Randall A. Bly, MD


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.


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.  

Current CV


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
  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology. 2021


  • American Academy of AAO-HNS
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American College of SurgeonsAmerican Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • International Society for Otitis Media
  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Triological Society


Awards and Honors

Trachy Award, University of Washington School of Medicine. 2023.

Outstanding Research Mentor Award, University of Washington School of Medicine. 2021.

Triological Society Fellowship. Development of a novel imaging atlas and instrument motion algorithm for computer aided planning and virtual real-time intraoperative CT in sinus and skull base surgery. The Triological Society. 2020.

Clinical Research Scholars Program Award.  Surgical Semantic Atlas to Improve Surgical Planning for Pediatric Cranial Base and Head and Neck Surgery.  Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children’s Hospital. 2019-2021.

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