Matthew Brigger, M.D., M.P.H.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5024
San Diego, CA 92123


Otolaryngology (ENT)


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


National Naval Medical Center - Bethesda, MD


National Capital Consortium Graduate Medical Edu


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary




Dr. Matthew Brigger is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and works in the Division of Otolaryngology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

His primary clinical interests are diseases of the upper aerodigestive tract, with a focus on surgical management of children with breathing and swallowing disorders. A strong proponent of providing care based on the best available research, he was named a 2015 Cochrane Scholar of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery for his commitment to evidence-based medicine. Dr. Brigger's research areas include investigating the epidemiology of disease and evaluating treatment outcomes for various strategies in caring for children with breathing and swallowing disorders. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed studies and has presented at national and international meetings.

A father of three children, Dr. Brigger is an avid runner and spends his free time coaching or serving as a Cub Scout den leader.


Recurrent Pneumonia in an Infant.
Epstein S, Attra J, Brigger M

A Cytokine-Independent Approach To Identify Antigen-Specific Human Germinal Center T Follicular Helper Cells and Rare Antigen-Specific CD4+ T Cells in Blood.
Dan JM, Lindestam Arlehamn CS, Weiskopf D, da Silva Antunes R, Havenar-Daughton C, Reiss SM, Brigger M, Bothwell M, Sette A, Crotty S

International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations.
Carter J, Rahbar R, Brigger M, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Jacobs I, Liming B, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Richter G, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Schilder A, Smith RJ, Strychowsky J, Ward R, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Thompson D

Airway Management in Severe Combat Maxillofacial Trauma.
Keller MW, Han PP, Galarneau MR, Brigger MT

Pediatric head and neck malignancies: incidence and trends, 1973-2010.
Schwartz I, Hughes C, Brigger MT

Posterior pharyngeal wall augmentation.
Perez CF, Brigger MT

Malignant cervical masses in children.
Brigger MT, Cunningham MJ

Trends in orbital complications of pediatric rhinosinusitis in the United States.
Capra G, Liming B, Boseley ME, Brigger MT

Ex utero intrapartum treatment of fetal micrognathia.
DaValle B, Nagel E, Gonzalez S, Gaconnet C, Latendresse T, You W, Johnson C, Brigger M

Surgery for reflux induced airway disease: a systematic review.
Sload RL, Brigger MT

Surgery for Otitis Media in a Universal Health Care Model: Socioeconomic Status and Race/Ethnicity Effects.
Ambrosio A, Brigger MT

Military otolaryngology resident case numbers and board passing rates during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Scalzitti N, Brennan J, Bothwell N, Brigger M, Ramsey M, Gallagher T, Maturo S

Difficult airway management for novice physicians: a randomized trial comparing direct and video-assisted laryngoscopy.
Ambrosio A, Pfannenstiel T, Bach K, Cornelissen C, Gaconnet C, Brigger MT

A child with pneumomediastinum.
Rozycki S, Spellman J, Brigger MT

Pediatric neck mass. Right deep cervical lipoblastoma.
Ambrosio A, Hawley D, Klugh A, Bogni F, Nelson B, Brigger M

Adenoidectomy as an adjuvant to primary tympanostomy tube placement: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mikals SJ, Brigger MT

The steroid controversy: where are we?
Keller M, Brigger MT

Bleeding risk and dexamethasone use in children undergoing tonsillectomy--reply.
Gallagher TQ, Brigger MT, Hartnick CJ

The public health impact of pediatric caustic ingestion injuries.
Johnson CM, Brigger MT

Perioperative dexamethasone administration and risk of bleeding following tonsillectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial.
Gallagher TQ, Hill C, Ojha S, Ference E, Keamy DG, Williams M, Hansen M, Maurer R, Collins C, Setlur J, Capra GG, Brigger MT, Hartnick CJ

Management of tracheal stenosis.
Brigger MT, Boseley ME

Antibiotic therapy for pediatric deep neck abscesses: a systematic review.
Carbone PN, Capra GG, Brigger MT

Surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Capra G, Brigger MT

Pediatric supraglottoplasty.
Ambrosio A, Brigger MT

Pathology quiz case 1. Midline cervical epidermoid cyst.
Utz ER, Topp SG, Valentine JC, Brigger MT

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