Sam P. Most, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Otolaryngologist, Facial plastic surgeon, Head and neck surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Most graduated with High Honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Subsequently he attended Stanford University School of Medicine, where he received a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant and was honored with the Dean's Award upon graduation. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine before returning to the West Coast. Upon his return, he trained at the University of Washington in Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where he received the Lampkin Temporal Bone Dissection Award in 1998, and the awards from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) in 1997, 1998, and 1999. In 2000 he joined the Physicians Research Training Committee of the ARO, the first resident to do so. After residency, he was selected for what was, at that time, one of the most competitive fellowships in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, also at the University of Washington. He has authored over 100 articles, textbook chapters and reviews on the science and practice of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was appointed Division Chief in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington in 2002, a position he also has held at Stanford since his arrival here in 2006.

Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

General ENT Clinic

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center (2002) WA
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (2001) WA
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2002)
  • Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1996) CT
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1995) CA
  • M.D., Stanford University, Medicine (1995)
  • B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Honors College, Biology (Neuroscience) (1990)

Honors & Awards

  • Ben Shuster Award, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2003)
  • Clinician Teacher of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2003)
  • Mark Rafaty Award, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2014)

Administrative Appointments

  • Western Region Director, Board of Directors, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2010 - 2014)
  • Faculty senate, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - 2013)
  • Vice President, Research and Development, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2015 - 2018)
  • Division Chief, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006 - Present)
  • Division Chief, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine (2002 - 2006)
  • Medical Director, Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Surgery Center, University of Washington Medical Center (2004 - 2006)