My goal is to listen to patients and families and understand the problem. This helps me guide families to make the best decision for them. It is a privilege to treat patients and families, and I will always make sure that they are cared for in the best possible way.

Biography 

Randy Bly is a pediatric otolaryngologist and cares for patients and families with a variety of problems in the head and neck.  He has specific interests in patients with speech and swallowing problems, vascular malformations, breathing difficulties, neck masses, and congenital anomalies.  He incorporates resources available at Seattle Children’s Hospital to provide the highest level of care to patients and families.  His research interest is in how surgery is planned, guided, and analyzed in order to improve patient outcomes, reduce the length of hospital stays, and recover more quickly.  

Overview 

Undergraduate Education: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, IL

Internship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Board Certification: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships: American Academy of AAO-HNS; American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; American College of Surgeons

Awards and honors 

Alberta Corkery Fellowship Travel Award. Preoperative Imaging and Surgical Management of Frontonasal Dermoid Cysts: 15-year Experience at a Pediatric Tertiary Care Center. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 19-22, 2016.

Resident Leadership Grant Award. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Presented September 29-October 2, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

President Elect Award for outstanding poster presentation. Computer Planning in the Research, Analysis and Design of Skull Base Surgical Approaches. American Academy of Otolaryngology, Oct 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The most outstanding clinical research presentation, presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Orlando, FL: Apr 9-14, 2013.

1st place oral presentation: Slide Tracheoplasty to Repair Congenital Long Segment Tracheal Stenosis. Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology, Fascinating Cases in Otolaryngology. Seattle, WA; Oct 14, 2011.

3rd place oral presentation: Adjuvant Tracheotomy for Grizzly Bear Field Laryngopharyngectomy. Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology, Fascinating Cases in Otolaryngology. Seattle, WA; Oct 14, 2011.

Recent Publications

Harbison RA, Li Y, Berens AM, Bly RA, Hannaford B, Moe KS. An Automated Methodology for Assessing Anatomy-Specific Instrument Motion during Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery., J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2017 Jun; 78(3):222-226

Berens AM, Harbison RA, Li Y, Bly RA, Aghdasi N, Ferreira M, Hannaford B, Moe KS. Quantitative Analysis of Transnasal Anterior Skull Base Approach: Report of Technology for Intraoperative Assessment of Instrument Motion., Surg Innov 2017 Aug; 24(4):405-410

Harbison RA, Berens AM, Li Y, Bly RA, Hannaford B, Moe KS. Region-Specific Objective Signatures of Endoscopic Surgical Instrument Motion: A Cadaveric Exploratory Analysis., J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2017 Feb; 78(1):99-104

Bly RA, Perkins J, Parikh SR. Can topical beta-blockers reduce the size of superficial infantile hemangiomas of the head and neck?, Laryngoscope 2017 Jan; 127(1):4-5

Bly RA, Bhrany AD, Murakami CS, Sie KC. Microtia Reconstruction., Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2016 Nov; 24(4):577-591