Scott Fuller, M.D., M.Sc.

Scott Carl Fuller, M.D., M.Sc.


Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology Division Chief- VA Northern California Healthcare System
  • Director- Head and Neck Oncologic surgery VA NCHCS


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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-8124
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

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


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

B.A., UC Davis, Davis CA 1994

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

Internship: 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

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology, 2010

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

American Board of Otolaryngology

American College of Surgeons

American Head and Neck Society

Sacramento Society Ear, Nose and Throat

Honors and Awards

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

Fellow- American College of Surgeons, 2013

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

Select Recent Publications

Strong EB, Fuller SC, Wiley DF, Zumbansen J, Wilson WD, Metzger MC.  Preformed vs. intraoperative bending of titanium mesh for orbital reconstruction.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  2013 Jul; 149(1): 60-6.

Strong EB, Fuller SC, Chahal HS.  Computer-aided analysis of orbital volume:  a novel technique.  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb; 29(1): 1-5.

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.

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.

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.