Joseph B. Golden, M.D., FACS

Joseph B. Golden, M.D., FACS

Head and Neck Surgeon

Head and Neck Surgery

4.8 out of 5.0
Rating 4.7
(70 Reviews)
Accepting New Patients
Swedish Head and Neck Surgery
1221 Madison Street
Suite 1523
Seattle, WA 98104
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About Joseph B. Golden, M.D., FACS

Dr. Golden is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Head and Neck Surgeon. He practices the full spectrum of Head and Neck Oncology, including Endocrine Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, and Robotic Surgery among others. After serving on active duty in the United States Army, he joined the Swedish Head and Neck Surgery practice in 2017. Dr. Golden focuses on treating the patient, not the disease. This means listening to the patient's concerns, discussing diagnoses and treatment options in understandable terms, and making decisions with the patient, not for the patient. Dr. Golden is dedicated to offering state-of-the-art, cutting edge cancer care. In his free time, Dr. Golden enjoys running, surfing, hiking, and cooking.


  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    Medical School, 2007
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
    Residency, 2012
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    Fellowship, 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (WA Apple Health)
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare (WA Apple Health/Healthy Options)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • acinic cell cancer (acc)
  • adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • cervical spine mass
  • distortion of the face
  • ear cancer
  • ear melanoma
  • face cancer
  • free flap neck
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck melanoma
  • head and neck sarcoma
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hoarseness
  • jaw cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • malignant neoplasm of tonsils
  • mandibular resection prosthesis
  • melanoma on face
  • mouth cancer
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck biopsy
  • neck cancer
  • neck cyst
  • neck lymph nodes
  • neck mass excision
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • salivary gland disorders
  • sinus cancer
  • sinus mass
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip
  • subglottic stenosis
  • temporal bone cancer
  • throat cancer
  • throat mass
  • thyroglossal duct disorders
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • tongue cancer
  • tongue mass
  • toxic nodular goiter
  • tracheal dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • transoral laser microsurgery
  • transoral robotic surgery (tors)
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • virtual care

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Patient Reviews
4.8 out of 5.0(70 Reviews)

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