Presently, 75% of Dr. Craig Senders' practice is pediatrics. This ranges from treatment of otitis media with effusion to airway disorders requiring complex reconstructive surgeries. Many of these pediatric patients have congenital anomalies of the head and neck, mostly consisting of cleft lip and cleft palate. Dr. Senders also has an interest in adults with airway and sinus problems which range from sinusitis to snoring, to patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Senders is an expert in pediatric otolaryngology; cleft lip and cleft palate, endoscopic sinus surgery, and surgery for sleep apnea. Dr. Senders is the Director of the University of California, Davis Cleft and Craniofacial Program.Research Focus
Dr. Senders' research has focused in two areas: The development and treatment of facial birth defects such as, cleft lip and cleft palate. The development and treatment of subglottic stenosis (narrowing of the airway at the voice box).
Head and Neck Surgery
M.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon, 1979
B.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1975
St. Vincent Hospital Medical Center, Portland , Oregon, 1979-80
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1980-83
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1983-84
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1984
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
California Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Christian Society of Otolaryngology
Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Public Service Award, University of California, Davis, 1998
Face to Face Award (Humanitarian Award), American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1997
Goldstein Award (Public Service Award), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1997
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1990
Select Recent Publications
Crandall M, Lammers C, Senders CW, Savendra M, Braun JV. Validation of a Numberic 0-10 Scale to Measure Children's State Anxiety. Anesth and Analg, 2007 05(5):1250-3. November
Tollefson TT, Senders CW. Restoration of Eyelid Closure in Facial Paralysis Using Artificial Muscle: Preliminary Caraveric Analysis. Laryngoscope 2007 117(11):1907-11 November.
Pham AM, Senders CW. management of Bilateral Cleft Lip and nasal Deformity. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2006 14(4):278-82 August.
Senders CW. Should Otolaryngologists Perform pH Probe Studies? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Heand & Neck Surgery 2006 14:38-40 February
Smith MC, Senders CW. Prognosis of Airway Obstructin and Feeding Difficulty in the Robin Sequence. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2006 70(2):319-324.
Tollefson TT, Senders CW, Sykes JM, Byorth PJ. Botulinum Toxin to Improve Results in Cleft Lip Repair. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2006 8(3):221-222 May-June