An expert in the field of pediatric otolaryngology, Dr. Pham’s clinical interests include cleft lip and palate surgery, pediatric ear surgery, airway surgery and pediatric tumors. He specializes in laryngotracheal reconstruction and ossicular chain reconstruction. At Stanford University, he practiced advanced surgical techniques in airway reconstruction and otological surgery. He practiced the treatment of congenital defects at Stanford’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pham has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research nationally.
With a passion for community service, Dr. Pham is committed to working with underserved populations and has participated in multiple humanitarian endeavors including Operation Restore Hope, a medical mission that performs cleft lip and palate surgeries in the Philippines. Also, in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Pham served as one of the initial humanitarian workers at the Common Ground Clinic in New Orleans.
Highly regarded for his teaching skills, Dr. Pham was awarded Best Teacher by the medical students with whom he worked at UC Davis where he was chief resident and won the UC Irvine Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Pham is affiliated with the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is a member of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Pham is board certified in otolaryngology and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Pham graduated summa cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychobiology. He attended medical school at UC Irvine, and then completed his internship and residency in otolaryngology at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He conducted his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Stanford University in Palo Alto. Dr. Pham speaks fluent Vietnamese.
“My philosophy is to truly listen to my patients, and to provide compassionate care that is always based on the best possible scientific evidence.” – Dr. Pham
Cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, microstomia, micrognathia, tumors, laryngotracheal reconstruction, voice disorders, tonsillectomy, cochlear implantation
CHOC Children’s Specialists – Otolaryngology
1010 W La Veta Ave, Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
Otolaryngology Center – Irvine
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Pham N, Dublin A, Strong EB. Dermoid Cyst of the Orbit and Frontal Sinus – A case report. Skull Base Surgery, Volume 20(2), 2010.
Pham N, Poirier B, Fuller SC, Dublin AB, Tollefson TT. Pediatric lipoblastoma in the head and neck: A systematic review of 48 reported cases. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol 74, Issue 7 p 723-728, July 2010.
Pham N, Diaz R: “Facial nerve injuries inflict a dramatic physical and psychological toll upon patients and are among…” Evaluation of: [Sharma N et al. Combinatorial treatments enhance recovery following facial nerve crush.Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug; 120(8):1523-30; doi: 10.1002/lary.20997]. Faculty of 1000, 26 Oct 2010. F1000.com/5657970
Pham N, Diaz R: “Cochlear implantation is a fairly new treatment for severe hearing loss and has been highly…” Evaluation of: [Loundon N et al. Medical and surgical complications in pediatric cochlear implantation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jan; 136(1):12-5; doi: 10.1001/archoto.2009.187]. Faculty of 1000, 15 Mar 2010. F1000.com/2543958
Pham N, Rafii A, Liu J, Boyadev S, Tollefson TT. Clinical and Genetic Characterization of Frontorhiny: report of 3 novel cases and discussion of surgical management. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2011; 13(6):415-420.
Dr. Nguyen Pham tells us that food, coins, and toys are the primary causes of choking for a child.
In this segment of American Health Jounrnal, Nguyen Pham, MD, talks about hearing loss in children, the most common birth defect.
An ear infection is an acute inflammation of the middle ear caused by fluid and bacteria behind the eardrum. These ear infections cause a great deal of pain.