Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology
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Karen Bracha Zur, MD

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Surgeon, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Pediatric Voice Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Otolaryngology
34th St. & Civic Center Boulevard
1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3440/1582
Fax: 215-590-3986
Education:
B.S. (Biology)
Yale University, 1994.
M.D. (ORL-HNS)
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.
Certifications
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

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.

Jacobs IN, Reinders M, Rickert S, Zur KB: The efficacy of balloon dilation of the pediatric airway. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2012 Notes: Submitted July 25, 2012.

Berg E, Zur KB and Jacobs IN: Lambdoid stenosis of the pediatric airway: Incidence, predisposing factors, and management. Submission pending. 2012.

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.

Smith LP, Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Single- vs. double-stage laryngotracheal reconstruction. Archives of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 136(1): 60-65, January 2010.

Smith LP, Chewaproug L, Spergel JM, Zur KB: Otolaryngologists may not be doing enough to diagnose pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 73(11): 1554-1557, November 2009 Notes: Epub 2009 Sep 3.

Smith LP, Otto SE, Wagner KA, Chewaproug L, Jacobs IN, Zur KB: Management of oral feeding in children undergoing airway reconstruction. Laryngoscope 119(5): 967-973, May 2009.

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