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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 Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of Iowa Children's Hospital
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

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Dr. Leila Mankarious is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist who has a special interest in caring for children with ear, nose, and throat disorders, especially ear conditions. She earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine prior to completing her general surgery internship and residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She then completed her fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at University of Iowa and the Hospital for Sick Children in London, England. Dr. Mankarious now serves as the Director of Databases and Registries for the Harvard Otolaryngology Program and is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mankarious has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many journals including Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, and is a member of many national otolaryngology organizations.

Her clinical and research interests are centered around children with ear problems such as tumors (cholesteatoma), infections and fluid, drum perforations, retractions, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), and pediatric cochlear implantation. She is also interested in early correction of external ear deformities such as “prominent” or “folded” ear.

As the head of Databases and Registries for all the Harvard Otolaryngology departments, she is actively working with other researchers to create an international registry for patients with hearing loss both in terms of improving care for these patients as well as keeping track of patients based on a granular etiology for their hearing loss

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.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3190
Fax: 617-573-6845

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