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Rhinology/Anterior Skull Base Fellow – Class of 2024


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown (Birthplace): Sandy, UT

Undergraduate Degree: 2014 – BS – Brigham Young University/Biochemistry

MD: 2018 – University of Texas Health at San Antonio

Residency:  2023 – Eastern Virginia Medical School

Hobbies: Violin, Biking, Running, Soccer, Spending time with family

Why Otolaryngology?

I love the variety of surgical cases.

Why UNC?

UNC offered one of the most comprehensive programs in both inflammatory and skull base training.


Fun Fact: I was a button battery patient as an 18 month old.


Recent Publications:

  • Benedict JJ, Lelegren M, Han JK, Lam K. Nasal Nitric Oxide as a Biomarker in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sinonasal Inflammatory Diseases: A Review of the Literature. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2023 Apr;132(4):460-469. doi: 10.1177/00034894221093890. Epub 2022 May 12. PMID: 35549446.
  • Guy K, Lelegren M, Shomaker K, Han J, Lam K. Management of complicated acute sinusitis in the setting of concurrent COVID-19. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Sep-Oct;43(5):103603. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103603. Epub 2022 Aug 13. PMID: 35985081; PMCID: PMC9375642.
  • Lelegren MJ, Son SY, Han JK, Lam KK. A review of phase III clinical trials of US FDA-approved biologic therapies for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. Immunotherapy. 2022 Jun;14(8):655-662. doi: 10.2217/imt-2021-0310. Epub 2022 May 4. PMID: 35510314.
  • Lelegren M, Bhat K, Sheehan B, Lamichhane R, Han JK, Lam KK. Variations in utilization and clinical outcomes for endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation and endovascular arterial embolization in a single multi-hospital network. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Nov-Dec;42(6):103066. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103066. Epub 2021 Apr 16. PMID: 33934006.
Matt Lelegren outdoor headshot