Areas of research interests include graduate medical education and pediatric airway disorders.


Sukgi S. Choi, M.D. is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1983). She completed Otolaryngology training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Pediatric Otolaryngology training at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She practiced as a pediatric otolaryngologist at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC for over 20 years and spent the last three years as the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.

She is currently an Associate in Otolaryngology of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a member of the Center for Airway Disorders.

She is the previous Director of the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's National Medical Center, and served as the chair of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education committee responsible for overseeing otolaryngology residency and fellowship training in the United States.

She has played an active role in many professional societies. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2002-2008. She is a past president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.


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  1. Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Pediatric Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery: A Mini Review. Front Pediatr. 2020; 8:587177. View abstract
  2. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Management of suprastomal collapse in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Dec; 139:110427. View abstract
  3. Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Esophagoscopy: International Modified Delphi Consensus. Laryngoscope. 2021 05; 131(5):1168-1174. View abstract
  4. Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Dysphagia: A Review. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 02 01; 146(2):183-191. View abstract
  5. Eosinophilic esophagitis: current status and future directions. Pediatr Res. 2020 09; 88(3):345-347. View abstract
  6. Laryngeal Web in the Pediatric Population: Evaluation and Management. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Feb; 162(2):234-240. View abstract
  7. Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Tracheotomy: International Modified Delphi Consensus. Laryngoscope. 2020 11; 130(11):2700-2707. View abstract
  8. Evaluating gender parity in operative experience for otolaryngology residencies in the United States. Laryngoscope. 2020 07; 130(7):1651-1656. View abstract
  9. Age at diagnosis, but not HPV type, is strongly associated with clinical course in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0216697. View abstract
  10. Eosinophilic Esophagitis-A Primer for Otolaryngologists. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 04 01; 145(4):373-380. View abstract
  11. Innovative management of severe tracheobronchomalacia using anterior and posterior tracheobronchopexy. Laryngoscope. 2020 02; 130(2):E65-E74. View abstract
  12. Diagnosis, Classification, and Management of Pediatric Tracheobronchomalacia: A Review. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar 01; 145(3):265-275. View abstract
  13. Evaluation of Aspiration in Infants With Laryngomalacia and Recurrent Respiratory and Feeding Difficulties. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 02 01; 145(2):146-151. View abstract
  14. Otolaryngology boot camps: Current landscape and future directions. Laryngoscope. 2019 12; 129(12):2707-2712. View abstract
  15. When Should Pediatric Septoplasty Be Performed for Nasal Airway Obstruction? Laryngoscope. 2019 07; 129(7):1489-1490. View abstract
  16. The Impact of Timing of Tympanostomy Tube Placement on Sequelae in Children With Cleft Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 07; 56(6):720-728. View abstract
  17. Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: What is the Best Management Option? Laryngoscope. 2018 12; 128(12):2671-2672. View abstract
  18. Should children with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct be restricted from playing contact sports? Laryngoscope. 2018 10; 128(10):2219-2220. View abstract
  19. Does intraglandular injection of botulinum toxin improve pediatric sialorrhea? Laryngoscope. 2018 07; 128(7):1513-1514. View abstract
  20. Should Children With Cleft Palate Receive Early Long-Term Tympanostomy Tubes: One Institution's Experience. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 03; 55(3):389-395. View abstract
  21. When should you perform injection medialization for pediatric unilateral vocal fold immobility? Laryngoscope. 2018 06; 128(6):1259-1260. View abstract
  22. Clinical Practice Guidelines: AAO-HNSF Process for CPG Development and Topic Selection. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 02; 158(2):219-221. View abstract
  23. The Impact of Tympanostomy Tubes on Speech and Language Development in Children with Cleft Palate. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 09; 157(3):504-514. View abstract
  24. Characterization of Sleep Architecture in Down Syndrome Patients Pre and Post Airway Surgery. Cureus. 2017 Jan 17; 9(1):e983. View abstract
  25. Preferred parental method of post-operative tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy follow-up (phone call vs. clinic visit). Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan; 92:181-185. View abstract
  26. The role of the otolaryngologist in the evaluation and diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis. Laryngoscope. 2017 06; 127(6):1459-1464. View abstract
  27. Utility of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Head and Neck Masses. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 05; 154(5):928-35. View abstract
  28. Remediation of problematic residents--A national survey. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr; 126(4):834-8. View abstract
  29. Clinical relevance of quality of life in laryngomalacia. Laryngoscope. 2016 05; 126(5):1232-5. View abstract
  30. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the head and neck in children: review and update. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Sep; 79(9):1477-83. View abstract
  31. Effect of Adenotonsillectomy on Central and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Down Syndrome. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct; 153(4):644-8. View abstract
  32. Identifying quality indicators of surgical training: A national survey. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec; 125(12):2685-9. View abstract
  33. Clinical consensus statement: pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct; 151(4):542-53. View abstract
  34. Management of refractory tympanostomy tube otorrhea with ear wicks. Laryngoscope. 2015 Mar; 125(3):751-3. View abstract
  35. Assessing adenoid hypertrophy in children: X-ray or nasal endoscopy? Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):1509-10. View abstract
  36. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation and influence on perceptions of pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training experience. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Sep; 139(9):890-4. View abstract
  37. Medical versus surgical management of pediatric orbital subperiosteal abscesses. Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct; 123(10):2337-8. View abstract
  38. Orbital complications of acute sinusitis: changes in the post-pneumococcal vaccine era. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar; 139(3):223-7. View abstract
  39. Are stents necessary after choanal atresia repair? Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov; 122(11):2365-6. View abstract
  40. Women otolaryngologist representation in specialty society membership and leadership positions. Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov; 122(11):2428-33. View abstract
  41. Mentoring, networking, and leadership. Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov; 122(11):2434-5. View abstract
  42. Outcomes of balloon dilation in pediatric subglottic stenosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Jul; 121(7):442-8. View abstract
  43. Management of acute otitis media in cochlear implant recipients: to tube or not to tube? Laryngoscope. 2012 Apr; 122(4):709-10. View abstract
  44. Changes in central apnea index following pediatric adenotonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Mar; 146(3):487-90. View abstract
  45. Pediatric acute mastoiditis in the post-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era. Laryngoscope. 2011 May; 121(5):1072-80. View abstract
  46. High-dose dexmedetomidine increases the opioid-free interval and decreases opioid requirement after tonsillectomy in children. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Jun; 58(6):540-50. View abstract
  47. Prolonged recovery after out-patient pediatric adenotonsillectomy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Apr; 75(4):585-8. View abstract
  48. Complications in pediatric deep neck space abscesses. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Apr; 144(4):592-5. View abstract
  49. Polysomnographic variables predictive of adverse respiratory events after pediatric adenotonsillectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jan; 137(1):15-8. View abstract
  50. Aggressive bronchoscopic management of plastic bronchitis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Jul; 74(7):820-2. View abstract
  51. Management of foreign bodies obstructing the airway in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Apr; 136(4):373-9. View abstract
  52. Aryepiglottic abscess manifesting as epiglottitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Sep; 135(9):953-5. View abstract
  53. Mediastinitis in infants from deep neck space infections. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun; 140(6):936-8. View abstract
  54. Management of pediatric orbital cellulitis in patients with radiographic findings of subperiosteal abscess. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun; 140(6):907-11. View abstract
  55. Efficacy and safety of adenotonsillectomy for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in Prader-Willi syndrome. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 Apr; 118(4):267-9. View abstract
  56. Airway management in pediatric epiglottitis: a national perspective. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr; 140(4):548-51. View abstract
  57. Relationship between voice quality and vocal nodule size. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Nov; 139(5):723-6. View abstract
  58. Surgical treatment of subperiosteal orbital abscess. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jul; 134(7):764-7. View abstract
  59. Age of child, more than HPV type, is associated with clinical course in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. PLoS One. 2008 May 28; 3(5):e2263. View abstract
  60. Resource utilization in the management of subglottic stenosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Feb; 138(2):233-41. View abstract
  61. Otolaryngologic manifestations of achondroplasia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Mar; 133(3):237-44. View abstract
  62. Unique challenges of obtaining regulatory approval for a multicenter protocol to study the genetics of RRP and suggested remedies. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Aug; 135(2):189-96. View abstract
  63. Coblation adenotonsillectomy: an improvement over electrocautery technique? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 May; 134(5):852-5. View abstract
  64. Four mutations in Epidermodysplasia verruciformis 1 (EVER1) gene are not contributors to susceptibility in RRP. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Jul; 70(7):1235-40. View abstract
  65. Pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery: a case report and review of the literature. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 May; 131(5):454-6. View abstract
  66. Recurrent laryngeal papillomas in identical twins. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Sep; 131(3):327-9. View abstract
  67. Acute airway distress from endotracheal intubation injury in the pediatric aerodigestive tract. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 May; 130(5):575-8. View abstract
  68. National registry for juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Sep; 129(9):976-82. View abstract
  69. Congenital middle ear cholesteatoma: need for early recognition--role of computed tomography scan. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2003 Mar; 67(3):231-5. View abstract
  70. Successful treatment of invasive aspergillosis in two patients with acute myelogenous leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2003 Mar; 25(3):252-6. View abstract
  71. Retained ventilation tubes: should they be removed at 2 years? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Dec; 128(12):1357-60. View abstract
  72. Bilateral occurrence of congenital middle ear cholesteatoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Nov; 127(5):480-2. View abstract
  73. Major and minor temporal bone abnormalities in children with and without congenital sensorineural hearing loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Jun; 128(6):664-71. View abstract
  74. The effect of intranasal fentanyl on the emergence characteristics after sevoflurane anesthesia in children undergoing surgery for bilateral myringotomy tube placement. Anesth Analg. 2001 May; 92(5):1164-8. View abstract
  75. Perioperative airway complications following pharyngeal flap palatoplasty. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2000 Sep; 109(9):808-11. View abstract
  76. Postsurgical follow-up of children with tympanostomy tubes: results of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee National Survey. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Mar; 122(3):313-8. View abstract
  77. Changing trends in neonatal subglottic stenosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Jan; 122(1):61-3. View abstract
  78. Airway abnormalities in patients with Arnold-Chiari malformation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Dec; 121(6):720-4. View abstract
  79. Initial results from the national registry for juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. RRP Task Force. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Jul; 125(7):743-8. View abstract
  80. Pitfalls in laryngotracheal reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Jun; 125(6):650-3. View abstract
  81. Clinical applications of transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions in the pediatric population. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1999 Feb; 108(2):132-8. View abstract
  82. Aberrant second branchial cleft fistula. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1998 Nov 15; 46(1-2):103-7. View abstract
  83. Management of oropharyngeal trauma in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Dec; 123(12):1267-70. View abstract
  84. Relative incidence and alternative approaches for surgical drainage of different types of deep neck abscesses in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Dec; 123(12):1271-5. View abstract
  85. Intranasal anatomic variations in pediatric sinusitis. Am J Rhinol. 1997 Sep-Oct; 11(5):355-60. View abstract
  86. Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax from blunt cervical trauma in children. Laryngoscope. 1997 Mar; 107(3):351-6. View abstract
  87. Ideal timing of pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Feb; 123(2):206-8. View abstract
  88. The effect of gastroesophageal reflux on laryngotracheal reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996 Mar; 122(3):297-300. View abstract
  89. Laryngomalacia. The search for the second lesion. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996 Mar; 122(3):302-6. View abstract
  90. Invasive Aspergillus sinusitis in pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. Evaluation and management. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Oct; 121(10):1188-92. View abstract
  91. Branchial anomalies: a review of 52 cases. Laryngoscope. 1995 Sep; 105(9 Pt 1):909-13. View abstract
  92. Intracranial complications of sinusitis in childhood. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1995 Apr; 104(4 Pt 1):288-93. View abstract
  93. Arytenoidectomy in children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1994 Apr; 103(4 Pt 1):271-8. View abstract
  94. Proliferative myositis of the mylohyoid muscle. Am J Otolaryngol. 1990 May-Jun; 11(3):198-202. View abstract
  95. Surgical management of voice disorders. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1989 Dec; 36(6):1535-49. View abstract
  96. Subperiosteal orbital hematoma. An unusual complication of sinusitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988 Dec; 114(12):1464-6. View abstract