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Christopher J. (Christopher) Hartnick, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Phone: 617-573-4206


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Otolaryngology
  • Cleft Lip & Palate Program
  • Airway, Voice and Swallowing Center
Clinical Interests
Pediatric airway
Voice and swallowing disorders
Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Medical Education
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Medical Center
Board Certifications
Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Christopher Hartnick is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He also serves as Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology division and Co-Director of the Pediatric Airway, Voice, and Swallowing Center--a joint effort of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital. Fellowship trained and board certified in Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Hartnick is dedicated to his clinical and research responsibilities in the area of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

ResearchDr. Hartnick has varied research interests in the Pediatric Otolaryngology arena. Prominent projects and interests include voice therapy and the treatment of vocal fold paralysis, airway narrowing, laryngeal papilloma, and tympanic membrane perforation.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected Publications:

Maturo S, Hartnick CJ. The vocal fold retractor: A useful tool for diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal and tracheal pathology. Laryngoscope Aug 2010.

Scott AR, Chong PS, Hartnick CJ, Randolph GW. Spontaneous and evoked laryngeal electromyography of the thyroarytenoid muscles: a canine model for intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Jan 2010; 119(1): 54-63.

Maturo S, Hartnick CJ. Use of 532-nm pulsed potassium titanyl phosphate laser and adjuvant intralesional bevacizumab for aggressive respiratory papillomatosis in children: initial experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg Jun 2010; 136(6) : 561-5.

Wieland AM, Sundback CA, Hart A, Kulig K, Masiakos PT, Hartnick CJ. Poly(glycerol sebacate)-engineered plugs to repair chronic tympanic membrane perforations in a chinchilla model. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Jul 2010; 143(1): 127-33.

Brigger MT, Ashland JE, Hartnick CJ. Injection pharyngoplasty with calcium hydroxylapatite for velopharyngeal insufficiency: patient selection and technique. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Jul 2010; 136 (7) : 666-70.

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children specialists traveled to South America to teach airway reconstruction procedures and to promote the concept of collaborative care.

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Lifechanging airway surgeries allow 3-year-old MGHfC patient Olivia Cabral to talk for the very first time.

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Boston, MA 02114 - 3002

Phone: 617-573-4206
Fax: 617-573-3012

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002

Phone: 617-573-4206
Fax: 617-573-3012


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