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

Academic 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


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

Podolsky DJ, Moe KS. Frontal Sinus Fractures., Semin Plast Surg 2021 Nov; 35(4):274-283

Akkina SR, Saurey TG, Middleton NA, Mattson NR, Brummet S, Phillips JO, Chambers CB, Moe KS, Mudumbai RC. Factors Associated with Ocular Injury in Orbital Fracture Patients: Who Requires Urgent Ophthalmic Evaluation?, Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med 2021 Sep

Konuthula N, Perez FA, Maga AM, Abuzeid WM, Moe K, Hannaford B, Bly RA. Automated atlas-based segmentation for skull base surgical planning., Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 2021 Jun; 16(6):933-941

Wick EH, Whipple ME, Hohman MH, Moe KS. Computer-Aided Rhinoplasty Using a Novel "navigated" Nasal Osteotomy Technique: A Pilot Study., Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Oct; 130(10):1148-1155

Miller C, Bly R, Moe KS. Endoscopic Orbital and Periorbital Approaches in Minimally Disruptive Skull Base Surgery., J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2020 Aug; 81(4):459-471

Latest news 

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