San Diego County

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MC 5024
San Diego, CA 92123


Otolaryngology (ENT)


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Other Languages

French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Medical School

University of Campinas Brazil


University of Campinas Brazil


University of Campinas Brazil


Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego

Board Certifications





Dr. Daniela Carvalho is a pediatric otolaryngologist with expertise in pediatric otology (ear surgery). She is currently the department of surgery chair, medical director of surgical services and the director of the hearing program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. She is also a clinical professor of surgery at UC San Diego school of Medicine.

She was the first surgeon in San Diego to do BAHA surgery in pediatric patients and also to do surgery for the sophono device.

Dr. Carvalho earned her medical degree and completed her otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) School of Medical Sciences (FCM) in Brazil, and completed a two-year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Her current research includes the impact of bilinguism in pediatric cochlear implant patients, the evaluation process of pediatric cochlear implantation and endoscopic otologic surgery.

Dr. Carvalho is very active in several national and international otolaryngology societies. In addition to English, she is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and also speaks German and French. She has published extensively in pediatric otolaryngology and is frequently invited to speak at otolaryngology conferences both here and abroad.

She enjoys travelling, hiking and spending time with her husband and two children.


Newborn hearing screening methodology impacts the timing of diagnosis for auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.
Bennett C, Yoon P, Lee MY, Wolfe M, Anne S, Carvalho DS

Preoperative cerebral magnetic resonance imaging and white matter changes in pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
Hong P, Jurkowski ZC, Carvalho DS

Radiology quiz case 1. Cervical extension of an EAC cholesteatoma.
Carvalho DS, Edmonds JL, Money MK

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

Imaging and surgical approach of nasal dermoids.
Bloom DC, Carvalho DS, Dory C, Brewster DF, Wickersham JK, Kearns DB

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