James Piepergerdes, M.D.

James Piepergerdes, M.D.Dr. James Piepergerdes is a board certified Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon - who has worked with the San Francisco Otolaryngology Medical Group since 2011. Dr. Piepergerdes has been an ENT allergist for over thirty years, receiving his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completing his otolaryngology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

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  • A.A. Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa 1963-1965
  • B.S. Cum Laude University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1965-1967
  • M.D. University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 1967-1971

Postgraduate Medical Training

  • Internship: San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 1971-1972
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 1972-1976


  • Board Certified: American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Fellowship Examination: American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Medical Practice Experience

  • Military
    Walson Army Hospital, Fort Dix, NJ: Chief of Otolaryngology. 08/76-07/77
    Letterman Army Hospital, San Francisco, CA: Chief of Otolaryngology 8/77-5/79

Private and Veterans Administration Practice

  • Walnut Creek, CA 6/79-10/93
  • Rockville, MD 11/93-10/94
  • Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Center, Washington, DC 10/94-5/96
  • Arlington ENT Associates, PC, Arlington, VA 5/96-8/08
  • Bethesda ENT Allergy Center, LLC, Bethesda, MD 9/07-8/08
  • X. O. Barrios, M.D., Inc., San Francisco, CA 6/09 – 8/11
  • VAPAHCS Livermore VA ENT Clinic, Livermore, CA 4/10 – present
  • VAPAHCS Livermore VA Allergy Clinic, Livermore CA 4/11 – present
  • San Francisco Otolaryngology Medical Group, San Francisco, CA 10/11-present

Hospital Medical Staff Affiliation

  • VA Palo Alto Heath Care Systems Hospital, Palo Alto, CA 4/10-present


  • Fellow: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member: American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Fellow: American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy


  • “Keratosis Obturans and External Auditory Canal Cholesteatoma, The Laryngoscope, Vol. XC, No. 3, pp 383-391, March 1980
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