Erin M Kirkham, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Erin M Kirkham, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor
  • About
  • Qualifications
  • Research Overview
  • Recent Publications
  • About

    Erin Kirkham, M.D., M.P.H., FACS is a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor and clinical researcher in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago and her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed residency training and a two-year research fellowship in otolaryngology at the University of Washington and fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    • Fellowship
      Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2018
    • Residency
      University of Washington, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2014
    • Research Fellow
      University of Washington, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2014
    • Internship
      University of Washington, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2011
    • M.P.H.
      University of Washington, Seattle, 2014
    • M.D.
      University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, 2010
    • B.A.
      Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2004
    Research Overview

    Pediatric sleep apnea

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Journal Article
      Neighborhood Disadvantage, Quality of Life, and Symptom Burden in Children with Mild Sleep-disordered Breathing.
      Gueye-Ndiaye S, Tully M, Amin R, Baldassari C, Chervin RD, Cole M, Ibrahim S, Kirkham EM, Mitchell RB, Naqvi K, Ross K, Rueschman M, Tapia IE, Williamson AA, Wei Z, Rosen CL, Wang R, Redline S. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2024 Jan 19; DOI:10.1513/AnnalsATS.202307-653OC
      PMID: 38241286
    • Chapter
      Chapter 24 Clinical guidelines for the management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
      Watkins M, Kirkham EM. 2024 Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children, 355 - 373. DOI:10.1016/b978-0-323-99653-2.00024-9
    • 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
      Development and validation of the international pediatric sleep endoscopy scale (IPSES).
      Lam DJ, Friedman NR, Chan KC, Kirkham EM, Smith DF, Benedek P, Boudewyns A. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2023 Nov; 174: 111748 DOI:10.1016/j.ijporl.2023.111748
      PMID: 37820572
    • Proceeding / Abstract / Poster
      Racial Disparity in Residual Sleep Apnea After Adenotonsillectomy.
      Fayson SD, Leis AM, Garetz SL, Freed GL, Kirkham EM. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2023 Nov; 169 (5): 1309 - 1318. DOI:10.1002/ohn.366
      PMID: 37210616
    • Presentation
      Not Just the Tonsils: Managing OSA in Special Pediatric Populations
      Kirkham E, Raol N, Smith D, Musso M, Lam D, Boudewyns A. 2023 Oct 3;
    • Presentation
      Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Obesity
      Friedman N, Eneli I, Kirkham E, Reichard K, Baldassari C. 2023 Oct 2;