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


(Ear, Nose, and Throat conditions)


San Diego County

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


(Ear, Nose, and Throat conditions)


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


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 medical professional and is chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

His primary clinical interests are problems/diseases of the upper aerodigestive tract, with a focus on surgical management of child patients with breathing and swallowing disorders. He helps care for patients with ear, nose, throat, neck and airway disorders. and conditions. A strong proponent of providing care and treatment for children with health problems, disorders, and conditions 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 70 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 outside of being a pediatric otolaryngology (ENT) specialist and helping patients, coaching or serving as a Cub Scout den leader.


Pediatric Aerodigestive Medicine: Advancing Collaborative Care for Children With Oropharyngeal Dysphagia.
Krasaelap A, Duncan DR, Sabe RMM, Bhardwaj V, Lerner DG, Gold BD, Boesch RP, Faure C, von Allmen D, Williams D, Chiou E, DeBoer E, Hysinger E, Maybee J, Khlevner J, Larson K, Morris K, Jalali L, McSweeney M, Brigger MT, Greifer M, Rutter M, Williams N, Subramanyan RK, Ryan MJ, Acra S, Pentiuk S, Friedlander J, Sobol SE, Kaul A, Dorfman L, Darbari A, Prager JD, Rosen R, Cocjin JT, Mousa H

Development of a Medical Complexity Score for Pediatric Aerodigestive Patients.
Horita HM, Friesen TL, Cahill G, Brigger H, Rao A, Kumar S, Duong TE, Morris K, Horvay L, Floco V, Brigger MT

Comprehensive management of anterior drooling: An International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus statement.
Daniel SJ, Fayoux P, Bateman N, Boudewyns A, Brigger M, Chan CY, Chan K, Cheng A, Conley S, Kubba H, Lambert EM, Muntz H, Nuss R, Russell J, Rutter M, Schwarz Y, Spratley J, Thevasagayam R, Thompson D, Valika T, Wyatt M

Effect of Local Anesthetic Injections on Subjective Pain Scales in Pediatric Tonsillectomies: A Meta-analysis.
Stramiello JA, Ortega B, Brigger M, Nation JJ

Dysphagia Outcomes Following Surgical Management of Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility in Children: A Systematic Review.
Marvin K, Coulter M, Johnson C, Friesen T, Morris K, Brigger MT

Dysphagia Outcomes Following Surgical Management of Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Coulter M, Marvin K, Brigger M, Johnson CM

Completion of postoperative polysomnography for children with severe obstructive sleep apnea: A quality improvement project.
Jiang W, Bhattacharjee R, Nation J, Brigger MT

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Evaluation and management of congenital tracheal stenosis.
Sidell DR, Meister KD, de Alarcon A, Boudewyns A, Brigger M, Chun R, Fayoux P, Goudy S, Hart CK, Hewitt R, Hsu WC, Javia LR, Johnson RF, Messner AH, Moreddu E, Nicollas R, Prager JD, Rahbar R, Rickert S, Rossi ME, Russell J, Rutter M, Sandu K, Smith RJH, Soma M, Thierry B, Trozzi M, White DR, Balakrishnan K

Feasibility and accuracy of laryngeal ultrasound for the assessment of vocal cord mobility in children.
Friesen TL, Cahill GL, Brigger MT, Naheedy J, Zhang X, Jiang W

Aortopulmonary collaterals: An etiology for pediatric tracheostomy hemorrhage.
Stramiello JA, Friesen TL, Rao A, Ratnayaka K, Moore J, El-Said H, Brigger MT

Surgical management of complex neonatal airway abnormalities.
Tuliszewski RM Jr, Brigger MT

Anesthetic injections and analgesia use in pediatric post-tonsillectomy patients: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Ortega B, Stramiello JA, Brigger M, Nation J

Bronchial stenting in infants with severe bronchomalacia: Technique and outcomes.
Mittal N, El-Said HG, Ratnayaka K, Rao A, Friesen TL, Nigro JJ, Brigger MT

Undifferentiated recurrent fevers in pediatrics are clinically distinct from PFAPA syndrome but retain an IL-1 signature.
Luu I, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Pransky S, Broderick L

Metagenomic sequencing and evaluation of the host response in the pediatric aerodigestive population.
Gatcliffe C, Rao A, Brigger M, Dimmock D, Hansen C, Montgomery J, Schlaberg R, Coufal NG, Farnaes L

The role of bioresorbable intraluminal airway stents in pediatric tracheobronchial obstruction: A systematic review.
Stramiello JA, Mohammadzadeh A, Ryan J, Brigger MT

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Consensus recommendations on the prenatal and perinatal management of anticipated airway obstruction.
Puricelli MD, Rahbar R, Allen GC, Balakrishnan K, Brigger MT, Daniel SJ, Fayoux P, Goudy S, Hewitt R, Hsu WC, Ida JB, Johnson R, Leboulanger N, Rickert SM, Roy S, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Soma M, Thierry B, Trozzi M, Zalzal G, Zdanski CJ, Smith RJH

Postmortem diagnosis of PPA2-associated sudden cardiac death from dried blood spot in a neonate presenting with vocal cord paralysis.
Sanford E, Jones MC, Brigger M, Hammer M, Giudugli L, Kingsmore SF, Dimmock D, Bainbridge MN

Predictors of Pediatric Tracheostomy Outcomes in the United States.
Friesen TL, Zamora SM, Rahmanian R, Bundogji N, Brigger MT

Auricular acupuncture for adult tonsillectomy.
Shah AN, Moore CB, Brigger MT

Modest benefit of frenotomy for infants with ankyloglossia and breastfeeding difficulties.
Bundogji N, Zamora S, Brigger M, Jiang W

The role of 3D printing in pediatric airway obstruction: A systematic review.
Stramiello JA, Saddawi-Konefka R, Ryan J, Brigger MT

Carinal Resection and Reconstruction for an Obstructing Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in a Child.
Nawalaniec J, Mullapudi B, Jiang W, Brigger M, El-Said H, Saenz N, Murthy R

Pediatric Dysphonia: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Subspecialty and Primary Care Clinics.
Johnson CM, Anderson DC, Brigger MT

Advanced practice providers and children's hospital-based pediatric otolarynology practices.
Chan KH, Dinwiddie JK, Ahuja GS, Bennett EC, Brigger MT, Chi DH, Choo DI, Cunningham MJ, Elluru RG, Giannoni CM, Goudy SL, Koempel JA, MacArthur CJ, Malone B, Messner AH, Mitchell RB, Park AH, Richter GT, Rosbe KW, Shah UK, Sie KCY, Smith RJ, Sulman CG, Thompson JW, Thorne MC, Wei JL, Wetmore RF, White DR, Zalzal GH, Schoem SR

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