Karen B. Zur, MD

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Karen B. Zur, MD, is the Division Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Zur is also the Director of the Pediatric Voice Program and Associate Director of the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders. She holds the E. Mortimer Newlin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Human Communication.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric otolaryngology, Pediatric voice disorders, Pediatric airway disorders
Locations: Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Main Hospital

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship

General Surgery - Mt. Sinai Hospital, General Surgery, New York, NY

Residency

Otolaryngology - Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Board Certification

Otolaryngology

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biology - Yale University, New Haven, CT

Titles and Academic Titles

Division Chief, Division of Otolaryngology

Attending Surgeon

Director, Pediatric Voice Program

Associate Director, The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders

E. Mortimer Newlin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Human Communication

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pediatric laryngotracheal pathology
Surgical reconstruction and voicing issues

Publications

Papers

2021

Zur KB, Douglas J, Carroll L: Intubation-related laryngeal deficiency and vocal fold immobility in pediatric premature patients. Laryngoscope 131(11): 2550-57.

Chorney SR, Stow J, Javia LR, Zur KB, Jacobs IN, Sobol SE: Tracheocutaneous fistula after pediatric open airway reconstruction. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 130(8): 948-953, Aug 2021.

Pereira KD, Teplitzky TB, Zur KB, Preciado DA, Briddell JW, El Metwally D, Isaiah A: Tracheostomy on infants born in the periviable period: Outcomes at discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 146: 110746, Jul 2021.

Ali Akbari Ghavimi S, Gehret PM, Aronson MR, Schipani R, Smith KWY, Borek RC, Germiller JA, Jacobs IN, Zur KB, Gottardi R: Drug delivery to the pediatric upper airway. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 174: 168-189, Jul 2021.

Sidell DR, Balakrishnan K, Best SR, Zur K, Buckingham J, De Alarcon A, Baroody FM, Bock JM, Boss EF, Bower CM, Campisi P, Chen SF, Clarke JM, Clarke KD, Cocciaglia A, Cotton RT, Cuestas G, Davis KL, DeFago VH, Dikkers FG, Dossans I, Florez W, Fox E, Friedman AD, Grant N, Hamdi O, Hogikyan ND, Johnson K, Johnson LB, Johnson RF, Kelly P, Klein AM, Lawlor CM, Leboulanger N, Levy AG, Lam D, Licameli GR, Long S, Lott DG, Manrique D, McMurray JS, Meister KD, Messner AH, Mohr MD, Mudd PM, Mortelliti AJ, Novakovic D, Ongkasuwan J, Peer S, Piersiala K, Prager JD, Pransky SM, Preciado D, Raynor T, Rinkel RNPM, Rodriguez H, Rodríguez VP, Russell J, Scatolini ML, Scheffler P, Smith DF, Smith LP, Smith ME, Smith RJHJ, Sorom A, Steinberg A, Stith JA, Thompson D, Thompson JW, Varela P, White DR, Wineland AM, Yang CJ, Zdanski CJ, Derkay CS: Systemic bevacizumab for treatment of respiratory papillomatosis: international consensus statement. Laryngoscope 131(6): E1941-E1949, Jun 2021.

Chorney SR, Zur KB: Adenoidectomy without tonsillectomy for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 164(5): 1100-1107, May 2021.

Faucett EA, Wolter NE, Balakrishnan K, Ishman SL, Mehta D, Parikh S, Nguyen LHP, Preciado D, Rutter MJ, Prager JD, Green GE, Pransky SM, Elluru R, Husein M, Roy S, Johnson KE, Friedberg J, Johnson RF, Bauman NM, Myer 4th CM, Deutsch ES, Gantwerker EA, Willging JP, Hart CK, Chun RH, Lam DJ, Ida JB, Manoukian JJ, White DR, Sidell DR, Wootten CT, Inglis AF, Derkay CS, Zalzal G, Molter DW, Ludemann JP, Choi S, Schraff S, Myer 3rd CM, Cotton RT, Vijayasekaran S, Zdanski CJ, El-Hakim H, Shah UK, Soma MA, Smith ME, Thompson DM, Javia LR, Zur KB, Sobol SE, Hartnick CJ, Rahbar R, Vaccani JP, Hartley B, Daniel SJ, Jacobs IN, Richter GT, de Alarcon A, Bromwich MA, Propst EJ: Competency-based assessment tool for pediatric esophagoscopy: International modified Delphi consensus. Laryngoscope 131(5): 1168-1174, May 2021.

Chorney SR, Zur KB, Buzi A: Reflux as a risk factor for morbidity after pediatric tonsillectomy: A national inpatient cohort. Laryngoscope 131(4): 907-910, Apr 2021.

Chorney SR, Zur KB, Buzi A, McKenna Benoit MK, Chennupati SK, Kleinman S, DeMauro SB, Elden LM: Recorded flexible nasolaryngoscopy for neonatal vocal cord assessment in a prospective cohort. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 130(3): 292-297, Mar 2021.

Kennedy A, Hart CK, de Alarcon A, Balakrishnan K, Boudewyns A, Chun R, Fayoux P, Goudy SL, Hartnick C, Hsu WC, Johnson RF, Kuo M, Peer S, Pransky SM, Rahbar R, Rickert S, Roy S, Russell J, Sandu K, Sidell DR, Smith RJ, Soma M, Spratley J, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Trozzi M, Watters K, White DR, Wyatt M, Zalzal GH, Zdanksi CJ, Zur KB, Rutter MJ: International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) management recommendations: Pediatric tracheostomy decannulation. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Page: 110565, Feb 2021.

2020

Benedek P, Balakrishnan K, Cunningham MJ, Friedman NR, Goudy SL, Ishman SL, Katona G, Kirkham EM, Lam DJ, Leboulanger N, Lee GS, Le Treut C, Mitchell RB, Muntz HR, Musso MF, Parikh SR, Rahbar R, Roy S, Russell J, Sidell DR, Sie KCY, Smith RJ, Soma MA, Wyatt ME, Zalzal G, Zur KB, Boudewyns A: International Pediatric Otolaryngology group (IPOG) consensus on the diagnosis and management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 138: 110276, Nov 2020.

Propst EJ, Wolter NE, Ishman SL, Balakrishnan K, Deonarain AR, Mehta D, Zalzal G, Pransky SM, Roy S, Myer III CM, Torre M, Johnson RF, Ludemann JP, Derkay CS, Chun RH, Hong P, Molter DW, Prager JD, Nguyen LHP, Rutter MJ, Myer IV CM, Zur KB, Sidell DR, Johnson LB, Cotton RT, Hart CK, Willging JP, Zdanski CJ, Manoukian JJ, Lam DJ, Bauman NM, Gantwerker EA, Husein M, Inglis AF, Green GE, Javia LR, Schraff S, Soma MA, Deutsch ES, Sobol SE, Ida JB, Choi S, Uwiera TC, Shah UK, White DR, Wootten CT, El‐Hakim H, Bromwich MA, Richter GT, Vijayasekaran S, Smith ME, Vaccani JP, Hartnick CJ, Faucett EA: Competency-based assessment tool for pediatric tracheotomy: International modified Delphi consensus. Laryngoscope 130(11): 2700-2707, Nov 2020.

Doody J, Alkhateeb A, Balakrishnan K, Bedwell J, Carter J, Choi SS, Cheng AT, Daniel SJ, Dahl J, De Alarcon A, Fayoux P, Hart CK, Hartnick C, Jonas N, Kuo M, Mills N, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Nuss R, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Rossi ME, Rutter MJ, Sandu K, Sidell DR, Sittel C, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thierry B, Thompson D, Watters K, Wine T, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zdanski CJ, Zur KB, Russell J: International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Management of suprastomal collapse in the pediatric population. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 139: 110427, Dec 2020.

Chorney SR, Elden LM, Giordano T, Kazahaya K, Rizzi MD, Zur KB, Dedhia K: Algorithm-based pediatric otolaryngology management during the COVID-19 global pandemic: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia clinical consensus. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 163(1): 25-37, Jul 2020.

Wertz A, Carroll LM, Zur KB: Pediatric laryngopharyngeal reflux: Perceptual, acoustic, and laryngeal findings. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 133: 109974, Jun 2020.

Pereira KD, Shaigany K, Zur KB, Jenks CM, Preciado DA, Hamdi O, Banker K, Briddell JW, Isaiah A: Tracheostomy in the extremely premature neonate: a multi-institutional study. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 162(4): 559-565, Apr 2020.

Chorney SR, Dailey JF, Zur KB: Pediatric adenoidectomy in the very young child and indications for postoperative inpatient admission. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 130: 109796, Mar 2020.

Lawlor C, Balakrishnan K, Bottero S, Boudewyns A, Campisi P, Carter J, Cheng A, Cocciaglia A, DeAlarcon A, Derkay C, Fayoux P, Hart C, Hartnick C, LeBoulanger N, Moreddu E, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Peer S, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Seedat R, Sidell D, Smith R, Soma M, Strychowsky J, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Trozzi M, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur KB, Nuss R: International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis consensus recommendations. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 128: 109697, Jan 2020.

2019

Schiff CS, Zur KB, Biggs LM, Guo J, Pitman MJ: Pediatricians' proficiency in the care of the dysphonic child. Laryngoscope 129(8): 1756-1762, Aug 2019.

Moreddu E, Rizzi M, Adil E, Balakrishnan K, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, de Alarcon A, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Leboulanger N, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Trozzi M, Ward R, Wyatt M, Yeung J, Zalzal G, Zur K, Nicollas R: International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative pediatric choanal atresia care. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 123: 151-155, Aug 2019.

Bock JM, Ivey CH, Zur KB: Advancements in Clinical Laryngology. Otolaryngology Clinics North America. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 52(4): xv-xvi, Aug 2019.

Balakrishnan K, Sidell DR, Bauman NM, Bellia-Munzon GF, Boesch RP, Bromwich M, Cofer SA, Daines C, de Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart CK, Ida JB, Leboulanger N, Manning PB, Mehta DK, Monnier P, Myer CM 3rd, Prager JD, Preciado D, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Torre M, Varela P, Vijayasekaran S, White DR, Wineland AM, Wood RE, Wootten CT, Zur K, Cotton RT: Outcome measures for pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction: International consensus statement. Laryngoscope 129(1): 244-255, Jan 2019.

2018

Campbell IM, Sheppard SE, Crowley TB, McGinn DE, Bailey A, McGinn MJ, Unolt M, Homans JF, Chen EY, Salmons HI, Gaynor JW, Goldmuntz E, Jackson OA, Katz LE, Mascarenhas MR, Deeney VFX, Castelein RM, Zur KB, Elden L, Kallish S, Kolon TF, Hopkins SE, Chadehumbe MA, Lambert MP, Forbes BJ, Moldenhauer JS, Schindewolf EM, Solot CB, Moss EM, Gur RE, Sullivan KE, Emanuel BS, Zackai EH, McDonald-McGinn DM: What's new with 22q? An update from the 22q and You Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia American Journal of Medical Genetics: Part A 176(10): 2058-2069, Oct 2018.

Zur KB: Vocal fold motion impairment. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care 48(4): 124-128, Apr 2018.

Boesch RP, Balakrishnan K, Acra S, Benscoter DT, Cofer SA, Collaco JM, Dahl JP, Daines CL, DeAlarcon A, DeBoer EM, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Gold BD, Grothe RM, Hart CK, Kazachkov M, Lefton-Greif MA, Miller CK, Moore PE, Pentiuk S, Peterson-Carmichael S, Piccione J, Prager JD, Putnam PE, Rosen R, Rutter MJ, Ryan MJ, Skinner ML, Torres-Silva C, Wootten CT, Zur KB, Cotton RT, Wood RE: Structure and functions of pediatric aerodigestive programs: A consensus statement. Pediatrics 141(3), Mar 2018.

Zur KB, Carroll LM: Recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation for management of aspiration in a subset of children. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 104: 104-107, Jan 2018.

2017

Best SR, Mohr M, Zur KB: Systemic bevacizumab for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: A national survey. Laryngoscope 127(10): 2225-2229, Oct 2017.

Yeung JC, Balakrishnan K, Cheng ATL, Daniel SJ, Garabedian EN, Hart CK, Inglis AF Jr, Leboulanger N, Liming BJ, Moreddu E, Nicollas R, Russell JD, Rutter MJ, Sidell DR, Spratley J, Soma M, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Triglia JM, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal GH, Zur KB, Rahbar R : International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 101: 51-56, Oct 2017.

Zur KB, Fox E: Bevacizumab chemotherapy for management of pulmonary and laryngotracheal papillomatosis in a child. Laryngoscope 127(7): 1538-1542, Jul 2017.

Sacca R, Zur KB, Crowley TB, Zackai EH, Valverde KD, McDonald-McGinn DM: Association of airway abnormalities with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 96: 11-14, May 2017.

2016

Carter J, Rahbar R, Brigger M, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Jacobs I, Liming B, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Richter G, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Schilder A, Smith RJ, Strychowsky J, Ward R, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Thompson D: International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 86: 256-61, Jul 2016.

Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan, K, Cheng A, Daniel S, DeAlarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman M, Mehta N, Nicollas R, Nuss, R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R.: International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care. Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheostomy care: Consensus recommendations. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. (eds.). 86: 250-5, Jul 2016.

Zur KB: Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis in Children. Soundings Page: 3-4, Spring 2016. Notes: Newsletter produced by the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

2015

Zur KB, Carroll LM: Recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation in children: Acoustic and endoscopic characteristics pre and post intervention. A comparison of treatment options. Laryngoscope Supplement (Triological Society thesis) 125(S11): S1-S15, Dec 2015.

2013

Carroll LM, Mudd P, Zur KB: Severity of voice handicap in children diagnosed with elevated lesions. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 149(4): 628-632, Oct 2013.

2012

Zur KB: Recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation for unilateral vocal fold immobility in children. Laryngoscope 122(S4): S82-83, Dec 2012.

Ishman SL, Benke JR, Johnson KE, Zur KB, Jacobs IN, Thorne MC, Brown DJ, Lin SY, Bhatti N, Deutsch ES: Blinded evaluation of interrater reliability of an operative competency assessment tool for direct laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy Archives of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery 138(10): 916-922, Oct 2012.

Zur KB, Cheng J: Early growth of infantile hemangiomas: What parents' photographs tell us. Tollefson MM, Frieden IJ. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):e314-20. Faculty of 1000 Medicine: http://f1000.com/717953521 Sep 4 2012.

Zur KB, Cheng J: Pediatric battery-related emergency department visits in the United States, 1990-2009. SJ Sharpe, LM Rochette and GA Smith. Pediatrics 2012;129:6. Faculty of 1000 Medicine: http://f1000.com/717347863 Jun 27 2012.

Cheng J, Zur KB: More codeine fatalities after tonsillectomy in North American children. Kelly LE, Rieder M, van den Anker J, Malkin B, Ross C, Neely MN, Carleton B, Hayden MR, Madadi P, Koren G. Pediatrics 2012;129:5. Faculty of 1000 Medicine: http://f1000.com/715297850

Javia LR, Zur KB: Laryngotracheal reconstruction with resorbable microplate buttressing. Laryngoscope 122(4): 920-924, Apr 2012.

Rameau A, Zur KB: Multidisciplinary approach to vocal cord dysfunction diagnosis and treatment in one session: A single institutional outcome study International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76(1): 31-35, Jan 2012.

2011

Javia LR, Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Evolving treatments in the management of laryngotracheal hemangiomas: Will propranolol supplant steroids and surgery? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(11): 1450-4, Nov 2011.

2010

Wolraich D, Zur KB: Use of calcium hydroxylapatite for management of recalcitrant otorrhea due to a patulous eustachian tube. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 74(12): 1455-57, Dec 2010.

Zur KB, Lando T: Comparison of early and late extubation following single-stage anterior laryngotracheoplasty. McMullen CP, Nguyen CV, Bent JP, Parikh SR International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2010 Sep 74 (9):1039-42 (Article review.) Faculty of 1000 Medicine Sep 2010.

Zur KB, Lando T: Unilateral hearing loss is associated with worse speech-language scores in children. Lieu JE, Tye-Murray N, Karzon RK, Piccirillo JF Pediatrics 2010 Jun 125 (6):e1348-55. (Article review.). Faculty of 1000 Medicine Jun 2010.

Dunham BD, Bilaniuk L, Judkins A, Zur KB: Bilateral nasal obstruction due to an intranasal craniopharyngioma. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra 5(2): 57-62, Mar 2010.

Lando T, Zur KB: Preliminary outcomes of cholesteatoma screening in children using non-echo-planar diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2010 Mar 74(3):297-301. (Article review). Faculty of 1000 Medicine May 2010.

Smith LP, Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Single- vs. double-stage laryngotracheal reconstruction. Archives of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 136(1): 60-65, Jan 2010.

2009

Smith LP, Chewaproug L, Spergel JM, Zur KB: Otolaryngologists may not be doing enough to diagnose pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 73(11): 1554-1557, Nov 2009.

Bruno CJ, Smith LP, Zur KB, Wade KC: Congenital subglottic cyst in a term neonate. Archives of Diseases in Children Fetal & Neonatal Edition  94(4): F240, Jul 2009.

Smith LP, Otto SE, Wagner KA, Chewaproug L, Jacobs IN, Zur KB: Management of oral feeding in children undergoing airway reconstruction. Laryngoscope 119(5): 967-973, May 2009.

Thorne MC, Zur KB: Transoral trans-stomal microdebrider excision of tracheal papillomatosis. Laryngoscope 119(5): 964-966, May 2009.

Rizzi MD, Thorne MC, Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Laryngotracheal reconstruction with posterior costal cartilage grafts: outcomes at a single institution. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 140(3): 348-353, Mar 2009.

Deutsch ES, Christenson T, Curry J, Hossain J, Zur K, Jacobs I : Multimodality education for airway endoscopy skill development. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 118(2): 81-86, Feb 2009.

Zur KB, Litman RS: Pediatric airway foreign body retrieval: surgical and anesthetic perspectives Pediatric Anesthesia 19(s1): 109-117, 2009.

2007

Krival K, Kelchner LN, Weinrich B, Baker SE, Lee L, Middendorf JH, Zur KB: Vibratory source, vocal quality and fundamental frequency following pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(8): 1261-1269, Aug 2007.

Schraff SA, Zur KB, Jacobs I, Darrow DH, Cotton RT, Rutter MJ: The clinical relevance of the submucosal cricoid cleft. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(7): 1099-1104, Jul 2007.

Weinrich B, Baker S, Kelchner L, Middendorf J, Krival K, Elluru R, Zur KB: Examination of aerodynamic measures and strain by vibratory source Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 136(3): 455-458, Mar 2007.

Zur KB, Cotton S, Kelchner L, Baker S, Weinrich B, Lee L: Pediatric voice handicap index (pVHI): A new tool for evaluating pediatric dysphonia. Preliminary report. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(1): 77-82, Jan 2007.

Zur KB, Putnam PE, Rutter MJ: Combined retrograde and anterograde hypopharyngeal puncture and dilatation in a child with complete hypopharyngeal stenosis International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(1): 153-7, Jan 2007.

2006

Baker S, Kelchner L, Weinrich B, Lee L, Willging P, Cotton, RT, Zur K: Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis and airway reconstruction: A review of voice outcomes, assessment, and treatment issues. Journal of Voice 20(4): 631-641, Dec 2006.

Zur KB: Odyssey of the voice. International Journal Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 70(11): 2001-2002, Nov 2006.

Zur KB: Pediatric upper airway pathologies. Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders 15: 11-15, Nov 2006.

Zur KB, Wood RE, Elluru RG: Letter to the editor. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 70(8): 1500-1501, Nov 2006.

2005

Zur KB, Wood RE, Elluru RG: Pediatric postcricoid vascular malformation: A diagnostic and treatment challenge. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 69(12): 1697-1701, Dec 2005.

2004

Zur KB, Genden EM, Urken ML: Sensory topography of the oral cavity and the impact of free flap reconstruction: A preliminary study. Head & Neck 26(10): 884-889, Oct 2004.

Zur KB, Holland SK, Yuan W, Choo DI: Functional magnetic resonance imaging: Contemporary and future use. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery 12(5): 374-377, Oct 2004.

Zur KB, Mandel DL, Gordon RE, Holzman I, Rothschild MA: Electron microscopic analysis of biofilm on endotracheal tubes removed from intubated neonates. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 130(4): 407-414, Apr 2004.

Zur KB, Mu L, Sanders I: Distribution pattern of the human lingual nerve. Journal of Clinical Anatomy 17(2): 88-92, Mar 2004.

2003

Zur KB, Urken ML: Vascularized hemitracheal autograft for laryngotracheal reconstruction: A new surgical technique based on the thyroid gland as a vascular carrier. Laryngoscope 113(9): 1494-1498, Sept 2003.

2002

Zur KB, Brandwein M, Wang B, Som P, Gordon R, Urken ML: Primary description of a new entity, renal cell-like carcinoma of the nasal cavity. Archives of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 128(4): 441-447, Apr 2002.

2001

Urken ML, Bridger AG, Zur KB, Genden EM: The scapular osteofasciocutaneous flap: A 12-year experience. Archives of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 127(7): 862-869, Jul 2001.

1999

Reser D, Rho M, Dewan D, Herbst L, Li G, Stupak H, Zur KB, Romain J, Frenz D, Goldbloom L, Kopke R, Arezzo J, Van De Water TR.: L- and D- methionine provide equivalent long term protection against CDDP-induced ototoxicity in vivo, with partial in vitro and in vivo retention of antineoplastic activity. Neurotoxicology 20(5): 731-748, 1999.

1995

Zur KB, Oh Y, Waxman SG, Black JA: Differential up-regulation of sodium channel alpha- and beta 1-subunit mRNA in cultured embryologic DRG neurons following exposure to NGF. Molecular Brain Research 30(1): 97-105, May 1995.

1994

Black JA, Yokoyama S, Waxman SG, Oh Y, Zur KB, Sontheimer H, Higashida H, Ransom BR: Sodium channel mRNAs in cultured spinal cord astrocytes: in situ hybridization in identified cell types. Molecular Brain Research 23(3): 235-245, May 1994.

Books

2018

Koufman J, Wei JL, Zur KB: Acid Reflux in Children: How Healthy Eating Can Fix Your Child's Asthma, Allergies, Obesity, Nasal Congestion, Cough & Croup. Katalitix Media LLC, New York, NY, May 15 2018.

2016

Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Feb 2016.

2015

Daniel SJ, Hawley KA, White DR, Visaya JM, Modi VK, Hall M, Heffelfinger R: Pediatric Airway and Voice Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. Zur K, Mehta D (eds.). Springer, Philadelphia PA, 3(1): 1-20; 33-41, Mar 2015.

2014

Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM, Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Spring 2014.

Chapters

2021

Ruiz R, Zur K: Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. Springer, 9: 23-28, Mar 2021.

2020

Devine C, Zur K: Upper Airway Anatomy and Physiology. Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy in Children. Goldfarb S, Piccione J (eds.). Springer Nature, Switzerland, Page: 17-37, Nov 2020.

Nahn C, Marie JP, Zur KB: Unilateral and Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis (Chapter 46, Section IV: Airway, Voice, and Swallowing) Atlas of Pediatric Head and Neck and Skull Base Surgery.  Fliss D, DeRowe A (eds.). Thieme, Jan 2020.

Zur KB, Duffy K, Carroll LM: Vocal Fold Mobility Impairment. Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders. McMurray JS, Hoffman MR, Braden MN (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Page: 245-257, Jan 2020.

2016

Brant JA, Zur KB: Voice Disorders in Children. Ballenger's Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 18th ed. Wackym PA, Snow Jr, JB (eds.). People's Medical Publishing House - USA, Shelton, CT, 2: 1067-1073, Aug 31 2016.

Zur KB: Chapters 26-1: Injection Laryngoscopy; 26-2: Current Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation; Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY Page: 404-410, Feb 2016.

2015

Brant JA, Zur KB: Benign and Malignant Vocal Fold Lesions (Chapter 80). Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (6 volume set). Sataloff RT (Volume 6) (eds.). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 985-992, Nov 30 2015.

Zur KB: Esophageal Foreign Body. The Pediatric Airway - Anesthesia & Surgical Perspective. Matthes K, Nargozian C, Rahbar R (eds.). Oxford University Press, 2015/16.

Cheng J, Zur KB: Congenital and Acquired Disorders of the Vocal Folds. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. Lioy J, Sobol SE (eds.). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, NY, Page: 67-74, Jan 2015.

2014

Zur KB: Congenital Malformations of the Trachea. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 141-158, Spring 2014.

Zur KB, Tom LWC, Potsic WP, Handler SD: Methods of Examination of the Mouth, Pharynx and Esophagus Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th ed.  Bluestone CD, Healy GB (eds.). People's Medical Publishing House, Page: 1151-1160, Mar 31 2014.

Clemmens C, Zur KB: Acquired Vocal Fold Lesions. Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Clinical Reference Guide. Parikh SR (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA, Page: 369-376, Jan 30 2014.

2013

Whitley M, Zur KB: Salivary Gland Disease in Children (Chapter 98). Head & Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology. 5th ed. Johnson JT, Rosen C (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 2013.

2012

Zur KB: Book Review: J. Hirschberg, T. Szende, P.J. Koltai, A. Illenyi. Pediatric Airway: Cry, Stridor, and Cough, Pleural Publishing, San Diego (2009). ISBN: 1-59756-086-3 International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology  76(10): 1536, Oct 2012.

Zur KB, Cheng, J: Article evaluation: "Montelukast for Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study" Published on the F1000 website at http://f1000.com/717953392 and appended below. Your evaluation has a DOI of 10.3410/f.717953392.793462150. Oct 2012.

Cook-Sather SD, Viola L, Zur KB, Rubin BY : Case Scenario: Perioperative Administration of Tocotrienols and Green Tea Extract in a Child with Familial Dysautonomia. Anesthesiology 117(3): 639-645, Sep 2012.

Rickert SM, Zur KB: Disorders of the Pediatric Voice. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 687-696, 2012.

2011

Rameau A, Zur KB: KTP laser ablation of extensive tracheal hemangiomas. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(9): 1200-1203, Sep 2011.

Zur KB: The Critical Airway. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. Mattei P (eds.). Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Page: 177-184, Jul 2011.

2010

Zur KB: Pediatric Airway Reconstruction and the Voice. Clinical Management of Children's Voice Disorders. Hartnick C, Boseley M. (eds.). Plural Publishing, Page: 189-211, Mar 2010.

2009

Zur KB, Rothschild MA: Management of Otitis Media in People with Disabilities. Aural Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities (e-book). Oyiborhoro J (eds.). Elsevier Science, Jan 2009.

2008

Zur KB: Pediatric Airway Reconstruction and the Voice. Pediatric Voice Disorders. Hartnick C (eds.). Plural Publishing, Page: 217-240, 2008.

2007

Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Management of Chronic Upper Airway Obstruction. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby, Elsevier, Page: 173-189, 2007.

2006

Zur KB, Myer CC: Salivary Gland Disease in Children. Head & Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology. 4th ed. Bailey BJ, Johnson JT, Newlands SD (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1241-1252, 2006.

Zur KB, Schillero G: Pulmonary Physiology. Basic Science for Otolaryngology Residents. Van De Water TR, Staecker H (eds.). Thieme Medical Publisher, New York, NY, 2006.

2004

Zur KB (member): Health Policy & Clinical Effectiveness. 2004 Otitis Media Guidelines Group, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 2004.

Awards and Honors

2020, 2021, Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2020, 2021)
2021, Top Physicians for Children, South Jersey Magazine (Feb 2021)
2019, Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd
2019, International Association of Healthcare Professionals: PA Magazine Top Doctors – Otolaryngologists
2018-2019, 2021 Philadelphia Magazine "Top Doctors"
2018, 22q11.2 Society Inaugural Special Service Award
2016, Best Children's Doctors, South Jersey Magazine
2015, Finalist, Main Line Parent LOVE Award
2015, 2014 & 2011, 2021, Top Physicians of South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
2014, 2007-2008, Best Doctors in America
2014, Top Children's Physicians of South Jersey. South Jersey Magazine
2013, Philadelphia Super Doctors
2013, Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine
2012, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Certificate of Honor
2011, CHOP Certificate of Excellence
2011, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2011, "Future Leader in Pediatric Otolaryngology"
2011 & 2010, Best Children's Physicians, South Jersey Magazine
2009, Top Docs for Kids,  South Jersey Magazine
2009, Honorary Lifetime Member, Israeli Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
2009-2012, Best Doctors in America
2009, Member, "Guide to America's Top Physicians"
2004-2005, Distinguished off-campus scholar of the graduate faculty. Miami University, Oxford, OH
2004, Resident Travel Award, AAO-HNS
2003, Resident Travel Award, The Triological Society (Eastern Section)
1998, Distinction in Otolaryngology Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pathology Department
1997, Biomedical Science Pathway Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1997, Neuropathy Training Grant. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pathology Department
1994, The James Stuart Davie Award, Yale University
1990, Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition: Semifinalist. Lausanne, Switzerland

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2019-Present, Editorial Board, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2014-Present, Editorial Board, Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
2012-2015, Member, Journal of Voice Editorial Board

Reviewer

2010-Present, Faculty of 1000 Medicine
2009-Present, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
2008-Present, Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents
2007-Present, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2007-Present, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2006-Present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2005-Present, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
2005-Present, Pediatrics

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-Present, CHOP Women's Advisory Council
2011-Present, Executive Sponsor: "In OR to Next Patient in the OR Turnover" Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), Kaizen Events
2011-Present, Executive Sponsor: "Day of Surgery to OR" Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), Kaizen Events
2011-Present, Executive Sponsor: "Pre-Operative Preparation" Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), Kaizen Events
2010-Present, Member, Surgical Patient Flow Steering Team

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

National

2015-Present, The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., aka The Triological Society
 - 2019-2020, Tucker Award Committee
 - 2019, COSM Induction
 - 2018-2019, Program Committee Member
2008-Present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
 - 2017-2018, Nominating Committee
2006-Present, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
2006-Present, Voice Foundation
1999-Present, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
2006-Present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
 - 2019, President-Elect
 - 2016-2020, ABEA Vice President
1999-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics
1999-Present, American College of Surgeons