Our Team


Gary Y. Miya, M.D.

Dr. Miya, a native of Los Angeles, CA, attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1987. He attended the Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE where he went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine in 1992. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.

Dr. Miya completed his general surgery internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS from 1992-1993 and his residency in the Department of Otolaryngology from 1993-1997. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in March of 1998.

Dr. Miya has been in private practice since 1997 and was the Chief of Otolaryngology at Scripps Mercy Hospital for over 10 years. His Professional Memberships include: American Academy of Otolaryngology, San Diego Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Medical Association.

In his free time he enjoys family activities especially surfing, snow skiing and fishing. He is married and has two children.


Cyrus Torchinsky M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Torchinsky attended Dartmouth College where he received his undergraduate degree in English in 1993. He then attended medical school at the Boston University, School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 2002 and had previously obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2000.

Dr. Torchinsky trained as an Intern at the University of California San Diego, Department of Surgery from 2002-2003 and was a resident in Otolaryngology from 2003-2007. He was Chief Resident of Otolaryngology from 2007-2008.

Dr. Torchinsky’s publications include:
Torchinsky C. Messana EP, Arsura M, Cotanche DA. Regulation of p27Kip1 during genatmicin mediated hair cell death. J Neurocytol. 1999 Oct-Nov; 28 (10-11):913-24

Zhao X. Ayer RE, Davis SL, Ames SJ, Florence B, Torchinsky C, Liou JS, Shen L, Spanjaard RA. Apoptosis factorEI24/PIG8 is a novel endoplasmic reticulum-localized Bcl-2 binding protein which is associated with suppression of breast cancer invasiveness. Caner Res. 2005 Mar 15;65(6):2125-9

Torchinsky C. Davidson TM. Cerumen Impaction (Chapter 4). In: Calhoun, Eibling, Was, Kost (Eds) Geriatric Otolaryngology. New York: Taylor & Francis Group. 43-56, 2006

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