Kara K. Prickett, MD

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University School of Medicine
Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Pediatric Oncology
Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer


Kara K. Prickett, MD, is associate professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Prickett works clinically as a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and specializes in the care of neonatal and pediatric head and neck tumors and airway concerns. She serves as a member of several multidisciplinary treatment teams at Children's: the head and neck cancer team, which treats sarcomas, salivary gland tumors, odontogenic tumors, and other rare malignancies; the pediatric thyroid surgery team, which cares for both benign and malignant thyroid lesions; and the fetal care team, which manages prenatally diagnosed neck or airway lesions requiring special attention or intervention during delivery.

Dr. Prickett is academically active in departmental and university-wide patient safety and quality improvement measures, and educates medical trainees on the science of quality improvement in healthcare.


Dr. Prickett received her Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. She completed otolaryngology residency and served as Chief Resident at Emory University School of Medicine before pursuing fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Dr. Prickett's research endeavors have focused on patient safety and quality improvement in otolaryngology with a focus on tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent patients. She supervises innovative applications of high-fidelity medical simulation to train both medical professionals as well as parents and caregivers of high-risk, medically fragile patients. She also works with multi-institutional groups focused on improving care for pediatric patients with head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer.


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