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About David B. Hom, MD, FACS
David Hom, MD, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon who helps improve abnormalities and functional defects of the face caused by injuries and skin cancer. His expertise includes treating facial (skin and bone) deformities, as well as Mohs skin cancer reconstruction. He also specializes in improving nasal breathing problems, nasal fractures and nasal obstruction.
Dr. Hom is medical director of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest. As a professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Hom trains medical students, residents and fellows. His research on how growth factors can improve soft tissue wound healing has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Hom completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Birmingham, Ala. He did residencies in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at University of Michigan and in surgery at UC Irvine.
He earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He is board certified both in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Hom has published over 100 articles and book chapters. He has edited many books on treating facial scars, improving wound healing, and doing facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
His practice has been nationally recognized in "Best Doctors of America" and "Castle Connolly Top Doctors." Dr. Hom is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a member of the American Medical Association. In 2018, he was selected to be the secretary for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Hom enjoys swimming, kayaking and fishing.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Otolaryngology.
- UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
- University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Birmingham, AL
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- American Board of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Facial Injuries
- Facial Deformities
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasal Obstruction
- Nasal Breathing Problems
- Skin Cancer Defects
- Reconstruction After Skin Cancer