John D. McCaffery, MD
John D. McCaffery, MD is an otolaryngologist who has been treating children and adults for over 20 years. Dr. McCaffery has offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez and is on the staff of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and the Santa Barbara Surgery Center. He is also a past Chairman of the Otolaryngology Department for Cottage Health Systems.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. McCaffery earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington & Lee University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He also has a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Minnesota which he earned while studying the molecular biology of head and neck cancer.
John completed an Internship in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota as well as an additional rotating year of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery (including Cardiovascular, Transplant, Facial Trauma, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics) in preparation for his residency. He then completed a four-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics.
While always enjoying the pediatric aspects of otolaryngology and medicine, John developed additional specific interests in Otology, Sinus Disease and Endoscopic Surgery, as well as Facial Reconstruction following Mohs Microsurgery for Head and Neck Carcinoma.
Before moving to Santa Barbara, John practiced in the suburban Detroit area for three years. During his time in Nashville and the Detroit area, Dr. McCaffery gained experience caring for "the professional voice" and had the opportunity to work with a number of recording artists with the previous Motown label as well as various country music labels.
He has continued this work with a number of recording artists, screen actors and voice-over artists in California. He also has considerable experience in the use of Botox for the treatment of laryngeal spastic dysphonia. John is a Fellow, certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. McCaffery has lived in Santa Barbara with his family for over 15 years. He is married with three children. In his community, Dr. McCaffery has been active in coaching youth sports and volunteering with schools and community organizations. In his free time, he enjoys sailing and fishing.