Doctor Alicia Sanderson is a dual board certified in Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and fellowship-trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
She is originally from Massachusetts and is a graduate of The University of New Hampshire where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in Zoology. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA, graduating in 1999. In her third year of medical school Dr. Sanderson was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In her free time she enjoys running, competing in sprint triathlons and marathons. She has completed seven full-marathons including Boston and trains regularly.
Dr. Sanderson completed her first year of residency in General Surgery at the Naval Medical Center - San Diego in 2000 and was awarded “surgery intern of the year.” From 2000-2002 she served as the General Medical Officer for Marine Corps in Miramar, CA. During this time Dr. Sanderson supported operations for Iraqi Freedom.
In 2002, she returned to the Naval Medical Center - San Diego to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology. While a resident from 2002-2007 she received many national and local awards, including publications regarding her research on Biofilms and Sinusitis. Dr. Sanderson graduated from residency in 2007 and accepted a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She completed her fellowship at the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
Dr. Sanderson has over twenty years of surgical experience with a special interest in Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. In addition to her surgical practice she has served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years in multiple capacities to include Chief of Otolaryngology Service at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Chief of Surgical Services, Assistant Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Medical Staff for Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Doctor Sanderson was handpicked to be the Otolaryngology Physician Consultant to the White House serving from 2013-2018 and was named White House Consultant of the year for 2017.