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 UW Medical Center 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.
Aghdasi N, Whipple M, Humphreys IM, Moe KS, Hannaford B, Bly RA. Automated Surgical Approach Planning for Complex Skull Base Targets: Development and Validation of a Cost Function and Semantic At-las., Surg Innov 2018 Oct; 25(5):476-484
Moe KS, Murr AH, Wester ST. Orbital Fractures., Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2018 May; 26(2):237-251
Li Y, Bly RA, Harbison RA, Humphreys IM, Whipple ME, Hannaford B, Moe KS. Anatomical Region Segmentation for Objective Surgical Skill Assessment with Operating Room Motion Data., J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2017 Dec; 78(6):490-496
Advances in Craniofacial Trauma., Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Nov; 25(4):xi
Named again in 2018 as one of Puget Sound area's Top Doctors in Otolaryngology by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.