John P. Dahl, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS


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.

Current CV


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; Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology

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


Awards and Honors

2020: William Potsic Basic Science Award

2020: American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology

2018: Outstanding Medical Student Advisor, Indiana University School of Medicine

2018: Red Shoes Award for Patient Centered Care, Riley Hospital for Children

2018, 2017: Star Reviewer for Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

2017: Patient Safety Award Riley Hospital for Children Operating Room

2017: Patient Safety Hero Award, Indianapolis Coalition for Patent Safety

2014: Harold C. Pillsbury, M.D. Resident Leadership Award

2010: Resident Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Interests

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

Recent Publications

Research Focus

Dr. Dahl has a significant interest in basic and clinical scientific research related to vascular anomalies, tracheal development, airway management in patients with complex craniofacial disorders, novel airway imaging modalities, as well as patient quality/safety.