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Specialty
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Otolaryngology
Services
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Locations
Foothill Medical & Surgical Center - Building A
(805) 681-7500
Accepting New Patients?
Yes
Gender
Male
Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Medical School
Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1977
Fellowships
Pediatric Otolaryngology/Broncho-Esophagology, Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary.
Neurotology Research, University of California Los Angeles.
Rhinology Research, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
Residencies
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery;
First: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1977-1981.
Second: Boston University, 1992-1997.
Affiliations
President, Santa Barbara Society of Otolaryngology; Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery; Member, California Medical Association; Member, International Society for Laser Surgery & Medicine
Professional Distinctions
2014 Santa Barbara News-Press Readers' Choice Awards - Runner Up - Best Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor; Readers' Chioce Award 2012 - Santa Barbara News-Press, America's Top Physicians (2003 Edition), Consumer's Research Council of America; Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, St. Francis Hospital; Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award in Neurotology, University of California Los Angeles (1991-1992) Research Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (1989-1991), University of Pennsylvania; Several research awards and research grants; Extensive list of peer-review articles in both clinical and experimental research; Fellowships with Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London, and Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge (1986), Karolinska Hospital University of Stockholm, Sweden (1980)
Languages
Hungarian, German
Hobbies
Classical Music; Travel; History; Art; Architecture; Physical Activity at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club, Rollerblading, Skiing, Horseback Riding; Swimming, Beach Walking/Hiking, Bicycling, and Unicycling; Spending time with three sons: Matt, Mark and Luke.
Community Involvement
Provides care to vocalists in the Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara); Lecture, "Medical Aspects of the Professional Voice"
Sansum Clinic Physician Since
1997
Patient Testimonials

Thank you so much for taking such good care of me and my family, as well as all you do for the Music Academy every Summer. You are an amazing doctor and we all appreciate you very much. - L. L.

Great service, warmth and caring attitude. Dr. Andrew Mester does a great job of taking care of my ears. He is a sincere, caring professional. Thank you for being there when I need you.

 
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