Martin L. Hopp, MD

Medical Director, Sinus Center

Martin L. Hopp, MD, PhD is medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center and an otolaryngologist in the Division of Otolaryngology. 

Dr. Hopp is a pioneer in sinus surgery. He was the first surgeon in the Western United States to perform Image Guided (computer) Sinus Surgery, generally accepted as the safest technique for sinus repair. He is a leader in the field of balloon sinuplasty, the tissue sparing, minimally invasive surgical option for treating chronic sinusitis. He is a course lecturer and teacher of the technique throughout the United States.

Dr. Hopp's research interests include computer-directed and other sinus surgery techniques, obstructive sleep apnea surgery, chemical carcinogenesis and chemotherapy for head and neck tumors.

A much sought after speaker, Dr. Hopp lectures across the country on sinus disease and sinus surgery. He has authored many articles and book chapters on these and other subjects in peer reviewed publications such as Archives of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Laryngoscope and others.

In 2006, Dr. Hopp received the prestigious Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for distinguished service in Scientific Programs, Exhibits, Instructional Courses, including the Chairmanship of the Sleep Disorders Committee.

He is a member of numerous professional societies such as American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy, the American College of Physician Executives, and the American College of Managed Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery . In 2004, Dr. Hopp was appointed by the governor of California to be a member of the State of California Science Advisory Board, Carcinogen Identification Committee, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

Dr. Hopp earned his bachelor's degree at Millikin University in Illinois and both his doctorate in experimental pathology (cancer research) and his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School. He performed a research fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at Millikin University and a fellowship in experimental pathology and chemical carcinogenesis at the Medical Scientist Training Program through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Dr. Hopp completed an internship and general surgery year at Huntington Memorial Hospital/University of Southern California followed by a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. He was full time Assistant Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical School before going into private practice at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.