Pediatric Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery Care Team

Our team is here to partner with you and your child to provide personalized, family-centered care. We will work closely with your child’s pediatrician or primary care provider and other pediatric subspecialists to develop appropriate and timely treatment plans for many different conditions.

Supported by the academic resources at the Stanford University School of Medicine, our pediatric otolaryngologists bring the latest techniques and treatment methods that cater to your child’s specific needs.

If you are an existing patient, you may contact your clinician via MyChart for non-urgent messages and advice.

Iram Ahmad, MD

Iram Ahmad, MD

Dr. Ahmad is board certified in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Cholesteatoma, cochlear implants, hearing loss, ossicular chain reconstruction

Christi Arnerich, MD

Christi Arnerich, MD

Dr. Arnerich is board certified in Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Comprehensive pediatric otolaryngology

Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, MPH

Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, MPH

Dr. Balakrishnan is board certified in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:EXIT-to airway procedures, aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, in-utero fetal airway surgery, thoracic tracheoplasty, vascular anomalies, velopharyngeal insufficiency, voice and swallow disorders

Kay Chang, MD

Kay Chang, MD

Dr. Chang is board certified in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Cholesteatoma, cochlear implants, ear canal atresia, hearing loss, microtia, Osia implants, ossicular chain reconstruction

Alan Cheng, MD, FACS

Alan Cheng, MD, FACS

Dr. Cheng is board certified in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Cholesteatoma, cochlear implants, hearing loss, ossicular chain reconstruction

Grace Kim, MD

Grace Kim, MD

Areas of expertise:Otolaryngology

Jocelyn Kohn, MD

Jocelyn Kohn, MD

Dr. Kohn is board certified in Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Comprehensive pediatric otolaryngology

Kara Meister, MD, FACS

Kara Meister, MD, FACS

Dr. Meister is board certified in Otolaryngology and Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:EXIT-to airway procedures, aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, fetal airway, pediatric head and neck masses and cancers, radiofrequency ablation of thyroid, thoracic tracheoplasty, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules

Douglas Sidell, MD, FACS

Douglas Sidell, MD, FACS

Dr. Sidell is board certified in Otolaryngology and Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, thoracic tracheoplasty, voice and swallow disorders, head and neck masses

Mai Thy Truong, MD

Mai Thy Truong, MD

Dr. Truong is board certified in Otolaryngology and Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Microtia and canal atresia, head and neck masses, congenital anomalies, branchial cleft/sinus/cysts/fistulas, vascular anomalies, EXIT-to airway procedures, craniofacial disorders

Tulio A. Valdez, MD, MSc

Tulio A. Valdez, MD, MSc

Dr. Valdez is board certified in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Areas of expertise:Complex obstructive sleep apnea, nasal obstruction, nasal surgery, pediatric sinusitis

Summer Hayhurst, NP

Summer Hayhurst, NP

Summer Hayhurst is board certified as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Areas of expertise:Cleft and craniofacial, ear molding, microtia

Hung-Fu "Charlie" Lin, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNOR, CNAMB, RNFA, FCN

Hung-Fu "Charlie" Lin, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNOR, CNAMB, RNFA, FCN

Charlie Lin is board certified in PeriOperative Nursing, Trauma Nursing and as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Areas of expertise:Complex obstructive sleep apnea, smell disorders, tracheostomy

Karen Curtis, RN

Karen Curtis, RN

Rachel Cacanindin, RN

Rachel Cacanindin, RN