Randy Oppenheimer, MD

Randy Oppenheimer, MD

Randy Oppenheimer, MD
1701 E Cesar Chavez Ave Suite 560
Los Angeles, CA 90033-2425
Phone (323) 226-0022


Randy Oppenheimer MD has joined Dr. Jahangir Sharifi in the practice of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Oppenheimer is board certified in Otolaryngology. He is fellowship trained in Head and Neck surgery. Prior to moving to LA, he was the Chief of Otolaryngology at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Az. He has subspecialty training in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is also interested in the treatment of vocal cord problems. Outside of work he enjoys golf, racquetball, beach volleyball and community theater.


  • Professional Experience

    Maricopa Medical Center 2004 - 2018 - Chief, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

    Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center 1999 - 2004 - Chief, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

    Private Practice
    1992 - 1999 - San Diego, CA
    1989 - 1991 - Boston, MA

  • Education

    University of Illinois / College of Medicine, Rockford, IL, Degree M.D., 1979 - 1983

    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Degree B.A. Biology, 1976 - 1979

  • Affiliations

    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

  • Abstracts and Presentations

    Jan 2018 – Evaluating the Utility of Computed Tomography in the Management of Peritonsillar Abscess

    Nov 2018 – Laprascopic Port Tract Recurrence of Thyroid Cancer and Treatment with Levantanib, A New Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor

  • Publications

    Davis,J., Oppenheimer, R, “Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the tongue in adult female patient with Lung Cancer” Clinical Medicine insights, Ear, Nose, and Throat 10:1-4 2017.

    Sigmund, J., Oppenheimer, R. “Pemphigous Vegetans of the Nose” - ENT Journal 91(4), 172-3 January 2012

    Lee, l., Oppenheimer, R, “Metastatic Germ Cell Tumor to the Oral Cavity” ENT Journal 91(1) E14-15 April 2012

    Oppenheimer, R., Ghazanfari, A, “ Massive Spindle Cell Lipoma” Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,134(1) 164, January 2006

    Oppenheimer, R., Finkel, R., Brennan, A., “Radiation Induced Fibrosis of the Face” ENT Journal 83(7) 478-480, July 2004

    Oppenheimer,R., Brotherton,L., “Aortobronchial Fistula: A Rare Etiology for Hemoptysis” ENT journal 81(4) 257-256, April 2002

    Oppenheimer,R “Chronic Cough associated with a Lingual Thyroid” Otolaryngology,Head and Neck Surgery, 125(4) 433, October 2001

    Oppenheimer,R. “Thyroid Carcinoma.” Palomar Hospital Annual Cancer Review, February, 1998

    Robbins, K.T., Oppenheimer, R., "Incisions for neck dissection modifications." Laryngoscope, 104(8pt1) 1041-1044, August 1994.

    Robbins, K.T., Oppenheimer, R., "Reverse Catheter Placement: A modification of the Blom- Singer Tracheoesophageal puncture technique," Journal of Otolaryngology, 22(3) 204-205, June 1993.

    Harel, G., Nash, M., Oppenheimer, R., Krespi,Y., "Salivary Bypass for Pharyngeal Reconstruction," Laryngoscope, September 1992

    Oppenheimer, R., "Sinusitis," Post Graduate Medicine 91(5) 281-291, April 1992

    Oppenheimer, R., Leader, B., "Device for Testing the Singer-Blom Prosthesis," Laryngoscope 100(6) 556, May 1990.

    Hollinger, R., Oppenheimer, R., "Congenital Subglottic Stenosis: The Elliptical Cricoid Cartilage," Annals of Otol, Rhinol, Laryngol. 98(9) 702-706, September 1989.

    Oppenheimer, R., Krespi, Y.P., Einhorn, R.K., "Management of Laryngeal Radionecrosis, Animal and Clinical Experience," Head and Neck Surgery 11, 252-256, May/June 1989.

    Blitzer, A., Krespi, Y.P., Levine, T., Oppenheimer, R.W., "Surgical Management of Aspiration," Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, 21(4) 743-749, November 1988.

    Krespi, Y.P., Oppenheimer, R., Flanzer, J., "The Rhombotrapezius Myocutaneous and Osteomyocutaneous Flaps," Archives Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Vol. 114(7) 734-742, July 1988.

    Oppenheimer, R., Friedman, M., "Fibrosarcoma of the Maxillary Sinus. Case Report and Review of the Literature," Ear, Nose Throat Journal, Vol. 67, 193-198, March 1988.

    Oppenheimer, R., Levine, T., "Extended Oral Suspension Technique for Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 9(6) 593, January 1988.

    Oppenheimer, R., "Plunging Ranula," Archives Otolaryngology, Vol. 113(7) 787, July 1987.

    Oppenheimer, R., Plunging Ranula," Archives of Otolaryngology, Journal d'O.R.L. Edition Francaise, Vol. 6(3), December 1987.

    Oppenheimer, R., Krespi, Y.P., "Submucous Resection of the Laryngeal Cartilages," American College of Surgeons Forum, October 1987.

    Krespi, Y.P., Levine, T., Oppenheimer, R., "Chordomas of the Skull Base," Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, 19(4), 797-803, November 1986.

    Oppenheimer, R., Dabir, R., Giannola, J., "Traumatic Esophageal Hiatal Hernia," Contemporary Surgery 28, 65-70, 1986.