Karen B. Zur, MD

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric voice and airway disorders
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Princeton; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Phone: 215-590-3440

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

    Internship

    Mt. Sinai Hospital, General Surgery, New York, NY

    Residency

    Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

    Fellowship

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Board Certification

    American Board of Otolaryngology

    Graduate Degree

    Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Director, Pediatric Voice Program

    Associate Director, The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders

    Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Pediatric laryngotracheal pathology
    Surgical reconstruction and voicing issues

  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2011

    Zur KB, Myer CC. Salivary gland disease in children. In: Johnson JT, Rosen C, editors. Head and neck surgery - otolaryngology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.

    Zur KB. Tracheal malformations. In: Elden LM, Zur KB, editors. Congenital malformations of the head and neck. New York: Springer; 2011.

    Zur KB. The critical airway. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.; 2011 Jul;177-184.

    2010

    Zur KB. Pediatric airway reconstruction and the voice. In: Hartnick C, Boseley M, editors. Clinical management of children's voice disorders. Plural Publishing; 2010 Mar;189-211.

    2008

    Zur KB. Pediatric airway reconstruction and the voice. In: Hartnick C, editor. Pediatric voice disorders. Plural Publishing; 2008; 217-240.

    2007

    Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Management of chronic upper airway obstruction. In: Wetmore RF, editor. Pediatric otolaryngology: the requisites in pediatrics. Mosby, Elsevier; 2007;173-189.

    2006

    Zur KB, Schillero G. Pulmonary physiology. In: Van De Water TR, Staecker H, editors. Basic science for otolaryngology residents. New York: Thieme Medical Publisher; 2006.

    Zur KB, Myer CC. Salivary gland disease in children. In: Bailey BJ, Johnson JT, Newlands SD, editors. Head and neck surgery - otolaryngology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006; 1241-1252.

    Papers

    2012

    Rameau A, Zur KB. Multidisciplinary approach to vocal cord dysfunction diagnosis and treatment in one session: a single institutional outcome study. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2012 Jan; 76(1): 31-35. Read the abstract

    2011

    Rameau A, Zur KB. KTP laser ablation of extensive tracheal hemangiomas. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2011 Sept; 75(9): 1200-1203. Read the abstract

    Javia LR, Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Evolving treatments in the management of laryngotracheal hemangiomas: will propranolol supplant steroids and surgery? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2011 Nov 75(11): 1450-4. Read the abstract

    2010

    Wolraich D, Zur KB. Use of calcium hydroxylapatite for management of recalcitrant otorrhea due to a patulous eustachian tube. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2010 Dec; 74(12): 1455-57. Read the abstract

    Dunham BD, Bilaniuk L, Judkins A, Zur KB. Bilateral nasal obstruction due to an intranasal craniopharyngioma. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra. 2010 Mar; 5(2):57-62.

    Smith LP, Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Single- vs. double-stage laryngotracheal reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jan; 136(1):60-5. Read the abstract

    2009

    Smith LP, Chewaproug L, Spergel JM, Zur KB. Otolaryngologists may not be doing enough to diagnose pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Nov; 73(11):1554-7. Epub 2009 Sep 3. Read the abstract

    Zur KB, Litman RS. Pediatric airway foreign body retrieval: surgical and anesthetic perspectives. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Jul; 19 Suppl 1:109-17. Read the abstract

    Bruno CJ, Smith LP, Zur KB, Wade KC. Congenital subglottic cyst in a term neonate. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2009 Jul; 94(4):F240.

    Thorne MC, Zur KB. Transoral trans-stomal microdebrider excision of tracheal papillomatosis. Laryngoscope. 2009 May; 119(5):964-6. Read the abstract

    Smith LP, Otto SE, Wagner KA, Chewaproug L, Jacobs IN, Zur KB. Management of oral feeding in children undergoing airway reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2009 May; 119(5):967-73. Read the abstract

    Rizzi MD, Thorne MC, Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Laryngotracheal reconstruction with posterior costal cartilage grafts: outcomes at a single institution. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Mar; 140(3):348-53. Read the abstract

    Deutsch ES, Christenson T, Curry J, Hossain J, Zur K, Jacobs I. Multimodality education for airway endoscopy skill development. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2009 Feb; 118(2): 81-86. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Zur KB. Evaluation and management of pediatric dysphonia Instructional course [presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; 2011 Sept; San Francisco, CA.

    Lando T, Carroll LM, Zur, KB. Pediatric unilateral vocal cord paralysis: comprehensive functional, perceptual, and acoustic analysis [oral presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; 2011 May 1; Chicago, IL.

    2010

    Wolraich D, Carroll LM, Zur KB. Acoustic performance in children after recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation [oral presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children; 2010 Dec; Cincinnati, OH.

    Zur KB, Carroll L. Pediatric vocal fold paralysis: assessment and management [oral presentation]. ASHA 2010 Convention; 2010 Nov 18-20; Philadelphia, PA.

    Wolraich D, Carroll LM, Zur KB. Voice performance in children after vocal fold injection vis-à-vis recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation: a case report [poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Voice Foundation; 2010 Jun 6; Philadelphia, PA.

    Rameau A, Foltz R, Wagner K, Zur KB. Multidisciplinary approach to vocal cord dysfunction diagnosis and treatment in one session single institutional outcome study [oral presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Voice Foundation; 2010 Jun; Philadelphia, PA.

    Javia L and Zur KB. Novel technique for buttressing malacic tracheal segments with resorbable microplates during laryngotracheal reconstruction [poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; 2010 Apr; Las Vegas, NV.

    Javia L, Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Evolving treatments in the management of laryngotracheal hemangiomas: will propranolol supplant steroids and surgery? [poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; 2010 Apr; Las Vegas, NV.

    Kherani S, Shah G, Hossain J, Zur K, Jacobs I, Deutsch ES. Do faculty and trainees agree on the value of ex-vivo methods for learning removal of aspirated foreign bodies in children? [poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; 2010 Apr; Las Vegas, NV.

    2009

    Wolraich D, Zur KB. Use of radiesse for management of recalcitrant_ otorrhea due to a patulous eustachian tube [poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children; 2009 Dec; Salt Lake City, UT.

    Smith LP, Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Single-staged vs. double-staged laryngotracheal reconstruction [oral presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; 2009 May; Seattle, WA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Reviewer

    2010-present, Faculty of 1000 Medicine

    2009-present, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica

    2008-present, Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents

    2007-present, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    2007-present, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    2006-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

    2005-present, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology

    2005-present, Pediatrics

    Academic positions

    2011-present, Executive Sponsor: "In OR to Next Patient in the OR Turnover" Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), Kaizen Events, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, Executive Sponsor: "Day of Surgery to OR" Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), Kaizen Events, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, Executive Sponsor: "Pre-Operative Preparation" Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), Kaizen Events, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2010-present, Member, Surgical Patient Flow Steering Team, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2006-present, Founding Member, Pediatric Voice Disorders Task Force, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Instituted April 2006.)

    1994-present, Member, Yale University Alumni Admissions Committee