CV – prof. Wayne Larrabee

Award-winning physician, considered one of the best in his field in Seattle, WA and in America, professor, poet, photographer, and humanitarian — Dr. Wayne Larrabee is founder of the Larrabee Center.

Wayne F Larrabee, Jr, MD, MSH, FACS is widely recognized as one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Larrabee is a Clinical Professor and directs the UW Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. He has published over 175 articles and his three books have been printed in multiple editions and many languages- Principles of Facial Reconstruction, Surgical Anatomy of the Face, and The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation. He is the founding editor of the Clinics in Facial Plastic Surgery and JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. He teaches around the globe and during the past year was the distinguished lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and honored lecturer in China, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal in addition to many courses in the US. He has directed major international courses in Rhinoplasty and Aging Face Surgery.

Dr Larrabee has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America for over two decades and was on the cover of Seattle Magazine’s Best Doctor issue. His honors include- Schoenrock Award, Mark Raferty Award, Award from Croatia for ProBono Surgery on War Victims, Ira Tresley Award, Benjamin Schuster Award, Shirley Baron Memorial Award, Joseph Award for outstanding contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery awarded by the European Society of Facial Plastic Surgery and many more.

Dr. Larrabee has been president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), American Board of Otolaryngology, and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery.    

He is a founding member of the “Face to Face” Program, which provides pro bono surgery and education throughout the world. The Face to Face Program of the AAFPRS also has a project to assist the victims of domestic violence in this country for which Dr. Larrabee received the AMA’s Major Public Service Award in 1996 on behalf of the AAFPRS.  He founded “Global Surgical Outreach,” a Washington State non-profit organization to provide reconstructive surgery for children in China, Ethiopia and elsewhere with the focus on cleft lip and palate deformities. He was awarded a prestigious RealSelf fellowship in 2018 to pursue his pro bono work in Africa.

Dr. Larrabee’s non-medical interests include photography and poetry.  He has published both in numerous literary journals.  He is also the proud father of 7 children.