I endeavor to establish a comfortable, supportive and professional relationship with patients to facilitate the diagnostic process and delivery of care. Equally important is patient education which allows their active participation in the development of a treatment plan. The full potential of my subspecialty is realized when integrated into a multidisciplinary plan. I work closely with Neurosurgery, Neurology, & Rehabilitation Therapy to coordinate treatments utilizing a variety of approaches.


Larry Duckert has been on the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery for over 30 years. After his residency training at the University of Minnesota, where he also obtained a PhD, he began his career here in Seattle. He initially was the Director of Otolaryngology at Harborview Medical Center, leading trauma and facial plastic surgery care. He then underwent additional fellowship training at the University of Wurzburg in Germany in 1990, acquiring further specialization in Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery. He currently serves at the Medical Director of the Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Center at the University of Washington Medical Center, focusing his practice on ear and skull base disease.


Undergraduate Education: University of Minnesota, 1968

Medical School: University of Minnesota, 1972

Internship: General Surgery, VA Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, 1974

Residency: University of Minnesota, 1974

Fellowship: Otology & Neurotology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany, 1990

Other Training: Otologic Research, The Ohio State University, 1974

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1978

Awards and honors 

Clinical Medical Director, University of Washington Medical Center Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Center

Academic interests 


Middle Ear Reconstructive Surgery Otosclerosis Surgery Acoustic Tumors Skull Base Surgery



Clinical outcomes in Otologic Surgery.


Recent Publications

Foster S, Simonson WT, Duckert LG, Upton MP, Anzai Y. Clear-cell meningioma presenting as an infiltrative external auditory canal mass., Radiol Case Rep 2012 ; 7(1):548

Peterson EC, Lazar DA, Nemecek AN, Duckert L, Rostomily R. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome: Successful treatment with repair of the middle fossa floor: technical case report., Neurosurgery 2008 Dec; 63(6):E1207-8; discussion E1208

Duckert LG, Makielski KH, Helms J. Prolonged middle ear ventilation with the cartilage shield T-tube tympanoplasty., Otol. Neurotol. 2003 Mar; 24(2):153-7

Grant GA, Rostomily RR, Kim DK, Mayberg MR, Farrell D, Avellino A, Duckert LG, Gates GA, Winn HR. Delayed facial palsy after resection of vestibular schwannoma., J. Neurosurg. 2002 Jul; 97(1):93-6

Duckert LG, Makielski KH, Helms J. Management of anterior epitympanic cholesteatoma: expectations after epitympanic approach and canal wall reconstruction., Otol. Neurotol. 2002 Jan; 23(1):8-13