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