It is a privilege to be a surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital and faculty at the University of Washington. I collaborate with an extra-ordinary team of clinicians and care-givers who work diligently to provide special care for children with challenging problems. I aspire to combine science, teaching, and medicine everyday to provide the best possible care for our children and their families.


Sanjay R. Parikh, MD FACS, is a board certified pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Parikh attended medical school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and then went on to surgical training at UCLA and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training at the University of Toronto. He completed his training in pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School. He served as Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY, for 10 years prior to joining Seattle Children's Hospital in 2011. Dr. Parikh has published more than 75 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews in the field of pediatric otolaryngology with a special interest in airway, nasal, and sleep surgery. He has held leadership roles in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, American Rhinologic Society, American Board of Otolaryngology, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology.


Undergraduate Education: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Internship: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Residency: University of Toronto

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School - Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certification: Otolaryngology - HNS 2000

Memberships: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Inter-American Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Rhinologic Society, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology

Awards and honors 

2014: Keynote Speaker, Royal ENT Society of Belgium
2014: Seymour Cohen Award, American Broncho-Esophagolical Association
2012: Seattle Magazine Top Doctors
2009: Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2004: Faculty Teaching Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Academic interests 


Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include major airway and reconstructive surgery in children with tracheotomy, computer-assisted sinus and skull base surgery, advanced sleep surgery for persistent sleep disturbance after tonsillectomy, and pediatric thyroid and head/neck cancer surgery.



Dr. Parikh's research focus is on advancing diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for children with complex airway and nasal disorders, particularly with regards to sleep apnea.


Recent Publications

Montague GL, Bly RA, Nadaraja GS, Conrad DE, Parikh SR, Chan DK. Endoscopic percutaneous suture lateralization for neonatal bilateral vocal fold immobility., Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 May; 108120-124

Patel NA, Bly RA, Adams S, Carlin K, Parikh SR, Dahl JP, Manning S. A clinical pathway for the postoperative management of hypocalcemia after pediatric thyroidectomy reduces blood draws., Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Feb; 105132-137

Parikh SR, Lucidarme J, Bingham C, Warwicker P, Goodship T, Borrow R, Ladhani SN. Meningococcal B Vaccine Failure With a Penicillin-Resistant Strain in a Young Adult on Long-Term Eculizumab., Pediatrics 2017 Sep; 140(3):

Lucidarme J, Lekshmi A, Parikh SR, Bray JE, Hill DM, Bratcher HB, Gray SJ, Carr AD, Jolley KA, Findlow J, Campbell H, Ladhani SN, Ramsay ME, Maiden MCJ, Borrow R. Frequent capsule switching in 'ultra-virulent' meningococci - Are we ready for a serogroup B ST-11 complex outbreak?, J. Infect. 2017 Aug; 75(2):95-103

Parikh SR, Newbold L, Slater S, Stella M, Moschioni M, Lucidarme J, De Paola R, Giuliani M, Serino L, Gray SJ, Clark SA, Findlow J, Pizza M, Ramsay ME, Ladhani SN, Borrow R. Meningococcal serogroup B strain coverage of the multicomponent 4CMenB vaccine with corresponding regional distribution and clinical characteristics in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, 2007-08 and 2014-15: a qualitative and quantitative assessment., Lancet Infect Dis 2017 Jul; 17(7):754-762

Latest news 

Named again in 2017 as one of Puget Sound area's Top Doctors in Pediatric Otolaryngology by Seattle Magazine.