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Meet Dr. Matthew Gillihan
Matthew D. Gillihan, MD, an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, has been serving southern New Mexico since 2002. He made a decision in 9th grade biology class to pursue a career in medicine and never looked back. A love of the biological and physical sciences drove him through the rigors of premed, and medical education.
Dr. Gillihan began his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, then after 2 years transferred to the very biological science heavy University of California at San Diego where he received a BA in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He then went to St. Louis University for medical school, graduating in the top 15% of his class and nominated for the AOA medical society. Dr Gillihan completed his residency training in the University of Buffalo. After 5 cold years of training, he moved to Las Cruces and joined Dr. McMillan. Dr Gillihan was Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 2004, and, as part of ongoing medical education, recertified in 2015.
Over the past decade and a half, Dr. Gillihan has performed thousands of nasal and sinus procedures and enjoys the look on a patient's face when they finally breath normal through the nose for the first time in years. Being able to perform balloon sinuplasty and other nasal procedures in the office has made the experience even better. In addition, Dr. Gillihan has privileges at both Memorial Medical Center and Mountainview Medical Center and Surgery Center. He has served as Chief of Surgery in both hospitals and on the Medical Executive Committee of the Mountainview Surgery Center most of that facility’s existence. He is father to 3 boys and he and his wife recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Dr. Gillihan's Specialties:
- Nasal and Sinus