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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, Head and Neck Surgery, 2002 - 2004
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Otolaryngology, 1996 - 2002
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineClass of 1996
  • University of Illinois
    University of IllinoisBS, Biochemistry, With Honors & Highest Distinction, 1988 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2002 - 2006
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1998 - 2024
  • 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

  • Key Findings at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium
    Key Findings at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers SymposiumFebruary 26th, 2018
  • Inspiring Cancer Survivors Celebrate Their Medical Successes, Future on City of Hope’s Rose Parade Float
    Inspiring Cancer Survivors Celebrate Their Medical Successes, Future on City of Hope’s Rose Parade FloatDecember 6th, 2016
  • Alcohol and Your Health – INFORMATION NIGERIA
    Alcohol and Your Health – INFORMATION NIGERIAAugust 26th, 2017
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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