJ. Pretreatment growth rate as a predictor of tumor control following Gamma Knife radiosurgery for sporadic vestibular schwannoma. J Neurosurg 2017;127(2):380-87.
  • Marston AP, Maldonado FJ, Ravi K, Kasperbauer JL, Ekbom DC. Treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia secondary to idiopathic cricopharyngeal bar: Surgical cricopharyngeal muscle myotomy versus dilation. Am J Otolaryngol 2016;37(6):507-12.
  • Carlson ML, Marston AP, Glasgow AE, Habermann EB, Sweeney AD, Wanna GB. Racial differences in vestibular schwannoma. Laryngoscope 2016;126(9):2128-33.
  • Marston AP, Montenegro MM, Oldenburg MS, Thom JT, Driscoll CL. A unique case of penetrating neck and cervical spine trauma resulting in vertebral artery transection and internal carotid artery laceration. Am J Otolaryngol 2016;37(3):199-201.
  • Marston AP, Van Gompel JJ, Carlson ML, O’Brien EK. A unique case of bilateral recurrent sphenoid sinus cerebrospinal fluid leaks: primary acquired leak within the lateral sphenoid sinus recess, followed by a leak via Sternberg’s canal. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2015;124(8):593-7.
  • Marston AP, Black A, Pambuccian SE, Hamlar DD. Mass originating from the maxillary alveolar crest in an infant. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014;140(7):667-8.
  • Marston AP, Lander TA, Tibesar RJ, Sidman JD. Airway management for intubation in newborns with Pierre Robin sequence. Laryngoscope 2012;122(6):1401-4.