Christopher J. Hartnick, M.D., M.S.

Vice Chair of Safety and Quality, and of Clinical Research, Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Director, Pediatric Airway, Voice and Swallowing Center

Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Airway/Swallowing/Voice Center


Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

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With more than 15 years of experience in pediatric otolaryngology, Dr. Christopher Hartnick serves as the Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Division and the Director of the Pediatric Airway, Voice, and Swallowing Center at Mass. Eye and Eye. He earned his medical degree in 1994 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine prior to completing his general surgery internship in 1995 and residency in otolaryngology in 1999, both at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. In 2001, he completed his fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and then joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he is now a Professor of Otolaryngology. 

Dr. Hartnick has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in the field. He serves as the Physician Director on the Mass. Eye and Ear Board of Directors and is the Vice Chair of Clinical Trials and Outcomes for the Department of Otolaryngology. He is an editor for ENT Journal, a reviewer for Journal of Voice, and an ad-hoc reviewer for several other publications. In 2001, he received his Masters of Science in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Fellowship trained and board certified in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, Dr. Hartnick’s clinical interests include pediatric airway and pediatric voice. His primary research interests include the development of maturation of the pediatric vocal fold, pediatric voice disturbances, and pediatric outcomes studies.

Select Publications

Development and maturation of the pediatric human vocal fold lamina propria. Hartnick CJ, Rehbar R, Prasad V. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jan;115(1):4-15.
PMID: 15630357

Establishment of a normative pediatric acoustic database. Maturo S, Hill C, Bunting G, Ballif C, Maurer R, Hartnick C. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct 1;138(10):956-61.
PMID: 22986573

Quantitative distinction of unique vocal fold subepithelial architectures using optical coherence tomography. Maturo S, Benboujja F, Boudoux C, Hartnick C. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Nov;121(11):754-60.
PMID: 23193909

Consistency of voice frequency and perturbation measures in children using cepstral analyses: a movement toward increased recording stability. Diercks GR, Ojha S, Infusino S, Maurer R, Hartnick CJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug 1;139(8):811-6.
PMID: 23949356

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  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine (General Surgery)


  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Otolaryngology)


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Pediatric Otolaryngology)