Meet Dr. Tjoa

Dr. Tjoson Tjoa

Head and Neck Cancer, Major Reconstructive, Microvascular Techniques, Thyroid, Salivary Gland, and Skull Base

Dr. Tjoa received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He completed an internship in general surgery followed by a residency in head and neck surgery at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Following residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, where he served as Clinical Instructor.

Dr. Tjoa is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Irvine Health, and specializes in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancer, major reconstructive surgery, microvascular techniques, thyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and skull base surgery. He has a vested interested in patient and peer education and has received numerous clinical and teaching awards throughout his career. He was recently named to the Southern California Rising Stars list, as nominated by other physicians. While approximately 5 percent of the physicians within Southern California are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Major Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Techniques
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • English

UCI Medical Center – Orange
101 The City Drive South
Pavilion II
Orange, CA 92868

UCI Health – Irvine
250 E. Yale Loop
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92604

  • Assistant Clinical Professor


I'm so glad I landed with Dr Tjoa and his staff. I am very grateful for these people. I cant over-recommend him or this office. A+ quality care and communication. Wonderful human beings.
Levi Denham
Levi Denham
Really grateful for this place and Dr. Tjoa. The entire staff was extremely kind and caring I’ve never been to a doctor office like that. My last ENT didn’t ask questions, lied to my face, and wrote me off. Dr. Tjoa and his resident student were in depth, listened, asked questions, and really cared to help me. The nurses were all very nice and the one that took my vitals said how much she loves working there. Overall great experience I highly recommend.
Jean Jean
Jean Jean
My dad just had the Laryngectomy done by Doctor Tjoa from UCI. He is such as wonderful doctor who is thoughtful, polite, incredibly kind and considerate. I would recommend him highly to anyone, for anything. He is the best! Thank you!
Bill Tran
Bill Tran
Heidi Jung
Heidi Jung
Dr. Tjosoa joa has golden hands on my surgery, very fine cut and left almost no scar. He’s open-minded, joyful, kind, down-to-earth, and patient with me. He shows deep caring and asks details of symptoms. He provides fast yet thorough, careful, and effective examinations. He has made good and accurate decision on my treatment. I cannot thank him enough, and thus write my praises here so he’s recognized by his kindness and professions in what he’s practicing. I am forever grateful to him.
Alan Pham
Alan Pham
I really appreciated the Staff.. Office was very cold so they brought me blankets..wait was short .and I was able to get in within a week due to my dr.s referral , although initially they were so booked that my original appt was 1 month out ...And the doctor was super funny ...that helps alot ....
Jennifer Le
Jennifer Le