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Joseph E. Dohar, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS

Joseph Dohar, MD
Job Title Clinical Director, Pediatric Voice, Resonance and Swallowing Center
Job Title Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5460 Phone

Education and Training

Medical School:

1987 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


1992 University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN


1993 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology


  • 2007-2010 Best Doctors in America
  • Patient Choice Award
  • Four Star Excellence Award
  • Top Ten Journal Reviewer
  • Who's Who in America


  • Singh T, Sandulache VC, Otteson TD, Barsic M, Klein EC, Dohar JE, Hebda PA. Subglottic Stenosis Examined as a Fibrotic Response to Airway Injury Characterized by Altered Mucosal Fibroblast Activity. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;136(2):163-170.
  • Parekh A, Mantle B, Banks J, Swarts D, Badylak SF, Dohar JE, Hebda PA. Repair of the Tympanic Membrane with Urinary Bladder Matrix. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun;119(6):1206-13.
  • Kitsko DJ, Dohar JE. Inner ear and facial nerve complications of acute otitis media, including vertigo. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2007 Nov;7(6):444-50. Review.
  • Sandulache VC, Parekh A, Dohar JE, Hebda PA. Fetal dermal fibroblasts retain a hyperactive migratory and contractile phenotype under 2-and 3-dimensional constraints compared to normal adult fibroblasts. Tissue Eng. 2007 Nov;13(11):2791-801.
  • Li-Korotky HS, Hebda PA, Lo CY, Dohar JE. Age-dependent differential expression of fibronectin variants in skin and airway mucosal wounds. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Sep;133(9):919-24. View Dr. Dohar's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Wound healing and tissue engineering for applications in the skin and upper aerodigestive tract
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of upper airway and advances and treatment of suppurative otitis media
  • Selected clinical problems in pediatric otolaryngology - pediatric voice, resonance and swallowing

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Co-Investigator, Pathogenesis of Otitis Media with Effusion
  • Co-Investigator, Subglottic Stenosis and Laryngotracheal Mucosal Healing
  • Co-Investigator, Repair of the Tympanic Membrane with a Novel Bioscaffold
Last Update
July 2, 2014
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Last Update
July 2, 2014