Meet Dr. Michael Ghiam

Dr. Michael Ghiam is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, with specialized fellowship training in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery in Los Angeles. He offers comprehensive, personalized care for all ear, nose, and throat conditions including related hearing, balance, allergies, sinuses, voice, throat, and head and neck cancer issues, serving both adult and pediatric patients.

His rigorous academic path began at Vanderbilt University, where he completed his medical training on a prestigious scholarship. This journey continued at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he undertook a residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Exposure to severe sinonasal issues and intricate skull base pathologies further drove Dr. Ghiam to enhance his expertise, leading him to a distinguished fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at Cornell Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Ghiam is proficient in addressing complex sinonasal issues and skull base problems, including but not limited to, recalcitrant chronic sinusitis necessitating revision surgery, sinus polyps, septal deviation, nasal congestion, benign and malignant tumors of the nose and sinuses, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, meningoceles, skull base reconstruction, pituitary tumors, and brain tumors. His collaborative approach, working with other specialists such as neurosurgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, allergists, and pulmonologists, assures comprehensive multidisciplinary care for complex conditions.

His unique skill set in minimally invasive techniques has earned him collaborations with numerous neurosurgeons in the Los Angeles area. Currently, he provides care to patients with complex conditions at three separate hospitals, including Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital.

In the realm of Chronic Sinusitis, Dr. Ghiam employs a patient-directed, holistic approach, particularly beneficial for patients with recurrent sinusitis or previous unsuccessful surgeries. Utilizing the most current, medically proven therapies, he ensures the best patient outcomes.

Moreover, Dr. Ghiam’s commitment to academia and teaching is unparalleled. With over 20 peer-reviewed publications, regular lectures and presentations at national meetings, and serving on expert panels, he makes significant contributions to the scientific community. His mentorship role as the academic chief during his residency is a testament to his dedication to teaching.

Dr. Ghiam holds affiliations with several national societies, including the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, Triological Society, and the North American Skull Base Society. His passion for his patients, commitment to academic excellence, and the relentless pursuit of the best possible outcomes make Dr. Ghiam a respected leader in his field.

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North American Skull Base Society

American Rhinologic Society

American Board of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery

Triological Society