Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha , MD

Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery

Overview

Dr. Uttam K. Sinha graduated with distinction from the Calcutta University, India in 1985. He was invited by the House Ear Institute and University of Southern California where he started his research career in molecular biology of neuroscience and cancer. He then finished residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at USC. He continued to peruse academic career and completed a clinical fellowship in Microvascular and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He then went to Leon, France to complete a clinical fellowship in laryngology. Subsequently, he joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at USC. Because of his academic achievements, leadership, teaching and research, he became Chief and Residency Program Director for the department. His major areas of research are head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma, and speech and swallowing. By using nanotechnology, Dr. Sinha and his team are able to detect cancer cell in the saliva and serum. He is also studying the mechanism of metastasis. Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) is a common symptom following head and neck cancer therapy. Dr. Sinha and his team introduced a novel treatment called neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for rehabilitation of swallowing using a new "platform" technology called BION. He received multiple federal and foundation grants. His dedication to patient care and research made him world authority in head and neck diseases. To further the research endeavors, Dr. Sinha has established collaboration with multiple national and international institutes from England, France, India, China and Mexico. Three years ago Dr. Sinha launched a Patient Survivorship Program (http://hncsupport.org). The Support Group is actively involved in patient education and promoting awareness about head and neck cancer.

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Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

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Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Keck Medical Center Of USC

Specialties: Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Sinha's Office Information

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Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

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Doctor Sinha's Other Office Information

Keck Medical Center Of USC Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
1450 San Pablo St # 5100 Fl 5TH
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-5790

Fax:(323) 344-2582
Website:usc.edu
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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University Care Medical Group
1520 San Pablo St Ste 4600
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-5790

Fax:(323) 344-2595
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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