Elizabeth Knecht, MD is a pediatric ENT fellowship-trained physician providing advanced pediatric otolaryngology care at Dayton Children's. Dr. Knect completed her fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Michigan and her residency at Loma Linda University in California.
Dr. Knecht has a special interest in swallowing disorders, management of airway disorders (including laryngomalacia, laryngeal clefts and others), tracheostomy placement and management, ear infections, enlarged tonsils and sleep concerns, thyroid masses, head and neck tumors, sialendoscopy, botox injections of the salivary glands and congenital ear deformities.
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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000.
education and training
- medical school: Loma Linda University Medical School
- internship: Loma Linda University Health
- residency: Loma Linda University Health - otolaryngology
- fellowship: University of Michigan - pediatric otolaryngology
- board certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2018
- subspecialty certification: American Board of Otolaryngology; complex pediatric otolaryngology
awards, honors and organizations
- Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology
- Member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngologists
- American Academy of Otolaryngology Humanitarian Travel Grant
- AAOAF-Merck Clinical Scholar Award
- Top Abstract Submission at the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Dayton Magazine, finalist, best pediatric otolaryngology, 2021
publications and presentations
- Miller, J., Farlow, J., Knecht, E., Sanchez, R., Zopf, D., Kim, J. Ultrasonographic Assessment of Costochondral Cartilage for Microtia Reconstruction. Accepted for publication in the Laryngoscope May 28, 2018
- Kutzner, E., Miot, C., Liu, Y., Renk, E., Park, JS., Inman, J. "Effect of genioglossus, geniohyoid, and digastric advancement on tongue base and hyoid position" Laryngoscope 127(8):1938-1942.
- Renk, E., Sulica, L., Grossman, C., Georges, J., Murry, T. VHI-10 and SVHI-10 Differences in Singers Self-Perception of Dysphonia Severity. J Voice 31(3):383.
- Yang S, Orta P, Renk EM, Inman JC. Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis in association with solitary median maxillary central incisor: unique radiologic features. Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Sept;11(3): 178-181.
get to know me
I chose my specialty because...
I like working with kids because...
they are endlessly curious, unexpectedly brave and completely honest.
I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...
I can work with a great team to provide excellent, patient-focused care.
Dayton Children's is special because...
we provide comprehensive, compassionate pediatric care.
adenoidectomy, adenoids, aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, allergies, bone-anchored hearing aid, choanal atresia, cleft lip, cleft palate, cochlear implant, diagnostic testing, dysphonia, ear disease, ear drum rupture, ear infection, ear malformations, ear tubes, esophageal atresia, esophageal disorders, fluid in ear, gastroesophageal reflux, head surgery, hearing loss, hemangiomas, laryngeal stenosis, laryngomalacia, lymphatic malformations, minimally invasive surgery, nasal cautery, neck surgery, noisy breathing, nose bleeds, sinus surgery, sleep apnea, snoring, sore throat, stenosis of the larynx, subglottic stenosis, swallowing disorders, thyroid disease, tonsillitis, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheostomy complications, vascular birthmarks, vocal cord edema, vocal cord granulomas, vocal cord nodules, vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord paresis, vocal cord polyps, vocal nodules, voice disorders