"My goal is to provide patient- and family-focused care for children with complex disorders involving the head and neck. A key to this practice is the commitment to interdisciplinary care: working with additional physician specialists and other providers to generate a unified, comprehensive treatment plan for our patients. Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington provide an optimal environment for delivering this care."


Dr. Dahl is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. Following his undergraduate education at Villanova University, he obtained a Ph.D. in pharmacology and an M.B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Dahl subsequently worked as a basic scientist including positions in the pharmaceutical industry and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dahl earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, completed residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital. Prior to joining the faculty at the UW, Dr. Dahl spent three years on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine and served as the surgical director of the Aerodigestive Program at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Dahl has a significant interest in basic and clinical scientific research related to vascular anomalies, tracheal malformations, airway management in patients with complex craniofacial disorders, and patient quality/safety.


Undergraduate Education: Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., 1997

Graduate Education: The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D. in Pharmacology and M.B.A.), Hershey, Pa.

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Internship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Wash.

Board Certification: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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

Awards and honors 

1991: Eagle Scout
1996: Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
2004-2005: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T-32)
2007: Hobart Amory Hare Internal Medicine Honor Society
2007-2009: Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation Scholarship
2008: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2010: Resident Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
2014: Harold C. Pillsbury, M.D. Resident Leadership Award
2017: Patient Safety Award Riley Hospital for Children Operating Room
2017, 2018: Star Reviewer for Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
2017: Patient Safety Hero Award, Indianapolis Coalition for Patent Safety
2018: Outstanding Medical Student Advisor, Indiana University School of Medicine
2018: Red Shoes Award for Patient Centered Care, Riley Hospital for Children

Academic interests 


All aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, especially airway reconstruction, craniofacial, vascular anomalies, as well as head and neck surgical oncology.


Basic and clinical research related to airway malformations and management in craniofacial patients, biology of vascular anomalies, and patient quality/safety.


Recent Publications

Wanner MR, Marine MB, Dahl JP. Ultrasound diagnosis of tracheal cartilaginous sleeve in a patient with Pfeiffer syndrome., Pediatr Radiol 2018 11; 48(12):1814-1816

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

Gettelfinger JD, Dahl JP. Syndromic Hearing Loss: A Brief Review of Common Presentations and Genetics., J Pediatr Genet 2018 Mar; 7(1):1-8

Boesch RP, Balakrishnan K, Acra S, Benscoter DT, Cofer SA, Collaco JM, Dahl JP, Daines CL, DeAlarcon A, DeBoer EM, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Gold BD, Grothe RM, Hart CK, Kazachkov M, Lefton-Greif MA, Miller CK, Moore PE, Pentiuk S, Peterson-Carmichael S, Piccione J, Prager JD, Putnam PE, Rosen R, Rutter MJ, Ryan MJ, Skinner ML, Torres-Silva C, Wootten CT, Zur KB, Cotton RT, Wood RE. Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement., Pediatrics 2018 03; 141(3):

Ngouajio AL, Drejet SM, Phillips DR, Summerlin DJ, Dahl JP. A systematic review including an additional pediatric case report: Pediatric cases of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma., Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Sep; 100187-193