Michael Wolfe, MD, FACS, is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This is the specialty dealing with the surgical and medical treatment of ailments of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT). Dr. Wolfe often describes it as “treating everything above the collar bones except eyes, brain, and spine.” He has been practicing in the Seattle area since 2006. Most of these years, he has been a Top Doctor in Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine. His main areas of focus include “lumps and bumps” (neck nodes, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland, mouth, throat, neck masses, etc.), ultrasound of the head and neck area, cancer in the head and neck area, skin cancer treatment and reconstruction, and sinus disease. In addition to these, you can see him for any general otolaryngology needs.
Dr. Wolfe grew up in Great Falls, MT, and moved to Tacoma, WA, in 1989. There, he finished his undergraduate education with a BS in Zoology from the University of Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1998. He then did his residency at the University of Utah In Salt Lake City, where he and his family lived for five years. This was followed by a fellowship (specialized training) in head and neck surgery, learning the management of tumors of the head and neck area, at the University of Cincinnati. He stayed on as faculty and was able to care for cancer patients and teach residents and medical students. Dr. Wolfe moved to the Seattle area in 2006 to be closer to family. He continues to teach medical students and primary care residents as a clinical instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Washington.
In his free time, Dr. Wolfe enjoys spending time with his wife and adult son. His hobbies include photography, playing guitar, playing and watching soccer, wake surfing, travel, family events, and home improvement.