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  • Uchechukwu Megwalu, MD, MPH

    Uchechukwu Megwalu, MD, MPH

    Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOutcomes Research
    Health Disparities
    Comparative Effectiveness Research
    Health Literacy
    Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology
    SEER database analysis

  • Kara Meister, MD, FAAP, FACS

    Kara Meister, MD, FAAP, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

    BioKara D. Meister, MD, FAAP, FACS is a pediatric otolaryngologist and head & neck surgeon. She received her medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina and completed her otolaryngology residency at University of Pittsburgh. She completed a NIH-funded fellowship in head and neck research at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Meister then went on to complete a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

    She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department Otolaryngology, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, at Stanford University. Dr. Meister’s research interests include thyroid cancer, head & neck masses, Graves' disease. She has a special interest in the influence of the environment and pollutants (such as microplastics) on health. She currently serves as the Associate Clinical Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Meister completed additional training in innovation through the Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellowship.

    Her clinical interests include the treatment of patients with head and neck masses including thyroid nodules and cancer. She is Co-Director, Surgical, of the Children's Thyroid Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and is a participating surgeon in the Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center at Stanford Children’s Health. She is co-editor of the textbook "Pediatric Bronchoscopy for Clinicians" and enjoys advocacy work with the American Academy of Pediatrics Button Battery Taskforce.

    Dr. Meister is a member of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) where she serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and is a member of the ATA Guidelines Writing Group for Thyroid Disease & Pregnancy. She is a member of the pediatric committee of the American Head and Neck Society. She is an author and speaker on masses and tumors of the head and neck, thyroid disease, and thyroid cancer in children and adolescents. In collaboration with SHC, she offers novel treatment for thyroid problems in children and adolescents including radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules.

    Dr. Meister lives in Woodside with her husband, 3 children, and Rooney the dog.

    Clinical Expertise:
    Children's Thyroid Center, Co-Director, Surgical
    Thyroid nodules
    Thyroid cancer - papillary, follicular, and medullary
    Surgical management of hyperthyroidism and Grave's disease
    MEN syndrome
    Head and Neck masses
    Congenital neck masses such as branchial cleft cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst
    Pediatric Head and Neck cancer
    Airway evaluation and reconstruction, voice and swallowing problems, and Aerodigestive
    Fetal Airway and Exit Team

  • Anna H. Messner, MD

    Anna H. Messner, MD

    Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Pediatrics) at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests-- Obstructive sleep apnea in children
    -- Postoperative tonsillectomy care
    -- Ankyloglossia
    -- Medical Education

  • Lloyd B. Minor, MD

    Lloyd B. Minor, MD

    The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Stanford University, Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Neurobiology and of Bioengineering, by courtesy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThrough neurophysiological investigations of eye movements and neuronal pathways, Dr. Minor has identified adaptive mechanisms responsible for compensation to vestibular injury in a model system for studies of motor learning. Following his discovery of superior canal dehiscence, he published a description of the disorder’s clinical manifestations and related its cause to an opening in the bone covering of the superior canal. He subsequently developed a surgical procedure to correct the problem.

  • Sam P. Most, MD, FACS

    Sam P. Most, MD, FACS

    Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe primary goal of this research program is to develop standard of higher level of evidence in order to provide more precise care for facial plastic surgery patients. See full description, below.