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Samson Lee, MD

Otolaryngologist
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
Duke University School of Medicine
Medical School
1999
University of Washington
Residency
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
2005
University of California at Davis
Fellowship
Facial Plastic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
2006
Professional Associations
AAFPRS,AMA
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology
Clinical Interests
  • acinic cell cancer
  • acoustic nerve injury
  • adenoidcystic carcinoma
  • adenoiditis
  • adenoids
  • allergic rhinitis
  • anosmia
  • artecoll
  • benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • blepharoplasty
  • blepharoptosis
  • botox injection
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • brow droop
  • browlift
  • caloric reflex testing
  • cervicoplasty
  • cheek bone fractures
  • cheek implant
  • cheek problems
  • chin lift
  • cholesteatoma
  • chronic cough
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • cleft lip
  • cleft lip repair
  • cleft palate
  • cleft palate repair
  • cochlear implants
  • cochlear nerve damage
  • collagen injection
  • conductive hearing loss
  • cosmetic facial surgery
  • cranial flap
  • dermabrasion
  • deviated septum
  • difficulty speaking
  • distortion of the face
  • double chin
  • dry nose
  • dry sinus
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • ear canal lesion
  • ear cancer
  • ear cyst
  • ear drainage
  • ear keloids
  • ear melanoma
  • ear plastic surgery
  • earlobe repair
  • ears abscess
  • electrolysis
  • enlarged adenoids
  • epistaxis
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • eustachian tube
  • excess skin of eyelid
  • excessive drooling
  • excessive salivation
  • eye socket fractures
  • eyelid repair
  • face cancer
  • face melanoma
  • face stitch removal
  • face swelling
  • facelift
  • facial cyst
  • facial nerve injury
  • facial veins
  • fissured tongue
  • foreign body in nose
  • foreign body in throat
  • free flap neck
  • frostbite of ear
  • frostbite of face
  • frostbite of nose
  • frown lines
  • genioplasty
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • goldenhar syndrome
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • hair removal
  • hairy tongue
  • halitosis
  • head abscess
  • head and neck melanoma
  • head and neck sarcoma
  • head cyst
  • head deformities
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hemifacial microsomia
  • hoarseness
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • impacted cerumen
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • inner ear trauma
  • itchy ear
  • jaw cancer
  • jaw deformities
  • jaw fracture
  • jaw surgery
  • juvederm
  • laryngeal cancer
  • laryngeal papillomatosis
  • laryngeal polyps
  • laryngitis
  • laryngomalacia
  • lefort fracture
  • lip droop
  • ludwig's angina
  • lump in throat
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • malignant neoplasm of tonsils
  • mandibular resection prosthesis
  • mandibular tori
  • maxillofacial pathology
  • maxillofacial regeneration
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • microdermabrasion
  • microtia
  • midfacial hypoplasia
  • mouth abscess
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth breathing
  • mouth cancer
  • mouth cyst
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • nasal congestion
  • nasal drainage
  • nasal polyps
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck abscess
  • neck cancer
  • neck cyst
  • neck lift
  • neck lymph nodes
  • neck mass
  • neck plastic surgery
  • neck reconstruction
  • neoplasm of ear
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • noisy breathing
  • nose abscess
  • nose cyst
  • nose fracture
  • nose pain
  • nystagmus
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • oral inflammation
  • oral pathology
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • orthognathic surgery
  • osteoma
  • osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • otitis
  • otoplasty
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • paranasal surgery
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • perforated ear drum
  • pharyngitis
  • polyp of cheek
  • port wine
  • post nasal drip
  • presbycusis
  • prominent ears
  • reconstruction of ear
  • reconstruction of nose
  • reconstruction orbit
  • remove sinus packing
  • restylane
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rhinitis
  • rhinoplasty
  • rhinoscleroma
  • salivary duct
  • salivary gland disorders
  • scratchy voice
  • senile ectropion
  • senile entropion
  • septoplasty
  • septum problem
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus cancer
  • sinus fracture
  • sinus mass
  • sinusitis
  • skin fillers
  • smell disorders
  • snoring
  • sore throat
  • speech disorders
  • spots on mouth
  • spots on tongue
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip
  • strep throat
  • stridor
  • stylohyoid syndrome
  • subglottic stenosis
  • suppurative tonsillitis
  • swallowing problem
  • swollen parotid
  • swollen throat
  • temporal bone cancer
  • temporomandibular joint surgery
  • throat abscess
  • throat cancer
  • throat drainage
  • throat mass
  • throat tightness
  • thyroglossal duct disorders
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • tinnitus
  • tongue cancer
  • tongue clip
  • tongue mass
  • tongue pain
  • tongue sores
  • tongue tied
  • tonsillitis
  • tonsils
  • toxic nodular goiter
  • tracheal dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheal stent
  • tracheostomy
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • turbinectomy
  • turbinoplasty
  • uvuloplasty
  • velopharyngeal deficiencies
  • vermilionectomy
  • vocal cord abnormalities
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord lesion
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • vocal cord strain
  • voice problems
  • voice screening
  • xerostomia
Blog Posts
By: Samson J. Lee, MD
Tuesday, 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....

Research

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

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