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Associate Professor
Clinical Medical Director for Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
Seattle Children's Hospital

Area(s) of Expertise
Pediatric Airway Diagnosis and Surgery
Laryngeal Stenosis
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
Pediatric Voice Disorders
General Pediatric Otolaryngology

MD--Medical College of Pennsylvania, now known as Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1981

Postgraduate Training
Internship--General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1983
Residency--Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1987
Fellowship--Pediatric Otolaryngology, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia, 1987

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1987

State of Washington, 1982

Professional Activities and Special Honors
Clinical Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Member, Physicians Education, Billing, and Compliance Committee, Children’s University Medical Group

Local and National Leadership
Co-Chairman, Clinical Systems Review Board, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Member, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Task Force

Most Significant Journal Articles and Abstracts

Recent Presentations

  • “Massive Sand and Gravel Aspiration in a Six Year-Old, Management with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation" in “Panel Discussion on Nightmares in the Pediatric Airway” Eighty-Seventh Annula Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, San Diego, CA, April 27, 2007.
  • “Endoscopic Posterior Cricoid Split and Rib Grafting” Congress of the Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cartegena, Colombia, October 27, 2006.
  • “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: Exciting Background Information for the Cutting Edge Practitioner” Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 19, 2006.

Practice Priorities
Patients: "Recently, at the end of a long day seeing patients, I realized I had utilized the services of interpreters for 7 different languages. Most of these families had suffered extreme hardships in their former countries before coming to America and entrusting their children to my care. I never want to lose sight of what a blessing it is to be able to treat these children in an environment as supportive as Children’s Hospital. I strive to provide the best care, to make families comfortable, and for the children to enjoy coming to see me."

Specialty: "Pediatric otolaryngology has blossomed into an exciting specialty covering some of the most interesting challenges of otolaryngology and pediatrics. My four partners and I at Children’s have worked hard to become, collectively, nationally -recognized leaders in virtually every facet of this specialty. Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, similarly, has worked hard to recruit and train the best and brightest across all pediatric specialties. Families can bring their children to our institution confident that they will receive the best care."

Personal Information
Sailing, digital photography, and "keeping my teenage sons out of trouble".

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