"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, N.J.

Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.

Internship: University of Washington

Residency: University of Washington.

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; 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, Ill., May 19-22, 2016.

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

The most outstanding clinical research presentation, presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Orlando, Fla.: 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, Wash.; Oct 14, 2011.

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

Recent Publications

Ikeda AK, Bhrany AD, Sie KCY, Bly RA. Management of patients with unilateral microtia and aural atresia: recent advances and updates., Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Sep

Bonilla-Velez J, Whitlock KB, Ganti S, Zenner K, Cheng CV, Jensen DM, Pham MM, Mitchell RM, Dobyns W, Bly RA, Bennett JT, Dahl JP, Perkins JA. Acetylsalicylic acid suppression of the PI3K pathway as a novel medical therapy for head and neck lymphatic malformations., Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Aug; 151110869

Evans SS, Bly RA, Paulsgrove K, Perkins JA, Sie K. Predictors of Success After Furlow Palatoplasty for Repair of Cleft Palate: Does Syndrome Matter?, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Sep1945998211038928

Pattisapu P, Abts MF, Bly RA, Bonilla-Velez J, Dahl JP, DeYoung SCH, Horn DL, Johnson KE, Parikh SR. Validation of the Seattle Suprastomal Safety Score (5S): A Novel Measure in Pediatric Tracheostomy-Dependent Patients., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Sep1945998211037254

Wenger TL, Perkins J, Parish-Morris J, Hing AV, Chen ML, Cielo CM, Li D, Bhoj EJ, Hakonarson H, Zackai E, McDonald-McGinn DM, Taylor JA, Jackson O, Sie K, Bly R, Dahl J, Evans KN. Cleft palate morphology, genetic etiology, and risk of mortality in infants with Robin sequence., Am J Med Genet A 2021 Jul