Ear, Nose and Throat of San Ramon      
N. Parhizkar, M.D.      
5401 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 302      
San Ramon, CA 94583      
925 277-9000       

Education, Research and Publications:
Nooshin Parhizkar, M.D.


University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Art with Honors

Medical School
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Medical Doctorate

Columbia University–New York Presbyterian Hospital and
Cornell Weill University

Post–Graduate Residency Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology
Rotations: Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

Board Certification:

American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO) Certification

Basic Science Research:

  • Parhizkar N , Whitworth C, Rybak L. Round Window Application of the P53 Inhibitor Pifithrin-Alpha provides complete protection against Cisplatin Ototoxicity, 2002-2003.
  • Battaglia, A, Parhizkar, N, Ryan A, G-Protein mediate outer hair cell susceptibility to Gentamicin in the Organ of Corti. 1997-2000.
  • Parhizkar N, Firestone, Molecular pathways of G-proteins in Breast Cancer, 1993-1995.
  • Parhizkar N, Tanouye J. Genetic Analysis of the Wasp Embryology; B. Tiurreci. 1992-1993.

Clinical Research:

  • Nooshin Parhizkar MD, Kellyn Grote Babette Saltzmann MS, Jackie Starr PhD, Michael Cunningham MD PhD, and Kathleen Sie MD, Nasopharyngeal airway for Management of Airway Obstruction in children with Craniofacial Anomalies. Abstract Presentation ASPO May 2009.
  • Nooshin Parhizkar MD, Scott Manning MD, Andrew Inglis MD, Eunice Chen MD and Jonathan Perkins MD Differences between Airway Vascular Malformations and Infantile Hemangiomas. Abstract Presentation ASPO May 2009.
  • Anna Knisely , Nooshin Parhizkar MD, Al Moraiti MD, and Andrew Inglis MD Laryngeal Cleft type 3 in an adult with successful Endoscopic Repair. Pending Submission.
  • Nooshin Parhizkar MD, and Jonathan Perkins DO, Functional Assessment of Head & Neck Lymphatic Malformations.
  • Moraitis D, Parhizkar N, Kraus DH, Shaha AR. Arteria Lusoria: "Red Flag"For the Preoperative Diagnosis of Non-Recurrent Inferior Laryngeal Nerve; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Case Review Accepted Abstract to Triologic Society 2006.
  • Parhizkar N, Horn C, Pearlman S: Radix Grafts for a more Balanced Profile: Case Review.
  • Parhizkar N, Orloff L. Microlaryngeal Surgery using Jet Ventilation: Case Review. ENT Journal 2002
  • Parhizkar N, Bouvet M. Clouston Syndrome and Melanoma: Is there an association? Case Report and Literature Review.


  • Parhizkar N, Saltzman B, Grote K, Starr J, Cunningham M, Perkins J, Sie k. Nasopharyngeal Airway for Mangement of Airway Obstruction in Infants with Micrognathia. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2011 48: 4, 478-482.
  • Parhizkar N et al. How Airway Venous Malformations Differ from Airway Infantile Hemangiomas Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2011; 137: 352-357.
  • Murry, T, McRoy, D M., & Parhizhar, N Common Medications and Their Effects on the Voice Journal of Singing 293-298; V( 63), January, 2007.
  • Parhizkar N, Hiltzik D, & Selesnick S. Facial Nerve Rerouting in Skull Base Surgery. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 320-38:4 August 2005.
  • Parhizkar N, Horn C, Pearlman S. Radix Grafts during Rhinoplasty for a balance profile. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 9/2005
  • Parhizkar N, Withworth CA, Rybak LP. Round Window Application of the P53 Inhibitor, Pifithrin-Alpha, Protects against Cisplatin Ototoxicity. Association of Research in Otolaryngology, 2/2004.
  • Parhizkar N, Jones VE, McClay EF, Yi ES, Bouvet M. Metastatic Melanoma in a Patient with Clouston Syndrome Successfully Treated with Isolated Hyperthermic Perfusion. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 9 October 2002.
  • Orloff, LA, Parhizkar N, Ortitiz, E The Hunsaker Mon-Jet Ventilation tube for Microlaryngeal surgery: Optimal Laryngeal Exposure. ENT Journal, 81(6):390, 2002
  • Batteglia A, Parhizkar N, Ryan AF. G-Proteins mediate Gentamicin and Cisplatin Hair Cell Death. Association of Research in Otolaryngology Abstracts, 1998.
  • Stronach D, Parhizkar N. Persians, Masters of Civilization: Archeological Review, 1996.