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Emily Spataro, MD

About Emily Spataro, MD

Dr. Emily Spataro is a board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in St. Louis specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. These procedures include primary and revision rhinoplasty, facial Mohs reconstruction, facial trauma and cosmetic surgeries and procedures such as Botox, fillers, brow lifts, eyelid surgeries, facelifts/necklifts, laser and chemical peels for skin resurfacing.

In particular, Dr. Spataro focuses on providing patients individualized, compassionate care to enhance each patient’s natural appearance.

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Dr. Spataro is a native of St. Louis and attended high school at Cor Jesu Academy. She then completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University with honors of graduation with distinction for her academic and research accomplishments. She then completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine, where she also completed her otolaryngology—head and neck surgery residency training. Dr. Spataro then went on to complete a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Stanford University, and passed both her otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, as well as facial plastic surgery written and oral board examinations that same year. This advanced training focused on complex primary and revision rhinoplasty for both cosmetic and functional purposes, as well as several other cosmetic procedures for facial aging and Mohs reconstructive procedures.

In her current position as assistant professor of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Spataro continues to teach medical students, residents and fellows. She is actively involved in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), serving on several committees, as well as the facial plastic surgery fellowship program at Washington University. Dr. Spataro has published many articles medical journals and is regularly invited to give national presentations on facial plastic surgery. Her research interests include assessing facial plastic surgery clinical outcomes, and in particular to understand how patients themselves rate the outcomes of surgeries they undergo.

National Presentations

AAFPRS Spring Meeting (COSM), Austin, TX – May 2019
Title: Surgical Outcomes of Extracorporeal Septoplasty: A Systematic Review

AAFPRS Fall Meeting, Dallas TX – October 2018
Title: Complications of Paramedian Forehead Flap Reconstruction

AAFPRS Spring Meeting (COSM), Washington, DC – April 2018
Title: Comparison of Primary and Secondary Anterior Septal Reconstructions: A Cohort Study.

Triological Society Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA – January 2017
Title: Complications and 30-day hospital readmission rates of patients undergoing tracheostomy: a prospective analysis

AAFPRS Fall Meeting, Dallas TX – October 2015
Title: Revision, complication and readmission rates of 175,842 patients undergoing septoplasty and/or rhinoplasty

Publications

Nuyen B, Spataro E, Olds C, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Relationship of Sociodemographic Factors and Outcomes in Functional Rhinoplasty. Facial Plast Surg. 2019. Accepted. In press.

Olds C, Spataro E, Li K, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Postoperative Opioid Use Among Patients Undergoing Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019. Accepted. In press.

Abdelwahab M, Kandathil CK, Most SP, Spataro EA. Factors Associated with Intraoperative Perfusion of Paramedian Forehead Flaps in Nasal Reconstruction. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019. Accepted. In press.

Abdelwahab M, Spataro EA, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Neovascularization Perfusion of Melolabial Flaps Using Intraoperative Indocyanine Green Angiography. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019. Accepted. In press.

Chen CL, Most SP, Branham GH, Spataro EA. Complications of Paramedian Forehead Flap Reconstruction. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019. Accepted. In press.

Spataro E, Most SP. Tongue-in-groove technique for rhinoplasty: technical refinements and considerations. Facial Plast Surg. 2018; 34(5): 529-38.

Spataro EA, Most SP. Surgical Pearl: Nuances of the Tongue in Groove Technique. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Spataro E, Most SP. Measuring Nasal Obstruction Outcomes. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018; 51(5): 883-95.

Spataro E, Olds C, Nuyen B, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Comparison of Primary and Secondary Anterior Septal Reconstructions: A Cohort Study. Facial Plast Surg.  2018. Epub ahead of print.

Saltychev M, Kandathil CK, Abdelwahab M, Spataro EA, Moubayed SP, Most, SP. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey (SCHNOS). Plast Reconst Surg. 2018. Accepted. In press.

Saltychev M, Kandathil CK, Abdelwahab M, Spataro EA, Moubayed SP, Most SP. Psychometric Properties of the Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey: Item Response Theory Analysis. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018; 20(6): 519-21.

Li K, Moubayed SP, Spataro E, Most SP. Risk Factors for Corrective Septorhinoplasty Associated with Initial Treatment of Isolated Nasal Fracture. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018; 20(6): 460-7.

Kandathil CK, Spataro EA, Laimi K, Moubayed SP, Most SP, Saltychev M. Repair of the Lateral Nasal Wall in Nasal Airway Obstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018; 20(4):307-313.

Spataro E, Durakovic N, Kallogjeri D, Nussenbaum B. Complications and 30-day hospital readmission rates of patients undergoing tracheostomy: a prospective analysis. Laryngoscope. 2017; 127(12):2746-2753.

 Spataro E, Branham GH. Principles of nasal reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2016; 32(6).

Spataro E, Hahn S, Branham GH. “Management of the Midface.” Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Reference Guide. Ed. Shaun C. Desai. San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2016. Print.

 Spataro E, Piccirillo JF, Kallogjeri D, Branham GH, Desai SC. Revision rates and risk factors of 175,842 patients undergoing septorhinoplasty. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016; 18(3): 212-219.

Spataro E, Piccirillo JF, Kallogjeri D, Branham GH, Desai SC. Hospital 30-day revisit rates and factors associated with revisits in patients undergoing septorhinoplasty. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016; 18(6): 420-428.

Bhatt NK, Grindler DJ, Spataro E, Kallogjeri D, Paniello RC. Natural history of symptomatic recovery from unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2016: under review.

Spataro E, Desai SC, Branham G. The role of botulinum toxin injections in the treatment of facial nerve palsy. Austin J Otolaryngol. 2014; 1(4): 3.

Spataro E, Grindler DJ, Paniello RC. Etiology and time to presentation of unilateral vocal fold paralysis.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014; 151(2): 286-293.