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Dr. Eric Y. Waki

Eric Y. Waki, M.D.

Dr. Waki is a member of the American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Society, the Orange County Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Waki has served several leadership positions at St. Jude Medical Center over the years and continues to be elected to hold positions there yearly. He was Chief of Surgery at St. Jude Medical Center and President of the Orange County Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.

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Dr. Eric M. Sugihara

Eric M. Sugihara, D.O.

Dr. Eric Sugihara is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He earned his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013, graduating with Dean’s List honors. He completed internship and residency at the Detroit Medical Center in 2018, where he was designated chief resident and awarded resident of the year in 2017. Dr. Sugihara additionally completed a fellowship in otology with Dr. Douglas Backous at Puget Sound ENT in 2019.

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Dr. Michael Kao

Michael Kao, MD

Dr. Michael Kao completed his Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He dedicated two additional years of research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and his work on developing novel targeted therapy for HNSCC was awarded the Ballantyne resident research award in 2015. He practices comprehensive General Otolaryngology and has a special interest in voice and swallowing disorders, thyroid surgery, sinus and nasal disorders, head and neck oncology, and sleep surgery.

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Dr. Vuong

Dr. Christopher Vuong

Dr. Christopher Vuong completed his otolaryngology residency and an extra year of training in thyroid/parathyroid surgery at the high volume academic center, Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is board certified and his special interests include thyroid/parathyroid surgery, head and neck oncology, salivary disorders, sinus surgery, and voice/swallowing disorders.
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