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Alisha West, MD


Alisha West, MD

UCLA Physician Alisha West, MD specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head & Neck.
Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head & Neck
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 206-6688 Westwood Appointments and Information
(424) 259-6559 Santa Monica Appointments and Information
Fax Number
(310) 825-2810

UCLA Head and Neck Consultation Suite- Westwood
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Head and Neck Consultation Suite- Santa Monica
1131 Wilshire Blvd Suite 302
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2012
Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2010 - 2011
Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2006 - 2010
Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2005 - 2006
MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2005
Airway Disorders, Allergy Testing, Coblation (Tonsillectomy), Cochlear Implant, Laser, Pediatric Ear Problems, Pediatrics, Sinusitis, Swallowing disorders, Voice Disorders
Department Affiliation
Provider, Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Research Interest
Pediatric Hearing Loss; Allergy
Additional Information

Academic Staff Appointments

  • Assistant Professor In Residence, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. West is a fellowship trained pediatric Head and Neck Surgeon. She is the director of the new Pediatric Airway Center at UCLA, which is one of the only multi-disciplinary centers in the country focusing on speech, swallowing, and breathing disorders. Her clinical interests are pediatric airway reconstruction, swallowing disorders, speech dysfunction, sinus disease, head and neck tumors, and hearing loss. She is a faculty member of the craniofacial team at UCLA, and travels abroad semiannually with charitable foundations to operate on children without health care. Dr. West completed her fellowship at the University of North Carolina, one of the leaders in hearing loss research and cochlear implantation. She brings that experience and expertise with her to UCLA where her core research is investigating auditory neuropathy and congenital deafness. In addition to the list of clinical interests above, Dr. West is currently offering minimally invasive sinuplasty for pediatric patients suffering from sinus disease.

Awards & Recognition
  • ROAD scholarship Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy 2006, 2007, and 2008
  • Selma Silagi Award for Scientific Excellence and Researcher of the Year University of California, San Diego
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • Advances in Endoscopic Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma, West AN, Zanation AM. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Neck Trauma, West AN, Drake AF. Oroaxillofacial Surgery.
  • Eotaxin: A target for Chronic Rhinosinusitis. West, AN, Senior BA.
  • Compression plating of mandibular angle fractures. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Feb;131(2):170-1. Moe KS, West AN.
  • Anterograde amnesia and temporally graded retrograde amnesia for a nonspatial memory task after lesions of hippocampus and subiculum. Clark RE, Broadbent NJ, Zola SM, Squire LR, West AN. J Neurosci. 2002 Jun 1;22(11):4663-9.
  • Improving education under work-hour restrictions: comparing learning and teaching preferences of faculty, residents, and students.Jack MC, Kenkare SB,Saville BR, Beidler SK, Saba SC, West AN, Hanemann MS, van Aalst JA. J Surg Educ. 2010 Sep-Oct;67(5):290-6
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