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David L. Horn, MD

David L. Horn, MD


On staff since August 2010

Academic Title: Assistant Professor


DeniseMount Vernon, WA04.01.11
Our 11-year-old daughter Olivia came to Dr. Horn after receiving a diagnosis of a tumor in her parotid salivary gland. When he reviewed her case, he spent a lot of time explaining our options and even told us what he would do if Olivia were his own daughter. We went ahead with his recommendation to remove the tumor as soon as possible. He spent time with us right before the surgery - answering our questions and helping to put our minds at ease. We are so thankful that we went with his recommendation, because five days later we learned that her tumor was cancer. Because of his knowledge and expertise, our daughter's cancer was caught early and did not have a chance to spread throughout her body. He has given us a future filled with HOPE and we are grateful. Thank you!
My son who was 2 1/2 at the time of his surgery needed to have his adenoids removed. Dr. Horn is very knowledgeable, compassionate and gave me a very clear understanding of what my son's issues were. I was overwhelmed by the decision to either have the surgery to remove the adenoids or wait and see if things got better. He helped me make the right choice by providing me with the best medical information/advise and presenting it to me in "English" and not a lot of medical terminology. My son's surgery was very successful. Dr. Horn has a great personality, and really cares about his patience. I felt like my son was in excellent care before and during the surgery. Everything was well explained and lots of supportive materials were provided to me. I highly recommend Dr. Horn because of his charismatic personality his passion for his career, and ability to work well with children. Thank you!
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Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Otolaryngology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Clinical Interests

Congenital and pre-lingual hearing loss, cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, pediatric airway management, congenital head and neck anomalies, obstructive sleep apnea


A New Scoring System for Upper Airway Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy.
JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery , 2014 May 8
Imaging of pediatric floor of mouth lesions.
Pediatric radiology , 2013 Mar: 43(5)523-35
Endoscopic anterior cricoid split with balloon dilation in infants with failed extubation.
The Laryngoscope , Jan. 2012: 122(1)216-9
External rhinoplasty excision of a nasal tip glioma in a 6-month old infant: Case report and review of the literature
Otorhinolaryngology , 2009: 73(8)232-241
Visual-motor integration skills of prelingually deaf children: implications for pediatric cochlear implantation.
The Laryngoscope , Nov. 2007: 2017-25
Speech discrimination skills in deaf infants before and after cochlear implantation
Audiological Medicine , 2007: 5(4)232-241
Assessing speech discrimination in individual infants
Infancy , 2007: 12(2)119-145
Neuropsychological correlates of vocabulary, reading, and working memory in deaf children with cochlear implants.
Journal of deaf studies and deaf education , 2007: 461-71
Divergence of fine and gross motor skills in prelingually deaf children: implications for cochlear implantation.
The Laryngoscope , Aug. 2006: 1500-6
Behavioral assessment of prelingually deaf children before cochlear implantation.
The Laryngoscope , Sept. 2005: 1603-11
Visual attention, behavioral inhibition and speech/language outcomes in deaf children with cochlear implants.
International congress series / Excerpta Medica , 2004 Nov: 1273332-335
Spatial updating of targets in front and behind
Paideia , 2004: 14(27)75-81
Dynamic range enhancement for cochlear implants.
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology , 2003 Jul: 24(4)590-5
Protease inhibitor coinfusion with amyloid beta-protein results in enhanced deposition and toxicity in rat brain
Journal of Neuroscience , Oct. 15, 1998: 18(20)8311-8321
Inter-arytenoid injection laryngoscopy as a diagnostic tool for workup and treatment of pediatric aspiration
Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology ,


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Update in Pediatric Hearing LossUniversity of Washington School of Medicine Otolaryngology Update for Primary Care Seattle, WA 2012
Update in Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing LossNorthwest Academy of Otolaryngology Winter ConferenceSeattle, WA 2011

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Otolaryngology-ENT
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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