Larry Duckert was 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 served as 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.

Dr. Duckert led the UW Oto clinic in pioneering new treatment technologies. He was renowned for his ability to sculpt customized hearing mechanisms out of his patients' own tissues, a skill rising from his 50-year passion building model airplanes. 

Dr. Duckert retired in 2018.


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 Surger,y Otosclerosis Surgery, Acoustic Tumors, Skull Base Surgery