About Dr. Haidar

Dr. Yarah Haidar

As a board certified UCI head and neck surgeon, Dr. Yarah Haidar specializes in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery, the surgical treatment of salivary gland disease, robot-assisted and microvascular surgery, and skull base surgery.

Dr. Haidar is particularly interested in improving head and neck cancer patients’ quality of life and the minimally invasive treatment of oropharyngeal cancers. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on head and neck surgery, demonstrating her strong interest in clinical research.


Dr. Yarah Haidar holds a medical degree from the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her residency in head and neck surgery was completed at the UCI Medical Center and her fellowship in head and neck cancer surgery and microvascular reconstruction was completed at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Haidar has made presentations at numerous national meetings and has earned multiple research awards. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the UCI School of Medicine, she enjoys assisting medical students and residents in advancing their clinical and research endeavors.

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Services
  • Head and Neck Cancer Services
  • Skull Base Surgery Services
  • English
  • Arabic

UCI Medical Center – Orange
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2, Bldg. 30A
Orange, CA 92868

UCI Otolaryngology – Irvine
250 East Yale Loop, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92604
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member — American Head and Neck Society
  • Member — Triological Society

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God bless Dr. Haidar, she is a really wonderful person who really cares about her patients, one feels comfortable, she makes one feel comfortable. God continue to bless her hands in each surgery that she performs. God bless all her medical team in me. experience, she and her medical team are angels sent by God. I put myself in God's hands and asked him to put me in the best hands and he put me with Dr. Haidar. Every day I pray for her and her medical team. bless always thank you Dr Haidar.🙏🏼
All I can say, she is one of the best caring human being on this earth. She takes pride in her practice and she goes out of her way to assure you that life is so precious. God bless her.
Dr. Haidar is so thorough when it comes to head and neck cancer work up and care. She really cares about her patients and it definitely shows. Highly recommend.