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Physicians & Faculty



Department Heads

Gerald Berke, MD
Gerald Berke, MD
Professor and Chair
Primary Interest: Laryngology and voice disorders
 
Elliot Abemayor, MD, PhD
Elliot Abemayor, MD, PhD
Professor-in-Residence and Vice Chief
Primary Interest: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
 

Our Faculty

Sandra Alexander, MS, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Sandra Alexander, MS, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Senior Speech/Language Pathologist
 
David Berry, PhD
David Berry, PhD
Professor-in-Residence
Director, Laryngeal Dynamics Laboratory
Primary Interest: Laryngeal dynamics and high-speed imaging
 
Keith Blackwell, MD
Keith Blackwell, MD
Professor
Primary Interest: Microvascular and reconstructive surgery
 
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
Associate Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Voice, Airway, and Swallowing Disorders
 
Roger Dafter, PhD
Roger Dafter, PhD
Associate Director, Mind-Body Medicine Group, UCLA Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Primary Interest: Role of emotions in mind/body healing
 
Natalie Edmondson, M.D.
Natalie Edmondson, M.D.
Primary Interest: General Head and Neck Surgery
 
Qian-Jie Fu, PhD
Qian-Jie Fu, PhD
Professor-in-Residence
Director, Signal Processing and Auditory Research Laboratory
 
Bruce Gerratt, PhD
Bruce Gerratt, PhD
Professor-in-Residence
Co-Director, Voice Perception Laboratory
Primary Interest: Voice and motor speech disorders
 
Marco Giovannini, MD, PhD
Marco Giovannini, MD, PhD
Professor-in-Residence
Director, Neural Tumor Research Laboratory
 
Quinton Gopen, MD
Quinton Gopen, MD
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Neurotology and skull base surgery
 
Larry Hoffman, PhD
Larry Hoffman, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Director, Vestibular Neuroscience Laboratory
Primary Interest: Vestibular and neuroscience research
 
Akira Ishiyama, MD
Akira Ishiyama, MD
Professor
Primary Interest: Neurotology
 
Federico Kalinec, PhD
Federico Kalinec, PhD
Professor-in-Residence
Director, Auditory Cell Biology Laboratory
Primary Interest: Structure and function of auditory cells
 
Paul A. Kedeshian, MD
Paul A. Kedeshian, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Primary Interest: Head and neck oncology
 
Gregory Keller, MD
Gregory Keller, MD
Clinical Professor
Primary Interest: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 
Jody Kreiman, PhD
Jody Kreiman, PhD
Professor-in-Residence
Co-Director, Voice Perception Laboratory
Primary Interest: Perception and production of voice
 
David J. Lim, MD
David J. Lim, MD
Professor-in-Residence
Co-Director, Pathogenesis of Ear Diseases Laboratory
 
Fred H. Linthicum Jr., MD
Fred H. Linthicum Jr., MD
Professor-in-Residence
Director, House Histopathologic Temporal Bone Laboratory
 
Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Voice, Airway, and Swallowing disorders
 
Ivan Lopez, PhD
Ivan Lopez, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Inner Ear Laboratory
Primary Interest: Molecular anatomy of inner ear
 
Abie Mendelsohn, MD
Abie Mendelsohn, MD
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Transoral Laser (TLM) and Transoral Robotic (TORS) Surgery
 
Sung K. Moon, MD, PhD
Sung K. Moon, MD, PhD
Associate Professor-in-Residence
Co-Director, Pathogenesis of Ear Diseases Laboratory
Primary Interest: Role of spiral ligament fibrocytes in cochlear inflammation
 
Vishad Nabili, MD
Vishad Nabili, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Head and Neck Surgery
Primary Interest: Facial Reconstruction, MOHs Reconstruction
 
Juergen Neubauer, PhD
Juergen Neubauer, PhD
Assistant Researcher
Co-Director, Speech Production Laboratory
Primary Interest: Speech production
 
Lisa Owens, Au.D, CCC-SLP/A
Lisa Owens, Au.D, CCC-SLP/A
Audiologist, Speech Pathologist
Director, House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA
 
David Rapkin, PhD
David Rapkin, PhD
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Founding Director, Mind-Body Medicine Group, UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Primary Interest: Guided Imagery and Clinical Hypnosis
 
Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD
Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Primary Interest: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 
Reynita R. Sagon-Alcisto, Au.D.
 
Bridget Scott-Weich, Ed.D.
Bridget Scott-Weich, Ed.D.
Educational Liaison
 
Joel Sercarz, MD
Joel Sercarz, MD
Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Head and neck oncology, thyroid and parathyroid
 
Nina Shapiro, MD
Nina Shapiro, MD
Professor
Primary Interest: Pediatric otolaryngology
 
Maie St. John, MD, PhD
Maie St. John, MD, PhD
Associate Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
 
Jeffrey Suh, MD
Jeffrey Suh, MD
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Nasal and sinus disease, head and neck oncology
 
Marilene Wang, MD
Marilene Wang, MD
Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Head and neck oncology, nasal and sinus disease
 
Alisha West, MD
Alisha West, MD
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Primary Interest: Pediatric Otolaryngology, hearing loss, allergy
 
Charlene Williams, PhD
Charlene Williams, PhD
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Clinical Programs Director, Mind-Body Medicine Group, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA
Primary Interest: Hypnosis as preparation for surgery
 
Zhaoyan Zhang, PhD
Zhaoyan Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor-in-Residence
Co-Director, Speech Production Laboratory
Primary Interest: Speech production
 
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