Seattle Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. William A. Portuese is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. He is the current president of the Washington State Chapter of Facial Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Portuese is also a Clinical Instructor in the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington, and the author of numerous publications in his field. He regularly gives presentations about facial plastic surgery on local, national and international levels.

Dr. Portuese’s experience in facial plastic surgery is extensive. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. After his residency, Dr. Portuese completed a one year fellowship in Beverly Hills, with Dr. Frank Kamer, an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon.

While in Beverly Hills, Dr. Portuese learned the most recent advances in facial cosmetic surgery including tissue adhesive techniques, which require no sutures, lower eyelid surgery without external incisions, and nasal surgery with all of the incisions made internally.

Dr. Portuese is a resident of Seattle, Washington. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a perfect fit for him. He has a deep appreciation for the balance and harmony of nature and devotes much of his personal time to his family; and when time allows he enjoys fishing, water skiing, hiking and visits to the numerous slopes surrounding Seattle to snow ski.


CURRICULUM VITAE – Dr William Portuese

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bachelors of Science, Zoology 1977-1981
Medical University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma
Medical Doctorate 1981 – 1985
Internship: Louisiana State University Hospital
Shreveport, Louisiana
Categorical Otolaryngology- General Surgery 1985 – 1986
Residency: Louisiana State University Hospital
Shreveport, Louisiana
Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1986 – 1990
Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Lasky Clinic, Beverly Hills, California
1990 – 1991
Licensure: Federal Licensing Exam (Score 80) 1985
Washington State Medical License 1991
Board Certification – American Academy of Otolaryngology (Score 82nd percentile) 1990
Board Certified – American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1994
Northwest Allergy Lab Director, Certified by Washington State Department of Laboratory Quality Assurance, Licensed by CLIA
Additional Training & Certification: Surgical Laser – LSU Medical Center 1986
CO²/ YAG 1986
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – University of Texas, Galveston 1986
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – LSU Medical Center 1986
Laser Course – University of Tennessee, Nashville 1986

 

HONORS

President’s Honor Roll – Oklahoma State University 1978
Dean’s Honor Roll – Oklahoma State University 1977 – 1981
First Place Southern Medical Association Meeting Otolaryngology Resident’s Category Presentation New Orleans, Louisiana November 1988
The Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association – 2008 Physician Leader of the Year
The Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association – 2012 Medical Leader of the Year
Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington from 1998 – present

 

SOCIETIES

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1986 – Present
King County Medical Society 1991 – Present
Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 1991 – Present
University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Instructor May 1998
Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (WASCA)
Vice President
2008 – 2009
Washington Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons
President
2008 – Present
Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
President
2010 – 2011

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Portuese, W., Norberg, H.:
Infantile Myofibromatosis: A case report and literature review.
Presented at the Pan- Pacific Surgical Society Meeting, Plastic Surgery Section, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 1986

Portuese, W.:
Anatomy of the temporal branch of the facial nerve.
Presented at the Pan-Pacific Surgical Society Meeting, Plastic Surgery Section, Honolulu, Hawaii January 1988

Stucker, F., Portuese, W., Shockley, W.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft: An Alternative in Composite Skin Grafting.
Presented at the Triologic Society,
Naples, Florida, January 1989.
Submitted for publication in The Laryngoscope.

Portuese, W., Stucker, F.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft: A Laboratory and Clinical Review.
Presented at The Southern Medical Association Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1988.
Received first place in Resident Category Presentation.

Portuese, W., Stucker, F.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft with Eyelid Reconstruction.
Presented at the 5th International Symposium,
Toronto, Canada, June 1989

Portuese, W.,Stucker, F.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft: A Laboratory and Clinical Review.
Presented at the 5th International Symposium,
Toronto, Canada, June 1989.
Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck, Decker, B.C., 1991

Portuese, W., Kamer, F.:
Supramid: The disappearing Act.
Presented at the Western Regional Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, February 1991

Portuese, W., Kamer, F., et al:
Propofol: A New Intravenous Sedative. Experience with 300 cases.
Presented at the Spring Meeting, Hawaii, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, May 3, 1991.
Submitted for publication in the Archives of Otolaryngolgy.

Portuese, W.:
Revision Rhinoplasty and the Difficult Nose.
Presentation given at the Annual Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting,
January 19, 1996, Whistler, British Columbia.

Portuese, W.:
Revision Rhinoplasty Through the Closed Technique.
Presented at the Annual Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting,
January 19, 1999, Whistler, British Columbia.


Awards


Medical Leader of the Year: 2008 & 2012


Q & A with Dr. Portuese – Real Self.com


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