Robert A. Mickel, MD, PhD, FACS (RETIRED)
Robert A. Mickel, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in 1977. Two years later, he received a Doctor of Philosophy from and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Pharmacology. Dr. Mickel completed his surgical internship at the University of California, San Diego in 1980 and four years later completed his residency training in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1984, Dr. Mickel joined the full-time academic faculty of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. He later advanced to an Associated Professor. While in Los Angeles, he was an attending physician at the UCLA Medical Center and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was co-Chief and later Chief of the Head and Neck Surgery Section at the VA Medical Center.
Dr. Mickel moved to San Francisco in 1993 to establish a private practice. He is currently on active staff at the California Pacific Medical Center and the Presidio Surgery Center.
His clinical interests include general adult and pediatric otolaryngology, sinus disease, sleep disorders, and head and neck oncologic and endocrine surgery.
Dr. Mickel has special interest in research and teaching. His efforts have led to awards from the UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery. He is an author on over 50 scientific abstracts and articles.
3838 California Street
San Francisco, California 94118
Location Phone: (415) 751-4914
Location Fax: (415) 751-1414
I am accepting new patients.
Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine : 1977
University of California, San Diego, Department of Surgery : 1980
B.A., University of Pennsylvania : 1973
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Department of Pharmacology : 1979
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of California Los Angeles : 1984
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pharmacology : 1979
Medical Executive Committee, Presidio Surgery Center, San Francisco, California : 2006-present
Board of Directors,, Presidio Surgery Center, San Francisco, California : 2006-2007
Board Member, California Pacific Medical Associates, San Francisco, California : 2000-2002
SHHH Advisory Committee : 1997-present
Slide Lectures Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery : 1996-1997
Oral Examiner, American Board of Otolaryngology, Chicago, Illinois : 1993-1994
Editorial Reviewer – Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery : 1992-1994
Consultant, Cancer Information Service, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center – UCLA : 1992-1993
Monographs and Slide Lectures Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery : 1991-1996
Reviewer for the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation – UCLA Seed Grants : 1991-1993
Advisory Panel on Otolaryngolgoy, United States Pharmacopeial Convention : 1990-present
Associate Professor-in-Residence of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California : 1990-1993
Member, Board of Directors, Goodhill Ear Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California : 1990-1993
Home Study Course Faculty, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery : 1989-1995
Editorial Reviewer – The Cancer Journal : 1989-1994
Task Force on New Materials, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology : 1986-1990
Editorial Reviewer – Head and Neck Surgery : 1984-1993
Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California : 1984-1990
American Board of Otolaryngology : 1984
Wang MB, Lichtenstein A and Mickel RA. Hierarchical immunosuppression of regional lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg 105:517-27, 1991.
Leuchter I, Becker M, Mickel RA, and Dulgerove P. Horner’s syndrome and thyroid neoplasms. ORL 64:49-52, 2002.
Alessi DM, Hutcherson RW and Mickel RA. Human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma lysis by activated peripheral blood lymphocytes. Transaction of the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthamological Society 69:47-8, 1988.
Bailet JW, Lichtenstein A, Chen G and Mickel RA. Inhibition of lymphocyte function by head and neck carcinoma cell line soluble factors. Arch Otolaryngol. 123:855-62, 1997.
Zighelboim J, Lichtenstein A, Bick A, and Mickel RA. Inhibition of natural killer cell activity by a soluble substance released by rat peritoneal cells. Cancer Res 43:1984-9, 1983.
Kessler DJ, Mickel RA, and Calcaterra TC. Malignant salivary gland tumors of the base of the tongue. Arch Otolaryngol 111:664-666, 1985.
Alessi DM, Hutcherson RW and Mickel RA. Production of lymphokine-activated lymphocytes: Lysis of human head and neck squamous carcinoma cell lines. Arch Otolaryngol 115:725-30, 1989.
Mickel RA, Hallidy L, Haugaard N, and Haugaard ES. Stimulation by lithium ions of the incorporation of U-14C-glucose into glycogen in rat brain slices. Biochem Pharmac 27:799-800, 1978.
Bredenkamp, JK, Castro DJ and Mickel RA. The importance of iron repletion in the management of the Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 99:51-4, 1990.
Zimmerman MC, Mickel RA, Kessler DJ, Mehringer CM, Hieshima GB, and Calcaterra TC. Treatment of impending carotid rupture with detachable balloon embolization. Arch Otolaryngol 113:1169-75, 1987.
Kerner MM; Bates ES; Hernandez F and Mickel RA. Carcinoma in situ occuring in a Zenker’s diverticulum. Am J Otolaryngol. 15:223-6, 1994.
Ward PH, Andrews JC, Mickel RA, Hanson DG and Monahan GP. Complications of medical and surgical approaches to voice restoration after total laryngectomy. Head Neck Surg 10:S124-8, 1988.
Bailet JW, Zimmerman MC, Arnstein DP and Mickel RA. Extraoccular sebaceous cell carcinoma of the head and neck – Case report and review of literature. Arch Otolaryngol. 118:1245-9, 1992.
Berenson JR, Yang J, Mickel RA. Frequent amplification of the bcl-1 locus in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Oncogene 4:1111-6, 1989.
Bredenkamp JK, Leess FR, Lichtenstein A and Mickel RA. Regional and systemic autologous lymphokine-activated cytotoxicity of head and neck patients. Surg Forum 40:530-3, 1989.
Haugarrd N, Mickel RA, and Haugaard ES. Studies of the actions of thiols, lithium ions and insulin on carbohydrate metabolism in the isolated rat diaphragm. Acta Endocr Suppl 191:145-52, 1974.
Friduss ME, Smith M, Mickel RA and Zimmerman MC. Computer assisted instruction in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery training: The use of a question/answer database for exam review. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg 105(5): 723-6, 1991.
Lichtenstein A, Mickel RA, and Zighelboim J. Inhibition of natural killer cell lysis by natural killer-inhibitory substance: Mechanism of suppression. Cell Immunol 80:66-77, 1983.
Mickel RA, and Calcaterra TC. Management of recurrent thyroglossal duct cysts. Arch Otlaryngol 109:34-36, 1983.
Bredenkamp JK, Zimmerman MC and Mickel RA. Maxillary ameloblastoma – A potentially lethal neoplasm. Arch Otolaryngol 115:99-104, 1989.
Mickel RA, Kessler DJ, Taylor J, and Lichtenstein A. Natural killer cell cytotoxicity in the peripheral blood, cervical lymph nodes and tumor of head and neck cancer patients. Cancer Res 48:5017-22, 1988.
Andrews JC, Mickel RA, Hanson DG, Monahan GP, and Ward PH. The complications associated with tracheo-esophageal puncture for voice rehabilitation. Proceedings from Third International Congress on Voice Prosthesis Post-laryngectomy. Kugler and Ghedini Publishers, Amsterdam, In press.
Mickel RA. The effects of lithium ions on carbohydrate metabolism in rat skeletal muscle and brain. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Bredenkamp, JK, Castro DJ and Mickel RA. The importance of iron repletion in the management of the Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Transaction of the American Bronchoesophagological Assoc. 69:65-8, 1989.
Nasri S, Namazie A, Dulguerov P and Mickel RA. Malignant melanoma of cervical and parotid lymph nodes with an unknown primary site. Laryngoscope 104:1194-8, 1994.
Briskin KB, Fady C, Mickel RA, Wang M and Lichtenstein A. Inhibition of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines by transforming growth factor-beta. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 112:728-34, 1995.
Leess FR, Bredenkamp JK, Lichtenstein A and Mickel RA. Lymphokine-activated killing of autologous and allogeneic short-term cultured head and neck squamous carcinomas. Laryngoscope 99:1255-61, 1989.
Andrews JC, Mickel RA, Hanson DG, Monahan GP, and Ward PH. Major complications following tracheosophageal puncture for voice rehabilitation. Laryngoscope 97:562-567, 1987.
Lees FR, Kessler DJ, and Mickel RA. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma of the head and neck in patients with AIDS. Arch Otolaryngol 113:1104-6, 1987.
Strasnick B, Lagos N, Lichtenstein A and Mickel RA. First place–Resident Clinical Science Award 1990. Suppression of lymphokine-activated killer cell cytotoxicity by a soluble factor produced by squamous tumors of the head and neck. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg 103:537-49, 1990.
Mickel RA and Zimmerman MC. The sphenoid sinus – A site for metastasis. Otalyrngol Head Neck Surg 102:709-16, 1990.
Buchholtz BD, Mickel RA, Bredenkamp JK and Hutcherson RW. Two-stage temporalis flap reconstruction for facial paralysis. J Laryngol Otol 103:672-4, 1989.
Haugaard ES, Mickel RA, and Haugaard N. Actions of lithium ions and insulin on glucose utilization, glycogen synthesis and glycogen synthase in the isolated rat diaphragm. Biochem Pharmac 23:1675-85, 1974.
Kessler DJ, Mickel RA, and Lichtenstein A. Depressed natural killer cell cytotoxicity in cervical lymph nodes containing focal metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol 114:313-318, 1988.