EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
Dr. Kolstad is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, one of the oldest medical specialties in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians uniquely trained in the surgical and medical treatment of patients with disorders and diseases of the head and neck.
Dr. Kolstad has traveled the country in educational pursuit. His undergraduate studies brought him to Madison, where he graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his double major, Dr. Kolstad was awarded several academic distinctions including selection to the Dean’s List and Sophomore Honors recognition.
He was offered the Robert McDaniel, Lawless Presidential and POEP scholarships to attend the Texas Tech School of Medicine. While pursuing his doctorate of medicine, Dr. Kolstad graduated near the top of his class earning him recognition in the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society.
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Kolstad has trained and worked with leaders in facial plastic surgery. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California – Davis. At this authority of facial plastic surgery, he trained under world-renowned leaders in the field including the former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes. While in training, he received many awards for research and clinical teaching, and he published multiple articles and textbook chapters on facial plastic surgery.
Following residency, he was offered one of the most exclusive fellowships in Facial Plastic Surgery. In New York, Dr. Kolstad trained under the world-renowned Vito C. Quatela. He received training in state-of-the-art rejuvenation techniques using lasers, injectables, and surgical procedures. As a fellow, he continued to be a prolific writer, writing additional book chapters and continuing important research in facial plastic surgery.