Biography & Education

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
Education Background
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, 1999
Residency: University of Washington, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2005
Fellowship: University of California at Davis, Facial Plastic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2006
Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 1997-1999 Pathology National Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 1997-1999 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Scholar Research Award 1999 Duke University Senior Scholarship Award 1999 Jack P. Anderson Award for 2nd highest score on American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery Examination 2006 Seattle Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine 2011-Present
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Professional Associations

Care Locations

Bellevue Ear, Nose & Throat - Bellevue
1231 116th AVE NE # 915
Bellevue 98004
Fax 425-454-2568
Bellevue Ear, Nose & Throat - Issaquah
510 8th Ave NE
Suite #310
Issaquah 98029
Fax 425-454-2568
Lake Washington Facial Plastic Surgery
510 8th Ave NE #300
Issaquah 98029
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children



Research Training

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar Duke University School of Medicine(Tumor Immunology: Dr. Darell D. Bigner) 1997-1998

University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology National Institutes of Health Research Scholar(Molecular Biology Dr. Michael Cunningham) 2000-2001, 2002

Research Grants

Gaston County Cancer society Cancer Research Grant 1997
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Research Scholar 1998
Research Grant American Cleft Palate Association Junior Investigator Grant 2001
Research Grant American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2002
Resident Travel Grant to attend North American Skull Base Surgery Course, Tampa, FL 2004
Resident Travel Grant to attend AO ASIF Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course, Sun Valley, ID 2004


Managing nasal congestion

August 13, 2013
Nasal congestion is an extremely common complaint that brings patients in to see their physician. Often times congestion is temporarily associated with the common cold or infrequent sinus infections. Nasal congestion can in some patients be more of a chronic daily problem that impairs quality of life, sleep, and exercise tolerance. Sometimes congestion is not a daily problem but a frequently recurring problem associated with frequent bouts of sinusitis. Frequent causes of nasal congestion include: Deviated nasal septum sometimes also associated with a crooked nose Uncontrolled and undiagnosed allergies Recurring sinus infections Enlarged structures in the nose called turbinates which can block one’s breathing There are many treatment options for chronic nasal congestion, both medical and surgical. Evaluating which....


Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
Clinical Interests
  • Facial Plastic Surgery