Davud Sirjani

Otolaryngologist, Head and neck surgeon, Head and neck surgical oncologist

Bio:   Dr. Sirjani graduated from the University of Arizona with Honors in Biochemistry and was awarded the most outstanding senior award for the college of sciences and the Centennial Achievement Award. He matriculated to the University of Arizona School of Medicine on the Dean’s Scholarship.

He completed a residency in Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis and a fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer and Microvascular reconstruction at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2009.

He joined the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in 2009 and, since 2012, has also served as Chief of Otolaryngology at the VA in Palo Alto. Dr. Sirjani has pioneered the use of telemedicine to provide complicated head and neck cancer care to remote VA satellite across the Pacific and Mountwaint West.

Under his leadership, the Stanford VA has become a premier hub for head and neck cancer care in the West Coast.

As the director of the salivary program at Stanford since 2013, Dr. Sirjani’s practice is focused on minimally invasive parotidectomy.

He was the first surgeon at Stanford to offer patients sialendoscopy. His research interests include innovations in minimizing morbidity from parotid cancer treatment.

Dr. Sirjani’s research interests focus on surgical simulation and surgical innovation. He invented the only partoidectomy surgical simulator in the country, which is funded by CIMIT and used to teach other surgeons about the tension placed on the facial nerve during Parotidectomy. Stanford is now a primary center for the treatment of salivary related cancers.

Dr. Sirjani is also interested in improving the quality of life in cancer patients and has collaboration with Dr. Quynh Le to study the protection of salivary tissue from radiation damage in order to prevent xerostomia (dry mouth).

Dr. Sirjani incorporates new innovations, basic science research, and his high volume of operative experience to tailor operations to best suite the patient.
4.6 out of 5
164 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

Head and Neck Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • F.A.C.S, American College of Surgeons (2013)
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center (2009) WA
  • Residency: Washington University School Of Medicine (2008) MO
  • Internship: Washington University School Of Medicine (2002) MO
  • Post-Sophomore Fellow, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Pathology (1999)
  • Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine (2001) AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Arizona, Biochemistry (1996)

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Otolaryngology (2013)
  • "Surgery at the End of Life", American College of Surgeons, Issues Committee of Resident and Associate Society (2012)
  • "Reconstructive Dilemma of a Rare Mandibular Tumor", Saint Louis ENT Club (2006)
  • Resident Award, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2004)
  • Michael Paparella Award for Outstanding Research, Washington University (2003)
  • Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2000)
  • Caldwell Research Award, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1999)
  • Excellence in Teaching Histology, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1999)
  • Dean's Scholar, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1996-2001)
  • Centennial Achievement Award, University of Arizona (1996)
  • Most Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry, University of Arizona (1996)
  • Most Outstanding Senior Award in the College of Science, University of Arizona (1996)
  • Silver Bowl Award (4.0 GPA excluding last semester), University of Arizona (1996)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Arizona (1992-96)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief of Otolaryngology, VA Palo Alto (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Salivary Gland Program (2013 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Sirjani is an excellent surgeon and a very compassionate physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

By the end of my appointment, there were four people in the small room. It was pretty overwhelming. Everyone was great - it's just a lot for a new patient to deal with. I don't know who the third medical person was; possibly a student?

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

There is no one better than Dr. D Sirjani!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He has been very responsive to questions made on the MyHealth website message facility.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

You have to many patients for to few doctors.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Sinjani is excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and kind. I am very glad to be under his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Could not have been happier w/Dr. Sirjani my problem was his speciality and it was obvious.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Sirjani is the best! Listens to and answers both ME and my WIFE.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

My family and I LOVE Dr. SIRJANI I have complete confidence in Dr. Sirjani in every possible way. He genuinely cares for my well-being and interest in his field.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

This visit my care provider was mostly Dr. Ameet Grewal.

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4.6 out of 5
164 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Sirjani is an excellent surgeon and a very compassionate physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

By the end of my appointment, there were four people in the small room. It was pretty overwhelming. Everyone was great - it's just a lot for a new patient to deal with. I don't know who the third medical person was; possibly a student?

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

There is no one better than Dr. D Sirjani!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He has been very responsive to questions made on the MyHealth website message facility.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

You have to many patients for to few doctors.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Sinjani is excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and kind. I am very glad to be under his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Could not have been happier w/Dr. Sirjani my problem was his speciality and it was obvious.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Sirjani is the best! Listens to and answers both ME and my WIFE.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

My family and I LOVE Dr. SIRJANI I have complete confidence in Dr. Sirjani in every possible way. He genuinely cares for my well-being and interest in his field.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

This visit my care provider was mostly Dr. Ameet Grewal.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

My confidence in Dr. Sirjani is very high and I feel secure in his treatment and concern for me!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

A great consultation on a developing malignant tumor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Promised to call her follow up re. results of any previous MRI, to date no one has called.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Sirjani and others always leave me with an feeling of relief and personal care that come from ex. care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Good: PA came after 45 minutes in waiting room and started examination. Bad: He seems have not read any of my medical history doctor; came and spent 10 minutes after PA reported him.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

We are so lucky to be in Dr. Sirjani's care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Sirjani David is an excellent doctor. Good experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I feel really relieved that Doctor Sirjani is doing my surgery.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

He is very courteous & I'm very well confident to get well.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Sirjani is awesome!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very attentive and professional.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Though the PA's I saw were compassionate, Dr. Sirjani poked me and prodded me right where I had surgery only 10 days earlier and when I expressed pain, he acted like I shouldn't and told me I should go to 'pain management!'

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

For the first time, Dr. Sirjani seemed a bit stressed out; he was obviously running behind schedule.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Sirjani very kind, informative and I felt like he cared about myself & my problem!!! Was prompt and efficient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I saw many people - everyone excellent except for slight problem with the doctor in training who did the biopsy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Sirjani has been wonderful in every way.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I have full and complete trust in Dr. Sirjani.