Top Doctors 2020: Otolaryngology

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Danielle Hayden and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. April 5, 2020


This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

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.

Jeffery R. Adams, M.D., head and neck surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, snoring; The Everett Clinic, Ear, Nose and Throat Department, 3927 Rucker Ave., Everett, 425.339.5441; and 21401 72nd Ave. W, Edmonds, 425.304.1101; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Stephen W. Bayles, M.D., head and neck cancer, microvascular and skull base surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6374; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Felix W.K. Chu, M.D., facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, rhinology; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Otolaryngology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4769; Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Greg E. Davis, M.D., MPH, head and neck surgery, nasal and sinus disorders, skull base surgery; Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates, P.S., 104 27th Ave SE, Puyallup, 253.770.9000

Neal D. Futran, M.D., DMD, head and neck cancer and surgery/reconstruction, skull base tumors and surgery, microvascular surgery; Head and Neck Surgery Center at University of Washington Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4022; University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center

Jennifer L. Heydt, M.D., sinus disorders, head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer and surgery; Proliance Eastside ENT, 1800 116th Ave. NE, Suite 102, Bellevue, 425.451.3710; EvergreenHealth, Overlake Medical Center

Thomas Lamperti, M.D., facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, nasal surgery, skin cancer/facial reconstruction; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1101; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Samson Lee, M.D., facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial trauma/fractures, cleft palate/lip; Bellevue ENT, 1231 116th Ave. NE, Suite 915, Bellevue, 425.454.3938; Swedish Medical Center, Overlake Medical Center

Kristen S. Moe, M.D., facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, skull base surgery, facial cosmetic surgery; Head and Neck Surgery Clinic at Harborview, Otolaryngology, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center

Douglas M. Sorensen, M.D., head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive surgery; Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, 1608 South J St., Tacoma, 253.274.7505; CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Kathleen O. Stickney, M.D., parathyroid and thyroid surgery, nose and throat surgery, sinus disorders and surgery; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Otolaryngology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2346; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

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