Practice Locations

  • Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    3855 Health Sciences Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
  • UC San Diego Medical Center
    Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours
    200 W. Arbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103
    US
map pinmap pin

Appointment Information

New Patient Registration:

phone
Appointment Request Form
Please call the New Patient Registration line to confirm that the provider you wish to see is accepting new patients. We strongly encourage you to call your insurance company directly to verify this provider is in-network for your specific insurance plan.

Existing Patients:

Direct Clinic Line:
MyUCSDChart LoginSchedule Online

About Ryan K. Orosco, MD

Ryan Orosco, MD, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors and complex reconstruction of the head and neck. He cares for patients with head and neck tumors, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, and cancer of the face, scalp, nose, mouth, tongue, and throat.

Dr. Orosco is skilled in advanced reconstruction techniques, including microvascular free flaps, the transplant of tissue to restore function and appearance. He employs minimally invasive techniques, such as transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery, when appropriate.

Dr. Orosco is dedicated to providing comprehensive, individualized care. He collaborates with specialists across a broad range of disciplines to ensure that patients receive the best possible outcome.

Presently, Dr. Orosco is co-leading a translational research laboratory that is devoted to advancing the field of robotic surgery. His work in the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute focuses on melding engineering and medicine.

Dr. Orosco's research has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including Oral Oncology, Laryngoscope, Thyroid, Nature Genetics, and JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has authored book chapters on topics such as robotic surgery of the head and neck and surgical techniques in otolaryngology. He serves as ad-hoc reviewer for several journals, including Head & Neck, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, OncoTargets and Therapy, and PLOS One.

Dr. Orosco completed fellowship training in head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstruction at Stanford University School of Medicine following residency training in otolaryngology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is board certified in otolaryngology.

Dr. Orosco is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Head & Neck Society, American Thyroid Association, and the American College of Surgeons.

When he's not working, Dr. Orosco enjoys playing soccer, experiencing and creating art, fishing, and going on adventures with his family.

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.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-08-14

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Benign and Malignant Tumors
  • Tumors of the Head and Neck
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery
  • Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • Oral Cancer
  • Head and Neck 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