Tim Fife, MD

Tim Fife


Consistently listed as one of the Sacramento area’s “Top Doctors,” Dr. Fife practices all aspects of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, including the medical and surgical treatment of most ear, nose and throat conditions in both children and adults. He has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Fife enjoys learning and teaching and is involved in resident education through Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s surgical residency program.

“I strive to listen to my patients and give them an opportunity to tell their story,” he said. “I want them to feel comfortable with me as their physician and confident that I am addressing the concerns that are bringing them to the doctor in the first place. My goal is to provide compassionate, competent care to everyone who comes into my office.”


Laryngology (voice changes, swallowing problems, breathing difficulties), Rhinology (chronic sinusitis, nasal obstruction), Head & Neck Surgery (thyroid disease, throat cancer, neck masses)

Undergraduate Degree:

Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Medical Degree(s):

UC Davis School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center


Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology


  • Fife TA, Thote T, Saunders M. “Management of a complex scalp defect with cryopreserved placental membrane containing viable cells resulted in rapid wound closure.” Clin Case Rep. 2020 Apr; 8(4):757-760
  • Fife TA, Butler SG, Langmore SE, Kemp S, Lester S, Grace-Martin K, Wright SC, Lintzenich CR. “The Use of Topical Nasal Anesthesia during Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in Dysphagic Patients.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Mar;124(3):206-11
  • Fife TA, Lewis MA, Oliver ER. “Cochlear Implantation in Meniere’s Disease.” JAMA-Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(6):535-539
  • Fife TA, Waltonen J, Smith B, Sullivan CS, Browne JD. “Polymorphous Low-grade Adenocarcinoma: A 17 Patient Case Series.” Am J Otolaryngol. 2013;34(5):445-8
  • Lester S, Langmore SE, Lintzenich CR, Wright SC, Grace-Martin K, Fife TA, Butler SG. “The Effects of Topical Anesthesia on Nasendoscopy during Swallowing.” Laryngoscope. 2013;113:1704-08
  • Fife TA, “Polymorphous Low-grade Adenocarcinoma.” Audio-Digest Otolaryngol 2012;45:24.

Community/Organization Involvement

  • Resident Faculty and ENT Coordinator for Sutter Roseville General Surgery Residency Program


Outside of work, Dr. Fife keeps himself spending time with his wife and five kids. There are lots of soccer games, piano recitals, swim meets and other activities. He enjoys reading, going to the gym, creative writing, working in the yard and volunteering in his congregation.


  • Roseville (Medical Plaza Dr)