John P. Dahl, MD, PhD, MBA

"My goal is to provide patient and family focused care for children with complex disorders involving the head and neck. A key to this practice is the commitment to interdisciplinary care; working with additional physician specialists and other providers to generate a unified, comprehensive treatment plan for our patients. Seattle Childrens Hospital provides an optimal environment for delivering this care."

  • Dr. Dahl is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington.

    Following his undergraduate education at Villanova University, he obtained a PhD in Pharmacology and an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Dahl subsequently worked as a basic scientist including positions in the pharmaceutical industry and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dahl earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, completed residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, Dr. Dahl spent three years on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine and served as the Surgical Director of the Aerodigestive Program at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Dahl has a significant interest in basic and clinical scientific research related to vascular anomalies, tracheal malformations, airway management in patients with complex craniofacial disorders, and patient quality/safety.

    • Samantha Seattle, WA 09.12.19

      My daughter has been seeing Dr. Dahl since she was six months old. He has been very patient, professional and has great bedside manner. My husband and I feel like we couldn't trust anybody more than we trust him as our daughters OTO surgeon! As someone who works in healthcare, i'm always full of questions and literally... always bring a list of questions with me to ask. Dr. Dahl goes through my questions one by one and always makes sure that my mind is at ease about our daughters care. I have no doubt that she is in good hands with him taking care of her. Thank you for everything you do Dr. Dahl! You truly change lives. -Rivera family

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    William Potsic Basic Science Award American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology 2019
    Best Doctors in America 2019 - 2020
    Red Shoes Award for Patient Centered Care Riley Hospital for Children 2018
    Outstanding Physician Mentor Indiana University School of Medicine 2018
    Patient Safety Award, Surgical Services Riley Hospital for Children 2017
    Patient Safety Hero Award Indianapolis Coalition for Patent Safety 2017
    Harold C. Pillsbury, MD Resident Leadership Award University of North Carolina Hospitals 2014
    Wolf and Daisy Losken Craniofacial Fellowship University of North Carolina, Division of Plastic Surgery 2010
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Jefferson Medical College 2008
    Hobart Amory Hare Internal Medicine Honor Society Jefferson Medical College 2007
    Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation Scholarship Jefferson Medical College 2007 - 2009
    Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T-32) University of Pennsylvania 2007 - 2009
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Gettelfinger JD, Dahl JP
      Syndromic Hearing Loss: A Brief Review of Common Presentations and Genetics.
      29441214 Journal of pediatric genetics, 2018 March : 7(1)1-8 PMCID:PMC5809162
    • Boesch RP, Balakrishnan K, Acra S, Benscoter DT, Cofer SA, Collaco JM, Dahl JP, Daines CL, DeAlarcon A, DeBoer EM, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Gold BD, Grothe RM, Hart CK, Kazachkov M, Lefton-Greif MA, Miller CK, Moore PE, Pentiuk S, Peterson-Carmichael S, Piccione J, Prager JD, Putnam PE, Rosen R, Rutter MJ, Ryan MJ, Skinner ML, Torres-Silva C, Wootten CT, Zur KB, Cotton RT, Wood RE
      Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement.
      29437862 Pediatrics, 2018 Feb. 7
    • Patel NA, Bly RA, Adams S, Carlin K, Parikh SR, Dahl JP, Manning S
      A clinical pathway for the postoperative management of hypocalcemia after pediatric thyroidectomy reduces blood draws.
      29447801 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2018 Feb. : 105132-137
    • Ngouajio AL, Drejet SM, Phillips DR, Summerlin DJ, Dahl JP
      A systematic review including an additional pediatric case report: Pediatric cases of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma.
      28802370 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2017 Sept. : 100187-193
    • Miller C, Purcell PL, Dahl JP, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR
      Clinically small tonsils are typically not obstructive in children during drug-induced sleep endoscopy.
      28008627 The Laryngoscope, 2017 Aug. : 127(8)1943-1949 PMCID:PMC5892447
    • Wenger TL, Dahl J, Bhoj EJ, Rosen A, McDonald-McGinn D, Zackai E, Jacobs I, Heike CL, Hing A, Santani A, Inglis AF, Sie KC, Cunningham M, Perkins J
      Tracheal cartilaginous sleeves in children with syndromic craniosynostosis.
      27228464 Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, 2017 Jan. : 19(1)62-68 PMCID:PMC5846326
    • Dahl JP, Purcell PL, Parikh SR, Inglis AF Jr
      Endoscopic posterior cricoid split with costal cartilage graft: A fifteen-year experience.
      27470697 The Laryngoscope, 2017 Jan. : 127(1)252-257
    • Dahl JP, Miller C, Purcell PL, Zopf DA, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR
      Airway Obstruction during Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy Correlates with Apnea-Hypopnea Index and Oxygen Nadir in Children.
      27301902 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2016 Oct. : 155(4)676-80
    • Richards MK, Dahl JP, Gow K, Goldin AB, Doski J, Goldfarb M, Nuchtern J, Langer M, Beierle EA, Vasudevan S, Hawkins DS, Parikh SR
      Factors Associated With Mortality in Pediatric vs Adult Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.
      26769566 JAMA otolaryngology-- head and neck surgery, 2016 March : 142(3)217-22
    • Dahl JP, Zopf DA, Parikh SR
      Do open and endoscopic resection approaches to juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma result in similar blood loss and recurrence rates?
      26154365 The Laryngoscope, 2015 Nov. : 125(11)2436-7
    • Dahl JP, Stadler ME, Huang BY, Miao D, Patel MR, Adunka OF, Buchman CA, Fine JP, Zdanski CJ
      Connexin-related (DFNB1) hearing loss: is routine computed tomography imaging necessary?
      25583854 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015 May : 152(5)889-96
    • Pappa AK, Caballero M, Dennis RG, Skancke MD, Narayan RJ, Dahl JP, van Aalst JA
      Biochemical properties of tissue-engineered cartilage.
      24406561 The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2014 Jan. : 25(1)111-5 PMCID:PMC3888508
    • Dahl JP, Caballero M, Pappa AK, Madan G, Shockley WW, van Aalst JA
      Analysis of human auricular cartilage to guide tissue-engineered nanofiber-based chondrogenesis: implications for microtia reconstruction.
      21908800 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2011 Dec. : 145(6)915-23
    • Ezzat WH, Dahl JP, Luginbuhl A, Gordin E, Krein H, Heffelfinger RN
      Recombinant human tissue factor pathway inhibitor prevents thrombosis in a venous tuck model.
      20939073 The Laryngoscope, 2010 Nov. : 120(11)2172-6

    Other Publications

    • Wenger TL, Perkins J, Parish-Morris J, Hing AV, Chen ML, Cielo CM, Li D, Bhoj EJ, Hakonarson H, Zackai E, McDonald-McGinn DM, Taylor JA, Jackson O, Sie K, Bly R, Dahl J, Evans KN
      Cleft palate morphology, genetic etiology, and risk of mortality in infants with Robin sequence.
      34291880 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2021 July 22
    • Lam AS, Bindschadler MD, Evans KN, Friedman SD, Blessing MS, Bly R, Cunningham ML, Egbert MA, Ettinger RE, Gallagher ER, Hopper RA, Johnson K, Perkins JA, Romberg EK, Sie KCY, Susarla SM, Zdanski CJ, Wang X, Otjen JP, Perez FA, Dahl JP
      Accuracy and Reliability of 4D-CT and Flexible Laryngoscopy in Upper Airway Evaluation in Robin Sequence.
      34253111 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2021 July 13 : 1945998211027353
    • Noble AR, Cunningham ML, Lam A, Wenger TL, Sie KC, Perkins JA, Dahl JP
      Complex Airway Management in Patients with Tracheal Cartilaginous Sleeves.
      34133757 The Laryngoscope, 2021 June 16
    • Bonilla-Velez J, Whitlock KB, Ganti S, Theeuwen HA, Manning SC, Bly RA, Dahl JP, Perkins JA
      Active Observation as an Alternative to Invasive Treatments for Pediatric Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations.
      33107991 The Laryngoscope, 2021 June : 131(6)1392-1397
    • Lam AS, Kirkham EM, Dahl JP, Kinter SL, Perkins JA, Sie KCY
      Speech Outcomes After Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.
      33103775 The Laryngoscope, 2021 June : 131(6)E2046-E2052 PMCID:PMC8071837
    • Ruda J, Dahl J, McClain W, Drake A, Rubel K, Onwuka A, Krakovitz P, Anne S
      Multi-institutional Evaluation of Radiologic Findings Associated With Pediatric Congenital Idiopathic Bilateral Vocal Fold Dysfunction.
      33019881 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2021 June : 164(6)1314-1321
    • Bonilla-Velez J, Whitlock KB, Ganti S, Theeuwen HA, Manning SC, Bly RA, Dahl JP, Perkins JA
      Active Observation as an Alternative to Invasive Treatments for Pediatric Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations.
      33107991 The Laryngoscope, 2021 June : 131(6)1392-1397
    • Lam AS, Kirkham EM, Dahl JP, Kinter SL, Perkins JA, Sie KCY
      Speech Outcomes After Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.
      33103775 The Laryngoscope, 2021 June : 131(6)E2046-E2052 PMCID:PMC8071837
    • Loy KA, Lam AS, Franz AM, Martin LD, Manning SC, Ou HC, Perkins JA, Parikh SR, Low DK, Dahl JP
      Impact of Eliminating Local Anesthesia on Immediate Postoperative Analgesia in Pediatric Ambulatory Adenotonsillectomy.
      33977193 Pediatric quality & safety, 2021 May : 6(3)e405 PMCID:PMC8104218
    • Lam AS, Liu CC, Deutsch GH, Rivera J, Perkins JA, Holmes G, Jabs EW, Cunningham ML, Dahl JP
      Genotype-Phenotype Correlation of Tracheal Cartilaginous Sleeves and Fgfr2 Mutations in Mice.
      32886384 The Laryngoscope, 2021 April : 131(4)E1349-E1356 PMCID:PMC7930142
    • Lam AS, Liu CC, Deutsch GH, Rivera J, Perkins JA, Holmes G, Jabs EW, Cunningham ML, Dahl JP
      Genotype-Phenotype Correlation of Tracheal Cartilaginous Sleeves and Fgfr2 Mutations in Mice.
      32886384 The Laryngoscope, 2021 April : 131(4)E1349-E1356 PMCID:PMC7930142
    • Lam AS, Bindschadler MD, Evans KN, Friedman SD, Otjen JP, Zdanski CJ, Perez FA, Dahl JP
      4D Computed Tomography for Dynamic Upper Airway Evaluation in Robin Sequence.
      33689485 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2021 March 9 : 1945998211002156
    • Lam AS, Bindschadler MD, Evans KN, Friedman SD, Otjen JP, Zdanski CJ, Perez FA, Dahl JP
      4D Computed Tomography for Dynamic Upper Airway Evaluation in Robin Sequence.
      33689485 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2021 March 9 : 1945998211002156
    • Rabbani CC, Pflum ZE, Ye MJ, Gettelfinger JD, Sadhasivam S, Matt BH, Dahl JP
      This is in response to the Letter to the Editor for our publication "Intraoperative ketorolac for pediatric tonsillectomy: Effect on post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage and perioperative analgesia" submitted by Pinchman et al. (IJPORL-D-20-01791).
      33436271 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2021 March : 142110588
    • Rabbani CC, Pflum ZE, Ye MJ, Gettelfinger JD, Sadhasivam S, Matt BH, Dahl JP
      This is in response to the Letter to the Editor for our publication "Intraoperative ketorolac for pediatric tonsillectomy: Effect on post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage and perioperative analgesia" submitted by Pinchman et al. (IJPORL-D-20-01791).
      33436271 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2021 March : 142110588
    • Doody J, Alkhateeb A, Balakrishnan K, Bedwell J, Carter J, Choi SS, Cheng AT, Daniel SJ, Dahl J, De Alarcon A, Fayoux P, Hart CK, Hartnick C, Jonas N, Kuo M, Mills N, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Nuss R, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Rossi ME, Rutter MJ, Sandu K, Sidell DR, Sittel C, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thierry B, Thompson D, Watters K, Wine T, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zdanski CJ, Zur KB, Russell J
      International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Management of suprastomal collapse in the pediatric population.
      33120101 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2020 Dec. : 139110427
    • Rabbani CC, Pflum ZE, Ye MJ, Gettelfinger JD, Sadhasivam S, Matt BH, Dahl JP
      Intraoperative ketorolac for pediatric tonsillectomy: Effect on post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage and perioperative analgesia.
      32891944 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2020 Nov. : 138110341
    • Loy KA, Lam AS, Otjen JP, Dahl JP
      Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve diagnosed on ultrasound in a child with Pfeiffer syndrome.
      32877875 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2020 Nov. : 138110321 PMCID:PMC8007212
    • Rabbani CC, Pflum ZE, Ye MJ, Gettelfinger JD, Sadhasivam S, Matt BH, Dahl JP
      Intraoperative ketorolac for pediatric tonsillectomy: Effect on post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage and perioperative analgesia.
      32891944 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2020 Nov. : 138110341
    • Ruda J, Dahl J, McClain W, Drake A, Rubel K, Onwuka A, Krakovitz P, Anne S
      Multi-institutional Evaluation of Radiologic Findings Associated With Pediatric Congenital Idiopathic Bilateral Vocal Fold Dysfunction.
      33019881 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2020 Oct. 6 : 194599820961109
    • Dahl JP, Coppess S, Propst EJ, Snoap A, Parikh SR, Inglis AF Jr, Cotton RT, Johnson K
      Development of a Modern Pediatric Airway Reference Tool.
      31886895 The Laryngoscope, 2020 Oct. : 130(10)2428-2431
    • Ong T, Liu CC, Elder L, Hill L, Abts M, Dahl JP, Evans KN, Parikh SR, Soares JJ, Striegl AM, Whitlock KB, Johnson KE
      The Trach Safe Initiative: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Mortality among Pediatric Tracheostomy Patients.
      32204663 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2020 Aug. : 163(2)221-231
    • 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?
      32614439 JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery, 2020 Aug. 1 : 146(8)748-753
    • Wenger TL, Bly RA, Wu N, Albert CM, Park J, Shieh J, Chenbhanich J, Heike CL, Adam MP, Chang I, Sun A, Miller DE, Beck AE, Gupta D, Boos MD, Zackai EH, Everman D, Ganapathi S, Wilson M, Christodoulou J, Zarate YA, Curry C, Li D, Guimier A, Amiel J, Hakonarson H, Webster R, Bhoj EJ, Perkins JA, Dahl JP, Dobyns WB
      Activating variants in PDGFRB result in a spectrum of disorders responsive to imatinib monotherapy.
      32500973 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2020 July : 182(7)1576-1591
    • Parikh SR, Bly RA, Bonilla-Velez J, Dahl JP, Evans SS, Horn DL, Johnson KE, Manning SC, Ou HC, Pattisapu P, Perkins JA, Sie KCY
      Pediatric Otolaryngology Divisional and Institutional Preparatory Response at Seattle Children's Hospital after COVID-19 Regional Exposure.
      32286910 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2020 June : 162(6)800-803
    • Liu CC, Soares JJ, Elder L, Hill L, Abts M, Bonilla-Velez J, Dahl JP, Johnson KE, Ong T, Striegl AM, Whitlock K, Parikh SR
      Surveillance endoscopy after tracheostomy placement in children: Findings and interventions.
      31670383 The Laryngoscope, 2020 May : 130(5)1327-1332
    • Zenner K, Dahl J, Deutsch G, Rudzinski E, Bly R, Perkins JA
      Metastatic cellular neurothekeoma in childhood.
      30685663 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2019 April : 11986-88 PMCID:PMC7017924
    • Miller C, Bly R, Cofer S, Dahl JP, de Serres L, Goudy S, Hartzell L, Jabbour N, Kacmarysnki D, Macarthur C, Messner A, Milczuk H, Rastatter J, Swibel Rosenthal LH, Scott A, Tollefson T, Woolley A, Zdanski C, Zopf DA, Sie K
      Multicenter Interrater Reliability in the Endoscopic Assessment of Velopharyngeal Function Using a Video Instruction Tool.
      30642231 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2019 April : 160(4)720-728
    • Coppess S, Padia R, Horn D, Parikh SR, Inglis A, Bly R, Dahl J, Dudley D, Johnson K
      Standardizing Laryngeal Cleft Evaluations: Reliability of the Interarytenoid Assessment Protocol.
      30322357 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2019 March : 160(3)533-539
    • Dahl JP, Parikh SR
      In Office Pediatric Otolaryngology Coding
      The Essential Guide to Coding in Otolaryngology, 2016
    • Rose AS, Dahl JP
      Salivary Glands and Sialorrhea
      Pediatric Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, A Clinical Reference Guide, 2014
    • Dahl JP, Zdanski CJ
      Sialadenitis
      Pediatric Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, A Clinical Reference Guide, 2014

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Pediatric Otolaryngology Update . Pediatric Pearls Conference. Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN 2018
    Aerodigestive Care for Complex Pediatric Patients Grand Rounds, Lutheran Childrens Hospital, Department of Pediatrics Ft Wayne, IN 2017
    Management of Pediatric Cases 8th Annual Midwest Head and Neck Imaging Meeting, Department of Radiology Indianapolis, IN 2017
    Multidisciplinary Panel: Airway Management in the First Few Weeks 2nd International Robin Sequence Consensus Meeting Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2017
    Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Program for Children with Complex Respiratory, Airway, and Gastrointestinal Disorders Grand Rounds, Franciscan Health East Hospital, Department of Pediatrics Lafayette, IN 2017
    Pediatric Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Chicago, IL 2017
    Tubes, Tonsils, and So Much More Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN 2017
    Tracheal Cartilaginous Sleeve in Children with Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Genotypic Analysis and Long-Term Outcomes in Nineteen Patients American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Chicago, IL 2016
    Comprehensive Reference Tools for Modern Airway Evaluations American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Dallas, TX 2015
    Endoscopic Cricoid Split with Autologous Costal Cartilage Augmentation: A Single-Institutional Fifteen-Year Experience American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Boston, MA 2015
    Correlation of Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy with Polysomnogram . American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Dallas, TX 2015
    Pediatric Tracheostomy: Five-Year Experience of the Multi-Disciplinary North Carolina Childrens Airway Center American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Las Vegas, NV 2014
    Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Implications for Microtia Reconstruction American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery San Francisco, CA 2011
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Innovative 4-Dimensional Imaging to Improve Care for Infants with Robin Sequence Seattle Children’s Clinical and Translational Research Center $40,000 2019
    Ultrasonographic Identification of the Tracheal Cartilaginous Sheath Sie-Hatsukami Research Endowment Grant, Seattle Children's $2200 2019

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Otolaryngology

Medical/Professional School

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Residency

Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle