EDUCATION

Graduate Degree

MPH
  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2011 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • University College Dublin , Dublin , Ireland

Residency

  • Royal College of Surgeons , 2001 , Dublin , Ireland

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2009 , Boston , MA

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Doody J, Alkhateeb A, Balakrishnan K, Bedwell J, Carter J, Choi SS, Cheng AT, Daniel SJ, Dahl J, De Alarcon A, Fayoux P, Hart CK, Hartnick C, Jonas N, Kuo M, Mills N, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Nuss R, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Rossi ME, Rutter MJ, Sandu K, Sidell DR, Sittel C, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thierry B, Thompson D, Watters K, Wine T, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zdanski CJ, Zur KB, Russell J. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Management of suprastomal collapse in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Oct 13; 139:110427. View abstract
  2. Ali SO, Yeung T, McKeon M, Maddock M, Graham RJ, Nuss R, Rahbar R, Watters K. Patient and caregiver experiences at a Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Clinic. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Oct; 137:110250. View abstract
  3. Han SM, Watters KF, Hong CR, Edwards EM, Knell J, Morrow KA, Soll RF, Jaksic T, Horbar JD, Modi BP. Tracheostomy in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Pediatrics. 2020 03; 145(3). View abstract
  4. Yeung JC, Ali SO, McKeon MG, Grenier S, Kawai K, Rahbar R, Watters KF. Carbon dioxide laser versus cold-steel supraglottoplasty: A comparison of post-operative outcomes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Mar; 130:109843. View abstract
  5. Li Y, Williams RJ, Dombrowski ND, Watters K, Daly KP, Irace AL, Visner GA, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Current evaluation and management of plastic bronchitis in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Mar; 130:109799. View abstract
  6. McKeon M, Kohn J, Munhall D, Wells S, Blanchette S, Santiago R, Graham R, Nuss R, Rahbar R, Volk M, Watters K. Association of a Multidisciplinary Care Approach With the Quality of Care After Pediatric Tracheostomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Sep 19. View abstract
  7. Santiago R, Howard M, Dombrowski ND, Watters K, Volk MS, Nuss R, Costello JM, Rahbar R. Preoperative augmentative and alternative communication enhancement in pediatric tracheostomy. Laryngoscope. 2020 07; 130(7):1817-1822. View abstract
  8. Brooks JA, McKeon M, Chow JS, Watters K. Intraoperative Ultrasound for Localization and Removal of an Oropharyngeal Wire Grill-Brush Bristle. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Jul; 128(7):681-684. View abstract
  9. Kohn J, McKeon M, Munhall D, Blanchette S, Wells S, Watters K. Standardization of pediatric tracheostomy care with "Go-bags". Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jun; 121:154-156. View abstract
  10. Irace AL, Dombrowski ND, Kawai K, Watters K, Choi S, Perez J, Dodrill P, Hernandez K, Davidson K, Rahbar R. Evaluation of Aspiration in Infants With Laryngomalacia and Recurrent Respiratory and Feeding Difficulties. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 02 01; 145(2):146-151. View abstract
  11. Hseu A, Ayele N, Dombrowski N, Irace A, Kawai K, Woodnorth G, Watters K, Nuss R, Rahbar R. Prevalence of voice disturbances in pediatric airway patients: Are we missing anything? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Mar; 118:59-61. View abstract
  12. McKeon M, Kirsh E, Kawai K, Roberson D, Watters K. Risk Factors for Multiple Hemorrhages Following Tonsil Surgery in Children. Laryngoscope. 2019 12; 129(12):2765-2770. View abstract
  13. Hseu A, Ayele N, Kawai K, Frazier AL, Mack J, Watters K, Nuss R, Rahbar R. Pediatric vincristine-related vocal fold paralysis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 11; 114:166-169. View abstract
  14. Heffernan CB, McKeon MG, Molony S, Kawai K, Stiles DJ, Lachenauer CS, Kenna MA, Watters K. Does Clarithromycin Cause Hearing Loss? A 12-Year Review of Clarithromycin Therapy for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis in Children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Oct; 127(10):687-693. View abstract
  15. McKeon M, Munhall D, Walsh BK, Nuss R, Rahbar R, Volk M, Watters K. A standardized, closed-loop system for monitoring pediatric tracheostomy-related adverse events. Laryngoscope. 2018 10; 128(10):2419-2424. View abstract
  16. Yeung JC, Balakrishnan K, Cheng ATL, Daniel SJ, Garabedian EN, Hart CK, Inglis AF, Leboulanger N, Liming BJ, Moreddu E, Nicollas R, Russell JD, Rutter MJ, Sidell DR, Spratley J, Soma M, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Triglia JM, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal GH, Zur KB, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Oct; 101:51-56. View abstract
  17. Watters KF. Tracheostomy in Infants and Children. Respir Care. 2017 Jun; 62(6):799-825. View abstract
  18. Gergin O, Adil E, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Routine airway surveillance in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:1-4. View abstract
  19. Sobin L, Roberson D, Watters K. Use of a urology stone basket for removal of subglottic foreign bodies. Laryngoscope. 2017 10; 127(10):2396-2398. View abstract
  20. Brodsky JR, Irace AL, Didas A, Watters K, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. Teratoma of the neonatal head and neck: A 41-year experience. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:66-71. View abstract
  21. Rosen R, Mitchell PD, Amirault J, Amin M, Watters K, Rahbar R. The Edematous and Erythematous Airway Does Not Denote Pathologic Gastroesophageal Reflux. J Pediatr. 2017 04; 183:127-131. View abstract
  22. Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 07; 127(7):1701-1706. View abstract
  23. Gergin O, Adil EA, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Indications of pediatric tracheostomy over the last 30 years: Has anything changed? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:144-7. View abstract
  24. Carter J, Rahbar R, Brigger M, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Jacobs I, Liming B, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Richter G, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Schilder A, Smith RJ, Strychowsky J, Ward R, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Thompson D. International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:256-61. View abstract
  25. Watters K, O'Neill M, Zhu H, Graham RJ, Hall M, Berry J. Two-year mortality, complications, and healthcare use in children with medicaid following tracheostomy. Laryngoscope. 2016 11; 126(11):2611-2617. View abstract
  26. Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:250-5. View abstract
  27. Adil E, Gergin O, Kawai K, Rahbar R, Watters K. Usefulness of Upper Airway Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Pulmonary Aspiration. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr; 142(4):339-43. View abstract
  28. Hofferberth SC, Watters K, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Evolution of Surgical Approaches in the Management of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis: Single-Center Experience. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jan; 7(1):16-24. View abstract
  29. Hofferberth SC, Watters K, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Management of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):e660-9. View abstract
  30. Hseu A, Watters K, Perez-Atayde A, Silvera VM, Rahbar R. Pediatric nodular fasciitis in the head and neck: evaluation and management. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jan; 141(1):54-9. View abstract
  31. Johnston DR, Watters K, Ferrari LR, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft: evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jun; 78(6):905-11. View abstract
  32. Watters K, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Minimally invasive approach to laryngeal cleft. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan; 123(1):264-8. View abstract
  33. McLeod DS, Watters KF, Carpenter AD, Ladenson PW, Cooper DS, Ding EL. Thyrotropin and thyroid cancer diagnosis: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Aug; 97(8):2682-92. View abstract
  34. Oliveira CM, Nguyen HT, Ferraz AR, Watters K, Rosman B, Rahbar R. Robotic surgery in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery: a review. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012; 2012:286563. View abstract
  35. Watters K, Ferrari L, Rahbar R. Laryngeal cleft. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2012; 73:95-100. View abstract
  36. Abdo AA, Ackermann M, Ajello M, Atwood WB, Axelsson M, Baldini L, Ballet J, Barbiellini G, Baring MG, Bastieri D, Baughman BM, Bechtol K, Bellazzini R, Berenji B, Bignami GF, Blandford RD, Bloom ED, Bonamente E, Borgland AW, Bregeon J, Brez A, Brigida M, Bruel P, Burnett TH, Caliandro GA, Cameron RA, Camilo F, Caraveo PA, Carlson P, Casandjian J, Cecchi C, Celik O, Charles E, Chekhtman A, Cheung CC, Chiang J, Ciprini S, Claus R, Cognard I, Cohen-Tanugi J, Cominsky LR, Conrad J, Corbet R, Cutini S, Dermer CD, Desvignes G, de Angelis A, de Luca A, de Palma F, Digel SW, Dormody M, do Couto e Silva E, Drell PS, Dubois R, Dumora D, Edmonds Y, Farnier C, Favuzzi C, Fegan SJ, Focke WB, Frailis M, Freire PC, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gasparrini D, Gehrels N, Germani S, Giebels B, Giglietto N, Giordano F, Glanzman T, Godfrey G, Grenier IA, Grondin MH, Grove JE, Guillemot L, Guiriec S, Hanabata Y, Harding AK, Hayashida M, Hays E, Hobbs G, Hughes RE, Jóhannesson G, Johnson AS, Johnson RP, Johnson TJ, Johnson WN, Johnston S, Kamae T, Katagiri H, Kataoka J, Kawai N, Kerr M, Knödlseder J, Kocian ML, Kramer M, Kuss M, Lande J, Latronico L, Lemoine-Goumard M, Longo F, Loparco F, Lott B, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Madejski GM, Makeev A, Manchester RN, Marelli M, Mazziotta MN, McConville W, McEnery JE, McLaughlin MA, Meurer C, Michelson PF, Mitthumsiri W, Mizuno T, Moiseev AA, Monte C, Monzani ME, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Murgia S, Nolan PL, Norris JP, Nuss E, Ohsugi T, Omodei N, Orlando E, Ormes JF, Paneque D, Panetta JH, Parent D, Pelassa V, Pepe M, Pesce-Rollins M, Piron F, Porter TA, Rainò S, Rando R, Ransom SM, Ray PS, Razzano M, Rea N, Reimer A, Reimer O, Reposeur T, Ritz S, Rochester LS, Rodriguez AY, Romani RW, Roth M, Ryde F, Sadrozinski HF, Sanchez D, Sander A, Saz Parkinson PM, Scargle JD, Schalk TL, Sgrò C, Siskind EJ, Smith DA, Smith PD, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Stappers BW, Starck JL, Striani E, Strickman MS, Suson DJ, Tajima H, Takahashi H, Tanaka T, Thayer JB, Thayer JG, Theureau G, Thompson DJ, Thorsett SE, Tibaldo L, Torres DF, Tosti G, Tramacere A, Uchiyama Y, Usher TL, Van Etten A, Vasileiou V, Venter C, Vilchez N, Vitale V, Waite AP, Wallace E, Wang P, Watters K, Webb N, Weltevrede P, Winer BL, Wood KS, Ylinen T, Ziegler M. A population of gamma-ray millisecond pulsars seen with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. Science. 2009 Aug 14; 325(5942):848-52. View abstract
  37. Abdo AA, Ackermann M, Ajello M, Anderson B, Atwood WB, Axelsson M, Baldini L, Ballet J, Barbiellini G, Baring MG, Bastieri D, Baughman BM, Bechtol K, Bellazzini R, Berenji B, Bignami GF, Blandford RD, Bloom ED, Bonamente E, Borgland AW, Bregeon J, Brez A, Brigida M, Bruel P, Burnett TH, Caliandro GA, Cameron RA, Caraveo PA, Casandjian JM, Cecchi C, Celik O, Chekhtman A, Cheung CC, Chiang J, Ciprini S, Claus R, Cohen-Tanugi J, Conrad J, Cutini S, Dermer CD, de Angelis A, de Luca A, de Palma F, Digel SW, Dormody M, do Couto e Silva E, Drell PS, Dubois R, Dumora D, Farnier C, Favuzzi C, Fegan SJ, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gasparrini D, Gehrels N, Germani S, Giebels B, Giglietto N, Giommi P, Giordano F, Glanzman T, Godfrey G, Grenier IA, Grondin MH, Grove JE, Guillemot L, Guiriec S, Gwon C, Hanabata Y, Harding AK, Hayashida M, Hays E, Hughes RE, Jóhannesson G, Johnson RP, Johnson TJ, Johnson WN, Kamae T, Katagiri H, Kataoka J, Kawai N, Kerr M, Knödlseder J, Kocian ML, Kuss M, Lande J, Latronico L, Lemoine-Goumard M, Longo F, Loparco F, Lott B, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Madejski GM, Makeev A, Marelli M, Mazziotta MN, McConville W, McEnery JE, Meurer C, Michelson PF, Mitthumsiri W, Mizuno T, Monte C, Monzani ME, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Murgia S, Nolan PL, Norris JP, Nuss E, Ohsugi T, Omodei N, Orlando E, Ormes JF, Paneque D, Parent D, Pelassa V, Pepe M, Pesce-Rollins M, Pierbattista M, Piron F, Porter TA, Primack JR, Rainò S, Rando R, Ray PS, Razzano M, Rea N, Reimer A, Reimer O, Reposeur T, Ritz S, Rochester LS, Rodriguez AY, Romani RW, Ryde F, Sadrozinski HF, Sanchez D, Sander A, Saz Parkinson PM, Scargle JD, Sgrò C, Siskind EJ, Smith DA, Smith PD, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Starck JL, Strickman MS, Suson DJ, Tajima H, Takahashi H, Takahashi T, Tanaka T, Thayer JG, Thompson DJ, Tibaldo L, Tibolla O, Torres DF, Tosti G, Tramacere A, Uchiyama Y, Usher TL, Van Etten A, Vasileiou V, Vilchez N, Vitale V, Waite AP, Wang P, Watters K, Winer BL, Wolff MT, Wood KS, Ylinen T, Ziegler M. Detection of 16 gamma-ray pulsars through blind frequency searches using the Fermi LAT. Science. 2009 Aug 14; 325(5942):840-4. View abstract
  38. Abdo AA, Ackermann M, Atwood WB, Baldini L, Ballet J, Barbiellini G, Baring MG, Bastieri D, Baughman BM, Bechtol K, Bellazzini R, Berenji B, Blandford RD, Bloom ED, Bogaert G, Bonamente E, Borgland AW, Bregeon J, Brez A, Brigida M, Bruel P, Burnett TH, Caliandro GA, Cameron RA, Caraveo PA, Carlson P, Casandjian JM, Cecchi C, Charles E, Chekhtman A, Cheung CC, Chiang J, Ciprini S, Claus R, Cohen-Tanugi J, Cominsky LR, Conrad J, Cutini S, Davis DS, Dermer CD, de Angelis A, de Palma F, Digel SW, Dormody M, do Couto E Silva E, Drell PS, Dubois R, Dumora D, Edmonds Y, Farnier C, Focke WB, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gasparrini D, Gehrels N, Germani S, Giebels B, Giglietto N, Giordano F, Glanzman T, Godfrey G, Grenier IA, Grondin MH, Grove JE, Guillemot L, Guiriec S, Harding AK, Hartman RC, Hays E, Hughes RE, Jóhannesson G, Johnson AS, Johnson RP, Johnson TJ, Johnson WN, Kamae T, Kanai Y, Kanbach G, Katagiri H, Kawai N, Kerr M, Kishishita T, Kiziltan B, Knödlseder J, Kocian ML, Komin N, Kuehn F, Kuss M, Latronico L, Lemoine-Goumard M, Longo F, Lonjou V, Loparco F, Lott B, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Makeev A, Marelli M, Mazziotta MN, McEnery JE, McGlynn S, Meurer C, Michelson PF, Mineo T, Mitthumsiri W, Mizuno T, Moiseev AA, Monte C, Monzani ME, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Murgia S, Nakamori T, Nolan PL, Nuss E, Ohno M, Ohsugi T, Okumura A, Omodei N, Orlando E, Ormes JF, Ozaki M, Paneque D, Panetta JH, Parent D, Pelassa V, Pepe M, Pesce-Rollins M, Piano G, Pieri L, Piron F, Porter TA, Rainò S, Rando R, Ray PS, Razzano M, Reimer A, Reimer O, Reposeur T, Ritz S, Rochester LS, Rodriguez AY, Romani RW, Roth M, Ryde F, Sadrozinski HF, Sanchez D, Sander A, Parkinson PM, Schalk TL, Sellerholm A, Sgrò C, Siskind EJ, Smith DA, Smith PD, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Starck JL, Strickman MS, Suson DJ, Tajima H, Takahashi H, Takahashi T, Tanaka T, Thayer JB, Thayer JG, Thompson DJ, Thorsett SE, Tibaldo L, Torres DF, Tosti G, Tramacere A, Usher TL, Van Etten A, Vilchez N, Vitale V, Wang P, Watters K, Winer BL, Wood KS, Yasuda H, Ylinen T, Ziegler M. The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope discovers the pulsar in the young galactic supernova remnant CTA 1. Science. 2008 Nov 21; 322(5905):1218-21. View abstract
  39. Young O, Watters K, Sheahan P, Hughes J. Penetrating air gun wound in the neck. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2008 Sep; 35(3):426-8. View abstract
  40. Watters KF, Rosowski JJ, Sauter T, Lee DJ. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence presenting as postpartum vertigo. Otol Neurotol. 2006 Sep; 27(6):756-68. View abstract
  41. Watters K, Corrales CE. Feasibility of treating hearing disorders with stem cells: update. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Oct; 83(10):686, 688-9. View abstract
  42. Watters K, Russell J. Subglottic stenosis in Wegener's granulomatosis and the nitinol stent. Laryngoscope. 2003 Dec; 113(12):2222-4. View abstract
  43. Watters K, Russell J. Diagnosis and management of type 1 laryngeal cleft. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2003 Jun; 67(6):591-6. View abstract
  44. Watters K, O'Marcaigh A, Canny G, Russell J. Management of a large bronchial haemangioma in an infant. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2003 Apr; 67(4):429-33. View abstract