About Theresa Guo, MD

Theresa Guo, MD, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon who treats patients with head and neck tumors, including salivary gland, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, as well as cancer of the face, scalp, nose, mouth, tongue and throat.

Dr. Guo approaches treatment of head and neck cancer by including a whole team of experts. Treatment can be a complex combination of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Diseases of the head and neck have a significant impact on one's quality of life, so a team approach is essential to achieve comprehensive care and to help patients maximize quality of life throughout their journey.

In addition to patient care, she is also engaged in research that seeks to deliver precision cancer care. Her research uses computational biology to study complex post-transcriptional genomic changes that occur in head and neck tumors.

Dr. Guo completed a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She completed her residency training in otolaryngology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Guo earned her medical degree at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a program of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is board certified in otolaryngology.

She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and American Head and Neck Society.

Dr. Guo's personal interests include running, hiking and painting. She speaks Mandarin in addition to English.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Head and Neck Cancer and Head and Neck Surgery.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship

  • The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Mandarin

Date Joined Staff

  • 2020-10-08

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cancer Therapy
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Parathyroid Tumors
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cancer
  • ENT

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