Dr. Mark J. Syms, MD

Dr. Mark J. Syms, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 48 years old

Arizona Ear Center
Accepting new patients

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

Dr. Syms specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat and practices in Phoenix, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

Are you Dr. Syms? Add your own statement here.

Read more

Dr. Syms' Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Syms' experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Syms

Dr. Syms accepts 79 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Syms has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards


Dr. Syms' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Syms to family and friends
based on 41 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Syms
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Syms' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (37)
Open Full Survey+
Mesa, AZ |
This Dr is NEGLIGENT! He knew I had a remote history of a brain tumor. But when I came for eval of ear pain & hearing loss, he disregarded this, diagnosed me w/ a rare ear tumor on CT scan, & filleted my ear to remove it in a long surgery taking hrs longer than est. Scant w/ details of the surgery, when I cont. to have hearing loss & pain, he finally got an MRI about 1mo later. He rudely told me my tumor relapsed and he couldn't do anything. How about paying for the needless surgery he did?!?
in Peoria, AZ |
He is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor. He's easy to communicate with and will ensure you understand what's been discussed. I highly recommend him.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Was rude, arrogant, irritable, like he needed a smoke. Not helpful. Exam was quick look in ear.Spent most time telling his attitude, philosophies and theories about patient care and his role or non-role.He would not look at the the reports from other Drs He ordered a test, on f/u told me radiologist was wrong in identifying my problem as opposed to Dr. Syms saying everything was normal prior to the test. He denied symptoms, ignored history. If he was a washing machine mechanic, I would not pay.
in Silver City, NM |
I was glad I chose Dr. Syms as a provider. He is knowledgeable, experienced and professional.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
I scheduled the biopsy for two months out and my insurance wasn't checked until LESS THAN a week prior to the biopsy which is when I was told they would need $866.14 UP FRONT with NO option for a payment plan, this did not include hospital fees or the anastasia that would be used (the hospital does have a payment plan however, Dr. Syms does not). The kicker is they sent this to me, VIA TEXT MESSAGE. I would never recommend this doctor. His staff is very rude as is he.
Phoenix, AZ |
Honestly I was a little nervous to see Dr. Syms when I read some of the reviews, but found Dr. Syms to be really great. I took my elderly father to see him and Dr. Syms was very kind and patient with him. He explained things well and made them in easy language for us to understand.
Phoenix, Arizona |
VERY oppression and encourage parent of deaf childrens to have cochlear implant. I'm wonder does Deaf Doctor encourage parents to remove cochlear so children can't hear anymore? Would it sound fair? Think about it. Also it's conflict of interest he is serve on board of director at State School for the Deaf and the Blind which it run by State of Arizona Governor. Also school are strong use American Sign Language. EVEN he is board of director at school and HE doesn't know SIGN LANGUAGE.
Have you seen Dr. Mark J. Syms, MD?
Are you Dr. Syms?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Syms' Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Cholesteatomas
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • ENT Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions


  • Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Tripler Regional Medical Center-Honolulu, Hi
  • Fellowship Hospital
    House Ear Clinic, Inc.

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Syms has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Syms does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Syms and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


Dr. Syms' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Syms

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Syms' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Syms

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients