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About Chester F. Griffiths, MD

Dr. Griffiths, MD, FACS, is board certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has an extensive 30-year experience in endoscopic endonasal sinus surgery for skull base tumors and pituitary tumors, sinonasal cancers including mucosal melanomas, and in the treatment of facial and nasal trauma, cosmetic deformities, sinus infections, and disorders of smell and taste. His practice also includes treatment of sleep apnea, snoring, difficulty breathing, disorders of the larynx, thyroid tumors and other head and neck cancers with an emphasis on viral HPV related cancers.
As PBTC Chief of Endoscopic Sinonasal & Skull Base Surgery, Dr. Griffiths is co-surgeon with Dr. Daniel Kelly in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and skull base surgeries and provides post-operative sinus care for patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal surgery. He is also a participant in our monthly PBTC Case Conference, a faculty member as a professor of surgery at Saint John’s Cancer Institute, a faculty member in our annual PBTC-sponsored Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery Course and actively participates in our neurosurgery fellowship training.
Dr. Griffiths completed a three-year general surgery residency then a three Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He then completed a visiting fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. He began his professional career with his father Cadvan Owen Griffiths Jr., MD in 1989.
He is currently Director of Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists with Dr. Howard Krauss of Neuro-ophthalmology at Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica. He is the medical director of West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center, a medicare certified ambulatory surgery center in Los Angeles which has received full accreditation for 25 years and of Pacific Specialists Imaging.


Present Director, Pacific Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center, Pacific Neuroscience Institute; Head & Neck Surgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Providence St. Joseph Health Pacific Neuroscience Institute


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member (Retired), Bay Surgical Society
Member, California Medical Association
Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association
Member, Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons
Member, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Director of Medical Education, Research Foundation for Plastic Surgery
Faculty Association, University of California, Los Angeles
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Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Morton K. Rubenstein Award March 1995 for Outstanding Volunteer Physician Venice Family Clinic
  • Thomas L. Stern Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching February 1995 Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center Residency Training Program
  • Best Doctors in America 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013
  • Super Doctors In Southern California 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Doctors in America 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Irma Colen Leadership Award, Silver Circle Venice Family Clinic February 2012
  • 2012 Highest Surgeon’s Patient Satisfaction Rating January 2013 Saint Johns Health Center Department of Surgery
  • 2016 The Aesthetic Awards October 2016 Best Surgical Facial Makeover 2016
  • Physician's Recognition Award Venice Family Clinic January 1993-2007


Residency, General Medicine & Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ivo Pitanguy Clinic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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