David Karas MD

Education:

1986-1990
M.D. University of Connecticut school of Medicine
Farmington, Connecticut

1982-1986 
B.S. University of Connecticut
Honors Scholar Program Graduate
Major: Biochemistry

Clinical Experience/Academic Appointments:

1990-1991
Intern; General Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey

1991-1995
Resident; Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

1994-1995
Chief Resident, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

1995-1996
Fellow; Pediatric Otolaryngology. Children’s Hospital
and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

1995-1996
Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology,
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1996-Present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT

1996-1997 
Yale New Haven Hospital Associate Staff, New Haven, CT

1997-Present
Yale New Haven Hospital Attending Staff, New Haven, CT

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Otolaryngology (#4992)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Research:

2007-present
Genetics of Papilloma-Induced Voice Disturbance, Principal Investigator (Yale)
Multicenter Study/PI Farrel Buchinsky, MD Center for Genomic Science
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

2008-present
Reliability and Validity of a Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire to identify patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed by Polysomnography, Principal Investigator

2008-present
Effects of Adenotonsillectomy on Pediatric Patients with Asthma, Principal Investigator
(prospective, with control group)
Presented initial data for research day 2010

2008
Pediatric Turbinate Hypertrophy, Principal Investigator

2008
Reliability and Validity of a Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire to identify patients with Obstructive
Sleep Apnea Diagnosed by Polysomnography, Principal Investigator
Abstract acceptance and presentation ASPO spring meeting 2009

2005
Retrospective Study on the Effect of Adenotonsillectomy on Pediatric Patient’s with Asthma (2005), Principal Investigator

2005
Prospective Study on the Effect of Adenotonsillectomy on Pediatric Patient’s with Asthma , Principal Investigator

  • Outcomes associated with tonsillectomy in Children: A remembered Controlled trial
  • Outcomes associated with Ear,Nose and Throat Surgery in Children
  • Perioperactive Behavioral Stress in Children

Licensure:

  • Connecticut
  • Washington
  • New Jersey

Honors/ Appointments:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Medical
  • Devices and Drugs Committee
  • History and Archives Committee

Yale University:

  • Advisory Board for the Program for Humanities in Medicine
  • Physician Associate Program, Course Director for Otolaryngology

Community Service:

  • Madison Landscape Committee
  • Shoreline Jaycees
  • President 1999-2000
  • Vice President 1998-1999
  • Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut (Board of Directors)
  • St. Andrew’s Church Vestry 2004-2007
  • Madison Charter Review Commission 2005-2006
  • Madison Youth Soccer 2000-Present
  • E. C. Scranton Library Board 2006

Memberships:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head an Neck Surgery- Fellow
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • New Haven County Medical Society
  • Beaumont Medical Club
  • Connecticut ENT Society
  • American Society Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • American Broncho-Esophagology Association

Publications:

Karas, D. E. Current thoughts on Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, and Myringotomy with and without tube insertion. In Lee, K.J. (ed) Healthcare Reform Through Practical Clinical Guidelines: Ear, Nose, Throat. Chapter 29. Plural Publishing Inc: San Diego, 2010.

Suiter, D.M, Leder, S.B., Karas, D.E. : The 3-ounce water swallow challenge: a screening test for children with suspected oropharyngeal dysphagia. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2009: 140(2): 187-90.

Karas, D.E., Kain, Zeev N., Mayes, Linda C., Caldwell-Andrews, Alison A., McClain, Brenda C.: ” Preoperative Anxiety, Postoperative Pain and Behavioral Recovery in Young Children Undergoing Surgery. Pediatrics, August 2006 Vol.118(2), 651-8.

Fahey JT, Bryant NJ, Karas D, Goldberg B, Destefano R, Gracco LC., ”Preoperative anxiety, postoperative pain, and behavioral recovery in young children undergoing surgery.” Pediatrics. 2006 Aug;118(2):651-8.

Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S.:Otolaryngologic Manifestations of HIVC in Children. In Bluestone C.D. Stool, S. Kenna, M (eds) Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th edition in press. Chapter 7, 2003.

Karas, D.E., Chin, G.Y., Kashgarian M., “Correlation Between Clinical Presentation and Ultrastructural Pathology in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.” Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, November 2002; 128:1292-1294

Leder, S., Karas, D.E., “Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in the Pediatric Population.” Laryngoscope 110: July 2000

Knoll,B. Karas, D.E. Persing, J.A., Shin, J. “Complete Congenital Bony Syngathia in a Case of Oromandibular Limb Hypogenesis Syndrome, June 2000 Vol. 00

Respler, D.S., Karas D.E.: Otolaryngologic Manifestations of HIV Infection in Children. In Bluestone, C.D., Stool, S., Kenna, M. (eds.) Pediatric Otolaryngology, 3rd edition, W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA.

Dinulos, J. G., Karas, D.E., Carey, J. P., Delbeccaro: “Paradoxic Vocal Cord Motion Presenting as Acute Stridor. Annals of Emergency Medicine. June 1997, Vol.29; pg.815-817.

Karas, D.E., Sie, K.C.Y., Sawin, R.: “Pseudoaneurysm of the External Carotid Artery Post Tonsillectomy: A Rare Complication. “ Surgery 1997, 123: 345-347.

Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S.: Fraser Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Otolaryngologic Manifestations. Internat J Ped Otolaryngol. 1995;31:85-90.

Karas, D.E., Baredes, S., Chen, T.C., Karas, S.F.: “Relationship of Biopsy and Final Specimen in Evaluation of Thickness in Floor of Mouth Carcinoma” Laryngoscope 1995;105:491-493.

Karas, D.E., Kwartler, J.A.: Ivemark Syndrome and Congenital Hearing Loss. Otolaryngol. Head and Neck Surg. 1994;111:319-322.

Karas, D.E., Kwartler,J.A.: Glomus Tumors: A Fifty Year Historical Perspective. Am J Otol 1993;14:495-500

Presentations:

Karas, D.E., Gagnon, L.M “Reliability of a Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire to Identify Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed by Polysomnography. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting, May 2009

Karas, D.E. How to Enhance Your Practice with Clinical Support. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting, May 2009

Karas, D.E., Mackey, W., Farmer, K. “Children with Asthma Post Adenotonsillectomy , A Prospective Analysis”, American Academy Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, Miami, Fl., March 2006

Karas, D.E. “New Techniques in Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy” Ct Ent Society Annual Meeting, Plantsville, Ct., March 2005

Karas, D.E., Farmer, K. “Effects of Adenoidectomy/Tonsillectomy on Asthma”, American Society Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 2005

Karas, D.E. “Pediatric Obstruction Sleep Apnea” Updates in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Fall Meeting, Mohegan Sun,Uncasville, Ct., October 2004

Karas, D.E. Leder, S.B., Siegel M.D. Pulmonary injury, aspiration, tracheotomy, and mechanical ventilation: pediatric and adult issues. Dysphagia Research Society, Miami, FL, 2002

Karas, D.E. “Advances in Airway Diagnosis and Management in Children” Ct. State Otolaryngology Society, April 2002

Karas, D.E. “Chronic Otorrhea” Texas Opthalmology and Otolaryngology annual meeting. Houston, Texas, February 2001

Karas, D.E. “Otitis Media” Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, February 2001

Karas, D.E. “The Draining Ear” Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, New York Eye and Ear Hospital, February 2001

Karas, D.E., Scher, D. “Radiofrequency-assisted Myringotomy in Chinchillas International Conference on Otology, Cannes, France, June 2000

Karas, D.E. Co2 Lasers Treatment of Pediatric Laryngeal/Subglotic Lesions Yale New Haven Hospital Laser Symposium

Karas, D.E. “Pediatric Airway Management for the General Otolaryngologist” Connecticut State ENT Society Meeting, Cromwell, Ct: April 1999

Karas, D.E. “Airway Obstruction in Children” Pediatric Ground Rounds Yale University, February, 1999

Karas, D.E., Chin,G.Y. Kashgarian M., “Correlation Between Clinical Presentation And Ultrastructural Pathology in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Eastern Section Triologic Society Providence RI, January 1999

Karas, D.E. “Sphincter Pharynoplasty in the Management of Velopharyngeal Incopetence New England Surgical Society New Haven CT: March 1998

Karas, D.E. ”Management of Otitis Media”. Guest Faculty Otitis Media workshops. University of Connecticut School of Medicine, October 1997.

Karas, D.E.: “Velopharyngeal Incompetence in Children.” Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, June,1997.

Karas, D.E.: “Psychogenic Stridor:. Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, June, 1996.

Karas, D.E., Sie, K.C.Y., Sawin, R.: “pseudoaneurysm of the External Carotid Artery Post Tonsillectomy: A Rare Complication. “ Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Orlando, FL., May, 1996.

Karas, D.E., Sie K.C.Y.: “Otolaryngologic Management of Velo-Cardiofacial Syndrome. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Orlando, FL. May, 1996.

Lee, D., Karas, DE., Fieldman, R., Ruzicka, P.: “Nasal Dermoid with Intracranial Involvement and Brain Abscess:, Annual Meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advancement in Children, Cancun, Mexico, December, 1995.

Leeman, D.J. Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S., Mirani, N.: “Pediatric Inverted Papilloma: Presenting Before Six Months” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advancement in Children, Cancun, Mexico, December, 1995.

Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S. , Lee, D.: “Sensorineural Hearing Loss and HIV Infection in Children”, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Durango, CO, May,1995.

Lee, D., Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S.: “ Head and Neck Manifestations of Robert’s Syndrome” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Durango, CO, May, 1995.

Lee, D., Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S.: “Cranial Nerve Abnormalities in Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:, Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advancement in Children, Sacramento, CA. December 5, 1994.

Galati, L. T., Karas, D.E.: Han, K.H.; “Brown Tumors as the Sole Presentation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism”, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 18-22, 1994.

Karas, D.E., Respler, D.S.: “Fraser Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Otolaryngologic Manifestations”, Annual Meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advancement in Children. Pittsburgh, PA., December 3, 1993.

Karas, D.E., Kwartler, J.A.: Ivemark Syndrome and Congenital Hearing Loss”, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN., October 2-6, 1993.

Karas, D.E., Baredes, S., Chen, T.C., Karas, S.F.: “Relationship of Biopsy and Final Specimens in Evaluation of Thickness in Floor of Mouth Carcinoma:, Eastern Section Meeting of the Triologic Society, New York, NY, January 29, 1993.

Karas, D.E., Kwartler, J.A.: “Glomus Tumors: A Fifty Year Historical Perspective”, Annual Meeting, International Society for the History of Otolaryngology, Washington, D.C. September 16, 1992.

Karas, D.E.: “ History of Mastoid Surgery” Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. University of medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Newark, NJ., April 1991.