Allen D. Hillel M.D.

Allen D. Hillel M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Surgery


Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery




Primary Location

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, NE 300
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4022|Map It 


Allen Hillel joined the University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in 1983 and has had a focus on laryngology and swallowing issues for the past 25 years. He is also a UW adjunct professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He attended Stanford University for his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He then attended Stanford University Medical School. Dr. Hillel did his surgical internship at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, and returned to Stanford for his residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. He then completed a fellowship in facial plastic/reconstructive surgery and a fellowship in head and neck surgery, both at Stanford Medical Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to listen to each patient tell their story and to try to understand their important concerns for the clinic visit. My hope is that at the end of the visit, the patient will have a clear understanding of their issues and feel comfortable that all of their questions have been answered.

Clinical Interests

All aspects of voice and airway reconstruction including surgery for hoarseness; difficulty with breathing, weak voice and all neurological conditions of the head and neck with a focus on laryngeal dystonia; all dystonia of the head and neck.

Research Interests

Electromyography of the larynx focusing on vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal dystonia, and the neurophysiology of the larynx.


Stanford University School of MedicineMedical education1976
Stanford University School of MedicineResidency
Tufts University School of MedicineInternship


Board Certifications

American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology1981
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