Christopher Le, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Christopher Le, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery with a joint appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery and is the Co-Director of the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship. He is a surgeon with expertise in disorders of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and anterior skull base. He treats children and adults with medical conditions that include nasal obstruction, sinus infections, benign and malignant sinonasal tumors, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks through the nose, and skull base tumors. He partnered with the Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonology physicians to develop the Center for Sinus and Allergic Disease to provide comprehensive clinical and surgical care to patients with chronic sinus and airway disease. Dr. Le also teamed up with Neurosurgery and the University of Arizona Cancer Center to create the Center of Sinonasal and Skull Base Tumors to offer comprehensive management of sinonasal and skull base tumors. As a skilled sinus and skull base surgeon, he uses minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgeries to treat sinus disease and endoscopic and open skull base surgery to treat sinonasal and skull base tumors.

Dr. Le graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in Biochemistry, and was awarded the prestigious full-tuition Regents Scholarship. He then obtained his medical degree from Loma Linda School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Davis, followed by a Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery fellowship at the University of Arizona under the mentorship of nationally renowned surgeon, Alex Chiu, MD. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Le has co-authored over 25 combined peer reviewed research articles and book chapters. He has given over 50 presentations at medical conferences and academic teaching hospitals nationally and internationally. He has been awarded multiple research grants for studies aiming to enhance medical education and healthcare delivery. He currently is a Principal Investigator of a multi-institutional study evaluating treatment outcomes of advanced stage nasal and paranasal sinus cancers. His research interest includes improving healthcare outcomes for patients with chronic sinus disease and sinonasal malignancies. 

Dr. Le enjoys anything pertaining to Spider-Man, the Dallas Cowboys, craft cocktails and beers, and his Siberian Husky, Parker.

Education and Training

MD: Loma Linda University School of Medicine - Loma Linda, 2009
University of California Davis, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 2009 - 2015
University of Arizona, Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery, 2015 - 2016
Board Certification(s):
American Board of Otolarygology, 2016









Kashat, L., C. H. Le, and A. G. Chiu, "The Role of Targeted Therapy in the Management of Sinonasal Malignancies.", Otolaryngol Clin North Am, vol. 50, issue 2, pp. 443-455, 2017 Apr. PMID: 28314406