Biography 

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.

Overview 

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

Academic interests 

CLINICAL INTERESTS

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

RESEARCH FOCUS

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.

 

Recent Publications

Akkina SR, Shabbir A, Lahti A, Mudumbai RC, Chambers CB, Moe KS, Phillips JO. Quantifying Eye Alignment in Orbital Fracture Patients: The Digital Hess Screen., Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med 2020 May

Li E, Yoda RA, Keene CD, Moe KS, Chambers C, Zhang MM. Nasolacrimal Lymphangioma Presenting With Hemolacria., Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2020 Feb

Miller C, Berens A, Patel SA, Humphreys IM, Moe KS. Transorbital Approach for Improved Access in the Management of Paranasal Sinus Mucoceles., J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2019 Dec; 80(6):593-598

El Rassi E, Adappa ND, Battaglia P, Castelnuovo P, Dallan I, Freitag SK, Gardner PA, Lenzi R, Lubbe D, Metson R, Moe KS, Muscatello L, Mustak H, Nogueira JF, Palmer JN, Prepageran N, Ramakirshnan VR, Sacks R, Snyderman CH, Stefko ST, Turri-Zanoni M, Wang EW, Zhou B, Bleier BS. Development of the international orbital Cavernous Hemangioma Exclusively Endonasal Resection (CHEER) staging system., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2019 07; 9(7):804-812

Moe KS, Bly RA. Commentary: Comparative Analysis of the Exposure and Surgical Freedom of the Endoscopic Extended Minipterional Craniotomy and the Transorbital Endoscopic Approach to the Anterior and Middle Cranial Fossae., Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2019 08; 17(2):E47-E49

Latest news 

Named again in 2018 as one of Puget Sound area's Top Doctors in Otolaryngology by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.