Karthik Balakrishnan

Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services
Respiratory Specialties and ENT
730 Welch Road, 1st Fl
Palo Alto, CA 94304

“It’s a privilege to collaborate with parents to help children live their best lives.”

My Approach

As a pediatric otolaryngologist, I take great pleasure in working with children, both in clinic and in surgery. I perform complex reconstruction of the larynx and trachea and resolve vascular anomalies, pediatric breathing, voice and swallowing problems, and fetal and neonatal airway conditions. I partner with parents as equals to save lives and restore function to its fullest potential. I'm driven to improve the quality, safety, and value of children's surgical care.

Locations

Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services
Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services
Respiratory Specialties and ENT

730 Welch Road, 1st Fl

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Maps, Directions & Parking

Phone : (650) 724-4800

Fax : (605) 498-2734

Stanford Ear Institute
Stanford Ear Institute

2452 Watson Court, Suite 1500

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Maps, Directions & Parking

Phone : (650) 498-4327

Fax : (650) 736-4327

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Specialty Services – Los Gatos
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Specialty Services – Los Gatos
Stanford Medicine Children's Health Specialty Services - Los Gatos

14601 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 200

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Maps, Directions & Parking

Phone : (408) 356-0911

Fax : (408) 356-7140

Conditions

Children with Tracheostomies

Complex Airway Disorders

Drooling and Aspiration

Head and Neck Tumors and Masses

Laryngomalacia

Laryngomalacia Tracheomalacia

Nasal and Sinus Disorders

Pediatric Speech Disorders

Stridor and Noisy Breathing

Subglottic and Tracheal Stenosis

Swallowing Dysfunction

Tonsil and Adenoid Enlargement

Vascular Malformations

Vascular Tumors

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Voice Disorders

Work and Education

Professional Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 05/26/2005

Residency

University of Washington Otolaryngology Residency, Seattle, WA, 06/30/2012

Fellowship

Cincinnati Children's Medical Center Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati, OH, 9/5/2014

Internship

University of Washington Dept of Surgery, Seattle, WA, 06/25/2006

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2013

Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2021

Languages

English

Japanese

Tamil