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Charles Coffey, MD

Charles Coffey, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; Surgical Oncology


Contact Information


UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103

Charley Coffey, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained head and neck cancer surgeon, with expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with a broad range of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.

Dr. Coffey’s surgical practice includes management of tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid, neck, and skull base, as well as skin cancers of the face and neck. Where appropriate, he is able to employ minimally invasive techniques to minimize post-operative morbidity, including transoral laser microsurgery of the larynx and pharynx and endoscopic surgery of the sinuses and skull base. He also collaborates with colleagues across a broad range of disciplines to ensure that cancer patients receive the best multidisciplinary care possible.

Dr. Coffey’s practice also includes evaluation and treatment of benign conditions such as chronic sinus disease, hoarseness, and swallowing dysfunction.