Leila A. Mankarious, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Pediatric Otolaryngology

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3190
Fax: 617-573-6845
Wed. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Clinical Interests

Pediatric otolaryngology, airway disorders, pediatric cochlear implantation and cleft lip and palate.

Research Interests

Pediatric hearing loss, cholesteatoma, and eardrum repair.

Select Publications

IgA defines secretions from salivary tissue in post-Sistrunk procedure drainage. Baig S, Martinez-Alvernia EA, Mankarious LA. Oto HNS 2011 Jun

Cochlear implantation in children with congenital X-linked deafness due to novel mutations in the POU3F4 gene. Stankovic K, Mankarious LA, Annals of Oto 2010: 815-822.

MMP inhibition causes luminal narrowing and ring thickening in the cricoid cartilage. Martinez-Alvernia EA, Mankarious LA. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Apr.

Developmental aspects of the upper airway. Results of a NHLBI working group, March 5-6, 2009. Marcus C, Smith RJH, Mankarious LA, et al. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, July, 2009.

Drainage post thyroglossal duct remnant surgery: Possible source and analysis. Abubakar S, Martinez-Alvernia EA, Mankarious LA. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2009:140:343-347.

FGF2, VEGF, PDGF, TFG-beta1, and EGF response to injury in the aging rabbit subglottis. Pires VL, Mankarious LA. Annal Otolaryngol, 2009:118:139-147.

MMP2 and 9 are concentrated at the luminal aspect of the cricoid cartilage, are diminished with loss of the perichondrium and reinstated by exogenous TGF-beta3. Martinez EA, Mankarious LA. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2008:117:925-930.

A complete list of research publications can be seen at www.pubmed.gov.



  • Yale University, M.D.


  • University of Iowa (General Surgery)


  • University of Iowa (Otolaryngology)


  • The University of Iowa and The Hospital for Sick Children, London (Pediatric Otolaryngology)