Division of Head & Neck Surgery and Otology

With award-winning multidisciplinary care for ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, we offer assessment and solutions for diseases of the ear, head and neck regions, which includes state-of-the-art surgical solutions for patients experiencing cancers, benign tumors, facial deformities and facial trauma. We treat both adult and pediatric age groups. From cochlear implants to microvascular reconstructive surgeries, the Division is committed to advancing the treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions through scientific research and applied clinical practice. Our physicians collaborate and perform joint surgeries with members of the neurosurgery, plastic surgery, dermatologic surgery and general surgery divisions. We are proud that our members have received numerous individual Best Doctors awards locally and nationally and proud to be repeatedly ranked as a top ENT provider in the country.

We are an active teaching division, hosting residents from the US Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa) training program.

Our division members perform the full spectrum of Head and Neck surgery. Many have completed additional fellowship training. The following are areas of particular interest and expertise:

John Saad MD (Division Head)
Head & Neck Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Thomas Alexander MD, MHSc
Cochlear Implants
Ear Surgery
Lateral Skull Base Surgery
Otology & Neurotology

Chris M. Bergeron MD, FACS
Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Anterior Skullbase and Pituitary Surgery
Facial Plastic, Trauma, & Reconstructive Surgery
Orbital Surgery
Head and Neck Melanoma/ Mohs Surgery

Andrew D. Beros MD
Minimally-Invasive Surfer’s Ear Surgery
Facial Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Nasal and Sinus Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Brendan Gaylis MD
Director – Scripp/MD Anderson Division of Head and Neck Oncology
Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
Endoscopic Surgery for Zenker’s Diverticulum
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Christine Morton MD
Head & Neck Surgery
General Otolaryngology

Perminder Parmar MD
Head & Neck Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
Thyroid Cancer

Andrew Sapthavee MD
Head & Neck Surgery
General Otolaryngology
Sinus Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dipti Amin NP
General Otolaryngology

Featured Services

  • Cochlear implants

  • Advanced Treatment for head and neck cancers with Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Treatment of sinus disorders

  • Advanced Sinus and Anterior Skull Base Surgery

  • Minimally-Invasive Surfer’s Ear Surgery

Recognitions & Awards

  • Ranked multiple times by US News & World Report as one of the top ENT providers in the nation

  • Frequent presentations at national and international meetings.

  • Consistent Best/Tops Doctors recognitions for our members, within San Diego and nationally

We are an active teaching division, hosting residents from the Navy’s Balboa Hospital training program.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

  • Dr. Alexander:  Acoustic neuroma surgery outcomes, treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • Dr. Gaylis: Endoscopic Zenker’s Surgery – presented at the World Society for Otolaryngologists in Paris, France; Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring for Primary Hyperparathyroidism – presented at the PCOOS meeting in San Diego; Surgery for Carotid Body Tumors and Surgery for Thyroid Cancer – presented at the PCOOS meeting in Hawaii; Vocal Rehabilitation following Total Laryngectomy – presented at the PCOOS Meeting in Vancouver.