Head and Neck Cancer Center Team

Our multidisciplinary team offers a compassionate, comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating head and neck cancers.

Center Director

Joseph Califano, MD


Ezra Cohen, MD

Loren Mell, MD

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Medical Oncology

Anjali Bharne, MD (sees patients in our Encinitas and Vista offices)

Ezra Cohen, MD

Greg Daniels, MD

Derek Helton, MD, FACP (sees patients in our Encinitas and Vista offices)

Scott Lippman, MD

Tina Sacco, MD

Fareeha Siddiqui, MD (sees patients in our Encinitas and Vista offices)

Surgical Oncology

Michael Bouvet, MD

Kevin Brumund, MD

Joseph Califano, MD

Charles Coffey, MD

Jeffrey Harris, MD, PhD

Robert Weisman, MD, FACS

Philip Weissbrod, MD

Radiation Oncology

Loren Mell, MD

Ajay Sandhu, MD

Parag Sanghvi, MD, MSPH


J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Physician Assistant

Brian Sutton, MMS, PA-C

Brian Sutton,  MMS, PA-C

Brian C. Sutton, MMS, PA-C, joined UCSD in 2011. His career started by providing acute medical care as an Army medic to soldiers in the United States, Germany, and Bosnia. After honorable discharge, he came back to his home community where he provided medical and surgical support to cutaneous oncology patients for six years, then completed physician assistant training at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in 2006. He holds a bachelor of health sciences degree and a master of medical sciences degrees.

Working with Dr. Gregory Daniels, Sutton sees melanoma, cutaneous oncology, and head and neck cancer patients in addition to functioning as a sub-investigator on clinical trials in these areas. Brian has a special interest in helping cancer patients throughout their challenging active treatment phase, while ultimately transitioning them to survivorship clinics after therapy, where he offers continued support and cancer surveillance care.

In his free time Sutton has enjoyed traveling throughout Europe, family activities, and time with his wife, son, and dog Cooper.

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Phone: 866-773-2703