An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ellie Maghami, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Surgeon; Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Endowed Professor in Head & Neck Cancer
Clinical Expertise
  • Otolaryngology
  • Advanced Thyroid Cancer Surgery
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Robotically Assisted Surgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)
Research Focus
  • Minimally and noninvasive surgical approaches for head & neck cancers
  • Targeted therapy for head & neck cancers
Chief and Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena Patients: 877-998-7546
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-2667
Email: [email protected]
Other Languages Spoken
  • Farsi

Clinical Teams

  • Head and Neck Cancers and Oral Cancer
  • Pituitary Disorders and Tumors
  • Skin Cancer and Melanoma
  • Surgery - Head and Neck
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Cancers

"Best in the field and yet the most humble human being there is.” - Patient

Ellie Maghami, M.D. is a leading expert in all areas of head and neck surgical oncology and a much sought-after authority in the field. She is one of a small group of leading physicians from across the United States who develop guidelines for the treatment of head and neck cancers.

Dr. Maghami received her medical degree at Washington University, St. Louis, continued her otolaryngology training at University of California, Los Angeles, and was the top-ranked recruit to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she spent nearly three years in advanced research and training devoted to head and neck cancer. She joined City of Hope in 2004.

Dr. Maghami's current research focuses on improving surgical procedures to treat head & neck cancers including thyroid cancer, particularly minimally-invasive and robotically-assisted approaches that can reduce blood loss, pain and recovery time while delivering optimal outcomes.



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