"I believe in the Seattle Children's original mission statement of making medicine better through the combined activities of teaching, research, and tertiary care (patients with challenging conditions or challenging background diseases). We have established a world-class team at Seattle Children's Hospital for the full range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders from cochlear implant and ear reconstruction to blood vessel tumors and breathing and swallowing problems."


Dr. Manning joined the University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology-HNS in 1995 as chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Seattle Children's Hospital. Before that he was chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Dallas Children's and chief of Otolaryngology at Parkland Hospital (University of Texas Southwestern) where he also completed his residency. He did a clinical fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology with Dr. Charles Bluestone and Dr. Sylvan Stool in 1985-1986. Undergraduate and medical school education were at Duke and Tulane Universities respectively. Dr. Manning is past president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, current vice president of the Western Section of the Triological Society, and past winner of the Triological Society Mosher award.


Undergraduate Education: Duke University

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Internship: University of Texas Southwestern (Parkland)

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh (Charles Bluestone)

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Triological Society, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology

Awards and honors 

2009: Driftwood Award - Faculty Teaching 
2009: Distinguished Service Award - American Academy Otolaryngology
1997: Mosher Award - Triological Society
1995: American Academy Otolaryngology Service Award
1995: Sam Sanders Research Award - American Academy Otolaryngology Allergy 

Academic interests 


Pediatric sinusitis, pediatric thyroid disease, vascular anomalies


Pediatric sinusitis, thyroid disease including carcinomas, vascular anomalies and chronic ear disease.


Recent Publications

Bonilla-Velez J, Whitlock KB, Ganti S, Theeuwen HA, Manning SC, Bly RA, Dahl JP, Perkins JA. Active Observation as an Alternative to Invasive Treatments for Pediatric Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations., Laryngoscope 2020 Oct

Kazahaya K, Prickett KK, Paulson VA, Dahl JP, Manning SC, Rudzinski ER, Rastatter JC, Parikh SR, Hawkins DS, Brose MS, Bauer AJ. Targeted Oncogene Therapy Before Surgery in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Invasive Thyroid Cancer at Initial Presentation: Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift?, JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Jul

Parikh SR, Bly RA, Bonilla-Velez J, Dahl JP, Evans SS, Horn DL, Johnson KE, Manning SC, Ou HC, Pattisapu P, Perkins JA, Sie KCY. Pediatric Otolaryngology Divisional and Institutional Preparatory Response at Seattle Children's Hospital after COVID-19 Regional Exposure., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 06; 162(6):800-803

Bly RA, Holdefer RN, Slimp J, Kinney GA, Martinez V, Manning SC, Perkins JA. Preoperative Facial Nerve Mapping to Plan and Guide Pediatric Facial Vascular Anomaly Resection., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 05; 144(5):418-426

Rethinking the Growth Pattern of Thyroid Cancer in Young Patients Based on the Fukushima Database., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 01; 144(1):63-64