Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

April 18, 2019

Kris S. Moe, MD, FACS

Kris S. Moe, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and Neurological Surgery

Additional Titles: Chief
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UW Medicine
Research Areas: Skull base surgery; effects of craniofacial trauma on vestibulonystagmography
Research Interests: Skull base trauma; vestibulonystagmography in orbital and craniofacial trauma; facial nerve damage and facial paralysis
VNG in adult and pediatric populations
Work Summary:

We have been studying the effects of orbito-cranial injury on nystagmography, as well as the use of nystagmography to investigate extraocular muscle function before and after surgical reconstruction of orbital injuries. Extraocular muscle function can be very challenging to assess before and after reconstruction, and we have been investigating novel uses of technologies such as VNG to diagnose dysfunction and evaluate outcomes after endoscopic orbital and skull base reconstruction.

We have also done significant work in the field of correction of facial deformity due to facial nerve paralysis. This has involved extensive cadaver and clinical studies, resulting in the publication of numerous new surgical techniques to benefit these complex patients, many of whom have undergone lateral skull base surgery.

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