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Kavita Dedhia, MD

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
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2008-2009.
Resident, Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2009-2013.
Fellow, Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013-2014.
Fellow, Otology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014-2015.
American Board of Otolaryngology, 2014.
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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

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), 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.

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, 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.

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, Nov-Dec 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102737. Epub 2020 Sep 19.

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 presented.

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.

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