About Dr. Trask

Dr. Douglas Trask

As a dual board-certified practitioner in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine, Dr. Douglas Trask treats patients experiencing disorders affecting the ear, nose, and throat. In his general practice in otolaryngology, Dr. Trask provides individualized evaluation and medical and surgical care.

Dr. Trask specializes in treating sleep apnea with surgery and other alternatives to CPAP therapy. His commitment to research allows him to bring state-of-the-art treatments, such as sedated evaluation of the airway and neurostimulation therapy, to patients diagnosed with sleep apnea. Patients receive a truly personalized treatment plan that takes into consideration their unique needs and applies the latest developments in sleep apnea treatment.


Dr. Trask was awarded a medical degree by Dartmouth Medical School. After completing his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Dr. Trask practiced in academic and private practice settings, at both the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Iowa. He earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is affiliated with the Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Douglas Trask has authored articles in both basic science and clinical research, for which he has received numerous awards. Dr. Trask has lectured nationally and abroad about sleep apnea, and enjoys conducting research into sleep apnea treatment. As a member of the comprehensive sleep medicine center at UCI, he is passionate about providing highly personalized, patient-centered care to individuals diagnosed with conditions affecting sleep and breathing.

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Services
  • Sleep Medicine
  • English

UCI Medical Center – Orange
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2, Bldg. 30A
Orange, CA 92868

UCI Health – Placentia
1041 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite 309
Placentia, CA 92870

UCI Health Newport – Birch Street
20350SW Birch St.
Newport Beach, CA92660

  • Professor — Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, UCI School of Medicine

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Dr. Trask ENT is my new best Dr. In Placentia, CA.
Great first time office visit with Dr. Trask E.N.T.Looking forward to my continued care. Knowledgeable, kind, good listener and great support staff.
Dr. Trask, his nurses, staff, and transcriber made me feel welcomed and showed great patience as I downloaded a medical report from the VA.
The doctor was great, but the support staff is poor.After seeing me, the doctor recommended the breathing machine.Someone called me to set an appointment for me to learn it and take possession. There are no appointments for six months. Now I have to start with another doctor all over again..The consultation was very nice, but it’s worthless if they cannot provide the solution for my problem.
Dr. Trask was attentive and polite and answered my questions and concerns. I appreciated his feedback and suggestions for the next steps in my care.
Dr. Trask is a caring professional and provided the information I needed before and after my surgery. He takes time and I have never felt rushed during my appointment with him. His staff is also wonderful.
I am so fortunate to get my care at UCI Health. The consistency of the call center, office staff, back office staff, and the physicians makes a huge difference in my confidence of the system. Every visit has been excellent. I appreciate the work that has gone in to make my experience so positive.
Dr. Trask is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. He listens and genuinely seems care about my issues. If you are struggling with something out of the norm...he is the doctor you want to see...he really listens, shows much compassion along with being so competent and knowledgeable. Amazing staff and great doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Trask and his staff!
First time to be here in ths wonderful place! Every one was helpful and smiling. Dr. Trask is amazingly detailed and accurate. Definately I recommend to those in need of such service
Dr Trask is outstanding. He is knowledgable, professional, approachable, friendly caring and courteous. His staff is also VERY professional and friendly. They are helpful in facilitating the appointments, etc. 5 stars
Excellent medical services by Dr. Trask in a nice appointed office and pleasant and efficient office personnel
Dr Trask knows his stuff. He's an MD and a PHD making him eminently familiar with all things ENT. His interactions are professional and he takes time to answer all questions and list the options for treatment.
Great experience. Caring staff and Medical doctors.
The entire staff, including the receptionist, patient care specialist, and Dr. Trask are incredibly caring, competent, relatable, thorough, and compassionate. Such qualities are the components for excellent medical outcomes.
My first visit with Dr Trask and all the Staff at UCI was very professional and courteous!!!Dr Trask explained how my medical condition would be treated in a way any person can clearly understand.
Dr Trask knows his stuff. He is a MD and a PHD making him eminently familiar with all things ENT. His interactions are professional and he takes time to answer all questions and list the options for treatment.
Dr Trask is very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable when discussing my apnea concerns
The doctor was very professional and knowledgeable. The nurses and helpers during the services were helpful. I was very pleased.
Professional and excellent customer service
Excellent costumer service
Showed up with paperwork pre-filled out, 5 min early to my appointment that I made about a month prior and waited over 20 minutes to see the doctor. I think the doctor was fairly communicative about my diagnosis but I think time tables need to be managed better at his practice.
I had a terrible experience with this doctor. The surgery he performed created a bigger problem than I had before and I have to now redo it but obviously it is much more complicated now.
Dr. Trask was great! So were his staff.
Dr Trask was fantastic. Kind, professional, and knowledgeable, he gave us as much time as we needed to resolve all questions. A difficult surgery turned out perfectly. Thank you, Dr Trask!