Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

97 Ratings

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-4161

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Education & Training

  • M.D., St Louis University School of Medicine, 1991
  • Internship, Otolaryngology, U Arkansas Med Ctr, 1992
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, U Arkansas Med Ctr, 1996
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Childrens Hospital Of Boston, 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology

NPI Number

  • 1215911698
Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

97 Ratings

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3854 | Department: 336-716-4161

Recent Publications

Holder RC, Kirse DJ, Evans AK, Whigham AS, Peters TR, Poehling KA, Swords WE, Reid SD. Otopathogens detected in middle ear fluid obtained during tympanostomy tube insertion: contrasting purulent and non-purulent effusions. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0128606.

Kao R, Kirse DJ, Evans AK. Compliance with recommendations for tympanostomy tube follow-up: patient characteristics. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;151(3):489-495.

Banks GC, Kirse DJ, Anthony E, Bergman S, Shetty AK. Bilateral parotitis as the initial presentation of childhood sarcoidosis. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013;34(2):142-144.

Panella NJ, Kirse DJ, Pranikoff T, Evans AK. Disk battery ingestion: case series with assessment of clinical and financial impact of a preventable disease. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013;29(2):165-169.

King LB, Pang B, Perez AC, Reimche JL, Kirse DJ, Whigham AS, Evans AK, Swords EW [sic] [Swords WE]. Observation of viable nontypeable haemophilus influenzae bacteria within neutrophil extracellular traps in clinical samples from chronic otitis media. Otolaryngology. 2013;3(4):.

Roberts AL, Connolly KL, Kirse DJ, Evans AK, Poehling KA, Peters TR, Reid SD. Detection of group A Streptococcus in tonsils from pediatric patients reveals high rate of asymptomatic streptococcal carriage. BMC Pediatr. 2012;12():3.

Kuppler KM, Kirse DJ, Thompson JT, Haldeman-Englert CR. Loeys-Dietz syndrome presenting as respiratory distress due to pulmonary artery dilation. Am J Med Genet A. 2012;158A(5):1212-1215.

Cline JM, Woods CR, Ervin SE, Rubin BK, Kirse DJ. Surveillance tracheal aspirate cultures do not reliably predict bacteria cultured at the time of an acute respiratory infection in children with tracheostomy tubes. Chest. 2012;141(3):625-631.

Holder RC, Kirse DJ, Evans AK, Peters TR, Poehling KA, Swords WE, Reid SD. One third of middle ear effusions from children undergoing tympanostomy tube placement had multiple bacterial pathogens. BMC Pediatr. 2012;12():87.

Langley EW, Kirse DK [sic] [Kirse DJ], Barnes CE, Covitz W, Shetty AK. Retropharyngeal edema: an unusual manifestation of Kawasaki disease. J Emerg Med. 2010;39(2):181-185.

Neff L, Kirse D, Pranikoff T. An unusual presentation of a fourth pharyngeal arch (branchial cleft) sinus. J Pediatr Surg. 2009;44(3):626-629.

Chapman DB, Shashi V, Kirse DJ. Case report: aplasia of the lacrimal and major salivary glands (ALSG). Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009;73(6):899-901.

Bryan Y, Templeton W, Carter A, Hoke L, Kirse DJ. Optimal style for the optical stylet: use of the BONFILS retromolar intubation endoscope in children [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); 2009 Oct 17-21; New Orleans (LA). 2009;():A150.

Kirse DJ. Use of the microdebrider in pediatric endoscopic airway surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;17(6):477-482.

Armstrong L, Graham GE, Schimke RN, Collins DL, Kirse DJ, Costello F, Ardinger HH. The Hunter-MacDonald syndrome with expanded phenotype including risk of meningioma: an update and review. Am J Med Genet A. 2008;146A(1):83-92.

Kirse DJ, Rees CJ, Celmer AW, Bruegger DE. Endoscopic extended ventriculotomy for congenital saccular cysts of the larynx in infants. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(7):724-728.

Bates DD, Shetty AK, Kirse DJ. Treatment of a clivus abscess in a child using image-guidance [abstract]. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006;70(11):2009.

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Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Otolaryngology
Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.97 Ratings


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*Dr. Kirse is wonderful!


Dr. Kirse began treating Alex when he was around 4 months old. Alex adores him. We willing travel 90 miles each way a few times a year to see Dr. Kirse because my son truly deeply likes and trusts Dr. Kirse to not hurt him and to take care of him no matter what. I believe that speaks for itself without further explanation.


Excellent Doctor


Dr Kirse is the greatest


Dr. Kirse is excellent. Very kind and caring. He listens to your concerns and addresses them thoroughly. He is wonderful with children. He is extremely knowledgeable. I was very pleased with the care my daughter received from him.


Dr. Kirse provides consistently excellent care for my daughter. Her needs are complex and require a high level of expertise, which he consistently provides. He is also very caring and compassionate to her. We feel blessed to have Dr. Kirse on our daughter's medical team!


Dr. Kierce is an amazing physician. I am so glad he is the doctor taking care of my child's ear issues. I wish all doctors were like him.


Wonderful doctor!


*Doctor Kirse was very helpful and very smart, in all his care.


*Dr. Kirse has a great bedside manner. He is great with kids.

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