Dr. Lichtenberger brings a wealth of experience and extensive training to Bellingham ENT. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His surgical skill and attention to detail combine to improve the health of each and every patient.
Originally from the east coast, Dr. Lichtenberger attained an Ivy League undergraduate degree at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. After receiving his MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, he completed a six year residency in Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Vermont and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. During his training, he focused on head and neck oncology and skin cancer excisions, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and nasal and sinus procedures, in addition to general otolaryngology.
Dr. Lichtenberger then completed an advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA. This fellowship, under the direction of world renowned surgeons Drs. William Silver and Louis DeJoseph, focused on cosmetic surgery of the face including rhinoplasty, face lifts, eyelid surgery, and otoplasty. He also received extensive training and experience in facial injectables such as Botox and fillers.
During his time in Atlanta, Dr. Lichtenberger was a Clinical Instructor in the Otolaryngology Department at Emory University. He helped train otolaryngology residents in Ear, Nose, and Throat as well as plastic and reconstructive procedures serving as an attending physician at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital.
Community outreach and education is a passion of his, and since his arrival in Whatcom County in 2010 he has lectured at educational seminars for local groups on varied topics such as skin cancer, eyelid disorders, and sinusitis.
Striving to use the most advanced and current procedures in his practice, delivered with a caring touch, Dr. Lichtenberger is happy to call Bellingham his home. He enjoys the challenges of head and neck surgery, and takes great pride in maximizing results with all of his patients.
An avid outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Lichtenberger achieved his Eagle Scout, and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, playing guitar, biking, running, and yoga.