Ellie Maghami, MD

Ellie Maghami, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Duarte, CA

Chief Division of head and neck surgery City of Hope

Office Address

  • 1500 E Duarte Rd
    MOB 100-L
    Duarte, CA 91010
    Phone: (626) 471-7100

Ellie Maghami, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Duarte, CA

Chief Division of head and neck surgery City of Hope


  • 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.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Head And Neck Cancer; Thyroid cancer; Oropharyngeal Neoplasms; Laryngeal Neoplasms; Mouth Neoplasms; Robotics

Education & Training

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. LouisWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1998 - 2016
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Norman and Sadie Lee Endowed Professorship in Head and Neck Surgery2014
    • STOP CANCER Richard Keith McIntyre Memorial Seed Grant2014
    • Top Doctors:LA AreaCastle Connolly, 2013

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Head and neck cancers, version 22014  Pfister DG, Spencer S, Brizel DM, Burtness B, Busse PM, Caudell JJ, Cmelak AJ, Colevas AD, Dunphy F, Eisele DW, Gilbert J, Gillison ML, Haddad RI, Haughey BH, Hicks WL..., J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 1/1/2014
    • 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

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Self assessment in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Chapter: Nasal cavity and Paranasal Sinuses. 
      Ellie G. Maghami, MD
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    • 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


    • 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
    • "Surgical Management of Difficult Thyroid Cancer" (Invited Speaker) 1/19/2014


    • "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


    • NCCN Head and Neck Member 2007 - Present
    • AHNS Voting member 2013 - Present
    • AHNS bylaws Chair 2013 - Present
    • AHNS education Member 2012 - Present
    • Aao-hns membership and credentials Member 2012 - Present

    Other Languages

    • Farsi
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