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.