Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Otolaryngologist
  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. Head and neck cancer
  3. Laryngeal cleft
  4. Sinusitis
  5. Sleep apnea
  6. Subglottic stenosis
  7. Tracheal stenosis
  8. Vascular malformation
  9. Vocal cord paralysis
  1. Airway reconstruction
  2. Laryngeal reinnervation surgery
  3. Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  4. Tracheostomy
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Pediatric laryngeal, glottic, subglottic, and tracheal stenosis (congenital and acquired) and complete tracheal rings
  • Endoscopic, minimally invasive, and laser airway surgery
  • Open pediatric airway reconstruction including slide tracheoplasty
  • Fetal airway management and EXIT procedures
  • Pediatric voice, swallowing, and aerodigestive disorders
  • Choanal atresia
  • Pediatric sinusitis
  • Head and neck vascular anomalies including lymphatic malformations and hemangiomas
  • Pediatric head and neck cancers
  1. 2014
    Graduate Fellowship - Pediatric OtolaryngologyCincinnati Children's Hospital
  2. 2012
    Resident - OtolaryngologyUniversity of Washington
  3. 2008
    MPH - Health ServicesUniversity of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  4. 2005
    MDJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  5. 1999
    ABHarvard University

Certifications

  1. 2013
    OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of Otolaryngology

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Silver AwardHealth Information Resource Center - National Health Information Awards
  2. 2017
    Mayo Quality Fellows Silver CertificationMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  3. 2016
    Gold AwardHealth Information Resource Center - National Health Information Awards
  4. 2016
    2016 Film/Video Bronze Award37th Annual Telly Awards
  5. 2016
    2016 Star ReviewerOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery journal
  6. 2016
    Magna Cum Laude Award, ASNR 2016 Electronic Educational ExhibitsAmerican Society of Neuroradiology
  7. 2014
    Travel scholarship, 2014 BMJ/IHI International Forum on Quality and Safety in HealthcareBritish Medical Journal / Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  8. 2013
    Charles Ferguson Clinical Research PrizeAmerican Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  9. 2013
    Travel scholarship, 2013 BMJ/IHI International Forum on Quality and Safety in HealthcareBritish Medical Journal / Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  10. 2006
    K30/Clinical and Translational Sciences Award program fellowshipNIH / University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences
  11. 2005
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha
  12. 2005
    W. Barry Wood Research PrizeJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  13. 2001
    Franklin P. Mall Anatomy AwardJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  14. 1999
    Summa cum laude, AnthropologyHarvard College
  15. 1999
    Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  16. 1996
    John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    MemberGeneral Medicine/Surgery Formulary Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  2. 2017 - 2019
    MemberPediatric Otolaryngology Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; Laryngology Research Committee
  4. 2017 - 2020
    MemberQuality and Safety Committee, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberInternational Network of Pediatric Airway Teams
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology
  8. 2017 - present
    MemberBeryl Institute
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberSociety of University Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons
  10. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Broncho-Esophagological Society
  11. 2016 - present
    Pediatric Surgical Interest Group, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  13. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Otolaryngology, Quality Improvement Committee
  14. 2016 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  15. 2016 - present
    Lead/ChairAsk Mayo Expert - Otorhinolaryngology Knowledge Content Board
  16. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Pediatric Otolaryngology Group
  17. 2016 - present
    MemberPediatric Pulmonology Recruitment Committee
  18. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
  19. 2016 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  20. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  21. 2016 - present
    Anesthesia Procedure Coordination Group, Mayo Clinic Children's Center; Anesthesia Procedure Coordination Group
  22. 2016 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  23. 2016 - present
    Subject Matter ExpertAsk Mayo Expert - Otorhinolaryngology Knowledge Content Board
  24. 2016 - present
    Subject Matter ExpertPlummer Project - Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  25. 2015 - 2018
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee
  26. 2015 - present
    ChairQuality Assurance Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  27. 2015 - present
    Co-DirectorFetal airway/EXIT-to-airway team
  28. 2015 - present
    MemberPediatric SPI working group
  29. 2015 - present
    DirectorAmerican Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies Task Force
  30. 2015 - present
    MemberSociety for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children
  31. 2014 - present
    MemberEducation and Program Evaluation Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  32. 2014 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  33. 2014 - present
    MemberResearch and Academic Productivity Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  34. 2014 - present
    MemberPediatric ENT Patient Family Advisory Council, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  35. 2014 - present
    Center for Science of Healthcare Delivery
  36. 2014 - present
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  37. 2013 - 2014
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  38. 2012 - 2014
    MemberFellowship Training Committee, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Otolaryngology
  39. 2011 - 2012
    MemberGraduate Medical Education Committee, University of Washington
  40. 2011 - 2012
    Founding MemberUniversity of Washington, Housestaff Quality and Safety Council
  41. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Publications

Research activities

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