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R Peter Manes, MD, FACS

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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Referral required
From patients or physicians


R. Peter Manes, MD, is committed to improving the lives of patients with nasal and sinus disorders, including chronic sinusitis, as well as cancerous and noncancerous nasal and sinus tumors. He specializes in using a minimally invasive approach whenever possible, so patients will not have any facial scars. “I appreciate the fact that I can help with quality-of-life issues for my patients,” says Dr. Manes.

As a rhinologist, Dr. Manes has completed additional training to gain expertise specifically in the treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. At Yale Medicine, Dr. Manes handles everything from evaluating new patients to performing surgeries. Despite a busy schedule, he takes time to build up trust with each patient. “Patients need to trust me before they can buy in to anything I recommend,” he says.

Dr. Manes is an associate professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine who also conducts research on emerging surgical technologies. A particular interest of his is research on how to improve the management of chronic sinusitis, a common condition in adults characterized by difficulty breathing through the nose.

Dr. Manes is also a key member of an interdisciplinary team of specialists who treat patients with pituitary adenoma, a specific type of brain tumor. Working in collaboration with Yale Medicine’s neurosurgery team, Dr. Manes performs the beginning of the complex surgery needed to remove these tumors by guiding surgical instruments through the nasal passages to the pituitary gland located at the base of the skull.


  • Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
  • Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Clinical Site Director (YPB), Otolaryngology Surgery

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Georgetown University Hospital (2009)
  • Resident
    Georgetown University Hospital (2009)
  • Intern
    Georgetown University Hospital (2005)
  • MD
    Albany Medical College (2004)
  • BA
    Georgetown University, Government (1998)

Additional Information

  • Yale Physician's Building
    Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT, 06519
  • Yale Otolayngology - Stratford
    Yale Otolaryngology
    2874 Main Street
    Stratford, CT, 06614
  • Yale Health Center
    55 Lock Street
    New Haven, CT, 06511