William E. Walsh, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

William E. Walsh

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Pat Gwynn

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Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat), Medical Illustrator

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Louisiana State University


Dr. Walsh’s background is unique; he has extensive training and experience as both an artist and a surgeon. This combined surgical and artistic training allows him to practice the full spectrum of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in both children and adults. His areas of expertise include nasal surgery (rhinoplasty, septoplasty), facial rejuvenation (blepharoplasty, browlifts, facelifts, botox injections, dermal filler injections), cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty), and facial reconstructive surgery to repair the effects of trauma, cancer excision, and facial paralysis.

Dr. Walsh has a special interest in facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery and enjoys collaborating with dermatologic surgeons to treat skin cancers. He also has expertise in facial prosthetics where he uses his artistic and surgical background to provide care for patients needing facial prosthetics. This dual expertise in facial plastic surgery and prosthetic care assists him in providing comprehensive treatment of severe congenital deformities of the external ear (microtia), offering both surgical reconstruction with cartilage or prosthetic replacement with silicone.



  • Stucker FJ, Walsh WE, Dammert M, Lian T. The perichondrial cutaneous graft: a facial reconstructive option for the ages (ages 1 week to 94 years). Laryngoscope. 2008 Oct;118(10):1753-7.
  • Walsh WE, Dougherty B, Reisberg DJ, Applebaum EL, Shah C, O'Donnell P, Richter CP. The importance of auricular prostheses for speech recognition. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008;10(5):321-8.
  • Parker NP, Eisler LS, Dresner HS, Walsh WE. Orthodromic temporalis tendon transfer: anatomical considerations. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(1):39-44.



Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Hennepin County Medical Center;Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center;Un

Board Certifications

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Medical Illustration