Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

160 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

P. Daniel Ward, M.D., M.S.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

160 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-3223 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 585-3223 Surgical Specialty Center
729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


P. Daniel Ward, M.D., is a board-certifed facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. Dr. Ward obtained his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then completed a residency training program in Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. He stayed on as a clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, learning advanced techniques in facial cosmetic surgery, facial reconstruction following skin cancer removal and trauma, and craniofacial surgery. His professional interests include cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery.

Dr. Ward's cosmetic interests and expertise include facelift (including minimally invasive procedures), brow lift, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty (nose job), filler injections, facial resurfacing (with laser peels, chemical peels, and dermabrasion), Botox injections, and facial implants.

His reconstructive interests include reconstruction of defects of the face following skin cancer treatment, treatment of facial fractures, congenital deformities, and vascular anomalies. He has a special interest in patients with facial paralysis and serves as Director of the University of Utah Facial Nerve Disorders Center, which focuses on the treatment of patients with facial paralysis. As a part of this team, Dr. Ward has been instrumental in improving the care of patients with facial paralysis by performing multiple procedures that had not been performed in the Intermountain West prior to his arrival.

In his free time, Dr. Ward enjoys spending time with his wife and four children exploring the outdoors, watching or playing sports, and listening to music.

He is currently welcoming new patients, and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 30, 2015

very friendly courteous and very knowledgeable

January 30, 2015

Dr Ward was very attentive, he is very professionally dressed and personable. We felt confident in his care and diagnosis and follow up treatments. Big thumbs up for Dr Ward! and his assistants.

January 26, 2015

Dr. Ward is absolutely amazing! He is caring, professional, and easy to talk to. He does an exceptional job and is a top notch surgeon.

January 17, 2015

Dr. Ward takes the time to explain his recommendations for treatment in detail. He cares about his patients and it shows!

January 03, 2015

We thought that Dr Ward went above and beyond what we expected, he explained Bells Palsy and quieted our fears and concerns about it, we felt good about asking questions about other unrelated problems, he was so generous with his time and treatment given.

December 22, 2014

I still have concerns about issues that are going on after my surgery, and not much has been done about them. Maybe it's still to soon after, but it feels like it's been going on for far to long.

December 16, 2014

Dr. Ward was very knowledgeable and kind.

December 11, 2014

Dr. Ward is gifted at interacting w/his patients. He is very attentive & compassionate/sympathetic.

December 11, 2014


November 25, 2014

I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Ward. He is friendly, caring, professional, and an exceptional provider. WOW!

November 25, 2014

Dr. Ward always spends more time with me then he should, sorry. But I appreciate it.

November 24, 2014

I felt the injections were more "rough" than I have had in the past with another provider. I liked Dr Ward, but the previous provider was definitely more gentle and took a little more time with each injection.

November 07, 2014

only positive things.

October 30, 2014

Dr Ward is excellent in every respect

October 20, 2014

Dr. Ward and staff helped me with the difficulty of laser ablation on a wiggily tongue. We finally went to novacaine and managed to greatly reduce the largest telangiectasia.

September 25, 2014

Regardless of the scheduling and staffing issues he stayed and waited right along with us.

September 18, 2014

Always leave feeling like I received excellent care.

September 13, 2014

As described in previous surveys, my experience overall with the Daybreak Clinic has been less than favorable. I appreciate Dr. Ward's effort to explain any errors and feel that appropriate resolution has been reached, but I would not recommend this clinic.

August 21, 2014

Dr. Ward is one of the friendliest doctors I have ever been to.

August 03, 2014

Dr Ward, Rachel and everyone were so professional and so nice. I felt fortunate to have their valuable help with my issue.

July 24, 2014

She gave me the phone number to call if I had concerns. I had a question before the surgery, left a message and she called me back. After the surgery, I had swelling and called her. She answered and answered my question.

June 26, 2014

Dr. Ward is the best doctor. He is patient and very kind. Treats his patients like the most important person in the world. When your recovering from a difficult surgery, it makes all the difference in the world, to have a doctor like Dr. Ward.

June 17, 2014

Dr.Ward is amazing! I addressed my concerns and he validated them as well as found solutions. I know I am in good hands.

June 11, 2014

always a good experience

June 05, 2014

Dr. Ward makes you feel like a partner in decisions affecting your care. He is great about taking time to explain what procedures he would recommend and why, which helps alleviate concern and boosts confidence in his care.

May 21, 2014

Dr. Ward spent more time with me than he probably should have, but he really helped me through a serious issue I was having. He was patient & understanding.

May 07, 2014

I really liked the patient/doctor connection the doctor and I had. I could tell he heard me. He is defiantly who I will go with when I can get my scheduling figured out.

May 06, 2014

Wonderful care all around.

April 29, 2014

great dr I truly am blessed to have him as my doctor

April 04, 2014

Dr Ward has an excellent "bedside" manner. He takes the necessary time with me and doesn't make me feel rushed.

February 25, 2014

the care provider are really great . like I said we could use the to teach ours here.

February 15, 2014

I liked everything about her

February 13, 2014

excellent! I have no hesitation in referring patients to Dr. Ward.

February 10, 2014

Dr Ward is Awesome

February 07, 2014

Very well taken care of.

January 16, 2014

Dr. Ward is always friendly and professional. I really respect him as a provider and he always treats me with great kindness and concern. I would recommend him to any of my friends.

December 21, 2013

I will always use dr ward for my facial procedures. we are fortunate to have a physician in Utah with his training and credentials

December 20, 2013

Dr. Ward is one of a kind! He is exceptional at making me feel comfortable and actually shows he is very concerned about my condition.

November 29, 2013

All the residents and specialists I came in contact with were very knowledgeable and appeared genuinely concerned about my condition and provided a variety of options.

November 25, 2013

I had never met Dr. Ward before and did not choose him, but he was very personable and helpful. I would recommend him and was glad to have him doing the repairs.

November 04, 2013

they even listened to my getting ready for the Festival of Trees

November 04, 2013

Dr. Ward is Excellent. There is a HUGE disconnect between how he & his staff have treated me & how a number of the staff members @ the Univ of Utah med cntr in Salt Lake City have treated me, which has in many cases been horrible!!!

November 01, 2013

Dr Ward is an excellent physician and surgeon, and highly recommended

October 28, 2013

I really didn't know what to expect with the derma abrasion.injections were very painful!

October 21, 2013

I am very pleased with Dr. Ward. I feel he does a great job and shows concern with the patient's feelings and issues.

October 18, 2013

I didn't ask a couple questions I should have asked.

October 07, 2013

My visit with Dr. Ward was exceptional. He was friendly, caring, and professional. He took the time to explain my condition and treatment in simple terms that were easy to understand. He's awesome!

September 30, 2013

like stated before DR Ward is beyond an amazing Dr. I appreciate all he has done for me. its scary getting diagnosed with something not a lot of Drs know about because it is so rare, but he made everything better. THANKS YOU ROCK!!!

September 09, 2013

Very well done, great combination of professionalism & comfort. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and was very impressed with Dr. Ward.

September 09, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr Ward's knowledge and skills. I trust him 100% with my face and would recommend him to everyone. He is excellent.

September 03, 2013

I had a very good expierence with Dr Ward and all of his staff. They were all very nice and explained the procedure thoroughly. All my questions were answered. I definitely would recommend Dr. Warc .to.afamily and friends

August 19, 2013

Dr. Ward is great. Very positive and concerned for my comfort and understanding of the procedure.

August 05, 2013

Dr. Ward is an awesome care provider and I will be recommending him to all my friends.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Ward has been extremely great in treating the areas that I felt I needed. His care and treatment has been the best that I have received in treating this problem.

July 01, 2013

Everything was good

June 22, 2013

Again, VIP treatment!

June 12, 2013

I would not reccomend anyone to him and his concerns where not addiquite to my satisfction!

June 04, 2013

Dr. Ward was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable! I felt taken care of and listened to. I intend to continue being seen by him.

May 29, 2013

Dr. Ward is awesome!

May 20, 2013

We have had such an amazing experience both times with Dr. Ward I will be willing to recomend him to anyone. We drive from St. George and its so nice going to someone who is happy, honast, and good at his job :)

May 13, 2013

Dr Ward is an excellent provider in all regards

May 12, 2013


May 08, 2013

Dr. Ward is very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained the procedure

May 01, 2013

Dr. Ward was exceptional. He came in before the procedure to address any concerns I or my wife may have had. He gave us a good idea of how long the procedure would take. He also made sure my wife got updates during the procedure to let her know how things were going and when the procedure was likely to be finished.

April 17, 2013

Dr. Ward is so friendly and easy to talk to

April 15, 2013

Dr. Ward is very comforting and was able to explain my condition and the possibility of treating my issue when no one else I had visited could give me a positive diagnosis. Dr. Ward was even able to give my condition a name. I was relieved to know I was not such an oddity and even though I may have to accept my ⿿new norm⿝, he is treating me with a positive outlook for positive results.

April 15, 2013

Dr. Ward is amazing. I would refer anyone to him! Him and his staff are great! Love the way, they made me feel and the time, they spent with me!

April 12, 2013

Dr. Ward was this time and has been every visit outstanding in his care and concern. I appreciate him very much.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Ward is great he and his team are always ready to answer questions and are always concerned about my needs

April 05, 2013

Dr. Ward is very friendly -- but also very efficient

March 25, 2013

Doctor Ward is a great doctor, quite friendly and also ensures he is up to date on patients so that its like he never left off with you. Seeing Doctor Ward is always nice.

March 14, 2013

Dr. Ward is very personable and makes me feel at ease.

March 11, 2013

All of Dr. Ward's staff was wonderful, from the front desk to back in the clinic.

March 07, 2013

Dr. Ward is very approachable. This is helpful when discussing issues that are private.

February 26, 2013

Dr Ward is the greatest. Very caring and nice Doctor. I am so glad I found him since my previous Dermatologist retired..

February 25, 2013

Dr. Ward listens to my concerns and adjusts treatment as needed, answers fully all my questions. I walk out knowing what to expect and when. I have full trust in him. I have watched him explain disease, treatment, symptoms to others in training. He is secure in his medical knowledge and is willing to share it. He performed my eye and nose surgery this past year and I was given such complete pre-, present-, post-instructions that were the envy of every person I showed them to (and I showed many). I knew what to expect, what to have on hand such as meds and food. Everything was so detailed and I really didn't doubt or have any fear whatsoever.

February 19, 2013

care giver changed a procedure without talking to me about it first.... this has caused me great concern

February 12, 2013

great experience, I had a lot of questions and he answered them in a very clear and understandable way

February 11, 2013

Dr. Ward has a very nice manner, very personable and professional.

January 28, 2013

Dr. Ward is a great provider! So friendly and helpful! He always makes me feel better about everything I am concerned about.

December 31, 2012

Dr. Ward is excellent!

December 31, 2012

Dr. Ward and his staff are amazing!!

December 31, 2012

The Dr. didn't seem to know if I could use Lilash pregnant. I didn't feel very confident about it.

December 25, 2012

I had a bad experience because Dr. Ward was in such a hurry. For one thing my chart was never in the exam room for the Dr. to look at to see where he had injected the botox last time, so he just very quickly injected the botox in the wrong place. He did not ask me how it had worked for me last time and if I want the same injections, he just started injecting. I am not participating in the in-office study of botox medicines and I hope this has not decreased my care. I've had very good care from the Dr. up until I said I wasn't inserested in the in- office study. But when he doesn't take the time to talk to me before injecting the botox he easily makes mistakes which effect my life greatly. My face is a mess as it is and if he doesn't listen to me he can easily make my face worse. I can't afford for him to make my face look worse than it is. I know he is in a hurry, but it's my quality of life he is rushing through.

December 08, 2012

I already have spoken to friends and co-workers at the hospital where I work about how great Dr Ward is and how nice your facility is. I wish ours was more like yours! I appreciate the person who greets you at the door to assist. And, all the staff is friendly and helpful!

November 19, 2012

Dr Ward is an excellent physician.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Ward has a very caring and professional manner.

October 10, 2012

Very good experience

September 07, 2012

Dr. Ward is very friendly and treats me like a person not just another patient. He spends the time you need with him.

July 27, 2012

Very nice man.

July 09, 2012

We were extremely impressed with the facility and especially with Dr. Ward! He spent a great deal of time with me and is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I would definately recommend him to anyone needing his service

June 22, 2012

Dr Ward is professional and always friendly

June 14, 2012

Good, caring, kind, understanding, etc.

April 18, 2012

Dr Ward is one of our favorite care providers. His staff and co-workers are also very pleasant and caring.

April 17, 2012

I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Ward was attentive and explained everything clearly.

April 13, 2012

I know Dr Ward had other patients but he still spent as much time as needed with me and the visit was not rushed at all. I was given lots of info before, during, and after my appt and also given easy to understand printed instructions.

April 11, 2012

I was dazzled by his tan.

March 30, 2012

All around excellent care.

March 29, 2012

Dr Ward is so friendly and easy to talk to

March 27, 2012

Was disappointed I could not have the procedure I wanted done but feel Dr Ward made the best decision

March 13, 2012

Dr. Ward did not call me back about my lab results. I called into his office and had a receptionist put a note into the computer to have someone call me with lab result information, but I still have not received a call. I am very concerned about this. This is extremely annoying and unprofessional.

January 24, 2012

He made me feel stupid for coming in for the lump on my neck, and acted like I was to stupid to know better. I never go to the doctor and I finally do, and he made me feel bad about it. No reassurance at all.

January 05, 2012

Dr. Ward is the best, I would highly recommend him to everyone.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Trauma Outcomes
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Facial Injuries
  • Facial Nerve
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Flap Reconstruction of Traumatic Wounds

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-3223 School of Medicine
Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Ward is the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Ward's practice involves cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face.

Cosmetic procedures performed include rhinoplasty (nose job), face lift, neck lift, mini-face lift, otoplasty (ear pinning), brow lift (both endoscopic and open), blepharoplasty (eyelid lift and removal of lower eyelid bags), laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Botox injections, hair and eyebrow restoration, filler injections, lip injections and implants, and facial implants.

Reconstructive procedures performed include nasal reconstruction to improve nasal breathing, facial reconstruction after removal of cancer, repair of facial trauma, and reanimation of the paralyzed face. He serves as director of the multidisciplinary Utah Facial Nerve Center and is actively involved on an international level to try and improve the facial appearance and function in patients with facial paralysis.

In addition to his dynamic clinical practice, he actively teaches residents and medical students through formal lectures, conferences, and rounds.

He is currently involved in many research projects. Active endeavors include the development of a neuroprosthesis to restore facial function in patients with facial paralysis, outcomes research in patients with facial defects after skin cancer removal, determining the best treatment for patients with facial paralysis, nasal valve reconstruction, education in surgical residency programs, physician understanding about the impact of medical care expense, and factors associated with improving patient satisfaction with their medical care.

He serves on several local and national committees, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Committee, Specialty Surgery Committee on Vascular Anomalies, Young Physician's Committee, Nominating Committee; the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Committee, Young Physician Committee, Education Committee; and numerous University of Utah Health Sciences Committees.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Michigan
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Residency University of Michigan
Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Internship University of Michigan
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Utah
Graduate Training Utah State University
Chemistry (Theoretical Chemical Physics)
Undergraduate Utah State University
Chemistry (Life Science Emphasis)


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