Scott C Manning, MD

Scott C Manning, MD

Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies, Thyroid Program, Cranial Base

On staff since November 1995

Children's Title: Program Director, Otolarnygology Education

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I was motivated to come to Seattle Children's Hospital in 1995 by the shared mission statement that was posted at that time on the main board room wall of making medicine better by combining caring for the sickest (tertiary patient care) with teaching (medical students, residents and fellows) and clinical research. The structure of the WWAMI regional referral system puts us in the best position of any regional medical center to accomplish that goal."

  • Scott C. Manning, MD, is chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Seattle Childrens Hospital and professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a former president of the Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Manning earned his MD from Tulane Medical School, completed his residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and did a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology in Pittsburgh. He served as chief of pediatric otolaryngology at Parkland Hospital and Dallas Childrens Hospital. His clinical interests are pediatric sinusitis, chronic ear disease and vascular anomalies.

    Dr. Manning devotes a large part of his practice to the growing problem of childhood thyroid tumors. He performs diagnostic fine needle biopsies of thyroid masses under local anesthesia in clinic and does thyroid surgery when indicated.

    He participates in both the Sinus and Vascular Anomaly specialty clinics and practices both at the Bellevue and Sand Point campuses.

    • Ariana Port Angeles 06.16.21

      When my 4 year old son broke his nose we didn't have a specialist our small peninsula to fix his nose. After seeing several doctors we ended up making the 3 hour drive to see Dr. Manning at Children's Hospital. As soon as I met Dr. Manning I knew I made the right choice and my son was in the absolute best care. His confidence in repairing my son's nose was comforting, and has wonderful bedside manner. The day of my son's procedure we were nervous naturally. Dr. Manning came in to go over the procedure and he eased our worries, he and his team took excellent care of my son. I am very thankful to have crossed paths with Dr.Manning and I appreciate the great care he gave my son. Thank you very much.

    • angie Golden valley 04.10.20

      When I lived in Washington state my 30 year old daughter and my 24 year old son scene Doctor Manny he had my son for 18 years you took great care of them my son had reflux but I had no idea what it was so when I seen then I can have them transferred up to Seattle doctor man and taught me a lot I would so highly recommend him for ears nose and throat and upper respiratory anyting very compassion my family just loved him

    • Lillian Oak Harbor, WA 11.06.19

      I recommend Dr. Manning because he did my ultrasound on my thyroid and he figured out my thyroid problem.

    • John Fort Worth, Texas 07.15.14

      In 1988 Dr. Manning and a colleague ran past my wife and I as we stood outside the Children's Hospital ER room where our son was lying. He had stopped breathing, and not for the first time that night. At the time they thought it was for longer than 4 minutes, and they apparently called for Dr. Manning to rush down from wherever he was working at Parkland that night. Dr. Manning successfully intubated our son, and he was moved to the pediatric trauma center at Parkland Hospital. We were told it was Dr. Manning's last shift before moving on to the next stage of his career. My son will begin his residency at Johns Hopkins next year.

    • Stephanie Federal Way, WA 07.19.13

      Dr. Manning is one of the most kindest doctors I have ever met for my daughter, Evelyn who has special needs. He performed my daughter's surgery in removing her tonsils and adenoids. He did a great job with her surgery because she healed up really well. He was terrific in checking up on my daughter when she had to stay overnight in the hospital. And he was really great on explaining a lot of things I needed to know about taking care of Evelyn as she needed to heal from surgery. I can assure you that your child is in great hands with Dr. Manning. And I would strongly recommend any child to go see Dr. Manning because he will definitely take good care of your child.

    • Kim SNOHOMISH 05.06.13

      Dear Dr. Manning, Everything does happen for a reason. While I would never wish or dream what happened to Travis, our family, last summer, could ever happen it did. We were ripped from our normal quiet little lives into a hailstorm of emergency medicine that we didnt even know existed. Now that all the dust has settled, and in our opinion it has because of what you were able to tell us today.we have a bit more time to marvel at what has happened. We want you to know how incredibly grateful that we are that YOU made the choice you made, how many years ago, to pursue what is obviously your God given talent and passion. The way you respond to our questions, and treat us more like old friends than just a frequent flier patient with curious parents, means a tremendous amount to us. Thank you Dr. Manning for making the choices that you make and being Travis surgeon. You will always be a significant part of our journey in getting Travis back to being whole. You have our deepest gratitude and respect as a physician and a friend. Sincerely, Ken and Kim Anderson

    • Robin Seattle, WA 05.06.13

      Dr.Manning just happened to be at the hospital on the day we brought our then 5 month old baby to the emergency room at Children's Hospital. He had a growth in his right cheek that was growing rapidly. We were so lucky that Dr.Manning was there and within a few seconds had a diagnosis. Cavernous Hemangioma. We saw him and his team for about 4 months before the tumor was large enough that he recommended trying a medication called Propanolol. It was extremely effective and we could hardly see the tumor after just a week. Our son is now 3 years old and that year of time we spent at Children's making visits is a distant memory! It was life changing. I cannot say enough about Dr.Manning and his team.

    • Ar Shoreline 04.04.13

      Dr. Manning came out of surgery today after working on my 11 year old son and he had a big smile on his face. He said he was most excited about doing something that will make him feel immediately better and also doing something so interesting. As a mom, it made me feel great that he really cared about making my boy's life better and enjoyed the process. I am so grateful for multiple years of care by Dr. Manning.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Distinguished Service Award  - American Academy Otolaryngology Head American Academy Otolaryngology Head Jan. 1, 2009
    Vice President Elect, Western Section Triological Society
  • Other Publications

    • Shinn JR | Purcell PL | Horn DL | Sie KC | Manning SC
      First branchial cleft anomalies: otologic manifestations and treatment outcomes.
      Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015 March : 152(3)506-12
    • Shinn JR | Purcell PL | Horn DL | Sie KC | Manning SC
      First branchial cleft anomalies: otologic manifestations and treatment outcomes.
      Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015 March : 152(3)506-12
    • Perkins JA | Chen BS | Saltzman B | Manning SC | Parikh SR
      Propranolol therapy for reducing the number of nasal infantile hemangioma invasive procedures.
      JAMA otolaryngology-- head and neck surgery, 2014 March : 140(3)220-7
    • Chen EY | Lim J | Boss EF | Inglis AF Jr | Ou H | Sie KC | Manning SC | Perkins JA
      Transoral approach for direct and complete excision of vallecular cysts in children.
      PMC4038648 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2011 Sept. : 75(9)1147-51
    • Perkins JA | Manning SC | Tempero RM | Cunningham MJ | Edmonds JL Jr | Hoffer FA | Egbert MA
      Lymphatic malformations: review of current treatment.
      Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2010 June : 142(6)795-803, 803.e1
    • Perkins JA | Duke W | Chen E | Manning S
      Emerging concepts in airway infantile hemangioma assessment and management.
      Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009 Aug. : 141(2)207-212
    • Perkins JA | Maniglia C | Magit A | Sidhu M | Manning SC | Chen EY
      Clinical and radiographic findings in children with spontaneous lymphatic malformation regression.
      Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008 June : 138(6)772-7
    • Harsha WJ | Perkins JA | Lewis CW | Manning SC
      Head and neck endocrine surgery in children: 1997 and 2000.
      Archives of otolaryngology--head and neck surgery, 2005 July : 131(7)564-70
    • Bloom DC | Perkins JA | Manning SC
      Management of lymphatic malformations.
      Current opinion in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, 2004 Dec. : 12(6)500-4
    • Mohit A | Grant G | Stevenson K | Girotto J | Gruss J | Manning S | Ellenbogen RG
      A large planum sphenoidale meningioma with sinonasal extension in a child. Case report and review of the literature.
      Pediatric neurosurgery, 2003 Nov. : 39(5)270-4
    • McClay JE | Marple B | Kapadia L | Biavati MJ | Nussenbaum B | Newcomer M | Manning S | Booth T | Schwade N
      Clinical presentation of allergic fungal sinusitis in children.
      The Laryngoscope, 2002 March : 112(3)565-9

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Pediatric Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Arlington, VA April 2, 2013
    Rhinology Panel Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Seattle, WA Jan. 8, 2010
    Pediatric Sinusitis University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology Resident Conference Seattle, WA Oct. 14, 2009
    Update on Pediatric Rhinosinusitis American Academy of Otolaryngology Unknown Oct. 7, 2009
    Lymphatic Malformation – Course American Academy of Otolaryngology Unknown Oct. 4, 2009
    Pediatric Sinusitis Texas Medical Association Texas May 1, 2009
    Pediatric Sinusitis Seattle Children’s Pediatric Conference Seattle, WA April 29, 2009
    Otolaryngology World Outreach Southern Section Pediatric Otolaryngology Unknown Jan. 16, 2009
    Pediatric Sinusitis University of Miami Miami, FL Jan. 15, 2009
    Pediatric Otolaryngology 15. Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Seattle, WA Jan. 9, 2009


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Clinical Interests

Sinusitis, upper airway obstruction, vascular anomalies, thyroid biopsy and thyroid surgery

Research Description

Pediatric sinusitis, vascular anomalies, and thyroid tumors