Top Doctors 2017: Otolaryngology


Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat disorders from the shoulders up (ears, nose and throat) with the exception of the eyes and brain; among those disorders are hearing loss, tonsillitis and nasal obstructions.

Paul A. Abson, M.D., nasal & sinus surgery, sleep apnea, thyroid & parathyroid surgery; The Everett Clinic, 3927 Rucker Ave., Everett, 425.339.5441; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; University of Washington, 1986 
Paul H. Bikhazi, M.D., sleep disorders/apnea/snoring, thyroid & parathyroid surgery, ear disorders; EvergreenHealth Ear, Nose & Throat Care, 12303 N 130th Lane, Suite 400, Kirkland, 425.899.4590; EvergreenHealth; University of California, San Diego, 1995
Neal D. Futran, M.D., DMD, head & neck cancer & surgery, head & neck cancer reconstruction, skull base tumors & surgery, microvascular surgery; University of Washington Medical Center, Head & Neck Surgery Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4022; University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, 1987
Michael C. Jungkeit, M.D., endoscopic sinus surgery, allergy, facial plastic surgery; North Kitsap Ear, Nose & Throat, 22180 Olympic College Way NW, Suite 202, Poulsbo, 360.697.1414; CHI Franciscan Health Harrison Medical Center; University of California, Davis, 1990
Thomas Lamperti, M.D., cosmetic & reconstructive facial surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery; Lamperti Facial Plastic Surgery, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1234; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2000
Wayne F. Larrabee Jr., M.D., facial cosmetic surgery, eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, nasal surgery; Larrabee Plastic Surgery Center, 600 Broadway, Suite 280, Seattle, 206.386.3550; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus; Tulane University, 1971
Kristen S. Moe, M.D., facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, skull base surgery, facial cosmetic surgery; Harborview Medical Center, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Clinic, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Washington, 1989
Christine Puig, M.D., facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep disorders/apnea/snoring, skin cancer/facial reconstruction; MultiCare ENT, Allergy & Med Aesthetics, 1609 S Meridian, Puyallup, 253.697.8980; MultiCare Auburn Regional Medical Center; Texas Tech University, 1993
 Jay T. Rubinstein, M.D., Ph.D., cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma, hearing disorders/tinnitus, neuro-otology; University of Washington Medical Center, ENT, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4022; University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Washington, 1987
Douglas M. Sorensen, M.D., head & neck cancer, thyroid & parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive surgery; CHI Franciscan ENT Associates 1608 S J St., fifth floor, Tacoma, 253.274.7505; CHI Franciscan Health St. Joseph Medical Center; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, 1992

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