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Ivan H. El-Sayed, M.D.

Head and neck surgeon

Dr. Ivan H. El-Sayed is a head and neck oncologic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant lesions of the head and neck, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and skull base. His clinical research interests include examining the utility of sentinel node biopsy for cancer of the head and neck. He also is investigating potential diagnostic and therapeutic use of lasers and nanoparticles in the management of cancer.

El-Sayed earned a medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. and completed a residency in otolaryngology there. He completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in head and neck oncology. El-Sayed is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a clinical instructor in otolaryngology at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
2380 Sutter St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sinus Center
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Ivan H. El-Sayed

Education

Boston University School of Medicine 1996

Residencies

Boston University School of Medicine 2001

Fellowships

UCSF-Mount Zion Cancer Center 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Clark AJ, Jahangiri A, Garcia RM, George JR, Sughrue ME, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Endoscopic surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurg Rev. 2013 Jul; 36(3):349-59.
  2. Rowland NC, Jermakowicz WJ, Tihan T, El-Sayed IH, McDermott MW. Subacute cystic expansion of intracranial juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 11(6):687-91.
  3. Apori AA, Brozynski MN, El-Sayed IH, Herr AE. Microfluidic validation of diagnostic protein markers for spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea. J Proteome Res. 2013 Mar 1; 12(3):1254-65.
  4. Kaur G, Kane AJ, Sughrue ME, Madden M, Oh MC, Sun MZ, Safaee M, El-Sayed I, Aghi M, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT. The prognostic implications of Hyam's subtype for patients with Kadish stage C esthesioneuroblastoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 20(2):281-6.
  5. Jahangiri A, Jian B, Miller L, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Skull base chordomas: clinical features, prognostic factors, and therapeutics. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Jan; 24(1):79-88.
  6. Ivan ME, Jahangiri A, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Minimally invasive approaches to the anterior skull base. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Jan; 24(1):19-37.
  7. Groppo ER, El-Sayed IH, Aiken AH, Glastonbury CM. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of acute invasive fungal sinusitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Oct; 137(10):1005-10.
  8. Wu JC, Mummaneni PV, El-Sayed IH. Diseases of the odontoid and craniovertebral junction with management by endoscopic approaches. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Oct; 44(5):1029-42.
  9. El-Sayed IH, Wu JC, Dhillon N, Ames CP, Mummaneni P. The importance of platybasia and the palatine line in patient selection for endonasal surgery of the craniocervical junction: a radiographic study of 12 patients. World Neurosurg. 2011 Jul-Aug; 76(1-2):183-8; discussion 74-8.
  10. El-Sayed I, Pletcher S, Russell M, McDermott M, Parsa A. Endoscopic anterior maxillotomy: infratemporal fossa via transnasal approach. Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr; 121(4):694-8.
  11. El-Sayed IH, Ho JE, Eisele DW. External light guidance for percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy. Head Neck. 2011 Aug; 33(8):1206-9.
  12. Huang X, Kang B, Qian W, Mackey MA, Chen PC, Oyelere AK, El-Sayed IH, El-Sayed MA. Comparative study of photothermolysis of cancer cells with nuclear-targeted or cytoplasm-targeted gold nanospheres: continuous wave or pulsed lasers. J Biomed Opt. 2010 Sep-Oct; 15(5):058002.
  13. Antoine J, Hussain Z, El-Sayed I, Apfel CC. The unrecognised difficult extubation: a call for vigilance. Anaesthesia. 2010 Sep; 65(9):946-8.
  14. El-Sayed IH, Ryan S, Schell H, Rappazini R, Wang SJ. Identifying and improving knowledge deficits of emergency airway management of tracheotomy and laryngectomy patients: a pilot patient safety initiative. Int J Otolaryngol. 2010; 2010:638742.
  15. El-Sayed IH. Nanotechnology in head and neck cancer: the race is on. Curr Oncol Rep. 2010 Mar; 12(2):121-8.
  16. Huang X, El-Sayed IH, El-Sayed MA. Applications of gold nanorods for cancer imaging and photothermal therapy. Methods Mol Biol. 2010; 624:343-57.
  17. El-Sayed IH, Wu JC, Ames CP, Balamurali G, Mummaneni PV. Combined transnasal and transoral endoscopic approaches to the craniovertebral junction. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2010 Jan; 1(1):44-8.
  18. Kolokythas A, Eisele DW, El-Sayed I, Schmidt BL. Mandibular osteotomies for access to select parapharyngeal space neoplasms. Head Neck. 2009 Jan; 31(1):102-10.
  19. Jain PK, Huang X, El-Sayed IH, El-Sayed MA. Noble metals on the nanoscale: optical and photothermal properties and some applications in imaging, sensing, biology, and medicine. Acc Chem Res. 2008 Dec; 41(12):1578-86.
  20. El-Sayed IH, Roediger FC, Goldberg AN, Parsa AT, McDermott MW. Endoscopic reconstruction of skull base defects with the nasal septal flap. Skull Base. 2008 Nov; 18(6):385-94.

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