Scott Carl Fuller, M.D., M.Sc.
Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)
- Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
- Otolaryngology Division Chief- VA Northern California Healtcare System
- Director- Head and Neck Oncologic surgery VA NCHCS
Philosophy of Care
I aspire to have patients leave my office with a firm understanding of their disease process and a management plan, working in partnership with the patient and University team to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Fuller's clinical practice is devoted to the comprehensive management of head and neck disease with particular attention to benign and malignant lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract, advanced malignancies of the skin, salivary gland tumors, and cancers abutting or invading the cranial base.
In addition to caring for those with head and neck malignancies, Dr. Fuller has developed a profound interest in the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea which allows him to tailor surgical intervention to patient specific anatomic targets.
Dr. Fuller's research interests include functional outcomes in the management of head and neck malignancy and obstructive sleep apnea.
Head and Neck Surgery
M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Knoxville TN 2000
B.A., UC Davis, Davis CA 1994
M.Sc., Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis TN 2004
Otolaryngology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2005-2009
Advanced Head and Neck/ Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010
American Board of Otolaryngology, 2010
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American College of Surgeons
American Head and Neck Society
Sacramento Society Ear, Nose and Throat
Honors and Awards
Section Editor- Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015
Fellow- American College of Surgeons, 2013
Second in Class/ Highest Honors- U. of Tennessee Health Science Center Class of 2004, 2004
Select Recent Publications
Strong EB, Fuller SC, Wiley DF, Zumbansen J, Wilson WD, Metzger MC. Preformed vs. intraoperative bending of titanium mesh for orbital reconstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul; 149(1): 60-6.
Strong EB, Fuller SC, Chahal HS. Computer-aided analysis of orbital volume: a novel technique. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb; 29(1): 1-5.
Aminpour S, Leonard R, Fuller SC, Belafsky PC. Pharyngeal wall differences between normal younger and older adults. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Apr; 90(4): E1.
Pham NS, Poirier B, Fuller SC, Dublin AB, Tollefson TT. Pediatric lipoblastoma in the head and neck: a systematic review of 48 reported cases. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Jul; 74(7): 723-8.
Strong EB, Rafii A, Holhweg-Majert B, Fuller SC, Metzger MC. Comparison of 3 optical navigation systems for computer-aided maxillofacial surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Oct; 134(10): 1080-4.