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; ion transport dysregulation in rhinosinusitis; and novel topical therapies for chronic rhinosinusitis.
4.8 out of 5
191 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

Sinus Center

Cranial Base Center

Comprehensive Otolaryngology

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 of Clinical Affairs, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2015 - Present)

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.2

Wait times

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.

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4.8 out of 5
191 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

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

Best ENT doc there is.

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, 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.