Sanjay Parikh, MD, FACS
It is a privilege to be a surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital and Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. I collaborate with an extra-ordinary team of clinicians and caregivers to provide special care for children with challenging problems. I aspire to combine science, teaching, and medicine every day to provide the best possible care for our children and their families
Sanjay R. Parikh, MD FACS, is a board certified pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. He is currently Associate Surgeon-in-Chief at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Dr. Parikh attended medical school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver followed by residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Toronto. He then went on to fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Parikh has published over 150 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. He has had held leadership roles in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), American College of Surgeons, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology (NWAO). He is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of the AAO-HNS and a past President of the NWAO. Dr. Parikh has given over 200 domestic and international invited lectures with an emphasis on improving pediatric otolaryngologic surgical care.
Undergraduate Education: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Internship: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Residency: University of Toronto
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School - Boston Children's Hospital
Board Certification: Otolaryngology - HNS 2000
Memberships: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Inter-American Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Rhinologic Society, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology
Awards and Honors
Board of Directors, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Chair, Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons
Past President, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology
Past Chair, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and Seattle Magazine Top Doctors Lists
Past International Guest Speaker for the Asian Pediatric Otolaryngology Group, Australian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, British Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Inter-American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and Royal Society of Belgium.
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Cohen Research Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
Ferguson Clinical Research Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Potsic Scientific Research Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Poliquin Clinical Research Award, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include major airway and reconstructive surgery in children, computer-assisted sinus and skull base surgery, advanced sleep surgery for persistent sleep disturbance after tonsillectomy, and pediatric thyroid and head/neck cancer surgery.
Dr. Parikh's research focus is on advancing diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for children with complex airway disorders. His research teams have established standardized tools for assessing the upper airway and trachea in children with complex breathing problems such as sleep apnea and airway stenosis. Future directions for his research include improving the measurement of severity of breathing problems in children and integrating technology into novel solutions for these children.