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Our Physicians

John Supance, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Doctor Supance graduated from The Ohio State University School of Medicine. He completed two years of training in General Surgery and a residency program in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. While at the University of Cincinnati, Doctor Supance received the Alter Peerless Award for excellence as Chief Resident. Doctor Supance then spent the next year at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship training program, followed by two years of academic teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a full-time Assistant Professor in the department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, where he was the recipient of the Seymour Cohen Award for scientific research in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Doctor Supance is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a charter member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as Chief of Otolaryngology, Chief of Surgery, member-at-large on the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Chief of Staff-elect and Chief of Staff at Children's Hospital at Mission Hospital. Doctor Supance has professional interests that include the pediatric airway, head and neck tumors as well as middle ear and sinus disorders. Doctor Supance was recently selected as one of the "Best Doctors" in his specialty by Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors.

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Mark Wohlgemuth, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Doctor Wohlgemuth graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1978. He then completed internship training at the University of California at San Diego and his Residency training in head and neck surgery at UCLA. He also studied neurology at the National Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, England from 1979-1980. Doctor Wohlgemuth is Board Certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Doctor Wohlgemuth has served as the Chief of Otolaryngology at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Hospital. He has also served as Chairman of the Credentials Committee, Chairman of the Bylaws Committee and Chief of Staff at Mission Hospital. Doctor Wohlgemuth was selected in 2000 and 2002 as one of the "Best Doctors" in his specialty by Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors. In 2005, Dr. Wohlgemuth was awarded the "Values in Action Award" for Dignity by both Mission Hospital and the St. Joseph Health System. His areas of interest are adult head and neck oncology, endocrine surgery and sinus disease. He has a subspecialty interest in snoring and sleep disorders.

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James Bredenkamp M.D., F.A.C.S.

Doctor Bredenkamp received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.He then went on to complete a six year Residency in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Doctor Bredenkamp's surgical training included two years of General Surgery and four years of Head and Neck specialty surgery. He also spent one year in basic research studying the immunology of cancer. Doctor Bredenkamp is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the author of over twenty scientific papers and has written five book chapters. Doctor Bredenkamp is a contributing author to MedicineNet.Com and chief editor of FocusOnHearing.Com. He has served as the Chief of Surgery at Mission Children's Hospital, the Chief of Otolaryngology at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Hospital and the Medical Director of the Mission Ambulatory Surgicenter. Doctor Bredenkamp was recently selected as one of the "Best Doctors" in his specialty by Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors. His professional interests include adult head and neck oncology, endocrine surgery, facial reconstruction and pediatric surgery/otolaryngology.

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Michael Jakobsen M.D., F.A.C.S.

 Dr Michael Jakobsen MDDoctor Jakobsen received his Medical Degree from the University of California at San Francisco's School of Medicine. He spent one year as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar in the laboratory of Steven Rosenberg, M.D. at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute, studying both immunology and immunotherapy options for the treatment of melanoma. Doctor Jakobsen went on to complete a six year residency in the Department of Surgery at UCLA's School of Medicine. Doctor Jakobsen's surgical training included one-and-a-half years of general surgery and four-and-a-half years of head and neck specialty surgery. He also spent one year in basic research studying voice and voice disorders along with the feasibility of laryngeal transplantation. Doctor Jakobsen is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has written numerous scientific publications relating to laryngology and the study of immunology and immunotherapy of cancer. His professional interests include head and neck surgical oncology, sleep and sleep related disorders, pediatric surgery/otolaryngology as well as voice disorders/laryngology.

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Michael Cho M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Doctor Cho is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where he was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and worked with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Tonegawa. He then obtained his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF), along with the Dean's prize in Research. This was in recognition for his work on growth factors in wound healing as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow. Doctor Cho then went on to complete a five year Residency at UCSF. He has several publications on wound healing, cholesterol granulomas of the ear, and reconstructive techniques in facial plastic surgery. His professional interests lie in ear surgery, advanced sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, pediatric otolaryngology, and facial reconstructive surgery.

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Phillip Wells M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Wells received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California at Irvine, where he was a President's Undergraduate Scholar in neurobiology. He then attended and received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Wells went on to complete a five year residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University Medical Center. He has been Board Certified since 1996, through the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as Chief of Surgery, Treasurer/Secretary of the Medical Staff, and Vice-Chief of the Medical Staff at Saddleback Medical Center, San Clemente. Dr. Wells' professional interests are general and pediatric otolaryngology, sinus and nasal disorders, facial reconstruction, head and neck oncology, and thyroid/parathyroid surgery.

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