Michael J. Kearns, MD, FACS

Michael J. Kearns


I grew up in the Sacramento area. Actually, I am still growing up in the Sacramento area. After graduating from Jesuit High School in Carmichael, I moved away for many years for education. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to return to the area and have my parents close. My mom lost most of her hearing at an early age, and this influenced my career decision to ENT. My wife of 40+ years teaches grade school Spanish in Carmichael. It has been my honor and privilege to treat patients at Sacramento ENT now for more than 20 years.

Undergraduate Degree:

St. Mary’s College, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Medical Degree(s):

University of California, Irvine, MD


University of California, San Diego, General Surgery


University of California, San Diego, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Certifications & Affiliations

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American College of Surgeons State of California
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator


  • “Laser Division of the Aryepiglottic Folds for Severe Laryngomalacia” Seid, AB, Sung, MP, Kearns MJ, Gugenheim S Int J Pediatric Otolaryngology 10 (1985) 153-158
  • “Manifestations of Pott’s Disease in the Head and Neck” Neal SL, Kearns MJ, Seelig JM, Harris JP Laryngoscope 96 May 1986
  • “Neurofibromatosis of the Head and Neck” Kearns MJ, Cueva RA, Harris JP Primary ENT Vol 3 No4 1987-88        

Community/Organization Involvement

  • Chief of Otolaryngology, Mercy San Juan Hospital
  • Governing Board, Citrus Heights Surgery Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, California Northstate School of Medicine


Golf, cooking, travel


  • Fair Oaks