Otolaryngology (ENT)


Pediatric Specialty Partners

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 is a pediatric otolaryngologist.

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.


Interim Results of a Phase 1/2 Open-Label Study of INO-3107 for HPV-6 and/or HPV-11-Associated Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis.
Mau T, Amin MR, Belafsky PC, Best SR, Friedman AD, Klein AM, Lott DG, Paniello RC, Pransky SM, Saba NF, Howard T, Dallas M, Patel A, Morrow MP, Skolnik JM

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of non-tuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis.
Roy CF, Balakrishnan K, Boudewyns A, Cheng A, Chun RH, Daniel SJ, Fayoux P, Hart C, Hemansson A, Hewitt R, Hsu WC, Kuo M, Liu C, Maddalozzo J, Messner AH, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Rickert S, Roy S, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Sie KCY, Sidell D, Smith R, Soma M, Spratley J, Watters K, White DR, Wolter N, Zalzal G, Yeung JC

Systemic Use of Bevacizumab for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: Who, What, Where, When, and Why?
Derkay CS, Wikner EE, Pransky S, Best SR, Zur K, Sidell DR, Klein A, Rosen C, Dikkers FG, Johnson R

Systemic Bevacizumab for Treatment of Respiratory Papillomatosis: International Consensus Statement.
Sidell DR, Balakrishnan K, Best SR, Zur K, Buckingham J, De Alarcon A, Baroody FM, Bock JM, Boss EF, Bower CM, Campisi P, Chen SF, Clarke JM, Clarke KD, Cocciaglia A, Cotton RT, Cuestas G, Davis KL, DeFago VH, Dikkers FG, Dossans I, Florez W, Fox E, Friedman AD, Grant N, Hamdi O, Hogikyan ND, Johnson K, Johnson LB, Johnson RF, Kelly P, Klein AM, Lawlor CM, Leboulanger N, Levy AG, Lam D, Licameli GR, Long S, Lott DG, Manrique D, McMurray JS, Meister KD, Messner AH, Mohr M, Mudd P, Mortelliti AJ, Novakovic D, Ongkasuwan J, Peer S, Piersiala K, Prager JD, Pransky SM, Preciado D, Raynor T, Rinkel RNPM, Rodriguez H, Rodríguez VP, Russell J, Scatolini ML, Scheffler P, Smith DF, Smith LP, Smith ME, Smith RJH, Sorom A, Steinberg A, Stith JA, Thompson D, Thompson JW, Varela P, White DR, Wineland AM, Yang CJ, Zdanski CJ, Derkay CS

Undifferentiated recurrent fevers in pediatrics are clinically distinct from PFAPA syndrome but retain an IL-1 signature.
Luu I, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Pransky S, Broderick L

Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Esophagoscopy: International Modified Delphi Consensus.
Faucett EA, Wolter NE, Balakrishnan K, Ishman SL, Mehta D, Parikh S, Nguyen LHP, Preciado D, Rutter MJ, Prager JD, Green GE, Pransky SM, Elluru R, Husein M, Roy S, Johnson KE, Friedberg J, Johnson RF, Bauman NM, Myer CM 4th, Deutsch ES, Gantwerker EA, Willging JP, Hart CK, Chun RH, Lam DJ, Ida JB, Manoukian JJ, White DR, Sidell DR, Wootten CT, Inglis AF, Derkay CS, Zalzal G, Molter DW, Ludemann JP, Choi S, Schraff S, Myer CM 3rd, Cotton RT, Vijayasekaran S, Zdanski CJ, El-Hakim H, Shah UK, Soma MA, Smith ME, Thompson DM, Javia LR, Zur KB, Sobol SE, Hartnick CJ, Rahbar R, Vaccani JP, Hartley B, Daniel SJ, Jacobs IN, Richter GT, de Alarcon A, Bromwich MA, Propst EJ

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) survey: Efforts to avoid complications in home tracheostomy care.
Caloway C, Balakrishnan K, Boudewyns A, Chan KH, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, Fayoux P, Garabedian N, Hart C, Moreddu E, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJ, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Ward RF, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Hartnick C

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) management recommendations: Pediatric tracheostomy decannulation.
Kennedy A, Hart CK, de Alarcon A, Balakrishnan K, Boudewyns A, Chun R, Fayoux P, Goudy SL, Hartnick C, Hsu WC, Johnson RF, Kuo M, Peer S, Pransky SM, Rahbar R, Rickert S, Roy S, Russell J, Sandu K, Sidell DR, Smith RJ, Soma M, Spratley J, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Trozzi M, Watters K, White DR, Wyatt M, Zalzal GH, Zdanksi CJ, Zur KB, Rutter MJ

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Management of suprastomal collapse in the pediatric population.
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

Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Tracheotomy: International Modified Delphi Consensus.
Propst EJ, Wolter NE, Ishman SL, Balakrishnan K, Deonarain AR, Mehta D, Zalzal G, Pransky SM, Roy S, Myer CM 3rd, Torre M, Johnson RF, Ludemann JP, Derkay CS, Chun RH, Hong P, Molter DW, Prager JD, Nguyen LHP, Rutter MJ, Myer CM 4th, Zur KB, Sidell DR, Johnson LB, Cotton RT, Hart CK, Willging JP, Zdanski CJ, Manoukian JJ, Lam DJ, Bauman NM, Gantwerker EA, Husein M, Inglis AF, Green GE, Javia LR, Schraff S, Soma MA, Deutsch ES, Sobol SE, Ida JB, Choi S, Uwiera TC, Shah UK, White DR, Wootten CT, El-Hakim H, Bromwich MA, Richter GT, Vijayasekaran S, Smith ME, Vaccani JP, Hartnick CJ, Faucett EA

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) Consensus Recommendations: Congenital Cholesteatoma.
Denoyelle F, Simon F, Chang KW, Chan KH, Cheng AG, Cheng AT, Choo DI, Daniel SJ, Farinetti A, Garabedian EN, Greinwald JH, Hoff SR, Hone S, Licameli GR, Papsin BC, Poe DS, Pransky S, Smith RJH, Triglia JM, Walton J, Zalzal G, Leboulanger N

Immune Dysregulation in the Tonsillar Microenvironment of Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis (PFAPA) Syndrome.
Luu I, Sharma A, Guaderrama M, Peru M, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Newbury R, Pransky S, Gilbert JA, Broderick L

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis consensus recommendations.
Lawlor C, Balakrishnan K, Bottero S, Boudewyns A, Campisi P, Carter J, Cheng A, Cocciaglia A, DeAlarcon A, Derkay C, Fayoux P, Hart C, Hartnick C, LeBoulanger N, Moreddu E, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Peer S, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Seedat R, Sidell D, Smith R, Soma M, Strychowsky J, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Trozzi M, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur KB, Nuss R

Defining the anatomy of the neonatal lingual frenulum.
Mills N, Keough N, Geddes DT, Pransky SM, Mirjalili SA

What is a tongue tie? Defining the anatomy of the in-situ lingual frenulum.
Mills N, Pransky SM, Geddes DT, Mirjalili SA

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative pediatric choanal atresia care.
Moreddu E, Rizzi M, Adil E, Balakrishnan K, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, de Alarcon A, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Leboulanger N, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Trozzi M, Ward R, Wyatt M, Yeung J, Zalzal G, Zur K, Nicollas R

Pediatric Sialendoscopy for Recurrent Salivary Gland Swelling: Workup, Findings, and Outcomes.
Nation J, Panuganti B, Manteghi A, Pransky S

Development of Human-Derived Cell Culture Lines for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis.
Attra J, Hsieh LE, Luo L, Mo JQ, Brigger M, Liu YT, Pransky S

Adenoidectomy in Children: What Is the Evidence and What Is its Role?
Schupper AJ, Nation J, Pransky S

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

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