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Elizabeth Knecht, MD

expertise

pediatric otolaryngology, evaluation and treatment of airway disorders, repair of ear drum perforations, hearing loss, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, noisy breathing/laryngomalacia, subglottic stenosis, sinus disease, head and neck tumors, thyroid disease, swallowing disorders, vascular malformations, voice disorders, sialdendoscopy and salivary gland disease, velopharyngeal insufficiency, cleft lip and palate, tracheostomy tube management

bio

Elizabeth Knecht, MD is a pediatric ENT fellowship-trained physician providing advanced pediatric otolaryngology care at Dayton Children's.

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schedule an appointment

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

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 love children.


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.


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I liked the provider, real confident in her work. I would I would trust her again to do anything or if she had to. I just really like the way she worked. She's a real good, that's one y'all got to keep.

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We had such a pleasant and quick experience at this location! In and out with no waiting, and it felt like all of our concerns were heard and treated with total respect and care.

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Dr. Elizabeth was absolutely amazing and the whole office was efficient. We were in and out in 30 minutes and they were wonderful with my daughter.

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So Dr. Knecht has been the provider. The doctor that we work with specifically for the entirety of my son being at the NT Department. I'm having a couple of different surgeries and going inpatient in the hospital for some unforeseen medical issues, and all his check ups up until now. I really don't have anything negative to say nothing. Nothing constructive to say. She's incredibly helpful incredibly confirming and assuring. She's been superseding every expectation that I could, you know, have of her. And like you, like kind of freaking out about your kids, medical care. That's kind of what you need and she's definitely superseded all expectations.

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conditions I treat

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

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