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About Us

Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Our staff is committed to delivering the highest level of medical and surgical care available anywhere in the world. We are proud that the faculty members we have recruited are highly trained in their respective specialty areas and are discovering and making available the very latest advances in their field.

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Street Address
UC San Diego Health 
Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
9444 Medical Center Drive, 3rd Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Mailing Address
UC San Diego Health
Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
9300 Campus Point Drive, MC 7895
La Jolla, CA 92037-7895
Phone: 619-543-5910
Fax: 619-543-5521
Clinic Contact Information
UC San Diego Health - La Jolla
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center 
Phone: 858-822-6197
Fax: 858-822-6198
Center for Voice and Swallowing
Phone: 858-249-4070
Fax: 858-249-4071
Perlman Medical Offices
Phone: 858-657-8590
Fax: 858-657-8682
UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest
Medical Offices North
Phone: 619-543-6331
Fax: 619-471-0286

​Department Chief:

Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, PhD, FACS
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
University of California San Diego
Phone: 858-657-1251
Fax: 858-657-6923

Administrative Staff: 

Division Administrator
Clinic Manager
Phone: 858-657-7195
Fax: 858-249-0730
Tia Smith
Executive Assistant to
Dr. Califano
Phone: 858-822-5950
Fax: 858-822-6198
Norissa Gastelum
Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 619-543-1967
Fax: 619-543-5521