Gillian R. Diercks, M.D., MPH

Instructor in Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Pediatric Otolaryngology

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3190
2000 Washington Street
Newton-Wellesley Campus, Green Building Suite 668
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-630-1699
65 Walnut Street
Suite 590
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 617-630-1699



Dr. Gillian Diercks is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist who sees pediatric patients at the main hospital, as well as our Newton and Wellesley practices. She earned her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her intern year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her residency training in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School before pursuing her fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology and airway reconstruction at Mass. Eye and Ear. Now, she serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School as an Instructor in Otolaryngology.

Dr. Diercks has been an invited speaker at regional and national meetings and has published several peer-reviewed articles in the field. She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. In 2016, she earned her masters degree in public health from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Board certified in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, Dr. Diercks is working to expand the pediatric otolaryngology services in the Newton area. In addition to general pediatric ear, nose, and throat care, her offerings include pediatric thyroid and endocrine disorders, treatment of sinus conditions, throat and voice care, and hearing loss services.

Select Publications

Hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation in an adolescent with Down syndrome and sleep apnea. Diercks GR, Keamy D, Kinane TB, Skotko B, Schwartz A, Grealish E, Dobrowski J, Soose R, Hartnick CJ. Pediatrics. 2016;137(5):e20153663.

Case report: A case of pediatric parapharyngeal space ganglioneuroma. Garzorz N, Diercks GR, Lin HW, Faquin WC, Romo LV, Hartnick CJ. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016;95(4–5):E16–20.

Stress velopharyngeal incompetence: Two case reports and options for diagnosis and management. Raol N, Dierck GR, Hersh C, Hartnick CJ. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;79(12):2456–9.

Observation: Laryngeal mask airway may result in false negative imaging for carotid medialization. Diercks GR, Cunnane MB, Hartnick CJ. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;79(12):2453–5.

Management of the critical airway when an EXIT procedure is not an option: A case report. Diercks GR, Hartnick CJ, Bates SV. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;79(12):2433–7.

Establishment of a normative cepstral pediatric acoustic databse. Infusino SA, Diercks GR, Rogers DJ, Garcia J, Ojha S, Maurer R, Bunting G, Hartnick CJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(4):358–63.

Treatment outcomes and prognostic factors including human papillomavirus (HPV) for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: A retrospective review. Gray ST, Herr MW, Sethi RK, Diercks G, Lee L, Curry W, Chan A, Clark J, Holbrook EH, Rocco J, Sadow PM, Lin DT. Head Neck. 2015;37(3):366–74.

Consistency of voice frequency and perturbation measures in children using cepstral analysis: A movement towards increased recording stability. Diercks GR, Ojha S, Infusino S, Maurer R, Hartnick CJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(8):811–816.

A case of preoperative “first-bite syndrome” associated with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland. Diercks GR, Rosow DE, Prasad M, Kuhel WI. The Laryngoscope. 2011;121(4):760–2.

The association between interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) and nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate in the Honduran population. Diercks, GR, Karnezis TT, Kent DT, Su GH, Flores C, Lee, JH, Haddad J Jr. The Laryngoscope. 2009;119(9):1759–64.

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  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D.
  • T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, MPH


  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital (General Surgery)


  • Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (Otolaryngology)


  • Mass. Eye and Ear (Pediatric Otolaryngology)