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Kathleen C Y Sie, MD

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Kathleen C Y Sie, MD

Otolaryngology, Craniofacial

On staff since July 1992

Children's Title: Director, Childhood Communication Center; Co-Director, Cochlear Implant Program; Richard and Francine Loeb Endowed Chair in Childhood Communication Research

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"Helping children to communicate more effectively helps them in their socialization, self-confidence and language and cognitive development. With changes in medicine and technology, families and children have many choices today that were not available even 10 years ago. I consider it the ultimate privilege to help take care of children. I enjoy talking with the kids and their families in the clinic setting to help them understand their medical issues and challenges and to present them with treatment options, and I enjoy following through with whichever choices the family makes. In addition to taking the best possible care of each patient, I believe, the way that we make things better for children is through research."

Recommendations

AliceSeattle, WA12.10.13
We are so thankful for Dr. Sie and her experience and knowledge in not only Otolaryngology but other conditions related to hearing loss. When our daughter went in for eustacian tube surgery, within minutes she noticed her facial features and recommended that we draw blood for a specific genetic test. Unbelievably, she was spot on and we found out the cause of our daughter's hearing loss, which is now helping us manage her care holistically in the best way possible. We had heard so much about Dr. Sie that we pushed to have her do the eustacian tube surgery without even meeting her. It was the best decision. Thank you Dr. Sie - we are so thankful for your proactiveness to helping us get the best care for our daughter.
StaceyKenmore, WA01.02.13
Dr. Sie is very knowledgeable and friendly. I have a high level of confidence in the care she provides my son. She has great "bedside manner" and can communicate well with children and parents too.
DeniseArlington, WA02.10.11
Dr. Sie has seen our daughter Allyson regarding hearing problems she has had since birth. Dr. Sie has always been so professional and so good with Allyson - she instilled a high level of confidence in both my Husband and myself and we feel blessed to have had our daughter under her care.
Recommend Dr. Kathleen Sie

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Otolaryngology
Medical/Professional School
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Residency
Surgery - General, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Otolaryngology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, Chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma; Ear anomalies: microtia and atresia, prominent ears, malformed ears; Cleft Palate, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. Research Interests: Cochlear implantation in children and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.

Research Focus Area

Therapeutic Trials

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013Seattle Magazine 2013
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
Charles Ferguson Award for Clinical Research, Second PrizeFor "Validation of a VPI-specific Quality of Life Instrument"American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2012
Charles Ferguson Award for Clinical Research, Third PrizeConcensus in developing a VPI Video Instruction ToolAmerican Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

Prenatal Diagnosis of SLC26A4 Mutation and Delayed Onset of Hearing Loss.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2013 Jan 16
Modification and evaluation of a Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Quality-of-Life instrument.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2012 Oct: 138(10)929-35
Generation of consensus in the application of a rating scale to nasendoscopic assessment of velopharyngeal function.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2012 Oct: 138(10)923-8
Impact of Cleft Width in Clefts of Secondary Palate on the Risk of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.
Archives of facial plastic surgery , 2012 Apr 16
Photographic protocol for image acquisition in craniofacial microsomia.
Head & face medicine , 2011 Dec 30: 725
Nasopharyngeal airway for management of airway obstruction in infants with micrognathia.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association , 2011 Jul: 48(4)478-82
Validation of a quality-of-life measure for deaf or hard of hearing youth.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2011 Jul: 145(1)137-45
Robin sequence: from diagnosis to development of an effective management plan.
Pediatrics , 2011 May: 127(5)936-48
Prevention of auricular deformity in children with diastrophic dysplasia.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2011 Mar 15
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in pediatric hearing loss.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2011 Jan: 137(1)47-53
Epiglottitis due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in a vaccinated child.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2010 Feb: 218-20
Endoscopic electrocauterization of pyriform fossa sinus tracts as definitive treatment.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2009 Aug: 1151-6
Semicircular canal dehiscence in the pediatric population.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2009 Feb: 321-7
Multicenter interrater and intrarater reliability in the endoscopic evaluation of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2008 Jul: 757-63
Labyrinthine dehiscence in a child.
Pediatric radiology , 2008 Mar: 348-50
Management of velopharyngeal insufficiency: development of a protocol and modifications of sphincter pharyngoplasty.
Facial plastic surgery : FPS , 2007 May: 128-39
3p-- syndrome defines a hearing loss locus in 3p25.3.
Hearing research , 2007 Feb: 51-60
Recurrent thyroglossal duct cysts: a 23-year experience and a new method for management.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology , 2006 Nov: 850-6
Interrater and intrarater reliability in the evaluation of velopharyngeal insufficiency within a single institution.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2006 Sep: 947-51
A comparison of nasendoscopy and multiview videofluoroscopy in assessing velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2006 Mar: 394-402
Furlow palatoplasty for management of velopharyngeal insufficiency: a prospective study of 148 consecutive patients.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2005 Jul: 72-80; discussion 81-4
Recent epidemiology of pediatric cochlear implantation in the United States: disparity among children of different ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
The Laryngoscope , 2005 Jan: 125-31
Tracheotomy in pediatric patients: a national perspective.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2003 May: 523-9
Perceptual and instrumental assessment of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2002 Jun: 2589-90; author reply 2590-1
Results with Furlow palatoplasty in the management of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2002 Jun: 2588-9; author reply 2590-1

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Outcomes in children with Robin Sequence: Does facial phenotype matter? ACPA 2011
Perceptions of quality of life among youth who are deaf or hard of hearingInternational Society for Quality of Life ResearchLondon 2010

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Research Grant 2009 - 2012
Clinical vestibular assessment in children with deafnessHear See Hope Foundation $40,000.00Jan. 1, 2007
Hearing Loss and Quality of Life of Children and YouthNIDCD, NIHKathleen Sie, MDKathleen Sie, MDJan. 1, 2007
Role of congenital CMV in pediatric hearing lossGustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation $75,000.00Jan. 1, 2006

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Otolaryngology-ENT
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2105

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