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 incorporates new innovations, basic science research, and his high volume of operative experience to tailor operations to best suite the patient.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Washington University School Of Medicine Registrar (2008) MO
  • Internship: Washington University School Of Medicine Registrar (2002) MO
  • Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2001) AZ
  • Fellowship, Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellowship, Innovation (2017)
  • F.A.C.S, American College of Surgeons (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center (2009) WA
  • Post-Sophomore Fellow, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Pathology (1999)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Arizona, Biochemistry (1996)

Awards & Memberships
  • "Reconstructive Dilemma of a Rare Mandibular Tumor", Saint Louis ENT Club (2006)
  • "Surgery at the End of Life", American College of Surgeons, Issues Committee of Resident and Associate Society (2012)
  • Caldwell Research Award, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1999)
  • Centennial Achievement Award, University of Arizona (1996)
  • Dean's Scholar, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1996-2001)
  • Excellence in Teaching Histology, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1999)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Otolaryngology (2013)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Otolaryngology (2017)
  • Michael Paparella Award for Outstanding Research, Washington University (2003)
  • Most Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry, University of Arizona (1996)
  • Most Outstanding Senior Award in the College of Science, University of Arizona (1996)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Arizona (1992-96)
  • Resident Award, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2004)
  • Silver Bowl Award (4.0 GPA excluding last semester), University of Arizona (1996)
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who Publications Board (2017-2018)
  • Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2000)

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


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Practice Locations

Head and Neck Cancer Program at 900 Blake Wilbur Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Everything was just perfectly
He is an excellent surgeon and communicates well. He is straightforward and explains things using plain language. His style puts me at ease.
Took the time
A very caring environment starting @ check in
Excellent doctor. Understands my concern. Willing to explain surgery in detail - nice of him.
Very clear and thorough
Doctor Davud Sirjani was a joy to talk to. Both my wife and I greatly appreciated the conversation with Dr. Sirjani and knowledge about my condition he was able to share. He confirmed the surgery and treatment path we are in with the UCSF team is exactly what he would be doing. We look forward to sharing the pathology report and calling his office in 5 years. Thank you!!
Informative and precise as to putting procedures in motion
He’s friendly and comforting yet in a professional manner. He shows compassion that will ease one’s anxiety, like mine.
Dr. Sanjani is generous with his time and communicates high interest in my medical care.
Monika is the best nurse ever! Doctor sirjani is very skilled, and knowledgeable, such a great person.
Dr Sirjani is great .
Dr. Sirjani is the best, top notch. Easy to understand instructions and discussions.
Dr Sirjani is world class! The best there is
Dr Sirjani is a wonderful doctor. He listening, explaining and taking care of his patients very careful.
Thorough Professional Competent
My Partner and I were very impressed with the doctor and his team of experts.
Dr. Sirjani is a very skilled surgeon. He is knowledgeable, confident and reassuring.
Dr. Sirjani was excellent
dr. Sirjani is a brilliant doctor
The doctor did an excellent job in describing my case and recommending the appropriate plan moving forward. Highly commendable work!!
I was very satisfied with everyone especially my Doctor. Very professional.
I am very pleased with the excellent care.
He came in with the full knowledge of my case. He asked for and studied everything previous to my visit. He was excellent at community symptoms and solutions in terms I could easily follow and asked if I had any questions.
I thought Dr. Sirjani was friendly, caring, knowledgeable, professional.
Both Doctor and NP are superb
Thank you Dr. Sirjani for your kindness of seeing me even I came very late because of our delayed flight and traffic i.
Always very good.
Like him a lot. He saved my life.
Doctor Sirjani was completely present and cheerful. He answered all my questions.
Dr. Sirrjani provided excellent care. ,
He is a kind and caring person. I felt very comfortable entrusting my healthcare to him.
Dr Sirjani is excellent and it is always a pleasure to see him and his staff.
Very professional and informative
Dr. Sirjani is an excellent doctor!
Excellent and Professional Services
Dr. Sirjani gave me the best possible outcome imaginable. I am eternally grateful.
Dr Sirjani is the world’s best
The doctors and Nurse Monika are superb.
Everyone is very friendly and professional.
Dr.had good bedside manner
Great as usual. Thanks .
Very professional, personable, and knowledgeable!!
An excellent surgeon and follow-up care provider with a very professional staff
Dr. Sirjani is an excellent Dr. and surgeon. He's very skilled, approachable and devoted to his patients. I received the most excellent care!
Dr. Sirjani, Dr. Oliviera, RN Moniha, MA Shellcey the GREATEST team ever! They made me feel so comfortable and confident in my care! I left feeling respected, cared for, important and thankful for them!
He’s incredibly skilled. Willing to explain situations.
First Stanford health provider to provide good service
He seemed very knowledgeable and appeared to have all options on hand for discussion
Excellent doctor! I highly recommend
Efficient, clear, personable as was the whole team.
Very thorough and friendly provider and staff.
I was glad to meet Dr. Sirjani and look forward to working with him and his team.
Knowledgeable and professional.
Always very efficient and professional
Thank you for explaining my health issues so I can do a follow up appointment with my doctor locally
Dr. Sirjani and his staff seem very well organized and efficient. Also seem extremely competent and experienced.
ABSOLUTELY!! Dr Sirjani is very experienced and an excellent surgeon
Dr. Sirjani was outstanding. His questions, observations and clearness were very needed.
Thank you for everything you did for me Dr. Sirjani. I really appreciate your care and attention to detail.
Davud Sirjani is (Very professional)
Best surgeon on the planet
very easy to understand, I feel confident in the procedure he will be performing
Listened and communicated clearly.
I find Dr. Sirjani listens well, answers questions and explains options and risks. Very knowledgeable, thorough and professional. Also very aware he is speaking to a human.
Davud was great.
He was very kind and understanding. His staff was patient. Everyone explained my options to me and will schedule me for follow ups in the future so I don't forget a year from now. I really appreciate that.
My first visit was a wonderful experience. Dr. Sirjani very CARING, tender, polite, took his time, explain w/detail, felt comfortable, cared for as an individual. 1. Dr.
Dr. seemed knowledgeable & concerned asked good questions. Wish I had more time.
I'm very happy to have a provider as Dr. Sirjani. He listen, answer to me very clear also very concern about my health and problem. He is a great provider.
Dr. Sirjani was very kind and excellent dr. He went over my surgery in detail and answered all my question and went over what to expect. I had a very successful outcome. I am very grateful.
Dr. Sirjani was very kind and gave me detailed inform. on my surgery and positive outcomes and solutions. he patiently answered all my questions.
Dr. Sirjani is one of the WORLD'S finest, skilled physicians, he exceeds all expectations!
I hae the highest respect for Dr. Sirjani. The surgery was also incredibly well done.
Dr. Sirjani is the best surgeon I have ever met, and I have met many. He came to the consultation fully prepared and he answered all my questions before I had a chance to ask them. When I emailed him with additional questions as a result of reading his after - visit notes, he tried to call me numerous times to make sure I was reassured.
Dr. Sirjani and his staff gave me the best medical visiting experience. Clearly explained the issue and treatment options.
I would always encourage all to go to Stanford.
All the nurses, resident doctors are great. Ms. Monika Kurzymski is so very helpful and responds to all my concerns and questions. Dr. David Sirjani is such an exceptional surgeon. He's so great and so thankful for him and all the nurses.
Very thankful to Dr. Sirjani, not sure it would have gone as well without his fight for my good life. May have lost parts of my face that were unnecessary.
Top tier medical appointment!
Dr. Sirjani is amazing. So caring, personal, listens to your concerns, excellent bedside manners on top of his expertise and skills as a surgeon. I'm so thankful I picked him to operate on me.
Attentive, understanding, knowledgeable, & caring.
Can't thank Doctor Sirjani enough for his knowledge in my care, not sure what would have happened if we didn't have him on our side.
Dr. Sirjani thoroughly explained the procedure and put me at ease. He answered all of my questions and treated me with respect.
Very good.
Dr. Sirjani is excellent as well as his assistant.
Highly technical, strong, expertise, very knowledgeable.
I'm so lucky & very satisfy to have this provider to take care of my illness. He is friendly, open heart and deeply concern about my ill.
Great care - The best!
Dr. Sirjani is amazing. Explained everything in a manner I could understand. Felt he had my best interests at heart.
Great care!
The doctor & all of his staff were great!
All of staff has always been great!
Again, the BEST.
Excellent exam & time spent discussing my oral lichen planus condition.
I'm very lucky & satisfy to have this provider to taking care of my health & my illness. He is so great. I am 100% confidence in him.
I could rate it as "very good" also.
What a great experience. Dr. Sirjani made me feel at ease from the start. His confidence and knowledge was very comforting.
Excellent service - was very detailed in describing my condition & concerns.
Excellent dr. and students. They took the time to discuss my options. DID NOT make me feel rushed.
From the med tech, medical student, nurse & Dr. Sirjani - all were terrific.
Dr. Sirjani is an excellent care provider. He is direct with the patient to inform them of what is needed to take care of their condition.
Dr. Sirjani, Dr. Oakland and nurse Monika Kurzymski provided excellent support.
I have been seeing Dr. Sirjani for 9 years. He's the best! His help was life changing for me. Surgery and support pulled me through and I just want to say without his help things could have turned out different. I'm now cancer free! He's the best!
Dr. Sirjani & team are A+.
I love and trust my provider. He listened and explained very clear, reminding me each time what I need to do in urgent cases before my leaving.
Dr. Sirjani is the world's best!
Very good service.
My case was difficult. Dr. Sirjani was amazing!
Does not spend adequate time with the patient. He rushes the visit and has never took the time to let the patient give him answer. DOCTOR NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN AND NOT RUSH THROUGH VISIT!!
Outstanding - compassionate.
Dr. Sirijand is a rare combination of brilliance, ability, empathy, and friendliness.
Best car provider I spoke about my problem very competent and lot of experience.
Dr. Sirjani is one of the most outstanding physician in the WORLD!
This was annual check up, so some of these questions don't apply any more.
Like I said before Dr. Sirjani and his staff were the greatest.
Best care, ever!
Would highly recommend.
Dr. Sirjani is an awesome doctor. I am lucky I got to see him.
Dr. Sirjani is an amazing doctor and I am VERY thankful to be in his care. He is a skilled surgeon and shows deep care for his patients. Stanford Health Care is LUCKY to have him, and I am even more fortunate he has been my doctor!
Very satisfied with care & info given.
The best service/help that I could receive.
Dr. Sirjani is an excellent surgeon and a very compassionate physician.
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?
There is no one better than Dr. D Sirjani!
He has been very responsive to questions made on the MyHealth website message facility.
You have to many patients for to few doctors.
All very good.
Could not have been happier w/Dr. Sirjani my problem was his speciality and it was obvious.
Dr. Sinjani is excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and kind. I am very glad to be under his care.
Very good.
Dr. Sirjani is the best! Listens to and answers both ME and my WIFE.
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.
This visit my care provider was mostly Dr. Ameet Grewal.
My confidence in Dr. Sirjani is very high and I feel secure in his treatment and concern for me!
A great consultation on a developing malignant tumor.
Promised to call her follow up re. results of any previous MRI, to date no one has called.
Dr. Sirjani and others always leave me with an feeling of relief and personal care that come from ex. care.
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.
We are so lucky to be in Dr. Sirjani's care.
Dr. Sirjani David is an excellent doctor. Good experience.
I feel really relieved that Doctor Sirjani is doing my surgery.
He is very courteous & I'm very well confident to get well.
Dr. Sirjani is awesome!
Very attentive and professional.
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!'
For the first time, Dr. Sirjani seemed a bit stressed out; he was obviously running behind schedule.
I saw many people - everyone excellent except for slight problem with the doctor in training who did the biopsy.
Dr. Sirjani very kind, informative and I felt like he cared about myself & my problem!!! Was prompt and efficient.
Dr. Sirjani has been wonderful in every way.
I have full and complete trust in Dr. Sirjani.

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