Shane A. Zim, MD


Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery



Dr. Zim is a fellowship trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist with a passion for taking care of children, especially those with congenital craniofacial abnormalities including cleft lip/palate and craniosynostosis.  Dr. Zim is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and has been Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Zim graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  Following residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Zim completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a major emphasis on Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

After his first fellowship, Dr. Zim returned as Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he served as Founder and Director of the LAC+USC Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders.  He then moved to San Diego where he was employed by Kaiser Permanente, during which time his penchant for treating children led him to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Dr. Zim’s professional associations include the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association.  He has been a member of multiple multidisciplinary cleft/craniofacial teams, and participates in a yearly international medical mission to perform cleft lip/palate repair.