Karen Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

Karen Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH

Associate in Otolaryngology

Instructor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-0668
  • Fax: 617-730-0611

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Aerodigestive Disorders
  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Otolaryngology
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Branchial cleft anomalies

Departments

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Center for Airway Disorders (CAD)
  • Brain Tumor Center
  • Node Assessment Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-0668

Experience and Education

Education

Graduate School, Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2010-2011

Boston, MA

Medical School

University College Dublin,

Residency

Royal College of Surgeons, 2001

Dublin, Ireland

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • FRSCI

Publications

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  1. Yeung JC, Balakrishnan K, Cheng ATL, Daniel SJ, Garabedian EN, Hart CK, Inglis AF, Leboulanger N, Liming BJ, Moreddu E, Nicollas R, Russell JD, Rutter MJ, Sidell DR, Spratley J, Soma M, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Triglia JM, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal GH, Zur KB, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Oct; 101:51-56.
  2. Gergin O, Adil E, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Routine airway surveillance in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:1-4.
  3. Sobin L, Roberson D, Watters K. Use of a urology stone basket for removal of subglottic foreign bodies. Laryngoscope. 2017 Oct; 127(10):2396-2398.
  4. Brodsky JR, Irace AL, Didas A, Watters K, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. Teratoma of the neonatal head and neck: A 41-year experience. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:66-71.
  5. Rosen R, Mitchell PD, Amirault J, Amin M, Watters K, Rahbar R. The Edematous and Erythematous Airway Does Not Denote Pathologic Gastroesophageal Reflux. J Pediatr. 2017 Apr; 183:127-131.
  6. Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul; 127(7):1701-1706.
  7. Gergin O, Adil EA, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Indications of pediatric tracheostomy over the last 30 years: Has anything changed? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:144-7.
  8. Carter J, Rahbar R, Brigger M, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Jacobs I, Liming B, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Richter G, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Schilder A, Smith RJ, Strychowsky J, Ward R, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Thompson D. International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:256-61.
  9. Watters K, O'Neill M, Zhu H, Graham RJ, Hall M, Berry J. Two-year mortality, complications, and healthcare use in children with medicaid following tracheostomy. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov; 126(11):2611-2617.
  10. Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:250-5.
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  12. Adil E, Gergin O, Kawai K, Rahbar R, Watters K. Usefulness of Upper Airway Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Pulmonary Aspiration. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr; 142(4):339-43.
  13. Hofferberth SC, Watters K, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Evolution of Surgical Approaches in the Management of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis: Single-Center Experience. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jan; 7(1):16-24.
  14. Hofferberth SC, Watters K, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Management of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):e660-9.
  15. Hseu A, Watters K, Perez-Atayde A, Silvera VM, Rahbar R. Pediatric nodular fasciitis in the head and neck: evaluation and management. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jan; 141(1):54-9.
  16. Johnston DR, Watters K, Ferrari LR, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft: evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jun; 78(6):905-11.
  17. Watters K, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Minimally invasive approach to laryngeal cleft. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan; 123(1):264-8.
  18. McLeod DS, Watters KF, Carpenter AD, Ladenson PW, Cooper DS, Ding EL. Thyrotropin and thyroid cancer diagnosis: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Aug; 97(8):2682-92.
  19. Oliveira CM, Nguyen HT, Ferraz AR, Watters K, Rosman B, Rahbar R. Robotic surgery in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery: a review. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012; 2012:286563.
  20. Watters K, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2012; 73:95-100.
  21. Watters KF, Rosowski JJ, Sauter T, Lee DJ. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence presenting as postpartum vertigo. Otol Neurotol. 2006 Sep; 27(6):756-68.
  22. Watters K, Corrales CE. Feasibility of treating hearing disorders with stem cells: update. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Oct; 83(10):686, 688-9.
  23. Watters K, Russell J. Subglottic stenosis in Wegener's granulomatosis and the nitinol stent. Laryngoscope. 2003 Dec; 113(12):2222-4.
  24. Watters K, Russell J. Diagnosis and management of type 1 laryngeal cleft. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2003 Jun; 67(6):591-6.
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