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Otolaryngologist in California

Winston C. Vaughan, MD

Winston C. Vaughan, M.D.

Undergraduate Education:

Johns Hopkins University

Medical Education:

Stanford University


Stanford University


Stanford University


Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute

Board Certification:

Diplomate-American Board of Otolaryngology

Dr. Vaughan’s Clinic Locations:

Dr. Winston Vaughan specializes in advanced nasal and sinus surgery with additional interests in complex orbital and skull base disorders.

Dr. Vaughan completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Johns Hopkins University. He then received his M.D. degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaughan completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University where he developed an interest and passion for complex nasal, sinus and skull base disorders. He then went on to complete a fellowship with Dr. Frederick Kuhn at the Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute. Dr. Vaughan became one of the first academic rhinologists in the Western United States when he returned to Stanford University and founded the Stanford Sinus Center. As director of the Stanford Sinus Center, Dr. Vaughan developed research and training programs to advance the sinus care of patients from all over the Western United States.

A commitment to offering accessibility to the highest level of sinus care for all patients throughout Northern California led Dr. Vaughan to found the California Sinus Centers in 2005. As the director of Cal Sinus, Dr. Vaughan has brought advanced tertiary level sinus care, previously only available in a University Health System, to thousands of patients in a compassionate, caring and accessible private practice environment. At Cal Sinus, Drs. Vaughan and Fong also continue their research and education efforts to advance understanding of rhinology conditions and find more effective and safer therapies.

Dr. Vaughan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO-HNS) and the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). He sees patients in multiple locations throughout the Bay Area and is on staff at Stanford Hospital, Waverley Surgical Center, San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Sacramento’s Mercy Hospital.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include running, swimming, wine and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle of Northern California.

Selected Publications

Chisholm KM, Getsinger D, Vaughan W, Hwang PH, Banaei N. Pretreatment of sinus aspirates with dithiothreitol improves yield of fungal cultures in patients with chronic sinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Dec;3(12):992-6

Stewart AE, Vaughan WC. Balloon sinuplasty versus surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2010 May;10(3):181-7.

Bowden MT, Church CA, Chiu AG, Vaughan WC. Informed consent in functional endoscopic sinus surgery: the patient’s perspective. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jul;131(1):126-32.

Chiu AG, Vaughan WC. Revision endoscopic frontal sinus surgery with surgical navigation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Mar;130(3):312-8.

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