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


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

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.


The increasing cost of pediatric otolaryngology care.
Marvin K, Ambrosio A, Brigger M

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

Comparison of Ibuprofen vs Acetaminophen and Severe Bleeding Risk After Pediatric Tonsillectomy: A Noninferiority Randomized Clinical Trial.
Diercks GR, Comins J, Bennett K, Gallagher TQ, Brigger M, Boseley M, Gaudreau P, Rogers D, Setlur J, Keamy D, Cohen MS, Hartnick C

Recurrent group A <i>Streptococcus</i> tonsillitis is an immunosusceptibility disease involving antibody deficiency and aberrant T<sub>FH</sub> cells.
Dan JM, Havenar-Daughton C, Kendric K, Al-Kolla R, Kaushik K, Rosales SL, Anderson EL, LaRock CN, Vijayanand P, Seumois G, Layfield D, Cutress RI, Ottensmeier CH, Lindestam Arlehamn CS, Sette A, Nizet V, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Crotty S

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

Intracranial complications of pediatric sinusitis: Identifying risk factors associated with prolonged clinical course.
Schupper AJ, Jiang W, Coulter MJ, Brigger M, Nation J

Development of Human-Derived Cell Culture Lines for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis.
Attra J, Hsieh LE, Luo L, Mo JQ, Brigger M, Liu YT, Pransky S

Multimodal Treatment of Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis in a Pediatric Patient With Relapsed Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Dworsky ZD, Bradley JS, Brigger MT, Pong AL, Kuo DJ

Foxtail Ingestion in an Asymptomatic Child: A True Emergency?
Panuganti BA, Brigger MT

Esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Moss WJ, Pang J, Orosco RK, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Brigger MT, Coffey CS

The Efficacy of Adenotonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Down Syndrome: A Systematic Review.
Nation J, Brigger M

Pediatric Trainees Managing a Difficult Airway: Comparison of Laryngeal Mask Airway, Direct, and Video-Assisted Laryngoscopy.
Ambrosio A, Marvin K, Perez C, Byrnes C, Gaconnet C, Cornelissen C, Brigger M

T cells control the generation of nanomolar-affinity anti-glycan antibodies.
Polonskaya Z, Deng S, Sarkar A, Kain L, Comellas-Aragones M, McKay CS, Kaczanowska K, Holt M, McBride R, Palomo V, Self KM, Taylor S, Irimia A, Mehta SR, Dan JM, Brigger M, Crotty S, Schoenberger SP, Paulson JC, Wilson IA, Savage PB, Finn MG, Teyton L

A Systematic Review.
Drejet S, Halum S, Brigger M, Skopelja E, Parker NP

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

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