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Leila Anne Mankarious, MD


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Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Airway Disease
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
  • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Insurances Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Senior Whole Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
Patient Age Group

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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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. 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.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected Publications:

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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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston MA, 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-4103
Fax: 617-573-6845

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