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

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"I provide patient-centered care that focuses on sharing the decision-making process with patients and families."

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric head and neck surgeon, I specialize in airway reconstruction, aerodigestive disorders, pediatric thyroid disorders and pediatric tracheostomies. I provide patient-centered care that focuses on sharing the decision-making process with patients and families.

I originally went into medicine to help others achieve wellness. As my training progressed, my desire to help children breathe more easily and get rid of their tracheostomy tubes became my central focus. This was due to the influence of one of my mentors and partners, Dr. Robin Cotton.

I am an assistant professor in pediatric otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. I earned my medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2011 and completed my residency in otolaryngology at Henry Ford Health Systems/Wayne State University in 2016. I completed my fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s in 2018.

In addition to helping patients, I am also involved in research that seeks ways to decrease tracheostomy-related complications. We are also looking into ways to standardize education and care for tracheostomy patients and to diminish healthcare disparities among pediatric otolaryngology patients.

In my free time, I like to play golf, basketball and baseball with my sons. I also enjoy going on hikes with my family.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric airway reconstruction; pediatric aerodigestive disorders; pediatric thyroid disorders

Research Interests

Pediatric health care disparities; aerodigestive health care process improvement; novel treatments of subglottic stenosis using drug eluting stents

Academic Affiliation

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

Clinical Divisions

Otolaryngology ENT, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Research Divisions

Otolaryngology

My Locations

My Education

BS: Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, 2006.

MD: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2011.

Residency: Otolaryngology, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI, 2016.

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.

Board Certification: Otolaryngology, 2017.

My Publications

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.

Demographic Characteristics of Children Diagnosed with Bacterial Tracheitis. Barengo, JH; Redmann, AJ; Kennedy, P; Rutter, MJ; Smith, MM. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2021.

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.

Congenital Absence of Tracheal or Bronchial Rings. Smith, MM; Kou, Y; Schweiger, C; Lehenbauer, DG; de Alarcon, A; Rutter, MJ. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2021; 164:422-426.

Pediatric tracheostomy care updates. Smith, MM; Benscoter, D; Hart, CK. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 2020; 28:425-429.

Use of Steroid-Eluting Stents after Endoscopic Repair of Choanal Atresia: A Case Series with Review. Wilcox, LJ; Smith, MM; de Alarcon, A; Epperson, M; Born, H; Hart, CK. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2020; 129:1003-1010.

Socioeconomic Disparities in Pediatric Single-Sided Deafness. Lipschitz, N; Kohlberg, GD; Scott, M; Smith, MM; Jr, GJ H. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2020; 163:829-834.

Moral distress in pediatric otolaryngology: A pilot study. Redmann, AJ; Smith, M; Benscoter, D; Hart, CK. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020; 136.