Sanjay R. Parikh, MD

Sanjay R. Parikh, MD

Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since February 2011

Children's Title: Medical Director, Surgical Specialities, Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I am fortunate to work with incredible people at Seattle Children's. Our staff goes out of its way to make families feel welcome and supported. My personal goal is to see families in a timely manner and provide them with the best options for their children. A wise surgeon once taught me: 'Treat sick children like they're your own and you'll always make the right decision.' These are the words I live by."

Sanjay R. Parikh, MD FACS, is a board certified pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and Associate 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, NY, for 10 years prior to joining Seattle Children's Hospital in 2011. Dr. Parikh has published more than 65 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. 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.


  • Tawanna Jamaica, NY 08.18.15

    Dr. Parikh is a man who was sent straight from GOD to heal chidren. He has the best bedside manner to the children and the families. He always make you feel like you a part of his personal family. He treated my daughter at Bronx Montifiore Medical Center with such care and compassion. He perfomed a tracheal reconstruction, he removed her tonsils and adnoids. He did an AMAZING JOB. We miss him, but my family was fortunate to have met him at the time we did because he saved my daughters life on numerous occassions and we will be forever grateful. He met us at a time when my daughter was a trach dependent child with no voice and a slim chance of ever speaking again, but Dr. Parikh changed our lives, she now a 13yr old who has a voice of her own. We thank you for your dedication and hard work. Keep up the amazing job and I would recommend Dr. Parikh 1000x over.

  • Francesca brooklyn 06.15.15

    The best doctor I see he do surgery to my son in Montefiore Children Hospital in Bronx he give life to my son you the best

  • Deanna Black Diamond, WA 05.28.15

    Our 6 week old had a very attached frenulom and couldn't latch for breastfeeding and struggled with bottle feeding. Dr. Parikh was so kind, gentle and understanding with our situation. He was extremely professional and was so good with our little guy. He is truly an amazing doctor and I would recommed him 100x over.

  • Bela Bothell,WA 03.06.15

    One of the Best Dr. in the Area. I Highly Recommend Him. He did tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on my 7 year old last week. He came to meet us Before the surgery and explained us what he will be doing during surgery. As soon As Surgery was over He came to meet us , explained us what should we expect after this surgery with all Comforting Details and Suggestions. We were really Nervous but after talking to him we literally felt that wow we are in good hands. Unbelievably, my daughter is off pain killers in less then 5 days and back to school already. she is completely pain free. I really feel he is one of the best dr anyone can get. Thank you Dr. Parikh , just because of you my daughter is better today.

  • Robert Southampton, MA 03.04.15

    Our daughter was born in the spring of 2009 with a severe case of laryngomalacia. Her airway was 90% blocked, so she had extreme difficulty both swallowing and breathing. Through a referral, we found Dr. Parikh at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He was able to quickly diagnose the situation and perform surgery a few weeks later to clear her airway. During the whole time, he made sure to keep us informed. My wife and I are so thankful that we found Dr. Parikh when we did. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors. Thank you!!

  • Laura Bronx, NY 02.05.13

    Dr. Parikh is the best. He has saved by daughter, Shannon's life many times over. We will not forget. God Bless you Dr. Parikh. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you and your Family.

  • Cyntori New York, NY 01.21.13

    All I can say is Dr. Parikh is one of the reasons why my life has been changed forever. I will never forget him. Your health is in the absolute best hands if you get lucky enough to have him as your doctor!

  • Lisa Kent, WA 12.28.12

    My daughter was 17 and had years of nose/sinus issues and pain. The local doctor's we had seen wanted her to go to Pain Management and take prescription drugs for the rest of her life. This was not acceptable. We were referred to Dr. Parikh at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Parikh was kind and took the time in listening to our story. He ordered several tests for our daughter and it was determined she needed surgery in order to open up her sinus passage ways and allow her to breath. He was also able to determine her pain issues and help to resolve them without a lifetime of prescription drugs. Our daughter had a challenging sinus and nose issues. Dr. Parikh operated on our daughter last week and her stints/stitches and cast came off yesterday. She can finally breath. Dr Parikh and his staff were kind and professional and always put our daughter's health issues first. He was thorough and we are very grateful for all his efforts. On a scale of 1 to 10, Dr. Parikh and the staff at Children's Hospital in Seattle receive a score of 100! Thanks so much!

  • Yuri Newcastle, WA 08.13.12

    Dr. Parikh is seriously one of the nicest and most competent doctors we have ever met. He was very friendly, reassured us that everything was going to be ok, and was very supportive throughout the entire process. Thank you Dr. Parikh for being such a great example of excellent service and knowledge to which all doctors should strive for!

  • Lori Pasco, WA 08.09.12

    Dr. Parikh will be performing surgery on my son next week and he is the only doctor that has made us feel comfortable with the surgery and that he can do it with ease! My son has had many medical issues in the past but Dr. Parikh assured us that him and his team would take good care of him. I will post another recommendation after his surgery if all goes well :)

  • Louis Staten Island, NY 08.25.11

    When our son was born, my wife and I were sent to the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx specifically to meet Dr. Parikh. Our son was born with an extremely complex syndrome that affected multiple systems in his body. Dr. Parikh immediately made us feel comfortable (as comfortable as we could be given our situation) by being so down to earth and compassionate. He performed multiple surgeries on our son including a tracheostomy, corrective surgery for bilateral choanal atresia, insertion of PE tubes, Partial tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, and eventual removal of his trach. Of all the surgeries, the choanal atresia repair stands out in my mind the most because it is such a difficult procedure with a very small success rate. There are very many stories of repeat surgery up to 12 times or more for the desired outcome. Dr. Parikh did it in one try. Also, removing my son's trach was nobody else's concern in the hospital because that was a quality of life issue rather than a health issue and, at that point, it didn't take precedence over everything else that was going on. Dr. Parikh, however, understood the quality of life issue, and was willing to push our son, within reason, to overcome this obstacle. It worked and we are and always will be eternally grateful for meeting him. He is immeasurably skilled, compassionate, and humble. Dr. Parikh, if you ever read this, just know that our son is doing great thanks in large part to you. He will grow up knowing your name and knowing what you did for him, and for us. Best of luck to you with your relocation and your new position.

  • Jessica Blaine, WA 07.17.11

    When our 17 month old daughter was airlifted from Bellingham to Children's Hospital we were beside ourselves with fear. Our little Ella was diagnosed with a very large retropharyngeal abscess. Dr. Parikh was our daughters surgeon and he was absolutely amazing. He was very personable and made sure that we as parents were taken care of as well as our daughter. He listened to our concerns and when we thought that her condition looked worse he didn't hesitate to take her treatment to the next level. He even called our room on his day off to check on her! He performed a total of 3 surgeries on our little Ella and after 11 days at Children's we were able to bring her home where she has fully recovered. We can never say thank you enough to Dr. Parikh!

  • Karin Reykjavik/Stockholm 07.03.11

    Dr.Parikhn have operated my grandchild with a fantastic result. My daughter received excellent information both before and after surgery. Our grandchild can for the first time in her six years of life breath without apna problems at night. Excellent surgeon he gets the highest recommendation!

  • Alexandra East Elmhurst, NY 06.21.11

    We met DR. Parikh at the Montefiore childrens hospital in NY. He saved our son's Brandon's life. He was the only Doctor that was able to determine what my son had. I remember our first visit my son was only 6 weeks old and he said you guys are doing an amazing job because in reality this baby could of not survived this long. That was the day he began to save my son's life. My son's condition was complicated, but with Dr. Parikh's expertise he was able to perform surgery on my baby. I am proud to say Brandon will be 2 this July. Unfortunately he left our hospital to join the staff in this hospital. Our loss is your gain. Dr. Parikh is a great doctor. I trust him so much that if my son Brandon requires any further surgeries, I would fly to Seattle to see Dr. Parikh.

  • Claire Seattle, WA 06.02.11

    Dr. Parikh is amazing! He is an extremely skilled and experienced surgeon as well as a kind and friendly man. He offered us hope and reassurance when our son Rhys was diagnosed with a rare and dangerous condition. The level of Dr. Parikh's knowledge and experience with such a rare condition was impressive and comforting. He obviously cares very much about his patients and the family of his patients, making himself 100% accessible throughout our son's treatment before and after surgery. Rhys' surgery was a complete success and we are looking forward to our follow up appointments with Dr. Parikh over the coming year.


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver


Surgery - General, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance
Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, Toronto


Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital Boston - Harvard Medical School, Boston

Clinical Interests

Care of children with diseases of the airway, sinus, voice, head and neck, and hearing. Research interests include advanced sinus surgery techniques in children and novel techniques for pediatric airway surgery.

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
Top Doctor Marquis' Who's Who
Top Doctor Seattle Magazine
Honor Award American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


  • Nandalike K, Shifteh K, Sin S, Strauss T, Stakofsky A, Gonik N, Bent J, Parikh SR, Bassila M, Nikova M, Muzumdar H, Arens R
    Adenotonsillectomy in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: magnetic resonance imaging findings and considerations.
    23729927 Sleep , 2013 June 1 : 36(6)841-7 PMCID: PMC3648674
  • Parikh SR, Sadoughi B, Sin S, Willen S, Nandalike K, Arens R
    Deep cervical lymph node hypertrophy: A new paradigm in the understanding of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
    23666635 The Laryngoscope , 2013 May 10
  • Parikh SR, Darrow DH, Grimmer JF, Manning SC, Richter GT, Perkins JA
    Propranolol use for infantile hemangiomas: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Vascular Anomalies Task Force practice patterns.
    23429945 JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery , 2013 Feb. : 139(2)153-6
  • Chen BS, Virant FS, Parikh SR, Manning SC
    Aspirin sensitivity syndrome (Samter's Triad): an unrecognized disorder in children with nasal polyposis.
    23149179 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2013 Feb. : 77(2)281-3
  • Tieu DD, Gerber ME, Milczuk HA, Parikh SR, Perkins JA, Yoon PJ, Sie KC
    Generation of consensus in the application of a rating scale to nasendoscopic assessment of velopharyngeal function.
    23069822 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2012 Oct. : 138(10)923-8
  • Jamal N, Ahmed S, Miller T, Bent J, Brook A, Parikh S, Ankola A
    Doxycycline sclerotherapy for pediatric head and neck macrocystic lymphatic malformations: a case series and review of the literature.
    22572407 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2012 Aug. : 76(8)1127-31
  • Conrad DE, Parikh SR
    Deep neck infections.
    22338590 Infectious disorders drug targets , 2012 Aug. : 12(4)286-90
  • Jamal N, Ahmed S, Miller T, Bent J, Brook A, Parikh S, Ankola A
    Doxycycline sclerotherapy for pediatric head and neck macrocystic lymphatic malformations: A case series and review of the literature.
    22572407 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2012 May 7
  • Conrad DE, Parikh SR
    Deep Neck Infections.
    22338590 Infectious disorders drug targets , 2012 Feb. 17
  • Virbalas J, Bent JP, Parikh SR
    Nasal lobular capillary hemangioma: a rare cause of epistaxis in children
    Case Reports Med , 2012
  • Virbalas JM, Bent JP, Parikh SR
    Pediatric nasal lobular capillary hemangioma.
    22919398 Case reports in medicine , 2012 : 2012769630 PMCID: PMC3420220
  • Chen C, Bent JP, Parikh SR
    Powered debridement of suprastomal granulation tissue to facilitate pediatric tracheotomy decannulation.
    21996151 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2011 Dec. : 75(12)1558-61
  • Rosenberg JD, Parikh SR
    Anticoagulation therapy as a supplement to recanalization for the treatment of sigmoid sinus thrombosis: a case report.
    21938700 Ear, nose, & throat journal , 2011 Sept. : 90(9)418-22
  • Bent JP, Colley PM, Zahtz GD, Smith RV, Parikh SR, Schiff B, Fried MP
    Otolaryngology resident selection: do rank lists matter?
    21493231 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2011 Apr, : 144(4)537-41
  • Ostrower ST, Fischer TC, Smith RV, Belbin TJ, Bent JP, Parikh SR
    Gene expression in the oropharynx of children exposed to secondhand smoke.
    21082746 The Laryngoscope , 2010 Dec. : 120(12)2467-72
  • Arens R, Sin S, Willen S, Bent J, Parikh SR, Freeman K, Wootton DM, McDonough JM, Shifteh K
    Rhino-sinus involvement in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
    20648667 Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 Oct. : 45(10)993-8
  • McMullen CP, Nguyen CV, Bent JP, Parikh SR
    Comparison of early and late extubation following single-stage anterior laryngotracheoplasty.
    20621366 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2010 Sept. : 74(9)1039-42
  • Bent JP, Shah MB, Nord R, Parikh SR
    Balloon dilation for recurrent stenosis after pediatric laryngotracheoplasty.
    21033030 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology , 2010 Sept. : 119(9)619-27
  • Shan J, Chobot-Rodd J, Castellanos R, Babcock M, Shanske A, Parikh SR, Morrow BE, Samanich J
    GJB2 mutation spectrum in 209 hearing impaired individuals of predominantly Caribbean Hispanic and African descent.
    20381175 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2010 June : 74(6)611-8
  • Fried MP, Sadoughi B, Gibber MJ, Jacobs JB, Lebowitz RA, Ross DA, Bent JP 3rd, Parikh SR, Sasaki CT, Schaefer SD
    From virtual reality to the operating room: the endoscopic sinus surgery simulator experiment.
    20115975 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2010 Feb. : 142(2)202-7
  • Nguyen CV, Bent JP, Shah MB, Parikh SR
    Pediatric primary anterior laryngotracheoplasty: Thyroid ala vs costal cartilage grafts.
    20157064 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2010 Feb. : 136(2)171-4
  • Ramadan HH, McLaughlin K, Josephson G, Rimell F, Bent J, Parikh SR
    Balloon catheter sinuplasty in young children.
    20109327 American journal of rhinology & allergy , 2010 Jan. : 24(1)e54-6
  • Nguyen CV, Parikh SR, Bent JP
    Comparison of intraoperative bleeding between microdebrider intracapsular tonsillectomy and electrocautery tonsillectomy.
    19894396 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology , 2009 Oct. : 118(10)698-702
  • Sharathkumar AA, Lamear N, Pipe S, Parikh S, Russell M, Simon A, Shapiro A
    Management of neonatal aortic arch thrombosis with low-molecular weight heparin: a case series.
    19564749 Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 2009 July : 31(7)516-21
  • Parikh SR, Cuellar H, Sadoughi B, Aroniadis O, Fried MP
    Indications for image-guidance in pediatric sinonasal surgery.
    19157578 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2009 Mar. : 73(3)351-6
  • Fischer TC, Samanich J, Morrow BE, Chobot-Rodd J, Shanske A, Parikh SR
    Genetic evaluation of American minority pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
    19081147 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2009 Feb. : 73(2)195-203
  • Shah MB, Bent JP, Vicencio AG, Veler H, Arens R, Parikh SR
    Flexible bronchoscopy and interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatric large airway disease.
    18819716 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2008 Dec. : 72(12)1771-6
  • Edmondson NE, Parikh SR
    Complications of acute bacterial sinusitis in children.
    18972850 Pediatric annals , 2008 Oct. : 37(10)680-5
  • Nguyen CV, Parikh SR
    In brief: cholesteatoma.
    18765472 Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2008 Sept. : 29(9)330-1
  • Ayyanar K, Parikh SR, Suhrland MJ, Levy AS
    Pilomatrixoma in an infant: diagnostic challenges of fine-needle aspiration.
    18799943 Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 2008 Aug. : 30(8)625-7
  • Fried MP, Parikh SR, Sadoughi B
    Image-guidance for endoscopic sinus surgery.
    18391767 The Laryngoscope , 2008 July : 118(7)1287-92
  • Ashbach MN, Ostrower ST, Parikh SR
    Tonsillectomy techniques and pain: a review of randomized controlled trials and call for standardization.
    18033974 ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties , 2007 : 69(6)364-70
  • Parikh SR, Coronel M, Lee JJ, Brown SM
    Validation of a new grading system for endoscopic examination of adenoid hypertrophy.
    17071294 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2006 Nov. : 135(5)684-7
  • Bonuck K, Parikh S, Bassila M
    Growth failure and sleep disordered breathing: a review of the literature.
    16460816 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2006 May : 70(5)769-78
  • Vicencio AG, Parikh S
    Laryngomalacia and tracheomalacia: common dynamic airway lesions.
    16581951 Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2006 Apr, : 27(4)e33-5; discussion e35
  • Brown SM, Rosenberg JD, Parikh SR
    Early extubation following major tracheal surgery in select children.
    16111773 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2006 Feb. : 70(2)253-8
  • Miyamoto RC, Parikh SR, Gellad W, Licameli GR
    Bilateral congenital vocal cord paralysis: a 16-year institutional review.
    16087022 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2005 Aug. : 133(2)241-5
  • White JB, Parikh SR
    Early experience with image guidance in endoscopic transnasal drainage of periorbital abscesses.
    15966480 The Journal of otolaryngology , 2005 Feb. : 34(1)63-5
  • Machleder DJ, Banik R, Rosenberg RB, Parikh SR
    An unusual case of rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as orbital apex syndrome.
    15656960 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2005 Feb. : 69(2)249-54
  • Parikh SR
    Pediatric unilateral vocal fold immobility.
    15062694 Otolaryngologic clinics of North America , 2004 Feb. : 37(1)203-15
  • Parikh SR, Reiter ER, Kenna MA, Roberson D
    Utility of tonsillectomy in 2 patients with the syndrome of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis.
    12810475 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2003 June : 129(6)670-3
  • Parikh SR, Fried MP
    Navigational systems for sinus surgery: new developments.
    12243240 The Journal of otolaryngology , 2002 Aug. : 31 Suppl 1S24-7


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Innovations in Pediatric Rhinology Northeast Ohio Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Cleveland, OH Oct. 10, 2012
Top 5 Changes in Pediatric Otolaryngology in the last decade Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology Sun River, OR Feb. 25, 2012