Martin Hopp, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Los Angeles, CA


Otolaryngology (ENT) Los Angeles, CA

Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease

Private Practice

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  • Martin L. Hopp, MD, PhD is medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center and an otolaryngologist in the Division of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Hopp is a pioneer in sinus surgery. He was the first surgeon in the Western United States to perform Image Guided (computer) Sinus Surgery, generally accepted as the safest technique for sinus repair. He is a leader in the field of balloon sinuplasty, the tissue sparing, minimally invasive surgical option for treating chronic sinusitis. He is a course lecturer and teacher of the technique throughout the United States.

    Dr. Hopp's research interests include computer-directed and other sinus surgery techniques, obstructive sleep apnea surgery, chemical carcinogenesis and chemotherapy for head and neck tumors.

    A much sought after speaker, Dr. Hopp lectures across the country on sinus disease and sinus surgery. He has authored many articles and book chapters on these and other subjects in peer reviewed publications such as Archives of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Laryngoscope and others.

    In 2006, Dr. Hopp received the prestigious Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for distinguished service in Scientific Programs, Exhibits, Instructional Courses, including the Chairmanship of the Sleep Disorders Committee.

    He is a member of numerous professional societies such as American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy, the American College of Physician Executives, and the American College of Managed Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery . In 2004, Dr. Hopp was appointed by the governor of California to be a member of the State of California Science Advisory Board, Carcinogen Identification Committee, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessme

Education & Training

  • Huntington Memorial HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1979
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1977
  • Northwestern University HospitalsPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Experimental Pathology, 1975 - 1976
  • Millikin UniversityBA
  • Northwestern UniversityPhD, Experimental Pathology (Cancer Research)

Certifications & Licensure

  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1978 - 2021
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Honor Award American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, 2006
  • Fellow (FAAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Multicenter registry of Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy Outcomes for 1,036 patients  
    Levine HL,Sertich AP,, Ann Otol Rhinal Laryngol, 1/1/2008
  • Extended Follow-up of Palatal Implants for OSA Treatment  
    Walker RP, Levine HL, Hopp ML, Greene D, Oto-H&NS, 1/1/2007
  • Palatal Implants: A New Approach for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea  
    Walker RP, Levine HL, Hopp ML, Greene D, Pang, K, Oto-H&NS, 1/1/2006
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Inter-Individual Variation in Benz (A) Pyrene Metabolism
    Hopp, Martin L., Quinn, Timothy, Am Society for Head and Neck Surgery, Dorado, Puerto Rico, 1/1/1985
  • Primary Keratomas of the Petrous Apex
    Deneberg S, Hopp ML, Silverberg GS, Amer Acad of Oto Annual Mtg, Anaheim, CA, 1/23/1983
  • The Reactivity of 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) And Its Metabolites in the Rabbit of Urinary Bladder: Their Absorption and Binding to Tissue Micromolecules
    Hopp ML, Proc AM Assoc Cancer Res, 1/1/1976
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  • Carcinogen Metabolism by the Urinary Bladder; In Vitro and in Vivo Studies 
    The National Cancer Institute
  • Colloquim: Aspects of Chemical Carcinogens 
    Stanford University, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngeal Carcinogenesis 
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, Davis
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