Rahul Seth, MD

Associate Professor
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1825 4th Street, Rm L5103
UCSF Box 4078
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
About Me 

Rahul Seth, MD, is an Associate 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.

Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

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