Anna H. Messner, M.D.

Pediatric otolaryngologist

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Professional Education

Residency: Wake Forest Medical Center (1994) NC

Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1995)

Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children (1995) Canada

Internship: Wake Forest Medical Center (1994) NC

Medical Education: Wake Forest University (1989) NC

A.B., Duke University, Economics (1982)

M.D., Wake Forest University SOM, Medicine (1989)

Honors & Awards

2013 Kaiser Award for outstanding and innovative contributions to medical education, Stanford University (2013)

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Efforts, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (2011)

Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (2007)

Otolaryngology Resident Advocate Award, Stanford Dept of Otolaryngology (2004, 2006)

Stanford Otolaryngology Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford Dept of Otolaryngology (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008)

AOA, Alpha Omega Alpha (1988)

Administrative Appointments

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Director, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (2010 - Present)

Otolaryngology residency program director, Dept of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (2002 - Present)

Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (2004 - Present)

Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (2013 - Present)

Cricopharyngeal achalasia in children: indications for treatment and management options.
Huoh, K. C., & Messner, A. H. (2013). Cricopharyngeal achalasia in children: indications for treatment and management options. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 21(6), 576-580.

Pediatric plastic bronchitis: case report and retrospective comparative analysis of epidemiology and pathology.
Kunder, R., Kunder, C., Sun, H. Y., Berry, G., Messner, A., & Mark, J. (2013). Pediatric plastic bronchitis: case report and retrospective comparative analysis of epidemiology and pathology. Case reports in pulmonology, 2013, 649365-?.

High Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in HIV-Infected Peruvian Children
Chao, C. K., Czechowicz, J. A., Messner, A. H., Alarcon, J., Kolevic Roca, L., & Zunt, J. R. (2012). High Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in HIV-Infected Peruvian Children. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 146(2), 259-265.

The use of botulinum toxin for pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia (vol 75, pg 830, 2011)
Barnes, M. A., Ho, A. S., Malhotra, P. S., Koltai, P. J., & Messner, A. (2011). The use of botulinum toxin for pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia (vol 75, pg 830, 2011). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 75(9), 1210-1214.

High Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in HIV-Infected Peruvian Children.
Chao, C. K., Czechowicz, J. A., Messner, A. H., Alarcón, J., Kolevic Roca, L., & Zunt, J. R. (2011). High Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in HIV-Infected Peruvian Children. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Propranolol for the treatment of airway hemangiomas: A case series and treatment algorithm
Truong, M. T., Perkins, J. A., Messner, A. H., & Chang, K. W. (2010). Propranolol for the treatment of airway hemangiomas: A case series and treatment algorithm. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 74(9), 1043-1048.

Hearing impairment and poverty: The epidemiology of ear disease in Peruvian schoolchildren
Czechowicz, J. A., Messner, A. H., Alarcon-Matutti, E., Alarcon, J., Quinones-Calderon, G., & Zunt, J. R. (2010). Hearing impairment and poverty: The epidemiology of ear disease in Peruvian schoolchildren. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 142(2), 272-277.

Histopathologic and immunophenotypic profile of subglottic hemangioma: Multicenter study
Badi, A. N., Kerschner, J. E., North, P. E., Drolet, B. A., Messner, A., & Perkins, J. A. (2009). Histopathologic and immunophenotypic profile of subglottic hemangioma: Multicenter study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 73(9), 1187-1191.

Otorrhea in Infants With Tympanostomy Tubes Before and After Surgical Repair of a Cleft Palate
Curtin, G., Messner, A. H., & Chang, K. W. (2009). Otorrhea in Infants With Tympanostomy Tubes Before and After Surgical Repair of a Cleft Palate. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 135(8), 748-751.

Pediatric Laryngeal Dimensions: An Age-Based Analysis
Dalal, P. G., Murray, D., Messner, A. H., Feng, A., McAllister, J., & Molter, D. (2009). Pediatric Laryngeal Dimensions: An Age-Based Analysis. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108(5), 1475-1479.

Subglottic Hemangioma
O-Lee, T. J., & Messner, A. (2008). Subglottic Hemangioma. OTOLARYNGOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 41(5), 903-?.

Newborn hearing screening in infants with cleft palates
Chen, J. L., Messner, A. H., & Curtin, G. (2008). Newborn hearing screening in infants with cleft palates. OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY, 29(6), 812-815.

Letters of Recommendation to an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program: Their Function and the Role of Gender
Messner, A. H., & Shimahara, E. (2008). Letters of Recommendation to an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program: Their Function and the Role of Gender. LARYNGOSCOPE, 118(8), 1335-1344.

Pediatric tympanoplasty: factors affecting success
Lin, A. C., & Messner, A. H. (2008). Pediatric tympanoplasty: factors affecting success. CURRENT OPINION IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 16(1), 64-68.

Pediatric vocal fold paralysis after cardiac surgery: Rate of recovery and sequelae
Truong, M. T., Messner, A. H., Kerschner, J. E., Scholes, M., Wong-Dominguez, J., & Yoon, P. J. (2007). Pediatric vocal fold paralysis after cardiac surgery: Rate of recovery and sequelae. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 137(5), 780-784.

Open excision of subglottic hemangioma with microscopic dissection
O-Lee, T. J., & Messner, A. (2007). Open excision of subglottic hemangioma with microscopic dissection. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 71(9), 1371-1376.

Radiology case quiz 2: Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)
Erickson, V., & Messner, A. (2007). Radiology case quiz 2: Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS). ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 133(3), 299-301.

Familial laryngomalacia in two siblings with syndromic features
Chen, J. L., Messner, A. H., & Chang, K. W. (2006). Familial laryngomalacia in two siblings with syndromic features. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 70(9), 1651-1655.

Simultaneous multigene mutation detection in patients with sensorineural hearing loss through a novel diagnostic microarray: A new approach for newborn screening follow-up
Gardner, P., Oitmaa, E., Messner, A., Hoefsloot, L., Metspalu, A., & Schrijver, I. (2006). Simultaneous multigene mutation detection in patients with sensorineural hearing loss through a novel diagnostic microarray: A new approach for newborn screening follow-up. PEDIATRICS, 118(3), 985-994.

Death following tonsillectomy in a child with Williams syndrome
Monfared, A., & Messner, A. (2006). Death following tonsillectomy in a child with Williams syndrome. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 70(6), 1133-1135.

Perioperative steroids in tonsillectomy using electrocautery and sharp dissection techniques
Hanasono, M. M., Lalakea, M. L., Mikulec, A. A., Shepard, K. G., Wellis, V., & Messner, A. H. (2004). Perioperative steroids in tonsillectomy using electrocautery and sharp dissection techniques. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 130(8), 917-921.

Treating pediatric patients with obstructive sleep disorders: an update
Messner, A. H. (2003). Treating pediatric patients with obstructive sleep disorders: an update. OTOLARYNGOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 36(3), 519-?.

Ankyloglossia: The adolescent and adult perspective
Lalakea, M. L., & Messner, A. H. (2003). Ankyloglossia: The adolescent and adult perspective. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 128(5), 746-752.

Ankyloglossia: does it matter?
Lalakea, M. L., & Messner, A. H. (2003). Ankyloglossia: does it matter?. PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 50(2), 381-?.

The need for long-term audiologic follow-up of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates
Yoon, P. J., Price, M., Gallagher, K., Fleisher, B. E., & Messner, A. H. (2003). The need for long-term audiologic follow-up of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 67(4), 353-357.

The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children
Messner, A. H., & Lalakea, M. L. (2002). The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 127(6), 539-545.

A phase II, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of tgAAVCF using maxillary sinus delivery in patients with cystic fibrosis with antrostomies
Wagner, J. A., Nepomuceno, I. B., Messner, A. H., Moran, M. L., Batson, E. P., & Gardner, P. (2002). A phase II, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of tgAAVCF using maxillary sinus delivery in patients with cystic fibrosis with antrostomies. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, 13(11), 1349-1359.

Pediatric residents' clinical diagnostic accuracy of otitis media
Steinbach, W. J., Sectish, T. C., Benjamin, D. K., Chang, K. W., & Messner, A. H. (2002). Pediatric residents' clinical diagnostic accuracy of otitis media. PEDIATRICS, 109(6), 993-998.

Paradoxical vocal cord motion in a child presenting with cyanosis and respiratory failure.
Falco, D. A., Hammer, G. B., Conrad, C., & Messner, A. H. (2002). Paradoxical vocal cord motion in a child presenting with cyanosis and respiratory failure. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 3(2), 185-186.

Volunteer-based universal newborn hearing screening program
Messner, A. H., Price, M., Kwast, K., Gallagher, K., & Forte, J. (2001). Volunteer-based universal newborn hearing screening program. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 60(2), 123-130.

Lymphatic malformation with internal jugular phlebectasia
Yoon, P. J., & Messner, A. H. (2001). Lymphatic malformation with internal jugular phlebectasia. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 124(5), 579-580.

Fungal malignant otitis externa due to Scedosporium apiospermum
Yao, M., & Messner, A. H. (2001). Fungal malignant otitis externa due to Scedosporium apiospermum. ANNALS OF OTOLOGY RHINOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY, 110(4), 377-380.

Acetaminophen versus acetaminophen with codeine after pediatric tonsillectomy
Moir, M. S., Bair, E., Shinnick, P., & Messner, A. (2000). Acetaminophen versus acetaminophen with codeine after pediatric tonsillectomy. LARYNGOSCOPE, 110(11), 1824-1827.

Ankyloglossia: controversies in management
Messner, A. H., & Lalakea, M. L. (2000). Ankyloglossia: controversies in management. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 54(2-3), 123-131.

Impact of tympanostomy tubes on child quality of life
Rosenfeld, R. M., Bhaya, M. H., Bower, C. M., Brookhouser, P. E., Casselbrant, M. L., & Smith, R. Jh. (2000). Impact of tympanostomy tubes on child quality of life. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 126(5), 585-592.

Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders
Messner, A. H., & Pelayo, R. (2000). Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 21(2), 98-107.

Ankyloglossia - Incidence and associated feeding difficulties
Messner, A. H., Lalakea, M. L., Aby, J., MacMahon, J., & Bair, E. (2000). Ankyloglossia - Incidence and associated feeding difficulties. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 126(1), 36-39.

Isolated large vestibular aqueduct syndrome in a family
Nowak, K. C., & Messner, A. H. (2000). Isolated large vestibular aqueduct syndrome in a family. ANNALS OF OTOLOGY RHINOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY, 109(1), 40-44.

Retropharyngeal abscess management in children: Current practices
Lalakea, M. L., & Messner, A. H. (1999). Retropharyngeal abscess management in children: Current practices. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 121(4), 398-405.

Safety of pediatric short-stay tonsillectomy
Lalakea, M. L., Marquez-Biggs, I., & Messner, A. H. (1999). Safety of pediatric short-stay tonsillectomy. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 125(7), 749-752.

Evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea by polysomnography prior to pediatric adenotonsillectomy
Messner, A. H. (1999). Evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea by polysomnography prior to pediatric adenotonsillectomy. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 125(3), 353-356.

Safety and biological efficacy of an adeno-associated virus vector cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (AAV-CFTR) in the cystic fibrosis maxillary sinus
Wagner, J. A., Messner, A. H., Moran, M. L., DAIFUKU, R., Kouyama, K., & Gardner, P. (1999). Safety and biological efficacy of an adeno-associated virus vector cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (AAV-CFTR) in the cystic fibrosis maxillary sinus. LARYNGOSCOPE, 109(2), 266-274.

Maxillary sinusitis as a surrogate model for CF gene therapy clinical trials in patients with antrostomies
Wagner, J. A., Nepomuceno, I. B., Shah, N., Messner, A. H., Moran, M. L., & Gardner, P. (1999). Maxillary sinusitis as a surrogate model for CF gene therapy clinical trials in patients with antrostomies. JOURNAL OF GENE MEDICINE, 1(1), 13-21.

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease may present with severe airway obstruction
Hammer, G. B., Cao, S., Boltz, M. G., & Messner, A. (1998). Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease may present with severe airway obstruction. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 89(1), 263-265.

Pitfalls in the diagnosis of aerodigestive tract foreign bodies
Messner, A. H. (1998). Pitfalls in the diagnosis of aerodigestive tract foreign bodies. CLINICAL PEDIATRICS, 37(6), 359-365.

A phase I/II study of tgAAV-CF for the treatment of chronic sinusitis in patients with cystic fibrosis
Wagner, J. A., Moran, M. L., Messner, A. H., DAIFUKU, R., Conrad, C. K., & Gardner, P. (1998). A phase I/II study of tgAAV-CF for the treatment of chronic sinusitis in patients with cystic fibrosis. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, 9(6), 889-909.

Oral fluid intake following tonsillectomy
Messner, A. H., & Barbita, J. A. (1997). Oral fluid intake following tonsillectomy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 39(1), 19-24.

Nasal growth after external septoplasty in children
Bejar, I., Farkas, L. G., Messner, A. H., & Crysdale, W. S. (1996). Nasal growth after external septoplasty in children. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 122(8), 816-821.

Otoplasty - Clinical protocol and long-term results
Messner, A. H., & Crysdale, W. S. (1996). Otoplasty - Clinical protocol and long-term results. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 122(7), 773-777.

Mucosal lesions in severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome
Messner, A. H., MITCHELL, D. P., & Roifman, C. M. (1996). Mucosal lesions in severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome. JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 25(3), 200-202.