Biography and Education

Dr. Joseph Shvidler moved to the Puget Sound area after finishing his residency training in ear nose and throat surgery to pursue a fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery at the University of Washington hospitals. Dr. Shvidler then returned to active duty at Joint Base Lewis McChord. During his tenure he served as a section chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.

As an assistant professor of surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Shvidler trained generations of future ENT surgeons and medical students. He performed numerous complex reconstructive facial plastic surgeries on soldiers , military family members and retirees.

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Madigan Army Medical Center

Madigan Army Medical Center

After serving his country for over 12 years, Dr. Shvidler has been working in the Puget Sound area covering areas of Seattle, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia and Portland.

Dr. Shvidler provides comprehensive, state of the art care in management of congenital, traumatic, and cosmetic deformities in the facial and neck region. His unique training in ear nose and throat and facial plastic reconstructive surgery gives him ability to care for the most complex issues. He provides compassionate care by listening to each individuals needs.


Postgraduate Training

2007-2008 University of Washington
Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2003-2007 Tripler Army Medical Center
Resident, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2002-2003 Tripler Army Medical Center
Intern, General Surgery

Graduate Training

1998-2002 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Training

1994-1998 Loyola University Chicago
B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude

Academic Positions

2014-2022 Multicare Health System
Facial Plastic Surgeon

2011-2014 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Edward Herbert School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery

2008-2014 Madigan Army Medical Center
Section Chief – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2007-2008 University of Washington
Acting Instructor