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 The 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 at 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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12 Reviews | Average Rating: 5

5 Stars

Dr Stern came through for us again today. I just wanted to spend a minute because he went the extra mile for us today when the whole world was going crazy on virus lockdown. He has been our doctor for years. He fixed my nose years ago. My daughter needed some help today in tough spot and Dr. Stern and his staff worked us in. Good guy, really good surgeon.
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When looking for a surgeon, you want the best and brightest. Dr. Stern not only checks those boxes but exceeds expectations with his authentic care and tenacity to resolve his patients concerns. I would (and do) recommend Dr. Stern to anyone who is struggling with ENT issues. He is the down to earth and direct. You won't be able to find a more dedicated physician.
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I have a loss for words in describing how great of a doctor and person Ryan Stern is. I do not care much for doctors in general, but Ryan definitely is very genuine and shows he cares greatly for his patients. I can breath again because of him and only wish I had found him 4 years prior to the previous ENTs I had to see.

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