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Steven L. Goudy, MD, MBA

Steven Goudy, MD

– Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

– Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University SOM

– Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University SOM

– Medical Director, Otolaryngology, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta


Steven L. Goudy, MD, MBA, professor of otolaryngology, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine, founding director of the ACGME-accredited pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Emory, and medical director of otolaryngology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is dedicated to providing top-level surgical care to the children of Georgia.

His clinical practice focuses on maxillary development, Pierre Robin sequence, vascular malformations, and velopharyngeal insufficiency. Working closely with colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Institute of Technology, and other local and state entities, Dr. Goudy and his team have developed novel and innovative solutions for care delivery that have brought value to families and improved treatment for patients.

Dr. Goudy's research is focused on defining the biologic processes that guide facial formation for the development of better approaches to regenerating damaged and deficient facial bone and improving wound healing after surgery or injury. Current research projects include an NIH-funded study to develop immunological approaches to improving oral cavity wound healing, and a foundation-supported effort to devise cranial facial bone regeneration techniques for pediatric bone replacement procedures.

Dr. Goudy is dedicated to international service, particularly in the areas of surgical education and delivering surgical care to children with limited access to healthcare. He has traveled globally and performed mission work for more than 20 years in such countries as Guatemala and the Philippines, providing free surgical care to patients with cleft lip and cleft palate and engaging in medical education activities.



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Recent Publications

"Multicenter advanced pediatric otolaryngology fellowship prep surgical simulation course with 3d printed high-fidelity models." Chang B, Powell A, Ellsperman S, Wehrmann D, Landry A, Jabbour N, Goudy S, Zopf D. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 May;162(5):658-665.

"The generalizability of the clinical assessment score-15 for pediatric sleep-disordered breathing." Goldstein NA, Friedman NR, Nardone HC, Aljasser A, Tobey ABJ, Don D, Baroody FM, Lam DJ, Goudy S, Ishman SL, Arganbright JM, Baldassari C, Schreinemakers JBS, Wine TM, Ruszkay NJ, Alammar A, Shaffer AD, Koempel JA, Weedon J. Laryngoscope. 2019 Nov 29.

"Improving hard palate wound healing using immune modulatory autotherapies." Ballestas SA, Turner TC, Kamalakar A, Stephenson YC, Willett NJ, Goudy SL, Botchwey EA. Acta Biomater. 2019 Jun;91:209-219.

"A non-canonical JAGGED1 signal to JAK2 mediates osteoblast commitment in cranial neural crest cells." Kamalakar A, Oh MS, Stephenson YC, Ballestas-Naissir SA, Davis ME, Willett NJ, Drissi HM, Goudy SL. Cell Signal. 2019 Feb;54:130-138.

"Sensorineural hearing loss in children with sickle cell disease." Farrell AN, Landry AM, Yee ME, Leu RM, Goudy SL. Int J Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Mar;118:110-114.

"Pediatric surgical risk assessment tools: A systematic review." Ji D, Goudy SL, Raval MV, Raol N. J Surg Res. 2019 Feb;234:277-282.

"Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cleft palate development." Deshpande AS, Goudy SL. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2018 Nov 15;4(1):160-164.

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