Biography 

Current Positions: Associate Professor of Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist, Stanford University; Director of the Salivary Program, Stanford Health Care; Chief of Otolaryngology, Palo Alto VA.

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 2009.

He joined Stanford Department of Otolaryngology in 2009 and served as the director of the salivary program since 2013. Dr. Sirjani’s practice is focused on minimally invasive parotidectomy. 

He was the first surgeon at Stanford Department of Otolaryngology to offer microvascular free flaps to patients and also the first to perform 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 the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology (CIMIT) and used to teach other surgeons about the tension placed on the facial nerve during parotidectomy.  

His clinical appointment also includes contributions to the Division of Otolaryngology at the VA in Palo Alto, and since 2012 he has served as its chief. Dr. Sirjani has pioneered the use of telemedicine to provide complicated head and neck cancer care to remote VA satellites across the Pacific and Mountain West.

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