"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

Bly RA, Holdefer RN, Slimp J, Kinney GA, Martinez V, Manning SC, Perkins JA. Preoperative Facial Nerve Mapping to Plan and Guide Pediatric Facial Vascular Anomaly Resection., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 05; 144(5):418-426

Rethinking the Growth Pattern of Thyroid Cancer in Young Patients Based on the Fukushima Database., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 01; 144(1):63-64

Shinn JR, Purcell PL, Horn DL, Sie KC, Manning SC. First branchial cleft anomalies: otologic manifestations and treatment outcomes., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Mar; 152(3):506-12

Perkins JA, Chen BS, Saltzman B, Manning SC, Parikh SR. Propranolol therapy for reducing the number of nasal infantile hemangioma invasive procedures., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 Mar; 140(3):220-7

Manning SC, Perkins J. Lymphatic malformations., Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Dec; 21(6):571-5