Charles Shih, MD

Charles Shih, MD

Job Title

Head and Neck Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

I was raised in Illinois after my parents immigrated from Taiwan. My father, who was an OB/GYN physician, always encouraged me to go into medicine. To the contrary, I chose to get my bachelor’s degree in electrical and biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois. I then realized that working with people, rather than circuits, was much better suited for me. I have always enjoyed working with my hands which drew me to a surgical specialty. After another 10 years of medical school and training, it turns out my father was right after all.

I specialize in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, working with the surgical and medical treatment of disorders of the head and neck, ear, nose, and throat. I am also fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, sub-specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

I joined Kaiser Santa Rosa in 2002, then transferred to Kaiser Oakland and Richmond Medical Centers in 2006, and have found it to be a wonderful place to work and to receive medical care. I am proud to be a member of such an outstanding medical group that is dedicated to excellence in healthcare.

Medical Education

University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY


Los Angeles County/University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Board Certification

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surg, American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sur
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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