We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it is larger than that. It is to enable well-being. - Atul Gawande


Undergraduate Education:  University of Texas, Austin, TX, graduated 2002
Graduate School / Medical School:  University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, TX, graduated 2011  

Academic interests 


Pediatric otolaryngology; evaluation of quality of life outcomes in pediatric hearing loss and craniofacial disorders; improving speech & language and educational outcomes in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing; optimizing management of pediatric unilateral hearing loss


The goal of Health Services research is to improve quality and lower cost of health care. My interests include use of population-based databases to evaluate the impact of surgery on health care costs and utilization. I am also interested in methods for improving patient-centered outcome assessment.

Recent Publications

Purcell PL, Shinn JR, Coggeshall SS, Phillips G, Paladin A, Sie KCY, Horn DL. Progression of Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children With and Without Ipsilateral Cochlear Nerve Canal Stenosis: A Hazard Analysis., Otol. Neurotol. 2017 Jul; 38(6):e138-e144

Miller C, Purcell PL, Dahl JP, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR. Clinically small tonsils are typically not obstructive in children during drug-induced sleep endoscopy., Laryngoscope 2017 Aug; 127(8):1943-1949

Lee VS, Humphreys IM, Purcell PL, Davis GE. Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2017 Apr; 7(4):365-372

Purcell PL, Jones-Goodrich R, Wisneski M, Edwards TC, Sie KC. Hearing devices for children with unilateral hearing loss: Patient- and parent-reported perspectives., Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov; 9043-48

Dahl JP, Purcell PL, Parikh SR, Inglis AF. Endoscopic posterior cricoid split with costal cartilage graft: A fifteen-year experience., Laryngoscope 2017 Jan; 127(1):252-257