Doron Sagiv, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Skull Base Surgery

Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5400

Philosophy of Care

I am committed to recognizing patients’ individual values and preferences towards a shared goal of improving their symptoms and quality of life. I strive to provide compassionate, evidence-based care and use a team-based approach. It is my mission to improve my patients' hearing, as I share Helen Keller’s view that 'Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people'.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sagiv’s clinical interests include treatment of chronic ear diseases, including tympanic membrane perforation, cholesteatoma, and chronic mastoiditis. Dr. Sagiv masters both the traditional, microscopic approach for ear surgeries and the minimally invasive endosopic approach. Dr. Sagiv also focuses on hearing rehabilitation surgeries such as ossicular chain reconstruction, stapedectomy (otosclerosis), and implantation of both cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids. His clinical practice encompasses medical and surgical treatment for vestibular disorders including BPPV, Ménière's disease, and superior semicircular canal dehiscence. In the field of lateral skull-base surgeries, Dr. Sagiv specializes in repair of CSF leak and encephalocele, and the management of acoustic neuroma and meningioma (both surgical and radiation treatments).

Research/Academic Interests

During his entire career, Dr. Sagiv combined research with his role as a clinician and a surgeon. This unique combination has allowed him to identify clinical needs during clinic visits and surgeries, and has led to numerous clinical trials and basic research projects that provided evidence-based answers to different clinical dilemmas. His studies have been presented in the highest impact international meetings in the field of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Sagiv's main research interest is the regeneration of the tympanic membrane (ear-drum). He conducts translational studies, from bench to bedside, in which he combines regenerative medicine methodologies and surgical needs with an ultimate goal to improve the healing rate of tympanic membrane perforation. Dr. Sagiv is currently developing a novel protocol that will enable production of a neo-tympanic membrane from the patient's own cells.

Dr. Sagiv's research topics also include cochlear implantation, endoscopic ear surgeries, infectious diseases of the ear, anatomy, trauma, treating the geriatric population, and head & neck oncology diseases.


Head and Neck Surgery

Medical School

M.D., Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2011

Other School

M.A., Medical Science, Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2007


Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel 2011-2012


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat-Gan, Israel 2013-2019


Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2019-2021

The Israel Cancer Association Travel Grant, 2019

Best Resident Award - The Israeli Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 1st Meeting of the American-Israeli Otolaryngology Society, 2019

Awardee of the Talpiot, the Sheba Medical Leadership Program, 2018

BA in Medical Sciences - Cum Laude, 2007

Sagiv D, Yaar-Soffer Y, Yakir Z, Henkin Y, Shapira Y. Rates, Indications, and Speech Perception Outcomes of Revision Cochlear Implantations. J Clin Med. 2021 Jul 21;10(15):3215. doi:10.3390/jcm10153215. PMID: 34361999.

Sagiv D, Chin OY, Diaz RC, Brodie HA. State of the art regeneration of the tympanic membrane. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct;28(5):314-322. doi:10.1097/MOO.0000000000000646. PMID:32796267.

Sagiv D, Harari-Steinberg O, Wolf M, Dekel B, Omer D. The Feasibility to Isolate and Expand Tympanic Membrane Squamous Epithelium Stem Cells From Scarred Perforation Margins. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Dec;40(10):e1030-e1036. doi:10.1097/MAO.0000000000002367. PMID:31436634.

Glikson E, Feinmesser G, Sagiv D, Wolf M, Migirov L, Shapira Y. Trans-canal endoscopic ear surgery and canal wall-up tympano-mastoidectomy for pediatric middle ear cholesteatoma. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Nov;276(11):3021-3026. doi:10.1007/s00405-019-05588-1. Epub 2019 Aug 3. PMID:31377903.

Sagiv D, Hadad L, Eyal A, Glikson E, Mansour J, Wolf M, Primov-Fever A. Imaging of the age-related anatomical relationship between the innominate artery and the trachea. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jul;276(7):2001-2005. doi:10.1007/s00405-019-05474-w. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID:31111253.

Sagiv D, Nachalon Y, Mansour J, Glikson E, Alon EE, Yakirevitch A, Bachar G, Wolf M, Primov-Fever A. Awake Tracheostomy: Indications, Complications and Outcome. World J Surg. 2018 Sep;42(9):2792-2799. doi:10.1007/s00268-018-4578-x. PMID:29728730.

Ozana N, Sagiv D, Lipschitz-Tayar N, Schwarz A, Shemer A, Wolf M, Zalevsky Z. Remote optical sensing in otolaryngology: middle ear effusion detection. Opt Express. 2018 Jun 25;26(13):16187-16199. doi:10.1364/OE.26.016187. PMID:30119454.

Sagiv D, Migirov L, Glikson E, Mansour J, Yousovich R, Wolf M, Shapira Y. Traumatic Perforation of the Tympanic Membrane: A Review of 80 Cases. J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;54(2):186-190. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.09.018. Epub 2017 Oct 28. PMID:29110975.