Kara Meister, MD

  • Kara Davis Meister

I specialize in the treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders of babies, children, and adolescents. Working with children is so much fun because they have enormous potential and really want to get better. There is nothing more humbling than seeing a child get back to being a kid again.

As a surgeon, I try to understand the vulnerability parents feel in having their child undergo an operation. Trust is very important to me, and I believe in educating families about all the options for treatment and taking any amount time needed to answer questions throughout our time together. I also believe in a holistic approach and am committed to communicating with a child's other doctors, nurses, and therapists to create the best plan as a team. I love being a part of Stanford because this team is truly the best of the best, and each member is committed towards a common goal.



Work and Education

Professional Education

Medical University of South Carolina Registrar, Charleston, SC, 5/21/2011


University of Pittsburgh Otolaryngology Residency, Pittsburgh, PA, 6/22/2017


Stanford University Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Stanford, CA, 6/30/2018

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

Aerodigestive Disorders

Airway Evaluation and Reconstruction

Branchial Cleft Cyst

Head and Neck Tumors and Masses


Lymphatic Malformations

Nasal and Sinus Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Stridor and Noisy Breathing

Subglottic and Tracheal Stenosis

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer

Tonsil and Adenoid Enlargement

Tracheostomy Care and Management

Voice and Swallow Problems