Center for Airway Disorders | Meet Our Team

Directors

Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Associate Otolaryngologist-in-Chief; Director, Center for Airway Disorders; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program, Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Associate Directors

Karen F. Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

Karen F. Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement , Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Sukgi Choi, MD

Sukgi Choi, MD

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement , Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Physician Assistants

Erica Johnson, PA-C

Erica Johnson, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
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Jessica Park, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,

Program Coordinator

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Meaghan Maddock,

Program Coordinator, Center for Airway Disorders,

Consulting Physicians:

Allergy

John Lee

John J. Lee, MD

Clinical Director, Food Allergy Program; Allergy Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease (EGID) Program, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Anesthesiology

Lynne R.  Ferrari

Lynne Ferrari, MD

Division Chief, Perioperative Anesthesia; Senior Associate, Perioperative Anesthesia; Medical Director, Perioperative Services + OR, BCH, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Cardiology

Roger Breitbart

Roger Breitbart, MD

Chief, Inpatient Cardiology Division, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
David Brown

David Brown, MD

Director, Fellowship Training Program, Department of Cardiology, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Mary Mullen, MD, PhD

Mary Mullen, MD, PhD

Attending, Department of Cardiology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Leslie Smoot, MD

Leslie Smoot, MD

Attending, Department of Cardiology, Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Congenital Heart Valve Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Sitaram Emani, MD

Sitaram Emani, MD

Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director, Complex Biventricular Repair Program; Surgical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Endocrinology

Jessica Smith, MD

Jessica Smith, MD

Clinical Director, Thyroid Program, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Gastroenterology

Rachel Rosen

Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Aerodigestive Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Eitan Rubinstein, MD

Eitan Rubinstein, MD

Attending, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director of Gastroenterology, Waltham Satellite, Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Daniel Duncan, MD

Daniel Duncan, MD

Attending Physician, Aerodigestive Program, Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael Manfredi, MD

Michael Manfredi, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Medical Director, Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

General Surgery

Thomas Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton, MD

Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program; Attending Surgeon, Esophageal Atresia Treatment Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Russell Jennings, MD

Russell W. Jennings, MD

Surgical Director, Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center, Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Harvard Medical School
C. Jason Smithers, MD

C. Jason Smithers, MD

Assistant, Department of Surgery, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Genetics

Joan Stoler

Joan Stoler, MD

Clinical Geneticist , Division of Genetics and Genomics, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Neurology

David Urion MD

David K. Urion, MD, FAAN

Associate, Department of Neurology; Charles F. Barlow Chair in Neurology; Director, Education and Residency Training Programs in Clinical Neurology and Clinical Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Director, Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs; Co-Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Neurosurgery

Mark Proctor, MD

Mark Proctor, MD

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Director, Brain Injury Center, Professor, Harvard Medical School

Otolaryngology

Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Associate Otolaryngologist-in-Chief; Director, Center for Airway Disorders; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program, Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Karen F. Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

Karen F. Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement , Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Sukgi Choi, MD

Sukgi Choi, MD

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement , Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Pulmonary

Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin, MD

Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kara Elizabeth May, MD

Kara Elizabeth May, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases, Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Gary Visner, DO

Gary Visner, DO

Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program; Attending Physician, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases , Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Radiology

Stephanie DiPerna

Stephanie DiPerna, MD

Physician Director of Satellites, Department of Radiology, Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPHH

Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Thoracic Imaging, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Speech-Language Pathologists

Taryn Cronin, MS, CCC-SLP

Taryn Cronin, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Kathryn Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP

Kathryn Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Katherine Engstler

Katherine Engstler, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Mia Grossman, MS, CCC-SLP

Mia Grossman, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement ,
Kayla Hernandez, MS, CCC-SLP

Kayla Hernandez, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Kara Larson, MS, CCC-SLP

Kara Larson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Carolyn Lubenow, MA, CCC-SLP

Carolyn Lubenow, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Kerry Pearl, MS, CCC-SLP

Kerry Pearl, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Kelsey Sigg, MS, CCC-SLP

Kelsey Sigg, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Jen Meredith, MEd, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Meredith, MEd, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
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Rachel Rhodes, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement,
Grace Connolly, MS, CCC-SLP

Grace Connolly, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement ,
Sarah Vallarelli, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Vallarelli, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Feeding and Swallowing Program,
Estee Gelbard

Eve Gibbons, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement ,