Arnaud F. Bewley, M.D.

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology

Director, Division of Head & Neck Surgery

Associate Professor

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Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)

Surgery - Head and Neck, Otolaryngology

Surgery - Endocrine

Surgery - Robotic

Reconstructive Surgery

Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Robotic Surgery



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

General Otolaryngology Clinic
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Bewley believes in taking time to build therapeutic relationships with his patients in order to effectively guide them through the often challenging and intense treatment necessary to treat head and neck tumors.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Arnaud Bewley is a fellowship trained head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgeon whose practice focuses on the comprehensive management of tumors of the head and neck. This primarily involves the surgical management of benign and malignant tumors of the face, mouth, throat, neck, and thyroid. He has a special interest in using microvascular free-flap techniques to maximize a patient’s post-operative appearance and function.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Bewley's research interests:

  • Advanced Skin Cancers: Designing treatment protocols that improve the chances of cure and decrease treatment related side effects 
  • Transoral robotic surgery: Using minimally invasive transoral techniques to remove head and neck tumors and potentially avoid the toxicity of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Cost of care for head and neck cancer: Identifying underlying factors contributing to increases in the cost of care for head and neck cancer patients and designing protocols that promote cost-effective utilization of health care resources
  • Education & Simulation: Developing novel simulations to train residents in the management of acute and emergency clinical scenarios


Head and Neck Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., Physics, Yale University, New Haven CT 2002

Medical School

M.D., Columbia University, New York NY 2007


General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2007-2008


Otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2008-2012


Head Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 2012-2013

Sacramento Top Doctors, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

AHNS Service Award as Secretary of AHNS CDMS, 2020

AAO-HNS Committee Excellence Award as member of AAO-HNS HNSEC, 2020

Resident Teaching Award- Department of Otolaryngology, 2016

Honorable Mention - AHNS poster competition. IFNOS, 2012

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. Oncologic outcomes of human papillomavirus-associated oropharynx carcinoma treated with surgery alone: A 12-institution study of 344 patients. Cancer. 2021 Sep 1;127(17):3092-3106. doi:10.1002/cncr.33611. Epub 2021 May 6. PMID:33957701.

Harris BN, Patel R, Kejner A, Russell B, Ramadan J, Bewley A. Thrombocytosis Predicts Surgical Site Infection in Head and Neck Microvascular Surgery- A Pilot Study. Laryngoscope. 2021 Jul;131(7):1542-1547. doi:10.1002/lary.29386. Epub 2021 Jan 14. PMID:33443771.

Yesensky J, Solis RN, Bewley A. Facial Nerve Sacrifice During Parotidectomy for Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. OTO Open. 2021 Feb 25;5(1):2473974X21996627. doi:10.1177/2473974X21996627. PMID:33718752.

Marsden M, Weyers BW, Bev J, Sun T, Gandour-Edwards RF, Birkeland AC, Abouyared M, Bewley AF, Farwell DG, Marcu L. Intraoperative Margin Assessment in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer using Label-free Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Machine Learning. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2021. Online ahead of print.

Kain JJ, Birkeland AC, Bewley AF. Bony Contouring in Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction. Plast Aesthet Res. 2021;8(21). doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2020.229.

Hoshal SG, Solis RN, Bewley AF. Nerve grafts in head and neck reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct;28(5):346-351. doi:10.1097/MOO.0000000000000649. PMID:32796269.

Dyer BA, Campos DD, Hernandez DD, Wright CL, Perks JR, Lucero SA, Bewley AF, Yamamoto T, Zhu X, Rao SS. Characterization and clinical validation of patient-specific three-dimensional printed tissue-equivalent bolus for radiotherapy of head and neck malignancies involving skin. Phys Med. 2020 Sep;77:138-145. doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.08.010. Epub 2020 Aug 20. PMID:32829102.

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. Advanced head and neck surgery training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Neck. 2020 Jul;42(7):1411-1417. doi:10.1002/hed.26252. Epub 2020 May 8. PMID:32383550.

Cervenka BP, Hsieh TY, Lin S, Bewley A. Multi-Institutional Regional Otolaryngology Bootcamp. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Jun;129(6):605-610. doi:10.1177/0003489420903067. Epub 2020 Jan 29. PMID:31994404.

Gill AS, Nittur VR, Moore MG, Farwell DG, Bewley AF. Oncologic outcomes after surgery for locally aggressive basal cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jan;130(1):115-119. doi:10.1002/lary.27882. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PMID:30835833.

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