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

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.
4.8 out of 5
262 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

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

  • Division Chief, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine (2002 - 2006)
  • Division Chief, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006 - Present)
  • Faculty senate, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - 2013)
  • Medical Director, Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Surgery Center, University of Washington Medical Center (2004 - 2006)
  • Vice President, Research and Development, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2015 - 2018)
  • Western Region Director, Board of Directors, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2010 - 2014)
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Was surprised by Dr. Most's "bed-side manner". His intern trainee was exceptional in his communication & sensitivity. Unfortunately it only served to highlight Dr. Most's lack in this area.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Appreciated Dr. Most's honest opinion, truly listened to my concerns

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Most is an awesome ENT and I have all the confidence in him that he will help me resolve my breathing issues very soon

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Solved problems, didn't answer questions well.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

all positive experiences at this clinic - every single time.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I'm very impressed that Dr. Most told me which procedures might not be appropriate for me, and carefully explained the procedures that would be helpful. He also supplied a slideshow of before and after photos that was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Outstanding doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

He was acting rushed. I didn't feel like I was getting his full attention, though what he did seemed fine.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Nobody talked to me about my medications or follow up care AT ALL!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Most has been an exceptional communicator.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Most is a wonderful caring person.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I travel to Stanford from Portland, Oregon for exceptional medical care and treatment.

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4.8 out of 5
262 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Was surprised by Dr. Most's "bed-side manner". His intern trainee was exceptional in his communication & sensitivity. Unfortunately it only served to highlight Dr. Most's lack in this area.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Appreciated Dr. Most's honest opinion, truly listened to my concerns

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Most is an awesome ENT and I have all the confidence in him that he will help me resolve my breathing issues very soon

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Solved problems, didn't answer questions well.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

all positive experiences at this clinic - every single time.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I'm very impressed that Dr. Most told me which procedures might not be appropriate for me, and carefully explained the procedures that would be helpful. He also supplied a slideshow of before and after photos that was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Outstanding doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

He was acting rushed. I didn't feel like I was getting his full attention, though what he did seemed fine.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Nobody talked to me about my medications or follow up care AT ALL!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Most has been an exceptional communicator.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Most is a wonderful caring person.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I travel to Stanford from Portland, Oregon for exceptional medical care and treatment.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Most & Dr. Keenan are WONDERFUL.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr Most and Keeler communicated well to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Most was very nice & professional I'll definitely be recommending him to everyone!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

A very pleasant experience before, during, and after my surgery! Great team of Doctors, nurses, and assistants.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Great surgeon! I admire my nose in the mirror.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

One of Worlds Best

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

The follow-up care documentation could provide a little more detail

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. can handle severe cases well. I tend to want more info than given. But he answers all Qs.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Most is GREAT; Dr. Liv was great too!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Most and his staff are extraordinarily knowledgeable, skillful, and caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I love Dr. Most, he is truly the best. I would put my life in his hands over and over again. Total trust and comfort. He is professional and kind.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Always professional but puts you to ease. Listens & addresses concerns extremely well. Standford is better because of professionals like Dr. Most.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

The doctor showed a lot of concern for my health. I'm waiting for fallow-up appointment.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Sam Most is very professional, friendly, caring and compassionate doctor. I would definitely recommend his care to anyone.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I was fortunate to have found Dr. Most, as my procedure and follow-up care was impeccable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Most's skill.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Most is pleasant - knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Felt I had the best of care by the best of providers.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent service and care - - Dr. Most & his nursing staff are hands-down AMAZING.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I feel extremely confident in Doctor Most.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Good experience overall with this provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I was 'out of it' after my operation so I don't remember the instructions about meds but the follow-up info was provided in a printed document that didn't include specifics about meds.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I had surgery on my nose. Dr. Most went over my options and asked questions.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I will continue to see Dr. Most on a long-term basis.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Excellent provider.