Rahul Seth, MD

Facial plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Rahul Seth is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the treatment of facial aesthetics and rejuvenation of the aging face, rhinoplasty and nasal airway surgery, treatment of facial paralysis, reconstruction of facial cutaneous malignancies and free tissue transfer. His research interests include clinical outcomes of advanced techniques and therapeutic methods for the reconstruction of the head and neck. With a background in engineering, Seth designed and patented new technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck diseases. He has won several national awards and laboratory grant funding for his research, and has published numerous medical articles in his field.

Seth earned a medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery from the Cleveland Clinic. Subsequently, he completed further subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an assistant professor in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2320 Sutter St., Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9500
Fax: (415) 885-7785

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Rahul Seth

Education

University of Rochester School of Medicine 2006

Residencies

Cleveland Clinic 2012

Fellowships

University of California Los Angeles 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Garcia SM, Tamaki S, Lee S, Wong A, Jose A, Dreux J, Kouklis G, Sbitany H, Seth R, Knott PD, Heaton C, Ryan WR, Kim EA, Hansen SL, Hoffman WY, Pomerantz JH. High-Yield Purification, Preservation, and Serial Transplantation of Human Satellite Cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 Mar 13; 10(3):1160-1174.
  2. Markey JD, Alemi AS, Naunheim ML, Faden DL, Heaton CM, Seth R. Spontaneous Iliopsoas Hematoma following Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2017; 2017:7631673.
  3. Alemi AS, Seth R, Heaton C, Wang SJ, Knott PD. Comparison of Video and In-person Free Flap Assessment following Head and Neck Free Tissue Transfer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun; 156(6):1035-1040.
  4. Tamplen ML, Tamplen J, Torrecillas V, Seth R, Ricceri S, Hemmat S, Heaton C, Ryan WR, Knott PD. Does a Standalone Cancer Center Improve Head and Neck Microsurgical Outcomes? J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 May; 33(4):252-256.
  5. JŠuregui EJ, Tummala N, Seth R, Arron S, Neuhaus I, Yu S, Grekin R, Knott PD. Comparison of W-Plasty vs Traditional Straight-Line Techniques for Primary Paramedian Forehead Flap Donor Site Closure. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Jul 01; 18(4):258-62.
  6. Tamplen M, Knott PD, Fritz MA, Seth R. Controversies in Parotid Defect Reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Aug; 24(3):235-43.
  7. Tamplen ML, Ricceri S, Hemmat S, Seth R, Ryan WR, Knott PD. Benefits of Immediate Extubation Following Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Sep; 32(7):533-9.
  8. Beckler AD, Ezzat WH, Seth R, Nabili V, Blackwell KE. Assessment of Fibula Flap Skin Perfusion in Patients Undergoing Oromandibular Reconstruction: Comparison of Clinical Findings, Fluorescein, and Indocyanine Green Angiography. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec; 17(6):422-6.
  9. Naunheim M, Seth R, Knott PD. Sternocleidomastoid contour restoration: an added benefit of the anterolateral thigh free flap during facial reconstruction. Am J Otolaryngol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 37(2):139-43.
  10. Xu X, Wilschut KJ, Kouklis G, Tian H, Hesse R, Garland C, Sbitany H, Hansen S, Seth R, Knott PD, Hoffman WY, Pomerantz JH. Human Satellite Cell Transplantation and Regeneration from Diverse Skeletal Muscles. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Sep 08; 5(3):419-34.
  11. Markey JD, Seth R, Wang SJ, Ryan WR, El-Sayed IH, Knott PD. Anterolateral Thigh Adipofascial Flap: A New Option for Scalp Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Feb; 32(2):160-3.
  12. Markey J, Knott PD, Fritz MA, Seth R. Recent advances in head and neck free tissue transfer. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug; 23(4):297-301.
  13. Knott PD, Seth R, Waters HH, Revenaugh PC, Alam D, Scharpf J, Meltzer NE, Fritz MA. Short-term donor site morbidity: A comparison of the anterolateral thigh and radial forearm fasciocutaneous free flaps. Head Neck. 2016 04; 38 Suppl 1:E945-8.
  14. Markey J, Seth R, Knott PD. Safety of cyanoacrylate-based adhesives in creating layered septal cartilage grafts during open structure septorhinoplasty. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 36(4):499-502.
  15. Revenaugh PC, Fritz MA, Haffey TM, Seth R, Markey J, Knott PD. Minimizing morbidity in microvascular surgery: small-caliber anastomotic vessels and minimal access approaches. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb; 17(1):44-8.
  16. Revenaugh PC, Haffey TM, Seth R, Fritz MA. Anterolateral thigh adipofascial flap in mucosal reconstruction. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Nov-Dec; 16(6):395-9.
  17. Seth R, Haffey T, McBride JM, Sindwani R. Intranasal landmarks for adequate L-strut preservation during endoscopic septoplasty. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2014 May-Jun; 28(3):265-8.
  18. Seth R, Ahmed M, Hoschar AP, Wood BG, Scharpf J. Cervical sympathetic chain paraganglioma: a report of 2 cases and a literature review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Mar; 93(3):E22-7.
  19. Keller G, Quatela VC, Antunes MB, Sykes JM, Magill CK, Seth R. Midface lift: panel discussion. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 22(1):119-37.
  20. Seth R, Rajasekaran K, Lee WT, Lorenz RR, Wood BG, Kominsky A, Scharpf J. Patient reported outcomes in endoscopic and open transcervical treatment for Zenker's diverticulum. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jan; 124(1):119-25.

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