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P. Daniel Ward

P. Daniel Ward, MD, MS, FACS

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Otolaryngology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Research Interests

  • Facial Injuries
  • Facial Nerve
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic
  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Flap Reconstruction of Traumatic Wounds
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Trauma Outcomes
  • Patient Satisfaction

Dr. Ward brings superior medical knowledge, technical skill, and experience into every operation he performs. Possessing a unique blend of artistry and medical expertise, Dr. Ward is consistently ranked in the top 1% of physicians in patient satisfaction making Ward MD one of the best plastic surgery options in Utah.

Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

A renowned double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. P. Daniel Ward has addressed the aesthetic concerns of thousands of patients helping them restore and improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. The guiding principles that allow Dr. Ward to achieve this success are compassion and commitment to the patient combined with a desire to help patients look and feel their best. Distinguished by attention to detail, down-to-earth approach, and a passion for his work, Dr. Ward has developed a position amongst the top facial plastic surgeons.

Specialized In Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ward’s extensive educational credentials include a five-year residency in Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery followed by completion of a Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. This highly coveted training provided extensive training in the area of complex cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and provided the foundation for him to develop his practice focus on rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, and cosmetic injectables.

Our Philosophy

– “A Natural Result Without Obvious Signs Of Surgery Is Our Ultimate Cosmetic Goal.”

I believe that natural results without obvious signs of surgery is the goal of any cosmetic procedure. By combining superior medical knowledge, training, and technical skill with artistry and a sensitive, compassionate touch, I strive to provide my patients with a natural appearance. This improved, elegant look should avoid looking artificial while fulfilling the individual patient’s desired goals.

– “The Face Is Our Identity.”

The face represents our identity to the outside world, to our friends, to our family, and most importantly, to ourselves. Our goal is to improve the components of the face that are undesirable to the patient while preserving the elements of the face that give the patient his or her unique identity. As a result, each procedure must be tailored to the individual patient.

– “Form Must Never Compromise Function.”

As we seek to improve the appearance of the patient, this improvement in form should never result in a compromise of function. For example, the most beautiful rhinoplasty result is worthless if the patient is unable to breathe through the nose.

– “An Extraordinary Experience Is Our Goal With Each And Every Patient.”

We like what we do and we want our patients to enjoy their time with us. No matter how much a patient is looking forward to the improvement that will result from a procedure, there is always anxiety associated with the procedure itself. Our goal is to make each patient’s experience exceptional.

Our facility offers a comfortable, private setting for consultations and surgery. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to meet with our staff, Dr. Ward, and learn about all the procedures we offer to help you achieve your desired look.

Education History

Fellowship University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Internship University of Michigan
University of Utah
Graduate Training Utah State University
Utah State University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Thomson RS, Molin NL, Whitehead KJ, Ashby S, Johnson L, Ward PD, McRae BR, Wilson KF, McDonald J (2018). The effects of nasal closure on quality of life in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol, 3(3), 178-181. (Read full article)
  2. Thomas AJ, Larson MO, Braden S, Cannon RB, Ward PD (2017). Effect of 3 Commercially Available Botulinum Toxin Neuromodulators on Facial Synkinesis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Facial Plast Surg, 20(2), 141-147. (Read full article)
  3. Thomas AJ, Larson MO, Braden S, Cannon RB, Ward PD (2017 Sep 28). Effect of 3 Commercially Available Botulinum Toxin Neuromodulators on Facial Synkinesis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Facial Plast Surg.
  4. Sowder JC, Thomas AJ, Ward PD (2017 May). Essential Anatomy and Evaluation for Functional Rhinoplasty. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am.
  5. Sowder JC, Thomas AJ, Gonzalez CD, Limaye NS, Ward PD (2017 Jul 1). Use of Spreader Flaps Without Dorsal Hump Reduction and the Effect on Nasal Function. JAMA Facial Plast Surg.
  6. Sowder JC, Thomas AJ, Gonzalez CD, Limaye NS, Ward PD (2017). Use of Spreader Flaps Without Dorsal Hump Reduction and the Effect on Nasal Function. JAMA Facial Plast Surg, 19(4), 287-292. (Read full article)
  7. Sowder JC, Thomas AJ, Ward PD (2017). Essential Anatomy and Evaluation for Functional Rhinoplasty. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am, 25(2), 141-160. (Read full article)
  8. Timmins BH, Hunter BN, Wilson KF, Ward PD (2016). Treatment of severe refractory epistaxis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia using a two-flap nasal closure method. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol, 6(5), 544-8. (Read full article)
  9. Hunter BN, Timmins BH, McDonald J, Whitehead KJ, Ward PD, Wilson KF (2015). An evaluation of the severity and progression of epistaxis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia 1 versus hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia 2. Laryngoscope, 126(4), 786-90. (Read full article)
  10. Joseph K Han, Scott P Stringer, Richard M Rosenfeld, Sanford M Archer, Dole P Baker, Seth M Brown, David R Edelstein, Stacey T Gray, Timothy S Lian, Erin J Ross, Allen M Seiden, Michael Setzen, Travis T Tollefson, P Daniel Ward, Kevin C Welch, Sarah K Wise, and Lorraine C Nnacheta (November 2015). Clinical Consensus Statement: Septoplasty with or without Inferior Turbinate Reduction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 153(5), 708-20.
  11. Han JK, Stringer SP, Rosenfeld RM, Archer SM, Baker DP, Brown SM, Edelstein DR, Gray ST, Lian TS, Ross EJ, Seiden AM, Setzen M, Tollefson TT, Ward PD, Welch KC, Wise SK, Nnacheta LC (2015). Clinical Consensus Statement: Septoplasty with or without Inferior Turbinate Reduction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 153(5), 708-20. (Read full article)
  12. Wilson KF, Ward PD, Meier, J (2014). Salivary Gland Disorders. Am Fam Physician.
  13. Wilson KF, Meier JD, Ward PD (2014). Salivary gland disorders. Am Fam Physician, 89(11), 882-8. (Read full article)
  14. Gurgel RK, Ward PD, Schwartz S, Norton MC, Foster NL, Tschanz JT (2014 Jun). Relationship of hearing loss and dementia: a prospective, population-based study. Otol Neurotol, 35(5), 775-81.
  15. Ward PD, London N, Collar R (2013). Role of secondary intention healing. Facial Plast Surg, 29(5), 346-50. (Read full article)
  16. Ward PD, Collar R (2013). Decision making in nasal reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg, 29(5), 340-5. (Read full article)
  17. Dobrosotskaya IY, Bellile E, Spector ME, Kumar B, Feng F, Eisbruch A, Wolf GT, Prince ME, Moyer JS, Teknos T, Chepeha DB, Walline HM, McHugh JB, Cordell KG, Ward PD, Byrd S, Maxwell JH, Urba S, Bradford CR, Carey TE, Worden FP (2013). Weekly chemotherapy with radiation versus high-dose cisplatin with radiation as organ preservation for patients with HPV positive and HPV negative locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (SCCOP). Head Neck, 2013 Apr(10.1002), hed.23339.
  18. Error ME, Wilson KF, Ward PD, Gale DC, Meier JD (2013 Mar). Assessment of otolaryngic knowledge in primary care residents. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 148(3), 420-4.
  19. Richer SL, Geisthoff UW, Livada N, Ward PD, Johnson L, Mainka A, Henderson KJ, Maune S, White RI Jr, Ross DA (2012). The Young's procedure for severe epistaxis from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Am J Rhinol Allergy, 26(5), 401-4. (Read full article)
  20. Spector ME, Chinn SB, Rosko AJ, Worden FP, Ward PD, Divi V, McLean SA, Moyer JS, Prince ME, Wolf GT, Chepeha DB, Bradford CR (2012). Diagnostic modalities for distant metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: are we changing life expectancy? Laryngoscope, 122(7), 1507-11. (Read full article)
  21. Pepper JP, Ward PD, Lin EM, Sullivan SE, Hecht SL, Marentette LJ (2011). Perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing the transglabellar/subcranial approach to the anterior skull base. Skull Base, 21(4), 215-22. (Read full article)
  22. Wilson KF, Ward PD, Spector ME, Marentette LJ (2011). Orbitocranial approach for treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 120(6), 397-400. (Read full article)
  23. Collar RM, Ward PD, Baker SR (2011). Reconstructive perspectives of cutaneous defects involving the nasal tip: a retrospective review. Arch Facial Plast Surg, 13(2), 91-6. (Read full article)
  24. Maxwell JH, Kumar B, Feng FY, Worden FP, Lee JS, Eisbruch A, Wolf GT, Prince ME, Moyer JS, Teknos TN, Chepeha DB, McHugh JB, Urba SG, Stoerker J, Walline HM, Kurnit DM, Cordell KG, Davis SJ, Ward PD, Bradford CR, Carey TE (2010). Tobacco use in human papillomavirus-positive advanced oropharynx cancer patients related to increased risk of distant metastases and tumor recurrence. Clin Cancer Res, 16(4), 1226-35. (Read full article)
  25. Ward PD, Heth JA, Thompson BG, Marentette LJ (2009). Esthesioneuroblastoma: Results and Outcomes of a Single Institution's Experience. Skull Base, 19(2), 133-40. (Read full article)
  26. Ward PD, Baker SR (2008). Long-term results of carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of the face. Arch Facial Plast Surg, 10(4), 238-43; discussion 244-5. (Read full article)
  27. Gilbert ME, Kirker KR, Gray SD, Ward PD, Szakacs JG, Prestwich GD, Orlandi RR (2004). Chondroitin sulfate hydrogel and wound healing in rabbit maxillary sinus mucosa. Laryngoscope, 114(8), 1406-9. (Read full article)
  28. Ward PD, Thibeault SL, Gray SD (2002). Hyaluronic acid: its role in voice. J Voice, 16(3), 303-9. (Read full article)

Book Chapter

  1. Ward PD (2015). Otolaryngology Maintenance Manual for Lifelong Learning. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.
  2. Ward PD, Maxwell JH (2011). Ablative Laser Facial Resurfacing. In Erian A, Shiffman MA (Eds.), Surgical Facial Rejuvenation.
  3. Ward PD, Telian S (2010). Retrolabyrinthine and Retrosigmoid Approaches for Vestibular Neurectomy. In Brackmann D, Shelton C, Arriaga M (Eds.), Otologic Surgery (3rd Edition). Elsevier Inc.

Book Review

  1. Ward PD, Baker SR (2008). Edited by Daniel Buchen, MD, McGraw-Hill. [Review of the book Skin Flaps in Facial Surgery]. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 10, 67.
  2. Ward DP, Baker SR (2007). By Andreas Michalsen, MD, Manfred Roth PhD, and Gustav Dobos, MD. [Review of the book Medicinal Leech Therapy]. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 10, 67.

Case Report

  1. Lalich IJ, Ward PD (2011). Radiology quiz case 3. Diagnosis: lingual tonsillar hypertrophy (LTH). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 137(6), 630, 633-4. (Read full article)
  2. Thomas JG, Lahoud OB, Ward PD, McHugh JB, Pynnonen MA (2008). Pathology quiz case. Nasal hamartoma, fibroglandular type. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 134(7), 783-5. (Read full article)


  1. Ward PD (Reviewer). Patient Management Perspectives on Adult with Penetrating Neck Trauma. American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery.
  2. Ward PD (Reviewer). Clinical Practice Guideline: Bell’s palsy. American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.