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Director, Aerodigestive Center

Director of Clinical Research, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

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"I work as a problem-solver with each patient to evaluate the issue and then craft a solution."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I am an ENT surgeon specializing in pediatric otolaryngology with an emphasis on airway problems in children, adolescents and young adults. My interests include tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery. I work as a problem-solver with each patient to evaluate the issue and then craft a solution.

I was drawn to my career by the challenge and highly individualized nature of pediatric airway problems and management. I like working in a multidisciplinary team setting and focusing on coordinated care for complex childhood airway conditions.

I was honored to receive the 2016 Gabriel Frederick Tucker Award from the American Laryngological Association, and the 2018 Sylvan Stool Teaching Award from the Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advancement in Children (SENTAC). These awards are for my contributions to the field of pediatric laryngology.

In addition to caring for patients, I’m also involved in research to find improvements in airway management.

When I’m not at work, I am better known in Cincinnati as a swim meet announcer, rather than an airway surgeon.

Clinical Interests

Tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Divisions

Otolaryngology ENT, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Fanconi Anemia, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Research Divisions

Otolaryngology

My Locations

My Education

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1997 to 2000; Health Research Council of New Zealand Training, 1995 to 1996; Fellowship in Clinical Research, New Zealand, 1996.

FRACS: Part II, Sydney, 1996.

Primary FRCS: Glasgow, 1989.

BHB: Auckland School of Medicine, 1983.

MBChB: Auckland School of Medicine, 1986.

Residency: Various RMO posts, New Zealand Otolaryngology Training Scheme; Health Research Council of New Zealand Training Fellowship in Clinical Research.

Certification: USMLE II, Sydney, June 1995; USMLE I, Sydney, June 1996; USMLE III, Cincinnati, July 2000; Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999; Ohio State Medical Board, 2001.

My Publications

Surgical Treatment of Type III Laryngotracheoesophageal Clefts: Techniques and Outcomes. Kou, YF; Redmann, A; Smith, MM; Hart, CK; Rutter, MJ; de Alarcon, A. Laryngoscope. 2021.

Slide Tracheoplasty for Repair of Complex Tracheoesophageal Fistulas. Kennedy, AA; Hart, CK; de Alarcon, A; Putnam, PE; von Allmen, D; Lehenbauer, D; Bryant, R; Torres-Silva, C; Rutter, MJ. Laryngoscope. 2021.

How I do it: Slide tracheoplasty on bypass for complete tracheal rings-a surgical video. Redmann, AJ; Rutter, MJ. European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases. 2021; 138 Suppl 1:19-20.

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

EXIT-to-airway: Fundamentals, prenatal work-up, and technical aspects. Varela, MF; Pinzon-Guzman, C; Riddle, S; Parikh, R; McKinney, D; Rutter, M; Lim, FY; Peiro, JL. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 30.

Acquired tracheal stenosis: Cervical slide tracheoplasty. Li, C; Rutter, MJ. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 30.

Laryngeal webs and laryngotracheoesophageal clefts: State of the art. Kou, YF; Rutter, MJ. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 30.

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.