"It is a privilege to be a surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital and faculty at the University of Washington. I collaborate with an extra-ordinary team of clinicians and caregivers who work diligently to provide special care for children with challenging problems. I aspire to combine science, teaching, and medicine everyday to provide the best possible care for our children and their families."


Sanjay R. Parikh, M.D., 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. Dr. Parikh attended medical school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and then went on to surgical training at UCLA and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training at the University of Toronto. He completed his training in pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School. He served as division chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, N.Y., for 10 years prior to joining Seattle Children's Hospital in 2011. Dr. Parikh has published more than 75 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews in the field of pediatric otolaryngology with a special interest in airway, nasal, and sleep surgery. He has held leadership roles in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, American Rhinologic Society, American Board of Otolaryngology, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology.


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 

2017-2018: Chair, Board of Governors, American Academy of Pediatrics
2018, 2017: 3rd Place Ferguson Clinical Research Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

2017, 2015, 2012: Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Top Doctors
2015: Best of Meeting presentation, AAO-HNS
2014: Keynote Speaker, Royal ENT Society of Belgium

2014: Seymour Cohen Award, American Broncho-Esophagolical Association
2009: Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2004: Faculty Teaching Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Academic interests 


Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include major airway and reconstructive surgery in children with tracheotomy, 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 and nasal disorders, particularly with regards to sleep apnea.


Recent Publications

Evans SS, Pattisapu P, Parikh SR. Persistent OSA After Adenotonsillectomy in CPAP-Intolerant Children: What To Do Next?, Laryngoscope 2020 Jul

Kazahaya K, Prickett KK, Paulson VA, Dahl JP, Manning SC, Rudzinski ER, Rastatter JC, Parikh SR, Hawkins DS, Brose MS, Bauer AJ. Targeted Oncogene Therapy Before Surgery in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Invasive Thyroid Cancer at Initial Presentation: Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift?, JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Jul

Ladhani SN, Lucidarme J, Parikh SR, Campbell H, Borrow R, Ramsay ME. Meningococcal disease and sexual transmission: urogenital and anorectal infections and invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis., Lancet 2020 06; 395(10240):1865-1877

Jakubowski L, Leader BA, Ishman SL, Chun R, Tarima SS, Parikh S, Skinner M, Thorne M, Weatherly R, Wiet G, Brown DJ. Validation of an Objective Assessment Tool for Tonsillectomy in Otolaryngology Resident Training., Laryngoscope 2020 Jun

Parikh SR, Campbell H, Bettinger JA, Harrison LH, Marshall HS, Martinon-Torres F, Safadi MA, Shao Z, Zhu B, von Gottberg A, Borrow R, Ramsay ME, Ladhani SN. The everchanging epidemiology of meningococcal disease worldwide and the potential for prevention through vaccination., J. Infect. 2020 Jun