David A Zopf
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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David A Zopf
Associate Professor
  • About
  • Qualifications
  • Center Memberships
  • Research Overview
  • Recent Publications
  • About

    Dr. Zopf is an assistant professor of pediatric otolaryngology, as well as an affiliate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan.
    Dr. Zopf’s clinical focus is in caring for children with congenital malformations of the head and neck. He is also part of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he and his colleagues have led the field of medical 3D printing to aid in the treatment of these patients. Among other innovations, his team developed a patient specific, 3D printed airway splint, culminating in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine article detailing this innovation as well as the potential of 3D printing in general for the production of personalized medical devices.

    Qualifications
    • MD
      Indiana University School of Medicine, 340 W 10th St #6200, 2009
    • MS
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2005
    • BS
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2003
    Center Memberships
    • Center Member
      Precision Health Initiative
    • Center Member
      Biosciences Initiative
    Research Overview

    Tissue engineering, 3D printing for clinical applications and surgical simulation, ear reconstruction, outcomes in velopharyngeal D, pediatric sleep apnea

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Presentation
      Early Outcomes of a Phased Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of a Nasopharyngeal Airway Device for Treatment of OSA in Cerebral Palsy and Trisomy 21
      Zopf D. 2024 Jan 24;
    • Journal Article
      Webbed Neck Deformity Reconstruction in Patients with Turner Syndrome: Technical Considerations in Treating Congenital Pterygium Colli.
      Ozkan M, Kim JC, Zopf DA. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med, 2024 Jan 18; DOI:10.1089/fpsam.2023.0299
      PMID: 38237133
    • Journal Article
      Webbed Neck Deformity Reconstruction in Patients with Turner Syndrome: Technical Considerations in Treating Congenital Pterygium Colli.
      Ozkan M, Kim JC, Zopf DA. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med, 2024 Jan 18; DOI:10.1089/fpsam.2023.0299
      PMID: 38237133
    • Journal Article
      Clinical Characteristics of Primary Snoring vs Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Analysis of the Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy for Snoring (PATS) Randomized Clinical Trial.
      Mitchell RB, Cook K, Garetz S, Tapia IE, Elden LM, Kirkham EM, Shah J, Otteson T, Zopf D, Amin R, Ishman S, Baldassari CM, Chervin RD, Hassan F, Naqvi K, Wang R, Redline S. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2024 Feb 1; 150 (2): 99 - 106. DOI:10.1001/jamaoto.2023.3816
      PMID: 38095903
    • Journal Article
      Adenotonsillectomy for Snoring and Mild Sleep Apnea in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
      Redline S, Cook K, Chervin RD, Ishman S, Baldassari CM, Mitchell RB, Tapia IE, Amin R, Hassan F, Ibrahim S, Ross K, Elden LM, Kirkham EM, Zopf D, Shah J, Otteson T, Naqvi K, Owens J, Young L, Furth S, Connolly H, Clark CAC, Bakker JP, Garetz S, Radcliffe J, Taylor HG, Rosen CL, Wang R, Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy Trial for Snoring (PATS) Study Team . JAMA, 2023 Dec 5; 330 (21): 2084 - 2095. DOI:10.1001/jama.2023.22114
      PMID: 38051326
    • Journal Article
      Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Assessment Tool: International Consensus Recommendations.
      Schiff E, Propst EJ, Balakrishnan K, Johnson K, Lounsbury DW, Brenner MJ, Tawfik M-M, Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Workgroup , Yang CJ. Laryngoscope, 2023 Dec; 133 (12): 3588 - 3601. DOI:10.1002/lary.30674
      PMID: 37114735
    • Presentation
      Paths, Dual Degree, and Capstone for Impact Overview
      Zopf D. 2023 Nov 15;
    • Presentation
      Development and Clinical Trial of Novel 3D Nasopharyngeal Device for Complex OSA
      Zopf D. 2023 Nov;