About me

Dr. Ivan H. El-Sayed is a head and neck cancer surgeon. He specializes in treating benign and malignant lesions of the salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and skull base.

El-Sayed's research interests include examining the value of sentinel node biopsy (a procedure to check whether cancer has spread) for head and neck cancer. He also is investigating potential uses of lasers and nanoparticles for diagnosing and treating cancer.

El-Sayed earned his medical degree and completed a residency in otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in head and neck oncology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Boston University School of Medicine, 1996

  • Residencies

    Boston University School of Medicine, 2001

  • Fellowships

    UCSF-Mount Zion Cancer Center, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Clinic

2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Sinus Center

2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Oral Dysplasia Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

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