Emily A. Spataro, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Rising Star


  • rhinoplasties for both functional and cosmetic purposes
  • facial Mohs reconstructions
  • facial trauma
  • facial nerve injury and disorders
  • scar revision
  • cosmetic surgeries and procedures (Botox, fillers, brow/eyelid surgeries, facelifts/necklifts, and laser and chemical peels for skin resurfacing)


  • Undergraduate: BSE, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC (2007)
  • MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2012)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2017)
  • Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2018)


Dr. Spataro sees patients at:

Board certification

  • Board certified in otolaryngology
  • Board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Research Interests

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Leadership Roles & Honors

  • 2022 Castle Connolly Rising Star in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Graduation with Distinction, Duke University, Senior design project: Devices for the developing world, neonatal incubator