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John Milligan, MD

John Milligan, MD

Dr. Milligan is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the North American Skull Base Society and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

After graduating from Indiana University he received medical degree and completed his Otolaryngology residency training at Indiana University Medical Center. He began practicing in Phoenix in 1984.

Dr. Milligan is a coauthor of several clinical research publications and is involved in residency teaching programs at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Milligan has been consistently recognized as one of the top ENT physicians in the Phoenix area. Dr. Milligan has special interests in skull base surgery, head and neck cancer, and general pediatric otolaryngology.


Education, Training, and Previous Positions

  • 2009-2011: Chairman, Section of Otolaryngology, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • 2005-2006: Chairman, Section of Otolaryngology, Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • 2003-2005: Chairman, Department of Surgery, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • 1993-1994, 1998-1999: Chairman, Section of Otolaryngology, Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • 1984: Residency, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1979 MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • 1976 BA, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Arizona Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Maricopa Medical Society
  • Arizona Medical Society
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Christian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Selected Honors and Awards

  • 1979: Dr. Mary Jean Yoder Award for high moral character, academic excellence, dedication and service to others
  • 1978: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Indiana University
  • 1975: Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University


Selected Publications

  1. Little AS, Jahnke H, Nakaji P, Milligan J, Chapple K, White WL. The anterior skull base nasal inventory (ASK nasal inventory): a clinical tool for evaluating rhinological outcomes after endonasal surgery for pituitary and cranial base lesions. Pituitary. 2012 Dec;15(4):513-7.

  2. Little AS, Nakaji P, Milligan J. Endoscopic Endonasal Transmaxillary Approach and Endoscopic Sublabial Transmaxillary Approach: Surgical Decision Making and Implications of the Nasolacrimal Duct. World Neurosurg. 2012 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. Ulrich CT, Feiz-Erfan I, Spetzler RF, Isaacs JD, Hott JS, Nakaji P, Coons SW, Joganic EJ, Kresl JJ, Milligan JM, Lettieri SC. Sinonasal leiomyosarcoma: review of literature and case report. Laryngoscope. 2005 Dec;115(12):2242-8.

  4. Spetzler RF, Herman JM, Beals S, Joganic E, Milligan J. Preservation of olfaction in anterior craniofacial approachesJ Neurosurg. 1993 Jul;79(1):48-52.
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