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Kara Prickett, MD

Mark El-Deiry, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Department of Pediatrics


MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Residency: Otolaryngology, Emory University Hospital

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology

State of Georgia Medical License


Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine


Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Election, 2008

Innovations in Teaching Program Development Award, Emory University Department of Pediatrics, 2017

Hidden Gem Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2018


American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Georgia Society of Otolaryngology


"Using high-fidelity simulation to improve emergency management in caregivers of new tracheostomy patients." Prickett K, Deshpande A, Hebbar K, Paschal H, Simon D, Hebbar K. Int J of Pediatric Otolaryngol. 2019 May;120:157-161.

"EXIT (ex-utero intrapartum treatment) in a growth restricted fetus with tracheal atresia." Gonzales SK, Goudy S, Prickett K, Ellis J. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Feb; 105:72-74.

"Comparative effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical therapy for advanced laryngeal cancer." Lin CC, Fedewa SA, Prickett K, Higgins KA, Chen AY. Cancer. 2016 Sep 15;122(18):2845-56.

"Pediatric thyroid carcinoma in patients with Graves' Disease: The role of ultrasound in selecting patients for definitive therapy." Kovatch K, Isaacoff E, Mostoufi-Moab S, Prickett K, Kazahaya K, Adzick S, Bauer A. Horm Res Paediatr. 2015 Apr 15;83:408-413.

"Inpatient observation for elective decannulation of pediatric patients with tracheostomy." Prickett K, Sobol SE. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;141(2):120-5.


Dr. Prickett's research endeavors have focused on patient safety and quality improvement in otolaryngology with a focus on tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent patients. She supervises innovative applications of high-fidelity medical simulation to train both medical professionals as well as parents and caregivers of high-risk, medically fragile patients. She also works with multi-institutional groups focused on improving care for pediatric patients with head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer. Within the School of Medicine, she serves as an instructor on a broad range of subjects including patient safety and quality improvement, surgical anatomy, and interpersonal communication skills.