About Dr. Perry Mansfield, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)


Dr. Perry Mansfield is the Director of Head and Neck Oncology and Skull base surgery at SENTA Clinic and the Director of Head and Neck Surgery at the San Diego Regional Head and Neck Center. As an internationally recognized leader in skull base disorders, Dr. Mansfield co-developed SENTA Clinic, one of the premiere centers for skull base surgery in the Southwestern United States. His role as a head and neck surgeon focuses on disorders of the skull base which includes nasal and sinus disorders, sleep apnea, skull base tumors, salivary and thyroid tumors, throat and voice disorders.

Dr. Mansfield is also a recognized leader in minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopic Zenker's diverticulum surgery and expanded minimally invasive endonasal removal of skull base tumors. He has helped pioneer 3-dimensional endoscopic navigational techniques related to otolaryngology and skull base disorders. He has developed radiology protocols to identify causes of sleep apnea and identify surgical treatment methods for sleep apnea and related disorders. He holds US patents in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing.

Perry T. Mansfield, M.D., was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He obtained his medical school degree with honors and dean's list designation from the University of Toronto in 1987. This was followed by a residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery with board certifications in both the United States and Canada in 1994 and 1993 respectively. Dr. Mansfield completed a clinical and research fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery as related to head and neck oncology at the University of Toronto. He moved to San Diego in 1993 where he became the Program Medical Director for the Center for Skull Base Surgery which was a joint program between University of California San Diego and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He directed this program for several years before founding and co-developing SENTA Clinic, which has become recognized as one of the premiere skull base disorders centers in the world. SENTA Clinic comprises a multi-specialty team of Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Hearing and Balance, all dedicated to the challenging disorders that affect the skull base.

Dr. Mansfield is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and the Canadian Board of Otolaryngology. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. He has held distinguished medical staff designations including Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery, Chief of Skull Base Surgery, Director of Head and Neck Oncology, and Director of Speech and Swallowing Disorders. He is a past president of the San Diego County Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Memberships include American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, California Medical Association, San Diego County Medical Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Mansfield has authored or presented numerous scientific works focused on head, neck and skull base disorders and has been and continues to be an invited guest of many local, regional, national, and international societies. He is currently the Chair of Regional Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology and Skull Base Surgery rounds at Sharp Memorial Hospital. He has been the chief moderator of several thousand complex Head and Neck cases over the past two decades.

He has been voted by his peers for San Diego Magazine 12 years in a row as a top Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck surgeon in San Diego County.  In addition to San Diego Magazine he has been voted among the top Otolaryngologists in the United States by the Consumers Research Council 15 years in row and  has repeatedly been featured as a top doctor in US News and World report as well as Castle-Connolly most recently again in 2017.

Dr. Mansfield practices at Sharp Memorial hospital, Scripps Memorial hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Alvarado Hospital. He has an interest in philanthropy. He founded and developed the Steven Prewitt Skull Base Disease Foundation . He sits as the Chairman since its inception. He is on the Board of Directors of both the USO and the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

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