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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


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About Me


Since deciding to go to medical school, I knew I wanted to take care of children. It was there that I realized I wanted to be a surgeon. Being a pediatric otolaryngologist allows me to do both. I take care of both general pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions and manage complex airway and swallowing disorders. I also specialize in caring for children with CHARGE syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

Developing relationships with my patients and their families allows me to understand their needs and concerns. These connections, and being able to help children, are the things that drive me.

Our clinical fellows have honored me with the faculty teaching award twice in the past seven years. Teaching the next generation of surgeons is an important and incredibly meaningful part of my job.

My research focuses on a better understanding of surgical management of airway stenosis and improving safety in tracheostomy tube-dependent children.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time outside with my two children and our puppy.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Otolaryngology ENT, Aerodigestive and Sleep, CHARGE Syndrome, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Cincinnati Children's Blog

Tonsils 101

BlogHealthy Living

Tonsils 101: When It’s Time for Them to Be Removed

By Catherine Hart, MD8/2/2018

Ear Tubes

BlogHealthy Living

Ear Tubes: What Parents Need To Know

By Catherine Hart, MD3/9/2018


BlogRare and Complex Conditions

Laryngomalacia: Is My Child’s Noisy Breathing Serious?

By Catherine Hart, MD2/11/2016

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My Education

MD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2011.

My Publications

Ultrashort Echo-Time MRI for the Assessment of Tracheomalacia in Neonates. Hysinger, EB; Bates, AJ; Higano, NS; Benscoter, D; Fleck, RJ; Hart, CK; Burg, G; De Alarcon, A; Kingma, PS; Woods, JC. Chest. 2020; 157:595-602.

International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) Robin Sequence consensus recommendations. Fayoux, P; Daniel, SJ; Allen, G; Balakrishnan, K; Boudewyns, A; Cheng, A; De Alarcon, A; Goel, D; Hart, CK; Leboulanger, N; et al. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020; 130:109855-109855.

Timing of Initial Posttracheostomy Surveillance Endoscopy in Pediatric Patients. Smith, MM; de Alarcon, A; Meinzen-Derr, J; Cohen, AP; Born, H; Wilcox, LJ; Benscoter, DT; Hart, CK. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2020; 162:362-366.

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; et al. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020; 128:109697-109697.

Preparing families to care for ventilated infants at home. Benscoter, D; Borschuk, A; Hart, C; Voos, K. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 2019; 24:101042-101042.

Impact of Balloon Diameter on Dilation Outcomes in a Model of Rabbit Subglottic Stenosis. Schweiger, C; Hart, CK; Tabangin, ME; Cohen, AP; Roetting, NJ; de Alarcon, A. The Laryngoscope. 2019; 129:2409-2413.

Outcomes of Prophylactic Epiglottic Petiole Suspension at the Time of Complete Laryngofissure. Bergeron, M; de Alarcon, A; Hart, CK; Rutter, MJ. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2019; 161:652-657.

Innovations in Airway Surgery. Manning, A; Wehrmann, DJ; Hart, CK; Green, GE. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2019; 52:923-936.

Factors associated with epiglottic petiole prolapse repositioning success. Bergeron, M; de Alarcon, A; Hart, CK; Rutter, MJ. The Laryngoscope. 2019; 129:1984-1988.

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; et al. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2019; 123:151-155.