About me

Dr. Steven D. Pletcher is a head and neck surgeon who specializes in sinus surgery and rhinology. He is an expert in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures of the paranasal sinuses and skull base, and he has advanced training in treating disorders ranging from chronic sinusitis to skull base tumors.

Areas of focus for Pletcher's research include improving treatment of sinus disease for adult patients with cystic fibrosis, improving surgical techniques for chronic sinusitis, and developing and evaluating endoscopic procedures to control refractory epistaxis (nosebleeds that persist or recur and are difficult to manage).

Pletcher received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at UCSF, where he was chief resident. He completed a clinical fellowship in rhinology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

  • Education

    UCLA School of Medicine, 2000

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Otolaryngology, 2005

  • Fellowship

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Rhinology, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Spanish

HHT Center of Excellence

185 Berry St., Suite 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107

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

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