Chester Griffiths, MD
Director, Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center; Head & Neck Surgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Dr. Griffiths, MD, FACS, is board certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has an extensive 30-year experience in endoscopic endonasal sinus surgery for skull base tumors and pituitary tumors, sinonasal cancers including mucosal melanomas, and in the treatment of facial and nasal trauma, cosmetic deformities, sinus infections, and disorders of smell and taste. His practice also includes treatment of sleep apnea, snoring, difficulty breathing, disorders of the larynx, thyroid tumors and other head and neck cancers with an emphasis on viral HPV related cancers.
As PBTC Chief of Endoscopic Sinonasal & Skull Base Surgery, Dr. Griffiths is co-surgeon with Dr. Daniel Kelly in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and skull base surgeries and provides post-operative sinus care for patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal surgery. He is also a participant in our monthly PBTC Case Conference, a faculty member as a professor of surgery at Saint John’s Cancer Institute, a faculty member in our annual PBTC-sponsored Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery Course and actively participates in our neurosurgery fellowship training.
Dr. Griffiths completed a three year general surgery residency then a three Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He then completed a visiting fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. He began his professional career with his father Cadvan Owen Griffiths Jr., MD in 1989.
He is currently Director of Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists with Dr. Howard Krauss of Neuro-ophthalmology at Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica. He is the medical director of West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center, a medicare certified ambulatory surgery center in Los Angeles which has received full accreditation for 25 years and of Pacific Specialists Imaging.