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Steven Pletcher, MD

Title 
Professor
Degrees 
MD
Phone 
+1 415 353-2757
Fax 
+1 415 353-2603
Address 
2233 Post Street, Rm 353
UCSF Box 0342
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States
About Me 

Steven D. Pletcher, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and he is the Director of the Residency Program in the Department of Otolaryngolgy – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. After graduating with honors from Yale College, he received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Pletcher completed his OHNS residency from UCSF, followed by a Rhinology fellowship from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Dr. Pletcher’s primary research interests focus on investigation on the role of microbes and host immune response in sinonasal inflammatory disease. He also has specific interests in improving treatment of sinus disease for adult patients with cystic fibrosis and improving surgical techniques for chronic sinusitis and refractory epistaxis.

Dr. Pletcher is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the Society University Otolaryngologists, and the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.

Professional Interests:
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Chronic Sinusitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Epistaxis, CSF leaks, Endoscopic Orbital Surgery, Skull Base Disorders

Education and Training:
• Yale College
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
• Internship: University of California, San Francisco
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
• Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA - Rhinology

Awards and Honors:
• 1994 American Heart Association - American Heart Association Student Research Award
• 2009 University of California, San Francisco - Roger Boles MD Teaching Award
• 2015 University of California, San Francisco - Francis Sooy MD Award for Clinical Excellence