Dana K. Petersen, MD, DDS

Dana Petersen is originally from Seal Beach, California and joined San Francisco ENT in 2021. He has focused his practice both on diseases of the head and neck as well as reconstruction of facial aesthetics.  Following his undergraduate education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he completed a graduate degree in oral pathology.  Continuing along this path, he earned degrees in both dentistry and medicine at the University of Sydney, in Australia.  He returned to California for his general surgery internship at the University of California, San Francisco after which he pursued specialty training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dana has completed subspecialty training in Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Nebraska as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.  His most recent fellowship brought him back to the Bay where he has happily settled with his wife and two daughters.

His practice includes many aspects within the ENT specialty, and he is particularly interested in head and neck cancer, thyroid surgery and facial plastic surgery including skin cancer reconstruction and facial aesthetic procedures..

Board Certification  
Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology

Office Location(s):

San Francisco Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group, Inc.

3838 California Street
Suite 505
San Francisco, California 94118

Location Phone: (415) 751-4914

Location Fax: (415) 751-1414

45 Castro Street
Suite #210
San Francisco, California 94114

Location Phone: (415) 626-4900

Location Fax: (415) 626-4901


American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Head and Neck Society

American Medical Association

Australian Medical Association

Publications & Presentations

Petersen, DK; Conderman, CP.  Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Wong BJ, Arnold, MG, Boeckmann, JO). Springer, 2021. Ch 13, Cleft Lip and Palate.

Lindau R, Coughlin A, Petersen DK. Head and Neck Cancer, Mangement and Reconstruction, 2nd edition. Thieme Publishers, 2019. Ch 11, Open Management of Carcinoma of the Oropharynx.

Tompkins JJ, Petersen DK, Sharbel DD, McKinnon BJ, MacDonald CB. Peri-implant bony overgrowth as a cause of revision surgery in auditory osseointegrated implantation. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul;86:87-9

Langsdon, PR; Petersen, DK. Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions: For Health, Beauty, and Disease (WilliamTruswell). Thieme Publishers, 2014. Ch. 26, Medium-Depth Chemical Peel.

Langsdon, PR; Petersen, DK. Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions: For Health, Beauty, and Disease (William Truswell). Thieme Publishers, 2014. Ch. 28, Complications of Chemical Exfoliation.

Konofaos P, Petersen D, Jennings JA, Smith RA, Doty H, Reves BT, Guda T, Appleford MR, Bumgardner JD, Wallace RD. Evaluation of Amniotic Multipotential Tissue Matrix to Augment Healing of Demineralized Bone Matrix in an Animal Calvarial Model. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun;26(4):1408-12.

Petersen, DK; Verhalen, JP. Future and Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic and Aesthetic Research. Vol 1(2); Sept 2014.

Langsdon, P; Petersen, D. Management of the aging forehead and brow. Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Aug; 30(4):422-30.

Smith, A; Petersen, D; Samant, S; Verhalen, J. Pediatric mandibular reconstruction following resection of oral squamous cell carcinoma: A case report. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Jul 17. pii: S0196-0709(14)00153-7.

Verhalen JP; Petersen, DK. Pediatric Mandible Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Education Network. 2014.