Dr. Leila Mankarious earned her BS from University of California, Irvine and her MD from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed residencies in General Surgery and Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics before obtaining fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at The University of Iowa and the Hospital for Sick Children in London. She is board-certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Mankarious is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.
ResearchDr. Leila Mankarious' research endeavors developed from her interest in airway abnormalities in the pediatric population. In particular, she studies cricoid cartilage growth and finding ways to prevent and treat subglottic stenosis. Recently, she began a study focused on the analysis of drainage after thyroglossal duct remnant surgery to improve current techniques that have a high patient morbidity rate.
Baig S, Martinez-Alvernia EA, Mankarious LA. IgA defines secretions from salivary tissue in post-Sistrunk procedure drainage. Oto HNS in press.
Stankovic K, Mankarious LA, Cochlear implantation in children with congenital X-linked deafness due to novel mutations in the POU3F4 gene. Annals of Oto 2010: 815-822.
Martinez-Alvernia EA, Mankarious LA. MMP inhibition causes luminal narrowing and ring thickening in the cricoid cartilage.
Marcus C, Smith RJH, Mankarious LA, et al. Developmental aspects of the upper airway. Results of a NHLBI working group, March 5-6, 2009.
Abubakar S, Martinez-Alvernia EA, Mankarious LA. Drainage post thyroglossal duct remnant surgery: Possible source and analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2009:140:343-347.
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