Samson J. Lee, MD

Ear Nose & Throat, Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available
  • Available within 1-3 Days


Samson J. Lee, MD, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Minor in Music Performance. He then graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society for academic excellence. At Duke University, Dr. Lee received the Howard Hughes Medical Student Investigator Award twice for his research on immunotherapy of brain tumors. He then completed a general surgery internship at the University of Washington. This was followed by a year of research in pediatric craniofacial biology as a National Institutes of Health Scholar.

Following this, Dr. Lee completed an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency over four years at the University of Washington. He then went on to complete extensive additional training in facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in California. He completed his fellowship by achieving the second highest board examination score in the nation for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery earning him the Jack P. Anderson Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Lee’s practice is focused on general medical and surgical problems of the head and neck with a focus on facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to performing cosmetic procedures, he has extensive training and experience in facial reconstruction after trauma and skin cancer removal, including rhinoplasty.

Dr. Lee is double-board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery as well as cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington. He regularly teaches residents facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques at affiliated University of Washington Hospitals. Dr. Lee has been selected as a “Seattle Top Doctor” in both Seattle and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine for otolaryngology – facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery every year since 2011.


Program: MD
Institution: Duke University School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Institution: University of California Davis

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Academy of Otolaryngology

American Medical Association

Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology

Services + Specialties

Specializing in:

  • Acne scarring
  • BOTOX® injections
  • Basal cell skin cancer surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)
  • Browlift
  • Cleft lip surgery
  • Cleft palate surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Earlobe repair
  • Facelift
  • Facial fracture
  • Facial laceration
  • Facial trauma
  • Filler (restylane)
  • Laser surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Mole removal
  • Nasal fracture
  • Necklift
  • Otoplasty
  • Plastic surgery
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar revision
  • Septal perforation surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus surgery
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
  • Sleep surgery
  • Squamous cell skin cancer surgery
  • Turbinate surgery


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Your Visit

In order for us to provide you with the best care, it is important that you bring the following items to your appointment:

  • A list of your current medications, including dosage
  • A disc and report of all prior imaging studies, including CT scans and MRIs
  • All prior hearing test results, sleep study reports, and other medical records related to your condition
  • Information about what treatments and medications have been tried in the past
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance information and card
  • Some insurance carriers require you have a referral or primary care authorization before treatment is given. Please check with your carrier and if a referral is required, please obtain one from your primary care physician prior to your visit.