Dr. Yarah Haidar, UCI Health head and neck surgeon

Yarah Haidar, MD


Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Oncology

Clinical Interests

head and neck cancer, parathyroid disorders, robot-assisted transoral surgery, salivary gland disorders, skull base microsurgery, thyroid cancer, thyroid diseases and disorders

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  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
  • English
  • Arabic
Medical School
University of California - San Diego
University of California - IrvineOtolaryngology
Mount Sinai HospitalHead and Neck Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member — American Head and Neck Society
  • Member — Triological Society 
More Information

Dr. Yarah Haidar is a board-certified UCI Health head and neck surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, robot-assisted and microvascular surgery, minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery, the surgical treatment of salivary gland disease and skull base surgery.

She has a specific interest in the minimally invasive treatment of oropharyngeal cancers and improving the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.

Haidar earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in head and neck surgery at UCI Medical Center and a fellowship in head and neck cancer surgery and microvascular reconstruction at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Haidar has a strong interest in clinical research and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on head and neck surgery. She also has an interest in peer education and has made presentations at national meetings, where she has earned multiple research awards. In addition, she enjoys helping medical students and residents advance in their clinical and research endeavors.

Haidar sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange and UCI Health — Placentia.


UCI Health Ear, Nose & Throat Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7017
Fax: 855-854-5414
UCI Health — Placentia
1041 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite 309
Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: 714-456-7017
Fax: 714-577-0050