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Natalie A. Krane, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Natalie Krane is originally from Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Neuroscience with honors at Lehigh University, where she also played Division I soccer. She worked in the biotechnology field for Genentech and Shire Pharmaceuticals prior to graduating from medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University and fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Her clinical practice is focused on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck, including facial reconstruction following skin cancer resection, functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, scar revision, facial skin lesion removal, facial rejuvenation (rhytidectomy, browlift, blepharoplasty), otoplasty (prominauris, ear lobe repair), and hair restoration. 

Her clinical interests include perioperative optimization to improve patient satisfaction and postoperative outcomes, in addition to physician wellness and mitigating burnout.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2010, Lehigh University
    • M.D., 2015, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Internship

    • Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship

    • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center

Memberships and associations:

  • Triological Society

Areas of interest

  • Physician wellness, burnout, optimizing surgical outcomes, perioperative optimization

Honors and awards

  • AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Travel Grant, 2020
  • AAO-HNSF Resident Leadership Grant, 2019
  • Excellence in Clinical Research Award, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Otolaryngology Residency”, 2019
  • Otolaryngology Book Award (achieving the highest score on the inservice examination), 2018 & 2019
  • Triological Society Resident Research Travel Award, 2017 & 2019
  • Excellence in Basic Science Award, “Exploratory Study of the Central Nervous System Response in Facial Synkinesis after Bell’s Palsy”, 2018
  • Department of Surgery Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Hodgson 1964 Scholarship, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Institutional Honors, Lehigh University, 2010
  • Departmental Honors, Lehigh University, 2010
  • Dean’s List, Lehigh University
  • Faculty Athletics Council Academic Achievement, Lehigh University Athletics, 2006-2009
  • Coaches Award, Lehigh University Women’s Soccer, 2008


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • 1.      Fassas SN, Krane NA, Zonner JG, Sykes KJ, Kriet JD, Humphrey CD. Google Search Analysis: What do People Want to Know About Rhinoplasty and Where Do They Find the Answers? Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2021. [Accepted for publication]
  • 2.      Krane NA, Smith JB, Fassas S, Kriet JD, Humphrey C, Sykes KJ, Lu GN. Educational materials improve patient comprehension in forehead flap surgery. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2021. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0601. [Online ahead of print]
  • 3.      Krane NA, Fagin A, Ghanem TA, Petrisor D, Wax MK. Simultaneous Maxillary and Mandibular Reconstruction with a Single Osteocutaneous Fibular Free Flap: A Case Series. Microsurgery. 2020. doi: 10.1002/micr.30652. [Online ahead of print]
  • 4.      Krane NA, Chen J, Hanseler H, Baghoomian W, Ng J, Wax MK, Loyo M. Early Outcomes in an Emerging Facial Nerve Center: The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Experience. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2020. doi: 10.1177/0003489420957371. [Online ahead of print]
  • 5.      Krane NA, Genther DJ, Hanseler H, Weierich K, Liu S, Mowery A, Loyo M. Degree of Self-Reported Facial Impairment Correlates with Social Impairment in Individuals with Facial Paralysis and Synkinesis. Facial Plastic Surgery And Aesthetic Medicine. 2020 May 14. [Online ahead of print] doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0082 
  • 6.      Krane NA, Mowery A, Azzi J, Wax MK. Reconstructing Forearm Free Flap Donor Sites Using Full-Thickness Skin Grafts Harvested From the Ipsilateral Arm. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2020 Mar; 162(3):277-282. doi: 10.1177/0194599819901124. Epub 2020 Jan 28.
  • 7.      Krane NA, Markey JD, Loyo M. Neuromodulator for the treatment of congenital unilateral lower lip palsy (CULLP). Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2019 Jan;128(1):62-65. doi: 10.1177/0003489418808304 
  • 8.      Krane NA, Troob SH, Wax MK. Combined endoscopic and transcervical approach for free flap reconstruction of nasopharyngeal and clival defects: A case report. Microsurgery. 2019 Mar;39(3):259-262. doi: 10.1002/micr. 30363.
  • 9.      Krane NA, Loyo M. How best to manage facial synkinesis? Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. 2018;6:171-181. doi: 10.1007/s40136-018-0200-x.
  • 10.      Krane NA, Markey JD, Moneta LB, Kim MM. Aesthetics of the nasal dorsum – proportions, light, and shadow. Facial Plastic Surgery. 2017 Apr;33(2):120–124. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1598626. 


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