Patient Care

Dr. Jeffrey Sharon Works to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Vestibular Migraines

Vestibular migraines may be the most underappreciated cause of dizziness in the world. UC San Francisco Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (UCSF OHNS)'s Jeffrey Sharon, MD, is working to change that. Research from his lab has shown that vestibular migraines affect about 3% of adults in the United States. This distinct subtype of migraine causes episodic vertigo and dizziness and is one of the most common causes of dizziness.

Examining Socioeconomic Disparities in Patients with Benign Thyroid Disease

One of the research interests amongst head and neck surgeons at UCSF OHNS is the study of disparities in patients treated for cancerous and noncancerous conditions of the head and neck.

Marika Russell, MD is Part of an International Consensus Statement on US-Guided Ablation Technologies for Thyroid Diseases

Marika Russell, MD was lead collaborator and author on an international consensus statement on the use of ultrasound-guided ablation procedures to treat both benign and malignant thyroid conditions.

New UCSF Health Redwood Shores Clinic Provides Greater Access to Care and OHNS Services for Bay Area Peninsula Residents

A new state-of-the-art medical suite in Redwood Shores is the newest Bay Area location for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) services. The site opened its doors on December 1, 2021, and it is conveniently located to allow easy access for Peninsula patients – adults and children - seeking high level allergy/rhinology care and other quality nose and sinus care services from UC San Francisco.

UCSF Facial Plastic Surgeons Perform and Research Outcomes to Optimize Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

When it comes to gender affirmation for transgender and nonbinary individuals, a facial plastic surgeon can make a world of difference. P. Daniel Knott, MD, Rahul Seth, MD and Andrea Park, MD, UCSF OHNS faculty, use their expertise as facial plastic surgeons to accomplish something of fundamental importance for patients with gender dysphoria.