Research Overview

Dr. Rahbar has three main areas of research: Aero-digestive disorders, Minimally invasive endoscopic airway surgery, and pediatric head and neck tumors. He is the Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator for multiple investigational studies of pediatric aero-digestive tract disorders which emphasize novel and/or minimally invasive approaches to treatment. A major research theme has been characterizing the role of anti-scar formation and anti-angiogenic therapy in the prevention and treatment of upper aero-digestive tract disease. His work has included studying of the application of Mitomycin as adjuvant treatment for airway stenosis, and the role of angiogenic growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors in both recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and airway stenosis. He has established one of the largest pediatric head and neck tumor databases. Investigative work involving this database has led to a deeper understanding of these diseases and the promulgation of guidelines and protocols for their clinical management.

About Reza Rahbar

Dr. Rahbar received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from Tufts Medical Center and fellowships in Pediatric Otolaryngology from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. 

Since 1998, Dr. Rahbar has practiced pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital, caring for children with wide a range of problems, from common to the most complex. As Associate Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology, he steers the department’s clinical operations committee and education-fellowship program. He has also been involved with research efforts, as well as maintaining financial viability. 
 
He is the first recipient of McGill Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology. As Director of the Center for Airway Disorders and Co-Director of the Center for Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery, Dr. Rahbar champions innovative and collaborative initiatives that cross many divisions and/or departments at Boston Children’s Hospital. Specifically, he is spearheading a minimally invasive/endoscopic approach to manage airway disorders. He is recognized as a leader in laryngeal cleft surgery.  

Dr. Rahbar directs the Pediatric Otolaryngology Education and Fellowship Program, the largest pediatric ORL fellowship program in the country that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  He regularly treats a myriad of rare otolaryngeal disorders and head-neck tumors. With that experience, he has published treatment guidelines that now serve as a resource for many physicians.  He is the section editor and/or co-editor of three books in the field of Otolaryngology; editor of a book in Pediatric Head and Neck Tumor; and editor of a book in pediatric airway surgery. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. 

He is a member of numerous national and international organizations and has been a invited speaker and/or Visiting Professor at more than 70 conferences and sites in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East to report on his clinical and research experiences.



Researcher Services

Researcher Areas

  • Aero-Digestive Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Airway Surgery
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors

Research Departments

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Hseu A, Ayele N, Kawai K, Frazier AL, Mack J, Watters K, Nuss R, Rahbar R. Pediatric vincristine-related vocal fold paralysis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov; 114:166-169. View abstract
  2. Balakrishnan K, Sidell DR, Bauman NM, Bellia-Munzon GF, Boesch RP, Bromwich M, Cofer SA, Daines C, de Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart CK, Ida JB, Leboulanger N, Manning PB, Mehta DK, Monnier P, Myer CM, Prager JD, Preciado D, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Torre M, Varela P, Vijayasekaran S, White DR, Wineland AM, Wood RE, Wootten CT, Zur K, Cotton RT. Outcome measures for pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction: International consensus statement. Laryngoscope. 2018 Aug 27. View abstract
  3. Li Y, Irace AL, Dombrowski ND, Perez-Atayde AR, Robson CD, Rahbar R. Vallecular cyst in the pediatric population: Evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Oct; 113:198-203. View abstract
  4. Rosen R, Rahbar R. Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Outcomes in Children With Respiratory Symptoms. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jul 01; 144(7):555-556. View abstract
  5. McKeon M, Munhall D, Walsh BK, Nuss R, Rahbar R, Volk M, Watters K. A standardized, closed-loop system for monitoring pediatric tracheostomy-related adverse events. Laryngoscope. 2018 May 14. View abstract
  6. Irace AL, Shank C, Adil EA, Cunningham MJ, Kawai K, Sideridis G, Rahbar R. Changes in Scope of Procedures Performed by Pediatric Otolaryngologists in the Past Decade. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Apr 01; 144(4):322-329. View abstract
  7. Irace AL, Walker RD, Kawai K, Maddock M, Dombrowski ND, Sideridis G, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Development and validation of a quality of life instrument for patients with laryngeal cleft. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 May; 108:143-150. View abstract
  8. Londahl M, Irace AL, Kawai K, Dombrowski ND, Jennings R, Rahbar R. Prevalence of Laryngeal Cleft in Pediatric Patients With Esophageal Atresia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Feb 01; 144(2):164-168. View abstract
  9. Velayutham P, Irace AL, Kawai K, Dodrill P, Perez J, Londahl M, Mundy L, Dombrowski ND, Rahbar R. Silent aspiration: Who is at risk? Laryngoscope. 2018 Aug; 128(8):1952-1957. View abstract
  10. Wolter NE, Hernandez K, Irace AL, Davidson K, Perez JA, Larson K, Rahbar R. A Systematic Process for Weaning Children With Aspiration From Thickened Fluids. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Nov 09. View abstract
  11. Strychowsky JE, Rahbar R, O'Hare MJ, Irace AL, Padua H, Trenor CC. Sirolimus as treatment for 19 patients with refractory cervicofacial lymphatic malformation. Laryngoscope. 2018 01; 128(1):269-276. View abstract
  12. 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. View abstract
  13. Walker RD, Irace AL, Kenna MA, Urion DK, Rahbar R. Neurologic Evaluation in Children With Laryngeal Cleft. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jul 01; 143(7):651-655. View abstract
  14. Lee GS, Irace A, Rahbar R. The efficacy and safety of the flexible fiber CO2 laser delivery system in the endoscopic management of pediatric airway problems: Our long term experience. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:218-222. View abstract
  15. 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. View abstract
  16. Wolter NE, Adil E, Irace AL, Werger A, Perez-Atayde AR, Weldon C, Orbach DB, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rahbar R. Malignant glomus tumors of the head and neck in children and adults: Evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2017 12; 127(12):2873-2882. View abstract
  17. 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. View abstract
  18. 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. View abstract
  19. Gantwerker EA, Bannos C, Cunningham MJ, Rahbar R. Surgical scheduling categorization system (SSCS): A novel classification system to improve coordination and scheduling of operative cases in a tertiary pediatric medical system. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan; 92:156-160. View abstract
  20. Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 07; 127(7):1701-1706. View abstract
  21. Weiser M, Simon JM, Kochar B, Tovar A, Israel JW, Robinson A, Gipson GR, Schaner MS, Herfarth HH, Sartor RB, McGovern DPB, Rahbar R, Sadiq TS, Koruda MJ, Furey TS, Sheikh SZ. Molecular classification of Crohn's disease reveals two clinically relevant subtypes. Gut. 2018 01; 67(1):36-42. View abstract
  22. 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. View abstract
  23. Simon JM, Davis JP, Lee SE, Schaner MR, Gipson GR, Weiser M, Sartor RB, Herfarth HH, Rahbar R, Sadiq TS, Koruda MJ, McGovern DP, Lieb JD, Mohlke KL, Furey TS, Sheikh SZ. Alterations to chromatin in intestinal macrophages link IL-10 deficiency to inappropriate inflammatory responses. Eur J Immunol. 2016 08; 46(8):1912-25. View abstract
  24. O'Neill AF, Adil EA, Irace AL, Neff L, Davis IJ, Perez-Atayde AR, Voss SD, Weinberg O, Rahbar R. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the pediatric airway: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:218-23. View abstract
  25. Irace AL, Adil EA, Archer NM, Silvera VM, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. Pediatric sialoblastoma: Evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:44-9. View abstract
  26. Lee PY, Adil EA, Irace AL, Neff L, Son MB, Lee EY, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis) in the pediatric airway. Laryngoscope. 2017 01; 127(1):233-240. View abstract
  27. 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. View abstract
  28. 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. View abstract
  29. 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. View abstract
  30. Weiser M, Sheikh S, Kochar B, Gipson G, Herfarth H, Sartor R, McGovern D, Rahbar R, Sadiq T, Furey T, Koruda M, Robinson A. O-004 Analysis of Chromatin and Transcriptional Profiles in Crohn's Disease Reveals Molecular Subclasses and Highlights Functional Regulatory Regions Implicated in Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Mar; 22 Suppl 1:S1-2. View abstract
  31. Strychowsky JE, Rahbar R. Laryngotracheoesophageal clefts. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 25(3):128-31. View abstract
  32. Herrington H, Adil E, Moritz E, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Proctor M, Rahbar R. Update on current evaluation and management of pediatric nasal dermoid. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):2151-60. View abstract
  33. Adil E, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Heffernan C, Moritz E, Goumnerova L, Rahbar R. Congenital nasal neuroglial heterotopia and encephaloceles: An update on current evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):2161-7. View abstract
  34. Strychowsky JE, Dodrill P, Moritz E, Perez J, Rahbar R. Swallowing dysfunction among patients with laryngeal cleft: More than just aspiration? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Mar; 82:38-42. View abstract
  35. 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. View abstract
  36. Adil E, Al Shemari H, Kacprowicz A, Perez J, Larson K, Hernandez K, Kawai K, Cowenhoven J, Urion D, Rahbar R. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Aspiration in Children With Normal Upper Airway Anatomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov; 141(11):1006-11. View abstract
  37. Peck BC, Weiser M, Lee SE, Gipson GR, Iyer VB, Sartor RB, Herfarth HH, Long MD, Hansen JJ, Isaacs KL, Trembath DG, Rahbar R, Sadiq TS, Furey TS, Sethupathy P, Sheikh SZ. MicroRNAs Classify Different Disease Behavior Phenotypes of Crohn's Disease and May Have Prognostic Utility. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Sep; 21(9):2178-87. View abstract
  38. Hofferberth SC, Watters K, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Management of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):e660-9. View abstract
  39. Strychowsky JE, Vargas SO, Cohen E, Vielman R, Son MB, Rahbar R. Laryngeal sarcoidosis: presentation and management in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Sep; 79(9):1382-7. View abstract
  40. Strychowsky JE, Kawai K, Moritz E, Rahbar R, Adil EA. To stent or not to stent? A meta-analysis of endonasal congenital bilateral choanal atresia repair. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):218-27. View abstract
  41. Strychowsky JE, Adil E, Licameli G, Rahbar R. Vocal fold avulsion in the pediatric population: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jul; 79(7):959-64. View abstract
  42. Luks VL, Kamitaki N, Vivero MP, Uller W, Rab R, Bovée JV, Rialon KL, Guevara CJ, Alomari AI, Greene AK, Fishman SJ, Kozakewich HP, Maclellan RA, Mulliken JB, Rahbar R, Spencer SA, Trenor CC, Upton J, Zurakowski D, Perkins JA, Kirsh A, Bennett JT, Dobyns WB, Kurek KC, Warman ML, McCarroll SA, Murillo R. Lymphatic and other vascular malformative/overgrowth disorders are caused by somatic mutations in PIK3CA. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):1048-54.e1-5. View abstract
  43. Lennon P, Silvera VM, Perez-Atayde A, Cunningham MJ, Rahbar R. Disorders and tumors of the salivary glands in children. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2015 Feb; 48(1):153-73. View abstract
  44. Stock C, Nathan M, Murray R, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Modified end-to-end anastomosis for the treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis with a bridging bronchus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan; 99(1):346-8. View abstract
  45. 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. View abstract
  46. Gantwerker EA, Hughes AL, Silvera VM, Vargas SO, Rahbar R. Management of a large antenatally recognized foregut duplication cyst of the tongue causing respiratory distress at birth. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 140(11):1065-9. View abstract
  47. Adil E, Al Shemari H, Rahbar R. Endoscopic surgical repair of type 3 laryngeal clefts. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 140(11):1051-5. View abstract
  48. Adil E, Xiao R, McGill T, Rahbar R, Cunningham M. A chief of service rotation as an alternative approach to pediatric otolaryngology inpatient care. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 140(9):809-14. View abstract
  49. Thakrar R, Robson CD, Vargas SO, Meara JG, Rahbar R, Smith ER. Benign triton tumor: multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 17(5):400-5. View abstract
  50. Fraga JC, Adil EA, Kacprowicz A, Skinner ML, Jennings R, Lillehei C, Rahbar R. The association between laryngeal cleft and tracheoesophageal fistula: myth or reality? Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):469-74. View abstract
  51. Johnston DR, Watters K, Ferrari LR, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft: evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jun; 78(6):905-11. View abstract
  52. Benoit MM, Vargas SO, Bhattacharyya N, McGill TA, Robson CD, Ferraro N, Didas AE, Labow BI, Upton J, Taghinia A, Meara JG, Marcus KJ, Mack J, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of mandibular tumors in the pediatric population. Laryngoscope. 2013 Aug; 123(8):2035-42. View abstract
  53. Ferrari LR, Zurakowski D, Solari J, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft repair: the anesthetic perspective. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Apr; 23(4):334-41. View abstract
  54. Watters K, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Minimally invasive approach to laryngeal cleft. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan; 123(1):264-8. View abstract
  55. Neville RF, Lidsky M, Capone A, Babrowicz J, Rahbar R, Sidawy AN. An expanded series of distal bypass using the distal vein patch technique to improve prosthetic graft performance in critical limb ischemia. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 44(2):177-82. View abstract
  56. 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. View abstract
  57. Watters K, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2012; 73:95-100. View abstract
  58. Kim SW, Kavanagh K, Kauvanough K, Orbach DB, Alomari AI, Mulliken JB, Rahbar R. Long-term outcome of radiofrequency ablation for intraoral microcystic lymphatic malformation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec; 137(12):1247-50. View abstract
  59. Ajose-Popoola O, Lin HW, Silvera VM, Teot LA, Madsen JR, Meara JG, Rahbar R. Nasal glioma: prenatal diagnosis and multidisciplinary surgical approach. Skull Base Rep. 2011 Nov; 1(2):83-8. View abstract
  60. Puri AS, Rahbar R, Dearden J, Graham RJ, Lillehei C, Orbach DB. Stretched and sheared microcatheter retained after onyx embolization of infantile myofibromatosis. Interv Neuroradiol. 2011 Jun; 17(2):261-6. View abstract
  61. Williams JL, Lee EY, Casey AM, Haver KE, Buonomo C, Zurakowski D, Rahbar R. Chest radiographic and CT evaluation of lung abnormalities in pediatric patients with laryngeal cleft. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Nov; 46(11):1128-33. View abstract
  62. Reilly BK, Katz ES, Misono AS, Khatwa U, Didas A, Huang L, Haver K, Rahbar R. Utilization of lipid-laden macrophage index in evaluation of aerodigestive disorders. Laryngoscope. 2011 May; 121(5):1055-9. View abstract
  63. Puri AS, Thiex R, Zarzour H, Rahbar R, Orbach DB. Trigeminocardiac reflex in a child during pre-Onyx DMSO injection for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma embolization. A case report. Interv Neuroradiol. 2011 Mar; 17(1):13-6. View abstract
  64. Thiex R, Wu I, Mulliken JB, Greene AK, Rahbar R, Orbach DB. Safety and clinical efficacy of Onyx for embolization of extracranial head and neck vascular anomalies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Jun-Jul; 32(6):1082-6. View abstract
  65. Quesnel AM, Lee GS, Nuss RC, Volk MS, Jones DT, Rahbar R. Minimally invasive endoscopic management of subglottic stenosis in children: success and failure. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 May; 75(5):652-6. View abstract
  66. Galligan CL, Pennell LM, Murooka TT, Baig E, Majchrzak-Kita B, Rahbar R, Fish EN. Interferon-beta is a key regulator of proinflammatory events in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Mult Scler. 2010 Dec; 16(12):1458-73. View abstract
  67. Lowry KC, Estroff JA, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of fibromatosis colli. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Sep; 89(9):E4-8. View abstract
  68. Kieran SM, Robson CD, Nosé V, Rahbar R. Foregut duplication cysts in the head and neck: presentation, diagnosis, and management. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug; 136(8):778-82. View abstract
  69. Kieran SM, Katz E, Rosen R, Khatwa U, Martin T, Rahbar R. The lipid laden macrophage index as a marker of aspiration in patients with type I and II laryngeal clefts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Jul; 74(7):743-6. View abstract
  70. Merrell SC, Rahbar R, Alomari AI, Padua HM, Vargas SO, Neufeld EJ, Dearden JL, Mulliken JB, Greene AK. Infantile myofibroma or lymphatic malformation: differential diagnosis of neonatal cystic cervicofacial lesions. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 21(2):422-6. View abstract
  71. Rudloe TF, Harper MB, Prabhu SP, Rahbar R, Vanderveen D, Kimia AA. Acute periorbital infections: who needs emergent imaging? Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e719-26. View abstract
  72. Robson CD, Rahbar R, Vargas SO, Marcus KJ, Mack JW, Licameli GR, Grier HE. Sinonasal and laryngeal carcinoma in children: correlation of imaging characteristics with clinicopathologic and cytogenetic features. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Feb; 31(2):257-61. View abstract
  73. Rahbar R, Chen JL, Rosen RL, Lowry KC, Simon DM, Perez JA, Buonomo C, Ferrari LR, Katz ES. Endoscopic repair of laryngeal cleft type I and type II: when and why? Laryngoscope. 2009 Sep; 119(9):1797-802. View abstract
  74. Lin YC, Tassone RF, Jahng S, Rahbar R, Holzman RS, Zurakowski D, Sethna NF. Acupuncture management of pain and emergence agitation in children after bilateral myringotomy and tympanostomy tube insertion. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Nov; 19(11):1096-101. View abstract
  75. Benoit MM, Silvera VM, Nichollas R, Jones D, McGill T, Rahbar R. Image guidance systems for minimally invasive sinus and skull base surgery in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Oct; 73(10):1452-7. View abstract
  76. Prabhu SP, Padwa BL, Robson CD, Rahbar R. Dentigerous cyst associated with a displaced tooth in the maxillary sinus: an unusual cause of recurrent sinusitis in an adolescent. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Oct; 39(10):1102-4. View abstract
  77. Lin HW, O'Neill A, Rahbar R, Skinner ML. Ludwig's angina following frenuloplasty in an adolescent. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Sep; 73(9):1313-5. View abstract
  78. Fennessy BG, Rahbar R, Bunker N, Pigula F, Casta A. The needle and the damage done: pericardial effusion with tamponade after needle ingestion in an infant. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Dec; 123(12):1396-8. View abstract
  79. Fennessy BG, Kozakewich HP, Silvera M, Frerichs K, Lillhei CW, Poe D, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of multiple paraganglioma in head and neck. Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Sep; 180(3):757-60. View abstract
  80. Prabhu SP, Zinkus T, Cheng AG, Rahbar R. Clival osteomyelitis resulting from spread of infection through the fossa navicularis magna in a child. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Sep; 39(9):995-8. View abstract
  81. Faust RA, Rahbar R. Robotic surgical technique for pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2008 Oct; 41(5):1045-51, xi. View abstract
  82. Fennessy BG, Vargas SO, Silvera MV, Ohlms LA, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Rahbar R. Paediatric aneurysmal bone cysts of the head and neck. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Jun; 123(6):635-41. View abstract
  83. Demke J, Bassim M, Patel MR, Dean S, Rahbar R, van Aalst JA, Drake A. Parental perceptions and morbidity: tracheostomy and Pierre Robin sequence. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Oct; 72(10):1509-16. View abstract
  84. Rahbar R, Yoon MJ, Connolly LP, Robson CD, Vargas SO, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Lingual thyroid in children: a rare clinical entity. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jul; 118(7):1174-9. View abstract
  85. Losken HW, van Aalst JA, Mooney MP, Godfrey VL, Burt T, Teotia S, Dean SB, Moss JR, Rahbar R. Biodegradation of Inion fast-absorbing biodegradable plates and screws. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 May; 19(3):748-56. View abstract
  86. Liang MG, Maccario S, Rahbar R, Kozakewich HP, Mulliken JB. Glucose transporter-1 protein is immunohistochemically expressed in subglottic infantile haemangioma. Br J Dermatol. 2008 Apr; 158(4):862-3. View abstract
  87. Steinbacher DM, Upton J, Rahbar R, Ferraro NF. Yolk sac tumor of the mandible. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Jan; 66(1):151-3. View abstract
  88. Rodriguez KH, Vargas S, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Shamberger R, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Rahbar R. Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Nov; 71(11):1717-23. View abstract
  89. Rahbar R, Brown LF, Folkman J, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Liu G, Vargas SO. Role of vascular endothelial growth factor A in children with acquired airway stenosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2007 Jun; 116(6):430-5. View abstract
  90. Gleason BC, Kleinman PK, Debelenko LV, Rahbar R, Gebhardt MC, Perez-Atayde AR. Novel karyotypes in giant cell-rich lesions of bone. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 Jun; 31(6):926-32. View abstract
  91. Rahbar R, Ferrari LR, Borer JG, Peters CA. Robotic surgery in the pediatric airway: application and safety. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan; 133(1):46-50; discussion 50. View abstract
  92. Rahbar R, Rouillon I, Roger G, Lin A, Nuss RC, Denoyelle F, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Garabedian EN. The presentation and management of laryngeal cleft: a 10-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Dec; 132(12):1335-41. View abstract
  93. Grimmer JF, Mulliken JB, Burrows PE, Rahbar R. Radiofrequency ablation of microcystic lymphatic malformation in the oral cavity. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov; 132(11):1251-6. View abstract
  94. Shah RK, Mora BN, Bacha E, Sena LM, Buonomo C, Del Nido P, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of vascular rings: an otolaryngology perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Jan; 71(1):57-62. View abstract
  95. Rahbar R, Grimmer JF, Vargas SO, Robson CD, Mack JW, Perez-Atayde AR, Marcus KJ, Grier HE, Healy GB, McGill TJ. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland in children: A 10-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Apr; 132(4):375-80. View abstract
  96. Evans AK, Rahbar R, Rogers GF, Mulliken JB, Volk MS. Robin sequence: a retrospective review of 115 patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Jun; 70(6):973-80. View abstract
  97. Edwards PD, Rahbar R, Ferraro NF, Burrows PE, Mulliken JB. Lymphatic malformation of the lingual base and oral floor. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jun; 115(7):1906-15. View abstract
  98. Rahbar R, Vogel A, Myers LB, Bulich LA, Wilkins-Haug L, Benson CB, Grable IA, Levine D, Fishman SJ, Jennings RW, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE. Fetal surgery in otolaryngology: a new era in the diagnosis and management of fetal airway obstruction because of advances in prenatal imaging. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 May; 131(5):393-8. View abstract
  99. Riedlinger WF, Lack EE, Robson CD, Rahbar R, Nosé V. Primary thyroid teratomas in children: a report of 11 cases with a proposal of criteria for their diagnosis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 May; 29(5):700-6. View abstract
  100. Rahbar R, Vargas SO, Folkman J, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Tan X, Brown LF. Role of vascular endothelial growth factor-A in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2005 Apr; 114(4):289-95. View abstract
  101. Rahbar R, Litrovnik BG, Vargas SO, Robson CD, Nuss RC, Irons MB, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The biology and management of laryngeal neurofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec; 130(12):1400-6. View abstract
  102. Rahbar R, Nicollas R, Roger G, Triglia JM, Garabedian EN, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The biology and management of subglottic hemangioma: past, present, future. Laryngoscope. 2004 Nov; 114(11):1880-91. View abstract
  103. Morof D, Levine D, Grable I, Barnewolt C, Estroff J, Fishman S, Rahbar R, Jennings RW. Oropharyngeal teratoma: prenatal diagnosis and assessment using sonography, MRI, and CT with management by ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Aug; 183(2):493-6. View abstract
  104. Rahbar R, Vargas SO, Miyamoto CR, Perez-Atayde AR, French CA, Robson CD, Licameli GR, Fletcher JA, Marcus KC, Grier HE, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The role of chromosomal translocation (15;19) in the carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Dec; 129(6):698-704. View abstract
  105. Rahbar R, Resto VA, Robson CD, Perez-Atayde AR, Goumnerova LC, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Nasal glioma and encephalocele: diagnosis and management. Laryngoscope. 2003 Dec; 113(12):2069-77. View abstract
  106. Rahbar R, Shah P, Mulliken JB, Robson CD, Perez-Atayde AR, Proctor MR, Kenna MA, Scott MR, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The presentation and management of nasal dermoid: a 30-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr; 129(4):464-71. View abstract
  107. Rahbar R, Rowley H, Perez-Atayde AR, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Delayed presentation of lymphatic malformation of the cervicofacial region: role of trauma. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2002 Sep; 111(9):828-31. View abstract
  108. Chung JH, Cosenza MJ, Rahbar R, Metson RB. Mitomycin C for the prevention of adhesion formation after endoscopic sinus surgery: a randomized, controlled study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 May; 126(5):468-74. View abstract
  109. Rahbar R, Jones DT, Nuss RC, Roberson DW, Kenna MA, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The role of mitomycin in the prevention and treatment of scar formation in the pediatric aerodigestive tract: friend or foe? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Apr; 128(4):401-6. View abstract
  110. Rahbar R, Neault MW, Kenna MA. Congenital absence of the incus bilaterally without other otologic anomalies: a new case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Apr; 81(4):274-6, 278. View abstract
  111. Rowley H, Perez-Atayde AR, Burrows PE, Rahbar R. Management of a giant lymphatic malformation of the tongue. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Feb; 128(2):190-4. View abstract
  112. Rosbe KW, Jones DT, Rahbar R, Lahiri T, Auerbach AD. Endoscopic sinus surgery in cystic fibrosis: do patients benefit from surgery? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 Nov 01; 61(2):113-9. View abstract
  113. Hadlock TA, Ferraro NF, Rahbar R. Acute mastoiditis with temporomandibular joint effusion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Jul; 125(1):111-2. View abstract
  114. Rahbar R, Robson CD, Mulliken JB, Schwartz L, Dicanzio J, Kenna MA, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Craniofacial, temporal bone, and audiologic abnormalities in the spectrum of hemifacial microsomia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Mar; 127(3):265-71. View abstract
  115. Rahbar R, Robson CD, Petersen RA, DiCanzio J, Rosbe KW, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Management of orbital subperiosteal abscess in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Mar; 127(3):281-6. View abstract
  116. Rahbar R, Shapshay SM, Healy GB. Mitomycin: effects on laryngeal and tracheal stenosis, benefits, and complications. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2001 Jan; 110(1):1-6. View abstract
  117. Rahbar R, Valdez TA, Shapshay SM. Preliminary results of intraoperative mitomycin-C in the treatment and prevention of glottic and subglottic stenosis. J Voice. 2000 Jun; 14(2):282-6. View abstract
  118. Woo P, Rahbar R, Wang Z. Fat implantation into Reinke's space: a histologic and stroboscopic study in the canine. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1999 Aug; 108(8):738-44. View abstract