Payam Daneshrad, M.D.

Payam Daneshrad, M.D.

Dr. Payam Daneshrad is one of the otolaryngologists who are currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. His practice focuses on every aspect of adult and pediatric otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. He specializes in septoplasty nasal packing, minimally invasive sinus surgery with the use of stereotactic techniques, and snoring treatment. Dr. Payam Daneshrad has been using the latest and most innovative surgical techniques for tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, thyroidectomy, and parathyroidectomy. His research work was published in multiple medical journals. Dr. Payam Daneshrad has nearly 25 years of professional experience. He is a board-eligible facial plastic surgeon. Having graduated with the highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Tulane University School of Medicine, the otolaryngologist received his medical training from the University of Southern California.

Currently, Dr. Payam Daneshrad serves as one of the associate clinical professors at the University of South California. He is also the Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association and the Loyola Marymount University Athletic Department. Dr. Payam Daneshrad can also be found discussing his philosophy and techniques on both radio and television. His goal is, first and foremost, to use the most effective treatments possible while minimizing surgical pain and the downtime required for recovery. Dr. Payam Daneshrad is a Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society and a distinguished member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Before practicing in California, he had a medical license for Texas.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Tulane University School of Medicine


University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center, General Surgery Preliminary Year


University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center, Otolaryngology

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Chief Residency, Otolaryngology



Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Publications & Media