Kavita Dedhia, MD, MSHP, FAAP

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Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (8/6/21- )
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Otolaryngology
The Hub for Clinical Collaboration
3500 Civic Center Boulevard, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3440/1582
Fax: 215-590-3986
B.S. (Marketing and Finance, Summa Cum Laude)
University of Dayton, 2003.
M.D. (Medicine)
Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, 2008.
M.S.H.P. (Science and Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2021.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am primarily interested in the diagnosis and management of pediatric hearing loss, specifically barriers to implementation of established guidelines.

Selected Publications

Phillips VL, Xu J, Park A, Dedhia K: The cost-effectiveness of targeted screening for congenital cytomegalovirus in newborns compared to clinical diagnosis in the US. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 166: 111450, Mar 2023 Notes: https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1016/j.ijporl.2023.111450.

Wen CZ, Puc M, Dedhia K: "Management of Otitis Media in Children with Down Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis" Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & Oto Experience, Philadelphia, PA. Sep 2022.

Dedhia K, Li Y, Stallings VA, Germiller J, Giordano T, Dailey J, Kong M, Durkin A, Legg-Jack I, Nessen S, Schapira MM.: "A Pilot Study Evaluating the Association of Diet Patterns in Post-operative Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea" Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & Oto Experience, Philadelphia, PA. Sep 2022.

Janeczko LJ: Deaths Rare in Tonsillectomy, but Some Children at More Risk. Medscape (Medscape Medical News - Clinical Insights) Jun 22 2022 Notes: Dr. Dedhia was quoted in this web article posted June 29, 2022. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976060.

Heyward A, Siong TC, Lichten L, Howell J, Kavalieratos D, Hagerty K, Dedhia K, Govil N: "The Qualitative Experiences of Otolaryngologists with Genetic Services in Pediatric Hearing Loss" Poster presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), Dallas, TX Apr 29 - May 1 2022.

Lee DR, Dedhia K: Pediatric otolaryngology in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: what have we learned. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 29(6): 504-509, Dec 2021.

Dedhia K, Tasian GE, Forrest CB: Tympanostomy tubes or medical management for recurrent acute otitis media. New England Journal of Medicine. Letter to the editor regarding the Hoberman article of 13-May-2021. 385(9): 860-861, Aug 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2109725.

Ruiz R, Dedhia K: Adenotonsillectomy in high risk patients: hematologic abnormalities and COVID-19 considerations   World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery May 29 2021 Notes: 2021 May 29. doi: 10.1016/j.wjorl.2021.04.002. Online ahead of print. Review.

Tey CS, Kadom N, Dedhia K: Radiologic findings in pediatric sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Otology & Neurotology May 2021 Notes: 2021 May 10. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003188. Online ahead of print. Retrospective case review.

Dedhia K, Fifer RC, Muldoon KM, Park A: A cross sectional survey evaluating awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus among audiologists and speech language pathologists. American Journal of Audiology 30(1): 145-159, Mar 10 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1044/2020_AJA-20-00167. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

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