Dr. Christopher Shaari, MD

Dr. Christopher Shaari, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Christopher Shaari, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1991 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

20 Prospect Ave Ste 712

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Contact Information

(201) 342-8060

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Top Care Areas

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Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sinus Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Shaari's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shaari "Dr. Christopher M. Shaari is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has practiced in Hackensack, NJ as an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist since 1997. He became a physician at 23 years old, after completing the Six-year Accelerated Biomedical Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College in 1991. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated Cum Laude with Distinction in Research from Albany Medical College. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in his junior year and elected President the following year. While at Albany medical College he received the Daggett Trust Prize, the Merck Manual Medical Student Award, the Sandoz medical Student Award, the John Milton Bigelow Prize, the Alumni Association Travel Grant, the Jack Spitalny Memorial Research Fellowship and the Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavor. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship training at Mt Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1997. He was honored by the New York Head and Neck Society and was an invited speaker at the First International Conference on Botulinum Toxin in Munich, Germany in 1995. He authored nearly 20 peer-reviewed publications and gave over 20 national and international presentations. Dr Shaari has invented over 50 worldwide medical patents and has received over 50 awards from patients, doctors and nurses, including the Castle Connolly Award, NJ Monthly Top Doctor, Top 10 Otolaryngologist Specialist in New Jersey, The Arnold Gold Foundation Gold Doc Award, Patients Choice Award, Most Compassionate Physician Award, and Best Physicians as Chosen by Nurses award."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shaari "Providing the highest level of care through clinical experience, compassion and integrity."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

39  Conditions Treated

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22  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rensselaer
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area: 18th Edition, 17th Edition,
  • Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,
  • 201 Health, Top Doctors: 2017, 2014, 2013,
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area: 2017, 2016,
  • Inside Jersey Magazine Top Doctors 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,
  • Bergen County Top Doctors: 2017,
  • NJ Monthly Top Doctors: 2017, 2013, 2010,
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors 2015, 2013,
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area - Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2017
  • Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism Award,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaari to family and friends
49 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shaari's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I visited Dr. Shaari after several rounds of medical treatments failed to cure my sinus infection and pain. Dr. Shaari guided my father to a very special course of treatment and care in 2006 when he diagnosed a rare, aggressive nasal cancer. From that point onward I trusted Dr. Shaari immensely....more
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Excellent ENT. I have been to ENT's over the past 20 years; he is the best! Very compassionate, patient and caring. I used to faint when I had an ear procedure done. First time ever I had not fainted. He was very understanding. The office staff are all very nice and patient. The...more
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Dr. Shaari is a unique and special physician, who combines remarkable expertise with kind and thoughtful bedside manner. He is humble yet highly skilled and accomplished in his field. I feel so fortunate that I found him for my surgery and care.
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I am a spinal cord wheelchair user now for 38 years & have seen more doctors than I care to count. I learned more about my condition in 15 minutes with Dr Shaari, then I did with all my other doctors combined ! If your looking the best ear nose & throat doctor, look no further, Dr shaari ! .......more
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I don't think words can describe how amazing of a doctor and how compassionate of a human being Dr. Shaari is. I had been struggling with hearing loss and ear fullness for about a week and one night I woke up unable to hear at all from my left ear. I began panicking and searched for the best ENTs...more
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