Charles Coffey

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    MD Anderson Cancer CenterFellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery2011Head & Neck Surgery
    Medical University of South CarolinaResidency in Otolaryngology2010Otolaryngology
    University of North CarolinaMD2004School of Medicine
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    UC San Diego School of Medicine2021Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
    UCSD2019Oto-HNS Resident Teaching Award
    UCSD2014Oto-HNS Resident Teaching Award

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    Charley Coffey, MD, is a fellowship-trained head and neck cancer surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with a broad range of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.

    Dr. Coffey's surgical practice includes management of tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, neck, and skull base, as well as skin cancers of the face and neck. Where appropriate, he is able to employ minimally invasive techniques to minimize post-operative morbidity, including transoral robotic surgery, laser microsurgery, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Coffey has particular interest in salivary gland function, including prevention and management of xerostomia in head & neck cancer patients and the use of minimally-invasive techniques to treat patients with obstructive salivary disorders. Dr. Coffey currently serves as the Service Chief of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at UCSD Health and the Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at VA San Diego.

    In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Coffey is dedicated to medical education. He is co-director of the UC San Diego Surgery Core Clerkship, serves as faculty of numerous medical school courses, and participates in curriculum design and review for the UC San Diego School of Medicine, UC San Diego Division of Otolaryngology, and the American Head & Neck Society. His efforts have been recognized with multiple teaching awards from students and residents. Dr. Coffey completed the ACS-ASE Surgical Education Research Fellowship in 2019. He has authored over 60 publications, chapters, and abstracts, and is serves as the primary or coinvestigator on multiple institutional and federally funded grants.

    Prior to joining UCSD Dr. Coffey completed head and neck surgery fellowship training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is board certified in otolaryngology. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

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    1. Oncologic Safety of Close Margins in Patients With Low- to Intermediate-Grade Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Feb 01; 150(2):107-116. Sajisevi M, Nguyen K, Callas P, Holcomb AJ, Vural E, Davis KP, Thomas CM, Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Stein JS, Eskander A, Kakarala K, Enepekides DJ, Hier MP, Ryan WR, American Head and Neck Society Salivary Gland Section, Asarkar AA, Aulet R, Bell RK, Blasco MA, Bowmaster VB, Burruss CP, Chung J, Chan K, Chang BA, Coffey CS, Cognetti DM, Cooper DJ, Cordero J, Donovan J, Du YJ, Dundar Y, Dedivitis RA, Edwards HA, Erovic BM, Feinberg PA, Garvey EA, Goldstein DP, Goodman JF, Goulart RN, Goyal N, Grasl S, Giurintano JP, Gupta N, Habib AM, Hackman TG, Hara JH, Henson C, Hinni ML, Hua N, Johnson-Obaseki S, Juloori A, Kalman NS, Kejner AE, Khaja SF, Ku JA, Lambert A, Luu BK, Magliocca KR, Dos Santos LRM, Michael C, Miles BA, de Melo GM, Moore MG, Morand GB, Moura K, Mukdad L, Noroozi H, Patel R, Paydarfar JA, Sadeghi N, Savaria FN, Schmitt NC, Shapiro J, Shaver TB, Stoeckli SJ, St John M, Stokes WA, Sulibhavi A, Tasoulas J, Vendra V, Vinh DB, Virgen CG, Wooten C, Woody NM, Young GD. PMID: 38095911; PMCID: PMC10722387.
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    2. Simulation-based workshop for emergency preparedness in otolaryngology. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2023 Oct; 8(5):1159-1168. La Monte OA, Lee JH, Soliman SI, Saddawi-Konefka R, Harris JP, Coffey CS, Orosco RK, Watson D, Holliday MA, Faraji F, Hom DB. PMID: 37899850; PMCID: PMC10601586.
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    3. Patterns of Lymph Node Metastasis in Parotid Cancer and Implications for Extent of Neck Dissection. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 05; 168(5):1067-1078. Voora RS, Panuganti B, Califano J, Coffey C, Guo T. PMID: 36939401.
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    4. Steroid-eluting Stent Placement for Refractory Stenosis of Parotid Megaduct After Sialodochoplasty. Ear Nose Throat J. 2022 Jun 23; 1455613221109751. Bernstein JD, DeConde AS, Coffey CS. PMID: 35734889.
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    5. Transoral Laser Microsurgery With Neck Dissection Versus Radiotherapy for T2N0 Supraglottic Cancer. Laryngoscope. 2023 03; 133(3):601-606. Panuganti BA, Voora R, Coffey C, Orosco R, Weissbrod PA, Califano J. PMID: 35562187.
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    6. Inhibition of mTOR signaling and clinical activity of metformin in oral premalignant lesions. JCI Insight. 2021 09 08; 6(17). Gutkind JS, Molinolo AA, Wu X, Wang Z, Nachmanson D, Harismendy O, Alexandrov LB, Wuertz BR, Ondrey FG, Laronde D, Rock LD, Rosin M, Coffey C, Butler VD, Bengtson L, Hsu CH, Bauman JE, Hewitt SM, Cohen EE, Chow HS, Lippman SM, Szabo E. PMID: 34255745; PMCID: PMC8492350.
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    7. Robotic surgery may improve overall survival for T1 and T2 tumors of the hypopharynx: An NCDB cohort study. Oral Oncol. 2021 10; 121:105440. Finegersh A, Voora RS, Panuganti B, Faraji F, Holsinger FC, Brumund KT, Coffey C, Califano J, Orosco RK. PMID: 34329867.
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    8. Oncologic outcomes of human papillomavirus-associated oropharynx carcinoma treated with surgery alone: A 12-institution study of 344 patients. Cancer. 2021 09 01; 127(17):3092-3106. Ryan WR, Xu MJ, Ochoa E, Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Zebolsky AL, Ha PK, Bewley AF, Mallen-St Clair J, Joshi AS, Coffey CS, Faraji F, MacDonald BV, Houlton JJ, Gobillot TA, Curry JM, Philips R, Hackman TG, Richmon JD, Holcomb AJ, Coughlin AM, Panwar A, Smith RB, Herberg ME, Fakhry C, Cognetti DM. PMID: 33957701.
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    9. Pre-clinical remote undergraduate medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic: a survey study. BMC Med Educ. 2021 Jan 06; 21(1):13. Shahrvini B, Baxter SL, Coffey CS, MacDonald BV, Lander L. PMID: 33407376; PMCID: PMC7786143.
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    10. Student Perspectives on Remote Medical Education in Clinical Core Clerkships During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Med Sci Educ. 2020 Dec; 30(4):1577-1584. Coffey CS, MacDonald BV, Shahrvini B, Baxter SL, Lander L. PMID: 33078085; PMCID: PMC7556768.
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    11. Pre-Clinical Remote Undergraduate Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey Study . Res Sq. 2020 Jun 10. Shahrvini B, Baxter SL, Coffey CS, MacDonald BV, Lander L. PMID: 32702722; PMCID: PMC7336697.
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    12. Meta-analysis of risk of occult lymph node metastasis in the irradiated, clinically N0 neck. Head Neck. 2020 09; 42(9):2355-2363. Finegersh A, Moss WJ, Saddawi-Konefka R, Faraji F, Coffey CS, Califano JA, Brumund KT, Orosco RK. PMID: 32432819.
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    13. Advanced head and neck surgery training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Neck. 2020 Jul; 42(7):1411-1417. Givi B, Moore MG, Bewley AF, Coffey CS, Cohen MA, Hessel AC, Jalisi S, Kang S, Newman JG, Puscas L, Shindo M, Shuman A, Thakkar P, Weed DT, Chalian A. PMID: 32383550; PMCID: PMC8963463.
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    14. Implementation of submandibular gland transfer: A multi-institutional study of feasibility and time to treatment. Head Neck. 2019 07; 41(7):2182-2189. Pang J, Ching HH, Sobel RH, Orosco RK, Califano JA, Wang RC, Sanghvi P, Coffey CS. PMID: 30723965.
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    15. Facial Paralysis Following Core Needle Biopsy of a Deep Lobe Parotid Tumor: A Case Report. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Apr; 128(4):357-359. Moss WJ, Qualliotine JR, Finegersh A, Brumund KT, Coffey CS. PMID: 30600694.
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    16. Needle Biopsy of Routine Thyroid Nodules Should Be Performed Using a Capillary Action Technique with 24- to 27-Gauge Needles: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Thyroid. 2018 07; 28(7):857-863. Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Pang J, Califano JA, Coffey CS, Orosco RK, Brumund KT. PMID: 29742978.
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    17. Opioid prescribing practices in patients undergoing surgery for oral cavity cancer. Laryngoscope. 2018 10; 128(10):2361-2366. Pang J, Tringale KR, Tapia VJ, Panuganti BA, Qualliotine JR, Jafari A, Haft SJ, Friedman LS, Furnish T, Brumund KT, Califano JA, Coffey CS. PMID: 29756393.
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    18. Chronic Opioid Use Following Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 12 01; 143(12):1187-1194. Pang J, Tringale KR, Tapia VJ, Moss WJ, May ME, Furnish T, Barnachea L, Brumund KT, Sacco AG, Weisman RA, Nguyen QT, Harris JP, Coffey CS, Califano JA. PMID: 28445584; PMCID: PMC5824304.
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    19. Isolated sphenoid sinus opacifications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 12; 7(12):1201-1206. Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Jafari A, Panuganti B, Coffey CS, DeConde A, Husseman J. PMID: 29024448.
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    20. Esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 01; 128(1):111-117. Moss WJ, Pang J, Orosco RK, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Brigger MT, Coffey CS. PMID: 28498643.
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    21. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Elective Neck Dissection in Patients With Clinically Node-Negative Oral Cavity Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 11 10; 34(32):3886-3891. Acevedo JR, Fero KE, Wilson B, Sacco AG, Mell LK, Coffey CS, Murphy JD. PMID: 27551113; PMCID: PMC5457359.
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    22. A Rare Case of Exclusively Oncocytic Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma with MAML2 Translocation. Rare Tumors. 2016 Jun 28; 8(2):6166. Liao X, Haghighi P, Coffey CS, Xu X. PMID: 27441073; PMCID: PMC4935822.
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    23. Concordant Oral and Vaginal Human Papillomavirus Infection in the United States. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 05 01; 142(5):457-65. Kedarisetty S, Orosco RK, Hecht AS, Chang DC, Weissbrod PA, Coffey CS. PMID: 27010384.
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    24. A rare case of exclusively oncocytic mucoepidermoid carcinoma with MAML2 translocation. Rare Tumors. 2016; 2(8):66-68. Liao X, Haghighi P, Coffey C, Xu X.
    25. Predictors of high-risk and low-risk oral HPV infection in the United States. Laryngoscope. 2016 06; 126(6):1365-72. Orosco RK, Kedarisetty S, Hecht AS, Chang DC, Coffey CS, Weissbrod PA. PMID: 26707355.
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    26. Lymph Node Yield as a Predictor of Survival in Pathologically Node Negative Oral Cavity Carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar; 154(3):465-72. Lemieux A, Kedarisetty S, Raju S, Orosco R, Coffey C. PMID: 26701177.
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    27. What is the role of elective neck dissection in low-, intermediate-, and high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma? Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):11-3. Moss WJ, Coffey CS, Brumund KT, Weisman RA. PMID: 26344690.
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    28. Multi-tiered genomic analysis of head and neck cancer ties TP53 mutation to 3p loss. Nat Genet. 2014 Sep; 46(9):939-43. Gross AM, Orosco RK, Shen JP, Egloff AM, Carter H, Hofree M, Choueiri M, Coffey CS, Lippman SM, Hayes DN, Cohen EE, Grandis JR, Nguyen QT, Ideker T. PMID: 25086664; PMCID: PMC4146706.
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    29. Mucosal expression of nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 Nov-Dec; 23(6):571-4. Coffey CS, Mulligan RM, Schlosser RJ. PMID: 19958603.
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    30. Titanium versus nontitanium prostheses in ossiculoplasty. Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep; 118(9):1650-8. Coffey CS, Lee FS, Lambert PR. PMID: 18607302.
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    31. Sarcoidosis presenting as bilateral vocal cord paralysis from bilateral compression of the recurrent laryngeal nerves from thoracic adenopathy. J Voice. 2009 Sep; 23(5):631-4. Coffey CS, Vallejo SL, Farrar EK, Judson MA, Halstead LA. PMID: 18468852.
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    32. Behavioral sensitivity to interaural time differences in the rabbit. Hear Res. 2008 Jan; 235(1-2):134-42. Ebert CS, Blanks DA, Patel MR, Coffey CS, Marshall AF, Fitzpatrick DC. PMID: 18093767; PMCID: PMC2692955.
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    33. Detection of interaural correlation by neurons in the superior olivary complex, inferior colliculus and auditory cortex of the unanesthetized rabbit. Hear Res. 2006 Nov; 221(1-2):1-16. Coffey CS, Ebert CS, Marshall AF, Skaggs JD, Falk SE, Crocker WD, Pearson JM, Fitzpatrick DC. PMID: 16978812.
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    34. Endoscopically guided aerobic cultures in postsurgical patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol. 2006 Jan-Feb; 20(1):72-6. Coffey CS, Sonnenburg RE, Melroy CT, Dubin MG, Senior BA. PMID: 16539298.
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    35. Staged endoscopic and combined open/endoscopic approach in the management of inverted papilloma of the frontal sinus. Am J Rhinol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 19(5):442-5. Dubin MG, Sonnenburg RE, Melroy CT, Ebert CS, Coffey CS, Senior BA. PMID: 16270596.
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    36. Concordance of middle meatal swab and maxillary sinus aspirate in acute and chronic sinusitis: a meta-analysis. Am J Rhinol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 19(5):462-70. Dubin MG, Ebert CS, Coffey CS, Melroy CT, Sonnenburg RE, Senior BA. PMID: 16270600.
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    37. Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma presenting as an isolated external ear swelling in a two-year-old child. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 May; 69(5):695-9. Zanation AM, Ebert CS, Coffey CS, Dubin MG, Rose AS. PMID: 15850691.
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