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Mana Espahbodi

Mana Espahbodi, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

South Jordan Health Center


University of Utah Hospital

Otolaryngology/ENT, Area E
  • Board Certification

    American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Otolaryngology -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Education history

    Fellowship Neurotology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Pediatric Otolaryngology - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Fellow
    Residency Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin Resident
    Medicine - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine M.D.
    Internship Biomedical Research - National Institutes of Health Intern
    Major: Biochemistry; Supplementary Major: Spanish - University of Notre Dame B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. So RJ, Franks Z, Espahbodi M, Ryan MA, Jenks C, Walsh J (2023). Clinical Presentation of Pediatric Recurrent Croup: Implications for Diagnosis. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 62(8), 871-878. (Read full article)
    2. Tooker EL, Wiggins RH 3rd, Espahbodi M, Naumer A, Buchmann LO, Greenberg SE, Patel NS (2023). The Natural History of Observed SDHx-Related Head and Neck Paragangliomas Using Three-Dimensional Volumetric Tumor Analysis. Otol Neurotol, 44(9), 931-940. (Read full article)
    3. Espahbodi M, Harvey E, Livingston AJ, Montagne W, Kozlowski K, Jensen J, Liu X, Juan W, Tarima S, Rusch M, Harris MS (2022). Association of Self-Reported Coping Strategies With Speech Recognition Outcomes in Adult Cochlear Implant Users. Otol Neurotol, 43(8), e888-e894. (Read full article)
    4. Harvey E, Peterson E, Fee R, Espahbodi M, Beste D, Robey T (2022). The impact of a fast-track questionnaire in pediatric paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFMD). Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 162, 111252. (Read full article)
    5. Samuels TL, Khampang P, Espahbodi M, McCormick CA, Chun RH, McCormick ME, Yan K, Kerschner JE, Johnston N (2021). Association of Pepsin With Inflammatory Signaling and Effusion Viscosity in Pediatric Otitis Media. Laryngoscope, 132(2), 470-477. (Read full article)
    6. Espahbodi M, Samuels TL, McCormick C, Khampang P, Yan K, Marshall S, McCormick ME, Chun RH, Harvey SA, Friedland DR, Johnston N, Kerschner JE (2020). Analysis of Inflammatory Signaling in Human Middle Ear Cell Culture Models of Pediatric Otitis Media. Laryngoscope, 131(2), 410-416. (Read full article)
    7. Espahbodi M, Kallenbach SL, Thorgerson AA, Huang CC, Shay SG, McCormick ME, Chun RH (2020). The direct laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy findings and the subsequent management of infants with failed extubations. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 138, 110268. (Read full article)
    8. Espahbodi M, Kallenbach S, Huang CC, Chun RH, McCormick ME (2020). Significance of positive tracheal cultures in the 30 days following tracheostomy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 134, 110028. (Read full article)
    9. Wheeler S, Espahbodi M, Lazar A, Brookes CCD, Harris MS (2020). Hemihypertrophy With Multiple Facial and Cranial Osteomas Causing External Auditory Canal Obliteration. Otol Neurotol, 41(6), e763-e764. (Read full article)
    10. Espahbodi M, Michel MA, Harris MS (2019). Bilateral Persistent Stapedial Arteries Associated With Abnormal Lower Extremity Bone Growth. Otol Neurotol, 41(2), e288-e289. (Read full article)
    11. Espahbodi M, Yan K, Chun RH, McCormick ME (2017). Management trends of infantile hemangioma: A national perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 104, 84-87. (Read full article)
    12. Lennon CJ, Hunter JB, Mistry AM, Espahbodi M, Deasey M, Niesner KJ, Labadie RF (2017). NIH Funding within Otolaryngology: 2005-2014. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 157(5), 774-780. (Read full article)
    13. Chinnadurai K, Fenlason L, Bridges B, Espahbodi M, Chinnadurai S, Blood-Siegfried J (2016). Implementation of a Sustainable Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention Protocol in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Managua, Nicaragua. Dimens Crit Care Nurs, 35(6), 323-331. (Read full article)
    14. Carlson ML, White JR Jr, Espahbodi M, Haynes DS, Driscoll CL, Aksamit AJ, Pawate S, Lane JI, Link MJ (2014). Cranial base manifestations of neurosarcoidosis: a review of 305 patients. Otol Neurotol, 36(1), 156-66. (Read full article)
    15. ODaniel PI, Peng Z, Pi H, Testero SA, Ding D, Spink E, Leemans E, Boudreau MA, Yamaguchi T, Schroeder VA, Wolter WR, Llarrull LI, Song W, Lastochkin E, Kumarasiri M, Antunes NT, Espahbodi M, Lichtenwalter K, Suckow MA, Vakulenko S, Mobashery S, Chang M (2014). Discovery of a new class of non-β-lactam inhibitors of penicillin-binding proteins with Gram-positive antibacterial activity. J Am Chem Soc, 136(9), 3664-72. (Read full article)
    16. Lee M, Ikejiri M, Klimpel D, Toth M, Espahbodi M, Hesek D, Forbes C, Kumarasiri M, Noll BC, Chang M, Mobashery S (2012). Structure-Activity Relationship for Thiirane-Based Gelatinase Inhibitors. ACS Med Chem Lett, 3(6), 490-495. (Read full article)
    17. Testero SA, Lee M, Staran RT, Espahbodi M, Llarrull LI, Toth M, Mobashery S, Chang M (2010). Sulfonate-containing thiiranes as selective gelatinase inhibitors. ACS Med Chem Lett, 2(2), 177-81. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Livingston AJ, Espahbodi M, Harvey SA, Albano K, Quinet SA, Bovi JA, Friedland DR (2020). Gamma Knife Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma Planned With Computed Tomography Cisternography. Adv Radiat Oncol, 6(3), 100631. (Read full article)
    2. Kallenbach SL, Espahbodi M, Amos LB, Beste DJ, Chun RH (2020). Primary tracheocutaneous fistula closure with immediate transition to nocturnal noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in two children with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 134, 110019. (Read full article)
    3. Espahbodi M, Sweeney AD, Lennon KJ, Wanna GB (2015). Facial nerve stimulation associated with cochlear implant use following temporal bone fractures. Am J Otolaryngol, 36(4), 578-82. (Read full article)
    4. Espahbodi M, Carlson ML, Fang TY, Thompson RC, Haynes DS (2014). Small vestibular schwannomas presenting with facial nerve palsy. Otol Neurotol, 35(5), 895-8. (Read full article)
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