"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

Chan J, Raju S, Nandakumar R, Bly R, Gollakota S. Detecting middle ear fluid using smartphones., Sci Transl Med 2019 May; 11(492):

Padia R, Zenner K, Bly R, Bennett J, Bull C, Perkins J. Clinical application of molecular genetics in lymphatic malformations., Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2019 Feb; 4(1):170-173

Whipple ME, Law AB, Bly RA. A Computer Simulation Model to Analyze the Application Process for Competitive Residency Programs., J Grad Med Educ 2019 Feb; 11(1):30-35

Moe KS, Bly RA. Commentary: Comparative Analysis of the Exposure and Surgical Freedom of the Endoscopic Extended Minipterional Craniotomy and the Transorbital Endoscopic Approach to the Anterior and Middle Cranial Fossae., Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2019 Aug; 17(2):E47-E49

Saxena RC, Friedman S, Bly RA, Otjen J, Alessio AM, Li Y, Hannaford B, Whipple M, Moe KS. Comparison of Micro-Computed Tomography and Clinical Computed Tomography Protocols for Visualization of Nasal Cartilage Before Surgical Planning for Rhinoplasty., JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2019 Feb