Scott Carl Fuller, M.D.


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Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery




Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

General Otolaryngology Clinic
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Fuller's research interests include functional outcomes in the management of head and neck malignancy and obstructive sleep apnea.


Head and Neck Surgery

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Davis, Davis CA 1994

Medical School

M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Knoxville TN 2000

Other School

M.Sc., Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis TN 2004


Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2004-2005


Otolaryngology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2005-2009


Advanced Head and Neck/ Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010

UC Davis Otolaryngology Faculty Teaching Award, 2019

Section Editor Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015

Otolaryngology Training Examination High Score, 2007

Second in Class/ Highest Honors- U. of Tennessee Health Science Center Class of 2004, 2004

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2004

Hoshal SG, Fuller SC. Successful Hypoglossal Nerve Upper Airway Stimulator Implantation After Chemoradiotherapy for Oropharynx Malignancy Complicated by Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Jan 6:145561320986025. doi:10.1177/0145561320986025. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33405965.

Fuller SC, Moore MG. Additive manufacturing technology in reconstructive surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Oct;24(5):420-5. doi:10.1097/MOO.0000000000000294. PMID:27540994.

Fuller SC, Donald PJ. Evaluating risk factors and predicting complications in head and neck reconstructive surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct;23(5):415-9. doi:10.1097/MOO.0000000000000192. PMID:26339973.

Fuller SC, Leonard R, Aminpour S, Belafsky PC. Validation of the pharyngeal squeeze maneuver. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Mar;140(3):391-4. doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2008.12.015. PMID:19248949.

Fuller SC, Strong EB. Computer applications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug;15(4):233-7. doi:10.1097/MOO.0b013e3281df2c5f. PMID:17620896.

Strong EB, Fuller SC, Wiley DF, Zumbansen J, Wilson MD, Metzger MC. Preformed vs intraoperative bending of titanium mesh for orbital reconstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul;149(1):60-6. doi:10.1177/0194599813481430. Epub 2013 Mar 12. PMID:23482478.

Strong EB, Fuller SC, Chahal HS. Computer-aided analysis of orbital volume: a novel technique. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb;29(1):1-5. doi:10.1097/IOP.0b013e31826a24ea. PMID:23187818.

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. doi:10.1177/014556131109000412. PMID:21500153.

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. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.04.010. Epub 2010 May 15. PMID:20472310.

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. doi:10.1001/archotol.134.10.1080. PMID:18936355.