Kris S. Moe, M.D.
After his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington, Dr. Moe completed his subspecialty training at the Universities of Michigan, Bern (Switzerland) and Zurich (Switzerland). His first faculty position was at the University of Zurich, after which he joined the University of California, San Diego, to perform facial plastic and skull base surgery. He moved to the University of Washington in 2005, where he is currently a professor in the departments of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and Neurological Surgery, and Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Moe has a clinical practice at Harborview and the University of Washington Medical Centers, and a research and development program in surgical science.
Undergraduate Education: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Washington
Internship: University of Washington, General Surgery
Residency: Universities of Washington and Michigan, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowship: University of Bern, Switzerland (Facial Plastic Surgery); University of Zurich, Switzerland (Skull Base Surgery)
Board Certification: American Board of Otolarynogy-Head & Neck Surgery; American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Memberships: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Fellow, Triologic Society; German Society of Otolaryngolgy-Head & Neck Surgery (HON.); North American Skull Base Society; American Head & Neck Society
Awards and honors
Best Doctors in America
Nation's Top Doctors (US News & World Report)
America's Top Physicians
Top Doctors in Washington State
Top Doctors in Seattle
American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Teacher of the Year
Otolaryngology Teacher of the Year awards (Universities of Washington and California)
Research mentorship awards, University of Washington
Honorary Member, German Society of Otolaryngology
Membre Extraordinaire, Swiss Society of Otolaryngology
Facial aesthetic surgery; Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; Facial reanimation and rehabilitation of facial paralysis; Skull base surgery (endoscopic transnasal, transorbital, transmaxillary and multiportal); Craniofacial trauma surgery
My primary research projects center on computer-aided surgical planning, devices to increase surgical safety and patient protection, and new minimally disruptive surgical approaches. I am also interested in facial reanimation, facial nerve regeneration, and outcomes in reconstructive surgery.
Berens AM, Harbison RA, Li Y, Bly RA, Aghdasi N, Ferreira M, Hannaford B, Moe KS. Quantitative Analysis of Transnasal Anterior Skull Base Approach: Report of Technology for Intraoperative Assessment of Instrument Motion., Surg Innov 2017 Aug; 24(4):405-410
Ruzevick J, Koh EK, Gonzalez-Cuyar LF, Cimino PJ, Moe K, Wright LA, Failor R, Ferreira M. Clival paragangliomas: a report of two cases involving the midline skull base and review of the literature., J. Neurooncol. 2017 May; 132(3):473-478
Raudaschl PF, Zaffino P, Sharp GC, Spadea MF, Chen A, Dawant BM, Albrecht T, Gass T, Langguth C, Lüthi M, Jung F, Knapp O, Wesarg S, Mannion-Haworth R, Bowes M, Ashman A, Guillard G, Brett A, Vincent G, Orbes-Arteaga M, Cárdenas-Peña D, Castellanos-Dominguez G, Aghdasi N, Li Y, Berens A, Moe K, Hannaford B, Schubert R, Fritscher KD. Evaluation of segmentation methods on head and neck CT: Auto-segmentation challenge 2015., Med Phys 2017 May; 44(5):2020-2036
Harbison RA, Berens AM, Li Y, Bly RA, Hannaford B, Moe KS. Region-Specific Objective Signatures of Endoscopic Surgical Instrument Motion: A Cadaveric Exploratory Analysis., J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2017 Feb; 78(1):99-104
Named again in 2017 as one of Puget Sound area's Top Doctors in Otolaryngology by Seattle Magazine.