Kaelan Black

Kaelan Black


Dr. Black is a fellowship trained pediatric otolaryngologist. She received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She then went on to do a Masters of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University and continued from there to the Georgetown University School of Medicine for her medical degree. Dr. Black completed her otolaryngology training at the University of South Florida School of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and returned the DC metro area for her pediatric otolaryngology fellowship. Here she focused on diagnosis and treatment of complex pediatric airway anomalies, head and neck masses, ear surgery, and sinus surgery. Dr. Black has always had an interest in sleep apnea and after graduation joined a multidisciplinary group of providers that focus on treating airway obstruction and sleep apnea in children. After experiencing feeding problems with her own children, Dr. Black has also developed her knowledge and training in oral tethers and tongue tie and hopes to improve these experiences for other families in need.

Dr. Black grew up in Northern Virginia and enjoys being close to her family. She likes to spend her free time outside hiking, running, or just enjoying the sunshine. She also enjoys baking with her children and watching movies when the weather is not right for outdoor activities.

List of Certifications and Affiliations

  • Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member of the Washington Metropolitan Ear, Nose and Throat Society
  • Member of the Northern Virginia Pediatric Society

Selected Presentations

"An Evaluation of Arytenoid Prolapse Following Laryngotracheal Reconstruction."
Kaelan Black, MD, Michelle White, George Zalzal, MD, Diego Preciado, MD.
Presentation at Joseph E. Robert, Jr Academic Day at Children’s National Medical Center 2016
Submitted to American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting 2017

"Pediatric Voice Clinic: demographics, etiology, and comorbidities in dysphonia."
Kaelan Black, Jonathan Lively, PA, Pamela Mudd, MD.
Presentation at ASPO Summer Meeting 2016

"A Review Over the Past 15 Years of the Management of the Internal Fistula of a Branchial Pouch Anomaly and Case Description"
Gary Josephson MD, MBA, FACS, Kaelan Black, MD, MS
Poster Presentation: COSM Regional Conference: Miami, Florida. January 2014, Annuls of Otolaryngology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 2015

"Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma: Successful Endoscopic Gross Total Resection of a Rare Sinonasal Tumor in an Adolescent Male"
Kaelan Black, MD, MS, Gary Josephson MD, MBA, FACS
Poster Presentation: COSM Regional Conference: Miami, Florida. January 2014, Annals of Otology and Rhinology 2015

"The affect of concurrent adenoidectomy with tympanostomy tube insertion on the rate repeat tympanostomy tube placement in children six years old and under"
Kaelan Black, MD, MS, Thomas Andrews, MD, FACS
Poster Presentation: ASPO, Las Vegas, Nevada. May 2014