gerrett hauptman team thumbGARRETT HAUPTMAN, M.D.

Dr. Hauptman was born in Miami Beach, Florida and raised in South Florida. He initially left Florida to pursue his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. There he graduated with distinction, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology.

While at the University of Virginia, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key National Honor Society. After three and a half years in Charlottesville, Dr. Hauptman returned to Florida to attend the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. At University of Florida, he was the proud recipient of the Shands Board of Directors Scholarship. His exposure to Gainesville through academics, volunteer work, and recreation during those years made him anxious to return there to begin his career and raise his family.

Upon completion of medical school in Gainesville, Dr. Hauptman continued his training at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he completed his internship in General Surgery and a four year residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Included in his comprehensive training were a variety of clinical experiences including a pediatric otolaryngology rotation at Children’s Hospital Boston and an otology rotation in Anchorage, Alaska at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Both of these rotations served to greatly enhance his expertise and practical experience. In addition, he participated in research involving nasal physiology in response to saline irrigations. He received the Research in Otolaryngology and Allergy Development Scholarship from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy for his work there.

After pursuing a significant portion of his education and training outside of Florida, Dr. Hauptman was excited to return to Gainesville. Having finished his Otolaryngology residency in June, 2008, Dr. Hauptman entered private practice, joining Gainesville ENT & Allergy Associates.

Dr. Hauptman dedicates his free time to his wife and two daughters. He enjoys traveling, exercising, and sports.

Print Publications

Hauptman G,Ryan MW. The effect of saline solutions on nasal patency and mucociliary clearance in rhinosinusitis patients. Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. 2007 Nov; 137 (5): 815-21.

Aronsohn MS, Brown HM, Hauptman G, Kornberg LJ. Expression of focal adhesion kinase and phosphorylated focal adhesion kinase in squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. Laryngoscope. 2003 Nov;113 (11):1944-8.

MacLennan AJ, Neitzel KL, Devlin BK, Garcia J, Hauptman G, Gloaguen I, Di Marco A, Laufer R, Lee N. In vivo localization and characterization of functional ciliary neurotrophic factor receptors which utilize JAK-STAT signaling. Neuroscience. 2000; 99 (4): 761-72.

Hauptman G, Kopf A, Rabinovitz H, Oliviero M, Rao B. Spitz nevus: a case report. Cutis. 1999 Sep; 64 (3): 177-8.

Hauptman G, Kopf A, Rabinovitz H, Oliviero M, Rivlin D. The actinic comedonal plaque. Cutis. 1997 Sep; 60 (3): 145-6.

Internet Publications

  • April 2008 “The Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap”
  • November 2007 “Complications of Stapes Surgery”
  • May 2007 “Auricular Reconstruction”
  • January 2007 “Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma”
  • January 2006 “Cholesteatoma”
  • December 2005 “Medical Management of Androgenetic Alopecia”
  • June 2005 “Surgical Treatment of Laryngomalacia”
  • April 2005 “Hoarseness”




  • University of Virginia
  • University of Florida
    College of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch


  • Phi Beta Kappa Inductee
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Shands Board of Directors Scholarship
  • Research in Otolaryngology and Allergy Development Scholarship