Peter H. Hwang

Peter H. Hwang

Rhinologist, Otolaryngologist

Bio:   Dr. Hwang completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and his MD and otolaryngology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a fellowship in rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hwang served as Director of Rhinology at Oregon Health & Science University. He returned to Stanford in 2005 to lead the Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery and currently serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Hwang has served in leadership of the American Rhinologic Society for over a decade, most recently as President of the society. Dr. Hwang also serves as Associate Editor of the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and Associate Editor of the World Journal of Otolaryngology. He co-edited the textbook "Rhinology: Diseases of the Nose, Sinuses, & Skull Base," which was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Scientific & Technical Book of the Year. Dr. Hwang teaches on the latest advances in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at many national and international venues. He also trains future academic leaders in rhinology through the Stanford fellowship in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. His research interests include clinical outcomes of endoscopic skull base surgery; development of innovative medical devices for treating sinus disease; and novel topical therapies for chronic rhinosinusitis.
4.9 out of 5
213 Patient Ratings
83 Patient Comments

Sinus Center

Cranial Base Center

Comprehensive Otolaryngology (ENT)

Facial Pain Program

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 1st Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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General Gastroenterology Clinic in Redwood City

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1997)
  • Fellowship, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Rhinology & Sinus Surgery (1997)
  • Residency, UC San Francisco, Otolaryngology (1996)
  • MD, UC San Francisco (1991)
  • BS, Stanford University, Biology (1987)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine (2005 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Fellowship in Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Stanford University (2005 - 2015)
  • Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2018 - Present)
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2015 - 2018)

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I was treated very professionally and courteously. Excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I have the utmost care with the services provided by Dr. Hwang. Besides the medical care and treatment I have received, he is friendly and puts the patients care first.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Very pleased w/the dr. - caring, thoughtful, very knowledgeable - provided excellent care from day 1 - he cares about his patients.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Always professional, thoughtful, compassionate and so very knowledgeable!!!

SHC Patient, May 2019

love Dr. Peter Hwang, under his care over 10 years now, I trusted him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Hwang has always been and continues to be simply awesome. I've recommended him multiple times since starting to seeing him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Hwang and team are the best - unmatched the surgery he did has changed my life.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr Hoang is really great- I wish more doctors were like him. Smart, clear explanations, listens to me, makes me part of the process

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Utmost trust in Dr. Hwang & his fellows!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

All good! We (husband & I) are pleased @ & with our entire experience. Knowledge of dr. - their ability - on top of what was & is going on with my hearing, sinus, ears - best care I've had. This doesn't happen where we live. Plus we have great trust in your medical providers!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I am so impressed with Dr. Hwang; he is outstanding. In every way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Peter Hwang is the best!!! Absolutely excellent in every way!

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4.9 out of 5
213 Patient Ratings
83 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I was treated very professionally and courteously. Excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I have the utmost care with the services provided by Dr. Hwang. Besides the medical care and treatment I have received, he is friendly and puts the patients care first.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Very pleased w/the dr. - caring, thoughtful, very knowledgeable - provided excellent care from day 1 - he cares about his patients.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Always professional, thoughtful, compassionate and so very knowledgeable!!!

SHC Patient, May 2019

love Dr. Peter Hwang, under his care over 10 years now, I trusted him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Hwang has always been and continues to be simply awesome. I've recommended him multiple times since starting to seeing him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Hwang and team are the best - unmatched the surgery he did has changed my life.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr Hoang is really great- I wish more doctors were like him. Smart, clear explanations, listens to me, makes me part of the process

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Utmost trust in Dr. Hwang & his fellows!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

All good! We (husband & I) are pleased @ & with our entire experience. Knowledge of dr. - their ability - on top of what was & is going on with my hearing, sinus, ears - best care I've had. This doesn't happen where we live. Plus we have great trust in your medical providers!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I am so impressed with Dr. Hwang; he is outstanding. In every way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Peter Hwang is the best!!! Absolutely excellent in every way!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Hwang was outstanding.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Hwang is fabulous. He continually exceeds expectations. I couldn't be more pleased with his care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

on this visit I was seen by the resident Dr. Chen, she was great! Dr. Hwang then followed up with me to confirm, and make sure I was on the right track! I'm always please when I leave Stanford and always feel taken care of!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Hwang is fantastic!! He explained everything perfectly. The virtual glasses were really helpful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Always a pleasure to see DR. Hwang and associate.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I love my Stanford doctor. I honestly cannot say enough good things about the whole Oto clinic.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Hwang is really excellent. I made the right choice going to Stanford for this condition!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

good

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

A good experience, always.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr Hwang instills a very high degree of competence! Prior to meeting the Stanford ENT team I had a less than desirable experience with a San Mateo ENT group that did not have the actual surgical experience, lots of diagnosis. So they referred me to Stanford. It was clear to me from my very 1st meeting with Dr Hwang & Dr Yan, that these folks are the ENT A team.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Hwang is an excellent physician and a good men.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Hwang rocks!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Awesome doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I've already referred a friend, I feel very confident in Dr.Hwang.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr Hwang and his team are always incredibly thoughtful, insightful and caring, I so appreciate this!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

My care provider made an outstanding recommendation regarding including a steroid in my daily nettie pot usage. I have been feeling much better and the pressure behind my eyes have decreased.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Peter Hwang. He is caring, sensitive to my needs & are - He explains thoroughly & takes time & never rushes. He is the "best!" (Thank you.)

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Pleasantly surprised, love the att. to my being a knowledgeable patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Loved using the eye glasses to see into my sinus cavity. Very cool not to mention helpful as well.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Great experience!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Very happy with my visit as always

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Hwang and Dr. Nuyen were excellent. Both seemed caring and I have the upmost confidence in them.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Thank you.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

allowed me time to make a decision

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Working with Dr. Hwang and his staff and visiting doctors has been one of the best experiences with a medical professional ever. He and his staff listen, discuss options and help me understand what's happening with my issue.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Everyone is caring, competent and professional.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Took his time to explain everything, didn't feel rushed, very personable, he explained in words I could understand.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr Hwang and everyone at the clinic is truly wonderful!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I will not see any other doctor except Dr. Peter Hwang for my ENT health needs and I have seen a number of doctors for my care. He has been the only doctor who exhibits the empathy, knowledge, and experience that has helped me with my conditions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Very professional with good people skill set.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

The doctors I see have always been very informative and helpful as well as considerate.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor. He's great at his job and also a really nice human being.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Hwang and his team were very thorough and explained so I could understand.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

love Dr Hwang and His care and skill

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I was very impressed with Dr Hwang

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Hwang and his team consistently perfectly balance their care with personal and professional attention. He is far and away the best care provider I and my husband have ever experienced.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Hwang is wonderful. I am lucky to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

care provider told me I would get a phone call back the following week after review of information but did not hear back.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Never felt rushed or anxious

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Hwang and his staff were knowledgeable about procedures & patient when answering all my questions. Doing so eased my concerns about the surgical procedure.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Best ENT doc there is.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I felt that my Dr. and his associate were genuinely concerned about my health and my concerns.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Hwang and his health care team were excellent in every way they attended to me. Personally, as a former health personnel myself for 48 years, I was greatly impressed by the level of care they provided, the people skills they demonstrated, and the importance they gave to details of my care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

The whole experience went extremely well!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Hwang aways takes the time to answer all of my questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

He solved a problem that I have been struggling with for years in one half our visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr Hwang is awesome and the teams that support him are equally amazing!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

On a scale of 1 to 10, Dr. Hwang is an 11.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Hwang is the best care provider I've ever met with.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Quality care with quality professionals.

SHC Patient, May 2015

He didn't seem to want to hear what I had to say. He wanted me to just listen to his opinion. I changed doctors to see him because my previous doctor didn't work out for me and yet he was also at this appointment. Not what I would have expected.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Hwang treated me (and all my questions) with respect & patience!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

very pleased as expected

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Another physician and 4 residence saw me before he talked to me for 5 minutes!! I felt like I was a laboratory mice.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

A very welcoming experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Hwang is a great listener, outstanding clinician & surgeon and very kind & humble.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. confirmed my surgery is needed & gave me some new directions & providers to pursue.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Doctor Peter Hwang is a very excellent provider.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Hwang came highly recommended for ENT issues for myself & other family members. He more than lived up to expectations.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Hwang & staff are incredible!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Like this doctor A LOT!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

On time - very pleasant!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Very god experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I have liked every person I have met at Dr. Hwang's office very friendly can from all over the world.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Good experience; all the physicians were very approachable and willing to answer my questions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Hwang listen to my answers showed me where the tear sac was and showed me my nasal canal. Dr. Hwang has always spoke with me NOT at me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Hwang is an exceptional health care provider. His nurse Jane Wang is also excellent.