"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, Shivaram GM, Bly RA, Dahl JP, Manning SC, Perkins JA. Delaying Invasive Treatment in Unilateral Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformation Improves Outcomes., Laryngoscope 2022 Jun

Zenner K, Jensen DM, Dmyterko V, Shivaram GM, Myers CT, Paschal CR, Rudzinski ER, Pham MM, Cheng VC, Manning SC, Bly RA, Ganti S, Perkins JA, Bennett JT. Somatic activating variants cause isolated lymphatic malformations., HGG Adv 2022 Apr; 3(2):100101

Maksimoski M, Bauer AJ, Kazahaya K, Manning SC, Parikh SR, Simons JP, D'Souza J, Maddalozzo J, Purkey MR, Rychlik K, Ho B, Rutter MJ, Jiang W, Prager JD, Diercks G, Propst EJ, Miyamoto RC, Stack BC, Randolph GW, Rastatter JC. Outcomes in Pediatric Thyroidectomy: Results From a Multinational, Multi-institutional Database., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2022 Feb1945998221076065

Brady C, Manning SC, Rudzinski E, Paulson V, Wang X, Liu YJ, Parikh SR, Bonilla-Velez J, Hawkins DS, Dahl J. Clinical Outcomes of Diffuse Sclerosing Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Pediatric Patients., Laryngoscope 2022 05; 132(5):1132-1138

Loy KA, Lam AS, Franz AM, Martin LD, Manning SC, Ou HC, Perkins JA, Parikh SR, Low DK, Dahl JP. Impact of Eliminating Local Anesthesia on Immediate Postoperative Analgesia in Pediatric Ambulatory Adenotonsillectomy., Pediatr Qual Saf ; 6(3):e405