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Alfred Simental Jr., MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Loma Linda, CA, Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System

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Otolaryngology (ENT) Loma Linda, CA

Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group

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  • Dr. Alfred Simental is an otolaryngologist in Loma Linda, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System and Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and training at Loma Linda University and University of Pittsburgh. He has been in practice 22 years with near exclusive practice in endocrine surgery for 15 years. He specializes in head & neck oncologic surgery and is experienced in skull base surgery, advanced endocrine surgery for thyroid diseases, all stages of thyroid cancer, and surgery for primary / secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterFellowship, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery , 2002 - 2003
  • Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda UniversityResidency, Otolaryngology, 1996 - 2000
  • Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda UniversityInternship, Transitional Year, 1995 - 1996
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Loma Linda University School of MedicineClass of 1995
  • Loma Linda University-RiversideB.S., Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry, 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2002 - 2004
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1996 - 2022
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • 2nd Prize, ENT Refresher Course 2003
  • Winner First Place Cash Prize, Southern California Area Research Symposium 2002
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Subpopulations of Cancer Stem Cells Found in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma  
    Alfred Simental, Steve C Lee, Nathaniel R Peterson, ScienceDirect
  • Linifanib (ABT-869) enhances cytotoxicity with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, veliparib (ABT- 888) in Head and Neck carcinoma cells  
    Hsu HW, de Necochea-Campion R, Williams V, Duerksen-Hughes PJ, Simental AA Jr, Ferris RL, Chen CS, Mirshahidi S, Oral Oncol, 1/1/2014
  • Minimally Invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy: A retrospective study over two years of experience  
    E Snissarenko MD, G Kim BS, A Simental MD, J Zwart MD, D Ransbarger MD, P Kim MD, Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, 1/1/2009
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Moderator - Head Neck Surgery Oral Presentations
    A Simental MD, 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, Toronto, Canada, 1/11/2013
  • Well Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma : Early and Advanced
    Alfred Simental MD, Gregory Randolph MD, AHNS 9th Annual International Congress, Toronto, Canada, 1/21/2012
  • Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
    Alfred Simental MD, Gregory Randolph MD, Young Kim MD, Kwang H Kim MD, Jong W Chung MD, Korean American Satellite Symposium, Washington, DC, 1/9/2012
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  • Novel Therapies in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery/ MIVAT 
    New York, NY - 1/26/2014
  • American Thyroid Association Medullary Thyroid Cancer Guidelines 
    Orlando, FL - 1/22/2014
  • Acute Complications of Thyroid Surgery - Lecture 
    Vancouver, Canada - 1/2/2013
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  • "Hoarseness," Ask Your Doctor Radio Show 
    A Simental MD, KFRG Radio Station
    Colton, CA - 1/21/2004
  • Hoarseness 
    Alfred Simental, M.D., Mark Rowe M.D., San Bernardino Sun Telegram

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