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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

105 Ratings

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Contact Information

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

105 Ratings

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Laryngoscopy; Respiratory Tract Infections; Sentinel Surveillance; Tracheostomy; Trachea
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Investigation of postoperative oral fluid intake as a predictor of postoperative emergency department visits after pediatric tonsillectomy. Rohlfing ML, Wistermayer PR, Bungo TM, Mims JW, Kirse DJ.. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(4):357-363.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treatment of a clivus abscess in a child using image-guidance [abstract]. Bates DD, Shetty AK, Kirse DJ.. 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.105 Ratings


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Dr. Kirse is the best ENT we have ever had. I recommend him to anyone looking for a provider. He is genuine and honest to a fault. He is well educated and takes the time to listen to your issue and solve it to the best of his ability. He is flexible with treatments if applicable because he knows every patient is unique. And don't even get me started on his amazingly fun shoes...


Great doctor will recommend to other people.


Dr. Kirse has been amazing. We drove over 2 hours in order to see him for our son and plan on doing the same for our other children if they need to be seen by an ENT. He was so kind, understanding and helped us to understand everything. Best physician I have ever dealt with and my husband and I are both in the medical field.


Dr Kirse is awesome


Dr Kirse has a wonderful bedside manner and great sense sense of humor which makes a visit to his office a pleasure.


Dr. Kirse was wonderful! He asked very thorough questions and did a thorough evaluation, and made sure that we understood what was happening as he went along. He took the time to make sure that we were comfortable with the plan of care.


*Dr. Kirse has been consistently excellent for the past 9 1/2 years. He is an absolute pleasure.




*Dr. Kirse & staff has always been GREAT.


Dr. Kirse made us feel very comfortable and was very informative. He took his time and was great with our son. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us so we could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an ENT. I have already told my primary care physician of the great experience we had so she can refer more patients!


Dr. Kirse is excellent. I recommend him to anyone that needs to see a pediatric ENT MD.


Dr. Kirse was an amazing doctor with my daughter. From the first visit to the most recent. He answered any questions/concerns I had and put my mind at ease. My daughter felt very comfortable with him as well!



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