Chad Gunnlaugsson, M.D.

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Allergy, Sleep Medicine & Facial Plastics

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    8:00 - 4:00
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    8:10 - 4:45
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    1:00 - 4:45
  • Fri
    8:10 - 3:45
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Dr. Chad Gunnlaugsson

Board Certified: ABOHNS (Otolaryngology), AAOA (Allergy), ABSM (Sleep Medicine)

1040 Pinnacle Point Drive | Columbia, SC 29223 | (803) 509-7200


Dr. Gunnlaugsson graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He obtained his medical degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and subsequently completed his general surgical internship and otolaryngology residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Following completion of his head and neck surgical training, Dr. Gunnlaugsson completed an accredited fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He was the recipient of the Jack Anderson Memorial Award for obtaining the highest score on the oral and written board examination conducted by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Gunnlaugsson is dedicated to providing superior patient care and is committed to obtaining the safest and most current recommendations for his patients. He treats both pediatric and adult age groups and forms specialized treatment plans based on the symptoms of each individual.

Specialties & Qualifications

Specialty: Otolaryngology

This specialty of medicine deals with the management of medical and surgical diseases of the head and neck. It is often referred to as "ENT" for the treatment of disorders involving the Ear, Nose and Throat. Dr. Gunnlaugsson has a special interest in treating patients with sinus disorders realizing that allergies are a major cause of this frequently-made diagnosis, particularly in the Southeastern United States.

Specialty: Allergy

This subspecialty of otolaryngic medicine covers the management of "atopic" or allergic disorders affecting various sites of the human body. These can include diseases of the nose, sinuses, lungs, gastrointestinal system, or skin. Dr. Gunnlaugsson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, having completed advanced training and testing in treating allergic disorders.

Specialty: Sleep Medicine

This subspecialty of otolaryngic medicine addresses various sleep disorders, the most prevalent being Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Dr. Gunnlaugsson is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and is proficient in diagnosing and treating OSAS with both surgical techniques and by intiating CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices.

Specialty: Facial Plastics

This subspecialty of otolaryngic medicine includes cosmetic procedures of the head and neck. Dr. Gunnlaugsson has extensive experience with Botox® and Filler injections. Due to his busy allergy and sinus practice, he is no longer performing cosmetic surgery (rhinoplasty, facelifts, etc.) but is available and experienced should any of his patients have questions related to such procedures.

Education & Medical Training

  • University of Michigan Hospitals
    Internship in General Surgery (1998-1999)
    Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1999-2003)
    Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2004)
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine with Distinction (1998)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1994)

Board Certifications & Licenses

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Diplomate
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Diplomate (2004-2017)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Sleep Medicine, Diplomate
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Fellow
  • State of South Carolina, Medical License

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association (1994–present)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (1999–present)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (2006–present)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2009–present)

Awards & Honors

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), Jack Anderson Memorial Award – Highest score on ABFPRS annual board exam (2004)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Administrative Chief Resident (2002-2003)

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