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Karen Bracha Zur, MD

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Hospital Staff Level 1 Attending, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Pediatric Voice Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, CHOP Physician Advisory Group (PAG) Committee (7/31/18-)
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Otolaryngology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3440/1582
Fax: 215-590-3986
B.S. (Biology)
Yale University, 1994.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
General Surgery Intern, Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1998-1999.
Otolaryngology Resident, Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1999-2003.
Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2003-2005.
American Board of Otolaryngology (renewed March 2012), 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric voice disorders
Laryngotracheal reconstruction
General pediatric otolaryngology
Pediatric swallowing disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

Management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis
Pediatric airway reconstruction
Pediatic voice disorders
Pediatric dysphagia
General pediatric otolaryngology

Selected Publications

Zur KB: Vocal fold motion impairment. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care Page: 124-128, April 2018 Notes: 2018 Apr 10. pii: S1538-5442(18)30031-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2018.03.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Boesch R, Balakrishnan K, Acra S, Benscoter D, Cofer S, Collaco J, Dahl J, Daines C, deAlarcon A, DeBoer E, Deterding R, Friedlander J, Gold B, Grothe R, Hart C, Kazachkov M, Lefton-Greif M, Miller C, Moore PE, Pentiuk S, Peterson-Carmichael S, Piccione J, Prager J, Putnam P, Rosen R, Rutter M, Ryan M, Skinner M, Torres-Silva C, Wootten C, Zur K, Cotton RT, Wood R: Structure and functions of pediatric aerodigestive programs: A consensus statement. Pediatrics 2018 Notes: Accepted for publication 29-Nov-2017. Manuscript #: 2017-1701.R2 2018 Feb 7. Epub ahead of print.

Balakrishnan K, Zur KB, Sidell D: Outcome measures for pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction: International consensus statement. The Laryngoscope 2018 Notes: lscope-18-0444.R1 for The Laryngoscope accepted for publication June 21, 2018.

Best SR, Mohr M, Zur KB: Systemic bevacizumab for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: A national survey. Laryngoscope 127(10): 2225-2229, October 2017 Notes: 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1002/lary.26662. [Epub ahead of print]

Zur KB, Carroll LM: Recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation in children: Acoustic and endoscopic characteristics pre and post intervention. A comparison of treatment options. Laryngoscope Supplement 125(S11): S1-S15, December 2015.

Carroll LM, Mudd P, Zur KB: Severity of voice handicap in children diagnosed with elevated lesions. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 149(4): 628-632, October 2013 Notes: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] OTO-131189R2 accepted for publication July 17, 2013.

Ishman SL, Benke JR, Johnson KE, Zur KB, Jacobs IN, Thorne MC, Brown DJ, Lin SY, Bhatti N, Deutsch ES: Blinded evaluation of interrater reliability of an operative competency assessment tool for direct laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy Archives of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery 138(10): 916-922, October 2012 Notes: Published online September 17, 2012. doi:10.1001/2013.jamaoto.115

Javia LR, Zur KB: Laryngotracheal reconstruction with resorbable microplate buttressing. Laryngoscope 122(4): 920-924, April 2012 Notes: doi: 10.1002/lary.23224. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

Rameau A, Zur KB: Multidisciplinary approach to vocal cord dysfunction diagnosis and treatment in one session: A single institutional outcome study International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76(1): 31-35, January 2012 Notes: Online publication available 10/24/11.

Javia LR, Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Evolving treatments in the management of laryngotracheal hemangiomas: Will propranolol supplant steroids and surgery? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(11): 1450-4, November 2011 Notes: Epub 2011 Aug 31.

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