Meet Dr. Ryan Stern

Board Certified Otolaryngologist in Federal Way, WA

Ryan Stern MD

Dr. Stern has cared for patients in the Pacific Northwest for almost two decades.

He has served on the surgical faculty at the University of Washington for over 10 years.  He has won numerous awards along the way including being named one of Washington’s Top 10 ENT Surgeons and now 5-year running Patients Choice Award.  He has been a proud partner at Surgical Associates NW since 2007. Dr. Stern grew up in Santa Rosa, California.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University with honors.  Ryan received his medical degree with honors from the New York University School of Medicine after having been awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellowship which he completed at the University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine. Ryan completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgical residency at the University of Washington. He also earned his Master of Public Health degree with honors from the University of Washington.

Dr. Stern is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Stern is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. He has served on the surgical faculty of the UW since 2007. Almost every Monday he can be found training residents and providing care to our veterans at Seattle’s VA Hospital on Beacon Hill.

Ryan met his wife, Jamie, during their first year in college and they were married a few years later. Their oldest daughter, now at Garfield High School, was born in 2003.  Their son was born in 2009, and their youngest daughter was born in 2016. When he is not working, teaching, or chasing his children, Dr. Stern can usually be found shredding the ski slopes, playing softball, squeezing in some poker games, or catching up on major league baseball.

Hospital Affiliations

Our office is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital , MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center  and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle.

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21 Reviews | Average Rating: 5

5 Stars

I would recommend Dr. Stern to anyone. He is excellent in working with the patient to find the best possible outcome. He listens to you and actually cares. Finding a good doctor that you trust and cares about your best interests is hard, but Dr. Stern is great and I will continue to see him for any issues I have in the future. If I could go higher than 5 stars I would, he is that good.
5 Stars

Dr. Stern is an absolutely amazing doctor! He is great at his profession and takes the time to give his utmost attention and detail to each patient. He is the last of a dying breed of doctors that genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being. And better yet, he has a great sense of humor!
5 Stars

As a nurse, I appreciate how professional Dr. Stern is. He's thorough and informative. Always friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I've been his patient for almost 10 years and he's treated many ear infections with care and expertise. I would recommend him anytime to anyone in need of an ENT. Thank you for your care.

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