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.
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 Aug; 17(2):E47-E49
Saxena RC, Friedman S, Bly RA, Otjen J, Alessio AM, Li Y, Hannaford B, Whipple M, Moe KS. Comparison of Micro-Computed Tomography and Clinical Computed Tomography Protocols for Visualization of Nasal Cartilage Before Surgical Planning for Rhinoplasty., JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2019 May; 21(3):237-243
Vincent AG, Hohman MH, Moe KS. Modiolar rotational cheiloplasty: Addressing the central oval in facial paralysis., Laryngoscope 2019 10; 129(10):2262-2268
Named again in 2018 as one of Puget Sound area's Top Doctors in Otolaryngology by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.