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Rahul Seth, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOtolaryngology
Address2233 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-353-9500
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    University of RochesterM.D.2006School of Medicine

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    Rahul Seth, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery subdivision of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Department at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and he completed his medical degree from the same institution, and a five-year surgical residency from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. This was followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Dr. Seth is the primary inventor of a device which helps determine the presence of abnormal fluid in a middle ear of a patient, a challenging aspect of an ear exam for many practitioners. The device includes two light sources, including a laser light beam. The conveyed optical beam creates a reflectance pattern and the illumination characteristic provides insight into the presence of any abnormal fluid in a middle ear of a patient. A substantially diffuse reflectance pattern observed indicates the presence of abnormal fluid in the middle ear of the subject. With new technologies and procedures, there are numerous options for each patient that range from office procedures to operative techniques. Dr. Seth’s goal is to work with patients to choose the best options, whether patients desire enhancement in appearance, reconstruction after a trauma, or cancer-related surgery. He is committed to provide the highest standard of care so that his patients achieve their individualized aesthetic goals.

    Dr. Seth has won several national awards and laboratory grant funding for his research, and has published over 20 medical articles in prestigious journals and textbooks. He has received over $100,000 in research grant awards to conduct and fund research. As a chief resident, he was awarded the honor of resident colleague of the year.

    Specialty:
    Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Expertise:
    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

    Research Interests:
    Centers on clinical outcomes of techniques and therapeutic methods focused in reconstruction of the head and neck and facial aesthetic outcomes after cosmetic surgery

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH - General Surgery
    • Residency: Cleveland Clinic, OH - Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery - Chief Resident
    • Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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    1. 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. PMID: 28536664.
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    2. 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. PMID: 28140835.
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    3. 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 Jan 06. PMID: 28061519.
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    4. Jáuregui 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 1; 18(4):258-62. PMID: 27031499.
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    5. 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. PMID: 27400838.
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    6. 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. PMID: 27110906.
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    7. 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 Dec 1; 17(6):422-6. PMID: 26335298.
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    8. 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. PMID: 26954870.
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    9. 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 8; 5(3):419-34. PMID: 26352798; PMCID: PMC4618654.
    10. 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. PMID: 26340759.
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    11. 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. PMID: 26164856.
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    12. 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 Apr; 38 Suppl 1:E945-8. PMID: 25994936.
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    13. 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. PMID: 25936774.
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    14. 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. PMID: 25393515.
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    15. 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. PMID: 25124477.
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    16. 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. PMID: 24980240.
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    17. 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. PMID: 24652566.
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    18. 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. PMID: 24290997.
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    19. 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. PMID: 24151013.
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    20. Seth R, Revenaugh PC, Scharpf J, Shipchandler TZ, Fritz MA. Free anterolateral thigh fascia lata flap for complex nasal lining defects. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 Jan; 15(1):21-8. PMID: 23108315.
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    21. Alam DS, Seth R, Sindwani R, Woodson EA, Rajasekaran K. Upper airway manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Nov; 79 Suppl 3:S16-21. PMID: 23203639.
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    22. Seth R, Discolo CM, Palczewska GM, Lewandowski JJ, Krakovitz PR. Ultrasound characterization of middle ear effusion. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 34(1):44-50. PMID: 23084430; PMCID: PMC3518560.
    23. Seth R, Revenaugh PC, Kaltenbach JA, Rajasekaran K, Meltzer NE, Ghosh D, Alam DS. Facial nerve neurorrhaphy and the effects of glucocorticoids in a rat model. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Nov; 147(5):832-40. PMID: 22807488.
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    24. Alghoul M, Mendiola A, Seth R, Rubin BP, Zins JE, Calabro A, Siemionow M, Kusuma S. The effect of hyaluronan hydrogel on fat graft survival. Aesthet Surg J. 2012 Jul; 32(5):622-33. PMID: 22745452.
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    25. Bebek G, Bennett KL, Funchain P, Campbell R, Seth R, Scharpf J, Burkey B, Eng C. Microbiomic subprofiles and MDR1 promoter methylation in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Apr 1; 21(7):1557-65. PMID: 22180460; PMCID: PMC3298279.
    26. Seth R, Revenaugh PC, Vidimos AT, Scharpf J, Somani AK, Fritz MA. Simultaneous intraoperative Mohs clearance and reconstruction for advanced cutaneous malignancies. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec; 13(6):404-10. PMID: 22106186.
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    27. Seth R, Scharpf J. Medication ineffectiveness due to Zenker diverticulum in a compliant patient. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Nov; 145(5):872-3. PMID: 21873594.
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    28. Lamarre ED, Seth R, Lorenz RR, Esclamado R, Adelstein DJ, Rodriguez CP, Saxton J, Scharpf J. Intended single-modality management of T1 and T2 tonsillar carcinomas: retrospective comparison of radical tonsillectomy vs radiation from a single institution. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 33(1):98-103. PMID: 21696857.
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    29. Seth R, Manz RM, Dahan IJ, Nuara MJ, Meltzer NE, McLennan G, Alam DS. Comprehensive analysis of the anterolateral thigh flap vascular anatomy. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Sep-Oct; 13(5):347-54. PMID: 21502468.
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    30. Revenaugh PC, Seth R, Lucas J, Fritz MA. Multidisciplinary approach to large cutaneous tumors of the head and neck. Dermatol Clin. 2011 Apr; 29(2):319-24, x. PMID: 21421155.
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    31. Shipchandler TZ, Seth R, Alam DS. Split hypoglossal-facial nerve neurorrhaphy for treatment of the paralyzed face. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 32(6):511-6. PMID: 21093962.
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    32. Seth R, Nabili V, Fritz MA, Alam DS, Knott PD. Volume-directed facial soft tissue deficit reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Dec; 26(6):494-503. PMID: 21086236.
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    33. Seth R, Rajasekaran K, Luong A, Benninger MS, Batra PS. Spontaneous CSF leaks: factors predictive of additional interventions. Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2141-6. PMID: 21113927.
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    34. Cannady SB, Seth R, Fritz MA, Alam DS, Wax MK. Total parotidectomy defect reconstruction using the buried free flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Nov; 143(5):637-43. PMID: 20974332.
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    35. Seth R, Rajasekaran K, Benninger MS, Batra PS. The utility of intrathecal fluorescein in cerebrospinal fluid leak repair. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Nov; 143(5):626-32. PMID: 20974330.
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    36. Seth R, Futran ND, Alam DS, Knott PD. Outcomes of vascularized bone graft reconstruction of the mandible in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2165-71. PMID: 20824743.
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    37. Revenaugh PC, Seth R, Pavlovich JB, Knott PD, Batra PS. Minimally invasive endoscopic resection of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 32(6):464-9. PMID: 21041001.
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    38. Rajasekaran K, Seth R, Abelson A, Batra PS. Prevalence of metabolic bone disease among chronic rhinosinusitis patients treated with oral glucocorticoids. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2010 May-Jun; 24(3):215-9. PMID: 20537290.
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    39. Bennett KL, Lee W, Lamarre E, Zhang X, Seth R, Scharpf J, Hunt J, Eng C. HPV status-independent association of alcohol and tobacco exposure or prior radiation therapy with promoter methylation of FUSSEL18, EBF3, IRX1, and SEPT9, but not SLC5A8, in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2010 Apr; 49(4):319-26. PMID: 20029986.
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    40. Seth R, Waters HH, Knott PD. Vascularized bone graft reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint using the tunneled, anchored suture technique. Laryngoscope. 2010; 120 Suppl 4:S236. PMID: 21225834.
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    41. Waters HH, Seth R, Hoschar AP, Benninger MS. Does HPV have a presence in diffuse high grade pre-malignant lesions of the larynx? Laryngoscope. 2010; 120 Suppl 4:S201. PMID: 21225799.
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    42. Frisina RD, Singh A, Bak M, Bozorg S, Seth R, Zhu X. F1 (CBA×C57) mice show superior hearing in old age relative to their parental strains: hybrid vigor or a new animal model for "golden ears"? Neurobiol Aging. 2011 Sep; 32(9):1716-24. PMID: 19879021; PMCID: PMC2891213.
    43. Jeyakumar A, Seth R, Brickman TM, Dutcher P. The prevalence and clinical course of patients with 'incidental' acoustic neuromas. Acta Otolaryngol. 2007 Oct; 127(10):1051-7. PMID: 17851885.
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    44. Moss AJ, Shimizu W, Wilde AA, Towbin JA, Zareba W, Robinson JL, Qi M, Vincent GM, Ackerman MJ, Kaufman ES, Hofman N, Seth R, Kamakura S, Miyamoto Y, Goldenberg I, Andrews ML, McNitt S. Clinical aspects of type-1 long-QT syndrome by location, coding type, and biophysical function of mutations involving the KCNQ1 gene. Circulation. 2007 May 15; 115(19):2481-9. PMID: 17470695; PMCID: PMC3332528.
    45. Seth R, Moss AJ, McNitt S, Zareba W, Andrews ML, Qi M, Robinson JL, Goldenberg I, Ackerman MJ, Benhorin J, Kaufman ES, Locati EH, Napolitano C, Priori SG, Schwartz PJ, Towbin JA, Vincent GM, Zhang L. Long QT syndrome and pregnancy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Mar 13; 49(10):1092-8. PMID: 17349890.
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