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

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"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."

About Me

Biography

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

Clinical Divisions

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



Blog Posts

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

BlogHealthy Living

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

By Catherine Hart, MD8/2/2018

Ear Tubes: What Parents Need To Know

BlogHealthy Living

Ear Tubes: What Parents Need To Know

By Catherine Hart, MD3/9/2018

Laryngomalacia

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

Endoscopic Repair of Type 1 Laryngeal Clefts and Deep Interarytenoid Notches: Cold Steel Versus Laser. Kou, Y; Kavoosi, T; Redmann, A; Manning, A; Tabangin, M; Myer, CM; Hart, CK; Rutter, MJ; de Alarcon, A. Laryngoscope. 2021.

Quantitative Evaluation of Subglottic Stenosis Using Ultrashort Echo Time MRI in a Rabbit Model. Gandhi, DB; Rice, A; Gunatilaka, CC; Higano, NS; Fleck, RJ; de Alarcon, A; Hart, CK; Kuo, IC; Amin, RS; Woods, JC; et al. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:E1971-E1979.

Pediatric tracheal trauma. Carratola, M; Hart, CK. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 30.

Airway and Swallowing Outcomes Following Laryngotracheoplasty With Posterior Grafting in Children. Kou, YF; Redmann, A; Tabangin, ME; Wilcox, L; Miller, CK; Smith, M; Myer, C; Hart, CK; Rutter, MJ; de Alarcon, A. Laryngoscope. 2021.

Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Esophagoscopy: International Modified Delphi Consensus. Faucett, EA; Wolter, NE; Balakrishnan, K; Ishman, SL; Mehta, D; Parikh, S; Nguyen, LH P; Preciado, D; Rutter, MJ; Prager, JD; et al. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:1168-1174.

Tracheal A-Frame Deformities Following Airway Reconstruction. Kennedy, AA; de Alarcon, A; Tabangin, ME; Rutter, MJ; Myer, CM; Smith, MM; Hart, CK. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:E1363-E1368.

Management of the Disrupted Airway in Children. Hsu, W; Schweiger, C; Hart, CK; Smith, M; Varela, P; Gutierrez, C; Ormaechea, M; Cohen, AP; Rutter, MJ. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:921-924.

The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Time to Decannulation Among Children With Tracheostomies. Smith, MM; Hart, CK; Benscoter, DT; Epperson, M; de Alarcon, A; Born, H; Meinzen-Derr, J. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2021.

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) management recommendations: Pediatric tracheostomy decannulation. Kennedy, A; Hart, CK; de Alarcon, A; Balakrishnan, K; Bowudewyns, A; Chun, R; Fayoux, P; Goudy, SL; Hartnick, C; Hsu, WC; et al. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2021; 141.

Differences in Flexible and Rigid Bronchoscopy for Assessment of Tracheomalacia. Hysinger, EB; Hart, CK; Burg, G; De Alarcon, A; Benscoter, D. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:201-204.