Amy Anstead, MD, FARS, is the only fellowship-trained rhinologist and endoscopic skull base surgeon in the world who also has formal education in both functional and integrative medicine. She provides holistic, personalized, patient-centered care, and is unafraid to look outside the box for solutions for her patients. She is one of the most experienced sinus surgeons in the Pacific Northwest, has performed over 2,000 complex sinus and endoscopic skull base surgeries, and has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from chronic sinus disease and sinonasal/skull base tumors.
Dr. Anstead completed the prestigious fellowship in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of Miami, Florida with one of the founding fathers of skull base surgery, Dr. Roy Casiano. She is a Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society and a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Anstead completed her Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago where she was awarded the Resident Research Award. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Miami, Florida, graduating with honors and nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. Prior to medical school, Dr. Anstead completed two concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Psychology. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and trained with Dr. Andrew Weil at the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona.
Dr. Anstead has been voted Best Doctor in Seattle by her peers in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine five times. She has frequently been an invited speaker on the topics of Rhinology andEndoscopic Skull Base Surgery across the Americas and Europe and directed cadaveric dissection courses on Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery for her peers. She has served as a reviewer for several academic journals and has published in the areas of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in both peer reviewed journals and book chapters including Dr. Casiano’s bestselling Endoscopic Sinonasal Dissection Guide.
Dr. Anstead is married and has two beautiful children.