Ellie Maghami, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Duarte, CA, City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital


Otolaryngology (ENT) Duarte, CA

Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

Chief Division of head and neck surgery City of Hope

Overview of Dr. Maghami

I am an otolaryngologist with fellowship training in advanced Head and Neck Oncologic and Endocrine surgery. I have special expertise and interest in multidisciplinary management of cancer and minimally invasive function sparing surgeries such as TORS and TLM.

Education & Training

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFELLOWSHIP
  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. LouisMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of Illinois
    University of IllinoisOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1998 - 2022
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology
  • Advanced training council for head and neck oncologic surgeryDiplomate

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America’s Top Doctor For Cancer Castle Connolli, 2014-2019
  • Norman and Sadie Lee Endowed Professorship in Head and Neck Surgery 2014
  • STOP CANCER Richard Keith McIntyre Memorial Seed Grant 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Head and neck cancers, version 22013 Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines  
    Pfister DG, Ang KK, Brizel DM, Burtness BA, Busse PM, Caudell JJ, Cmelak AJ, Colevas AD, Dunphy F, Eisele DW, Gilbert J, Gillison ML, Haddad RI, Haughey BH, Hicks WL J..., J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 1/1/2013
  • Oral complications of cancer and cancer therapy: from cancer treatment to survivorship  
    Epstein JB, Thariat J, Bensadoun RJ, Barasch A, Murphy BA, Kolnick L, Popplewell L, Maghami E, CA Cancer J Clin, 1/1/2012
  • Cryptococcal tongue lesion in a stem cell transplant patient: first reported case  
    Reinstadler DR, Dadwal S, Maghami E., Case Rep Otolaryngol, 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst in an adult patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    VK Dhillon, P Chu, E Maghami, 5th World Congress of International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) in association with the 2014 Annual Meeting of the AHNS, New York, NY, 1/26/2014
  • Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Nodal Metastases: Correlation with 18F-FDG PET/CT Changes and Clinical Response.
    hen BT, Muradyan N, Chao J, Torricelli C, Tong T, Maghami E, Vora N, American Society of Neuroradiology 52nd Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 1/19/2014
  • Ultrasound Predictors of Thyroid Malignancy: Correlating with Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Thyroidectomy.
    Chen BT, Jain AB, Dagis A, Vora L, Maghami E, Salehian B, American Society of Neuroradiology 51st Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/20/2013
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  • Tumor-Related Factors Warranting Adjuvant Postoperative Therapy 
    2018 ASCO Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinois - 06/1/2018
  • Invited Speaker: Management of Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancer. 
    New York, NY - 1/26/2014
  • Ask the Experts: HPV and Cancer. 
    Cooper Auditorium, COH, Duarte, CA - 1/20/2014
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  • "Blood test may predict HPV related throat cancer." 
    Ellie G. Maghami, MD, CNN Health, The Chart
  • Targeted drugs no Help in Head and Neck Cancer.. 
    Ellie G. Maghami, MD, Med Page Today
  • "Head and Neck Cancers" 
    Ellie G. Maghami, MD, Cancer Group Room Radio Show

Press Mentions

  • Brain Mapping Foundation Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic Through Science, Technology, Innovation, and Policy Endorsing California Proposition 14-2020
    Brain Mapping Foundation Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic Through Science, Technology, Innovation, and Policy Endorsing California Proposition 14-2020September 17, 2020 10:54
  • Key Findings at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium
    Key Findings at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers SymposiumFebruary 27, 2018 10:47
  • Alcohol and Your Health – INFORMATION NIGERIA
    Alcohol and Your Health – INFORMATION NIGERIAAugust 26, 2017 10:36
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  • Voting member, AHNS 2013 - Present
  • Chair, AHNS bylaws 2013 - Present
  • Member, AHNS education 2012 - Present
  • Member, Aao-hns membership and credentials 2012 - Present
  • Member, NCCN Head and Neck 2007 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations