Seth Pransky, M.D.


Otolaryngology (ENT)


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Washington University


State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Syracuse


University of Pennsylvania Hospital


Childrens National Medical Center - DC

Board Certifications





Dr. Seth Pransky has been the chief of pediatric otolaryngology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego medical foundation since 1997 and is medial director of satellite services for the hospital. He is also a professor of surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology at UC San Diego.

Dr. Pransky graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and then completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center.

Dr. Pransky actively participates in various national pediatric otolaryngology organizations. He was the president of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children in 2008. Additionally, he has served on the board of directors and has chaired various committees for the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He also served six years on both the Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) and the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

In 2011 Dr. Pransky received the R.R. Skoglund Physician Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching from Rady Children's Hospital. He has given instructional courses at the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) each year since 1985. In addition, he was named by his AAO peers as one of their top ten instructors and has received the AAO Honor Award. He has also lectured multiple times at American Academy of Pediatrics educational forums. Dr. Pransky has lectured as a guest professor in 18 countries. He co-founded and currently directs International Endoscopy Days, a live airway endoscopy course recognized as one of the finest educational activities in pediatric airways.

His research in pediatric otolaryngology has resulted in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and multiple book chapters. His current research interests include an ongoing study of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis as well as issues related to tympanostomy tubes and otorrhea and operative management of nasal and sinus disease in children.

Dr. Pransky was honored by receiving the Gabriel F. Tucker Award for outstanding contributions in pediatric laryngology from the American Laryngological Association and in 2013 received the prestigious Chevalier Jackson Award from the American Bronchoesophagological Association. In 2014 he was given the Sylvan Stool Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to teaching and service in the field of ear, nose and throat advances in children and delivered the honorary lecture at SENTAC. He has also been recognized in Best Doctors in America yearly since 1992.


International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care.
Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R

International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations.
Carter J, Rahbar R, Brigger M, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Jacobs I, Liming B, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Richter G, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Schilder A, Smith RJ, Strychowsky J, Ward R, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Thompson D

Breastfeeding difficulties and oral cavity anomalies: The influence of posterior ankyloglossia and upper-lip ties.
Pransky SM, Lago D, Hong P

Current use of intralesional cidofovir for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
Derkay CS, Volsky PG, Rosen CA, Pransky SM, McMurray JS, Chadha NK, Froehlich P

Unilateral lymphangiomatous polyp of the palatine tonsil in a very young child: a clinicopathologic case report.
Park E, Pransky SM, Malicki DM, Hong P

Defining ankyloglossia: a case series of anterior and posterior tongue ties.
Hong P, Lago D, Seargeant J, Pellman L, Magit AE, Pransky SM

Fatal and non-fatal food injuries among children (aged 0-14 years).
Altkorn R, Chen X, Milkovich S, Stool D, Rider G, Bailey CM, Haas A, Riding KH, Pransky SM, Reilly JS

Histologic review of cidofovir-treated recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
Lindsay F, Bloom D, Pransky S, Stabley R, Shick P

Efficacy of treating children with anterior commissure and true vocal fold respiratory papilloma with the 585-nm pulsed-dye laser.
Hartnick CJ, Boseley ME, Franco RA Jr, Cunningham MJ, Pransky S

Management of subglottic hemangioma.
Pransky SM, Canto C

Long-term follow-up of pediatric recurrent respiratory papillomatosis managed with intralesional cidofovir.
Pransky SM, Albright JT, Magit AE

The congenital lingual melanotic macule.
Dohil MA, Billman G, Pransky S, Eichenfield LF

Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections of the head and neck.
Albright JT, Pransky SM

Treatment of lymphangiomas with OK-432 (Picibanil) sclerotherapy: a prospective multi-institutional trial.
Giguère CM, Bauman NM, Sato Y, Burke DK, Greinwald JH, Pransky S, Kelley P, Georgeson K, Smith RJ

Unilateral choanal atresia in identical twins: case report and literature review.
Chia SH, Carvalho DS, Jaffe DM, Pransky SM

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