Kavita Dedhia, MD

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Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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. (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

Davis D, Oakes L, Raol N, Mighion L, Dedhia K: Evaluation of parental genetic knowledge of hearing loss with and without pre-test genetic counseling in a pediatric otolaryngology clinic. Journal of Genetic Counseling Mar 18 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1404. Online ahead of print.

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 Page: 1-15, Feb 23 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1044/2020_AJA-20-00167. Online ahead of print.

Dedhia K, Marchica C, Mattox D: Unilateral facial paralysis in the pediatric patient. Cureus 13(1): e12701, Jan 14 2021 Notes: Case report. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12701.

Ruiz RL, Dedhia K: Adenotonsillectomy in high risk patients: hematologic abnormalities and COVID-19 considerations   World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2021 Notes: Accepted for publication 4/5/21.

Dedhia K: Radiologic findings in pediatric sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Otology & Neurotology 2021 Notes: Accepted for publication, 3/11/21.

Schlachter AM, Siong CT, Lichten L, Govil N, Davis DM, Dedhia K: "Factors Impacting Parental Pursuit of Genetic Testing for Pediatric Patients with Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss" Oral presentation accepted for presentation at the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, Boston, MA. Sept 2020 Notes: Accepted via abstract; Schlachter AM to present.

Chorney SR, Rizzi MD, Dedhia K : Considerations for povidone-iodine antisepsis in pediatric nasal and pharyngeal surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Otolaryngology 41(6): 102737, Sept 19 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102737. Online ahead of print.

Chorney SR, Elden LM, Giordano T, Kazahaya K, Rizzi MD, Zur KB, Dedhia K: Algorithm-based Pediatric otolaryngology management during the COVID-19 global pandemic: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia clinical consensus. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 163(1): 25-37, July 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1177/0194599820923633. Epub 2020 May 19.

Graham E, Dedhia K, Park A: Early Detection and Diagnosis of Infant Hearing Impairment (Chapter 193). Cumming's Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (7th ed.) Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund VJ, Robbins KT, Thomas JR, Lesperance MM, Francis HW (eds.). Elsevier Health, Page: 2887-2897, May 11 2020.

Raymond M, Walker E, Dave I, Dedhia K: Genetic testing for congenital non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 124: 68-75, Sept 2019.

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Last updated: 04/06/2021
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