Sam J. Daniel, MDCM, FRCSC, M.Sc., Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Director, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 

Program Chair, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Austin, April 2019

Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for innovation in medical education, 2019 and 2017

1st Prize, Clinical Research Award at 9th Annual H. Bruce Williams Pediatric Surgery Research Day, McGill University, 2018     

President, Conseil québécois du développement professionnel continu des médecins (CQDPCM), 2018

President of the International Francophone Society of Otolaryngology, 2015

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honor Award for voluntary contributions to the Academy, 2015

Medicine Alumni Global Award, Young Alumni category, 2011

Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence 2011-2012 for “outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine, in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation, faculty development, and research and scholarly activity”, McGill University

Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award, May 2009

Clinical Scholar, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, 2004. New York

Surgical Teaching Award at Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, in recognition of the outstanding contribution to surgical teaching, 2004

Academic appointments 

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Other appointments 

Director, McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory

Education

University 

Masters of Science in Otolaryngology, McGill University

Medical Degree 

McGill University, Montreal

Residency 

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency, McGill University Health Centre

Fellowship(s) 

Pediatric Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children

Research

Research interests 

Disorders in pediatric otolaryngology, including open and endoscopic airway surgery, dysphagia, salivary gland disorders and hearing loss

External website 

 

Selected publications 

1.         Akinpelu OV, Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ. High-frequency otoacoustic emissions in universal newborn hearing screening. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Aug 26;127:109659. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.109659. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31493551

2.         Roy CF, Yang L, Daniel SJ. A pediatric medulloblastoma presenting as isolated sensorineural hearing loss: Case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Aug 13;126:109640. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.109640. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 31442874

3.         Moreddu E, Rizzi M, Adil E, Balakrishnan K, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, de Alarcon A, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Leboulanger N, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Trozzi M, Ward R, Wyatt M, Yeung J, Zalzal G, Zur K, Nicollas R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative pediatric choanal atresia care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Aug;123:151-155. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.05.010. Epub 2019 May 13. Review. PMID: 31103745

4.         Kay-Rivest E, Saint-Martin C, Daniel SJ. High-Frequency Ultrasound: A Novel Diagnostic Tool to Measure Pediatric Tonsils in 3 Dimensions. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 May 14:194599819850139. doi: 10.1177/0194599819850139. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31084258

5.         Hong X, Khalife S, Bouhabel S, Bernard C, Daniel SJ, Manoukian JJ, Nguyen LHP. Rhinologic manifestations of Burkitt Lymphoma in a pediatric population: Case series and systematic review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jun;121:127-136. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.03.013. Epub 2019 Mar 13. PMID: 30897372

6.         Fanous A, Bezdjian A, Caglar D, Mlynarek A, Fanous N, Lenhart SF, Daniel SJ. Treatment of Keloid Scars with Botulinum Toxin Type A versus Triamcinolone in an Athymic Nude Mouse Model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar;143(3):760-767. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005323. PMID: 30601323

7.         Bezdjian A, Smith RA, Thomeer HGXM, Willie BM, Daniel SJ. A Systematic Review on Factors Associated With Percutaneous Bone Anchored Hearing Implants Loss. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Dec;39(10):e897-e906. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002041. PMID: 30303942

8.         Shapiro AJ, Davis SD, Polineni D, Manion M, Rosenfeld M, Dell SD, Chilvers MA, Ferkol TW, Zariwala MA, Sagel SD, Josephson M, Morgan L, Yilmaz O, Olivier KN, Milla C, Pittman JE, Daniels MLA, Jones MH, Janahi IA, Ware SM, Daniel SJ, Cooper ML, Nogee LM, Anton B, Eastvold T, Ehrne L, Guadagno E, Knowles MR, Leigh MW, Lavergne V; American Thoracic Society Assembly on Pediatrics. Diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun 15;197(12):e24-e39. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201805-0819ST. PMID: 29905515

9.         Bezdjian A, Bruijnzeel H, Pagel J, Daniel SJ, Thomeer HGXM. Low-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Type 5. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Jun;127(6):409-413. doi: 10.1177/0003489418771714. PMID: 29776323

10.       Rutter MJ, Hart CK, Alarcon A, Daniel SJ, Parikh SR, Balakrishnan K, Lam D, Johnson K, Sidell DR. Endoscopic anterior-posterior cricoid split for pediatric bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 Jan;128(1):257-263. doi: 10.1002/lary.26547. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

11.       Marchica C, Zawawi F, Basodan D, Scuccimarri R, Daniel SJ. Resolution of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a pediatric patient with a severe phenotype of Muckle-Wells syndrome treated with Anakinra: a case report and review of the literature. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jan 30;47(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s40463-018-0256-0.