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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

138 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

4.9 out of 5

138 Ratings

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Tonsillectomy; Tracheostomy; Device Removal; Laryngoscopy; Drinking
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Superiorly-based turnover skin flap: Pediatric tracheocutaneous fistula closure. Feehs KR, Maslan JT, Kirse DJ.. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;107():21-24.

Resistance of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilms is independent of biofilm size. Reimche JL, Kirse DJ, Whigham AS, Swords WE.. Pathog Dis. 2017;75(1):ftw112.

Considerations for the successful decannulation of the pediatric patient: a single surgeon's experience. Maslan JT, Feehs KR, Kirse DJ.. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;98():116-120.

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

4.9 out of 5

Daniel J. Kirse, M.D.138 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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Dr. Kirse has always been very up front and honest with us about Owen's care and his ability to provide what is needed for him.


I have heard wonderful things about Dr. Kirse. I can now understand why!


Dr. Kirse is the best. He always seems to have endless time to answer questions. He is thoughtful, kind, great with kids. I have referred several friends to him. He's the BEST!


We have seen a number of audiologists and ENTs over the course of the last few months, both for Isaiah and for his dad. The care Dr. Kirse, and everyone who we worked in in the office, took was astounding. Frankly, as mom to a kiddo who has been having issues I believe may correlate to his hearing loss, it was very affirming to have him tell me that there is absolutely nothing wrong with him, that he will do all he can to help take care of the slight imperfections. He took the time to educate me and lighten the emotional burden of a thing that is completely out of my control. I appreciated our visit very much.


Dr. Kirse always make sure I know all options available and talks them each through with me and he is so patient with my son.


Dr. Kirse is the best! His attention to detail, kind and caring bedside manner, and excellent surgical skill make him our favorite pediatric specialist! We feel lucky to have him as our doctor.


We have seen several ENTs through out Coleman's years working on his ears. this is the first practice where I feel 100% confident in the care he is receiving.


Dr Kirse is always great to deal with


Dr.Kirse is Execellent!!! He has been my ENT for over 10 years. He has saved my life,saved my voice and is always kind, thoughtful and sensitive to our needs. We trust him with my life.


Dr. Kierse is an excellent physician!


I sing Dr. Kirse's praises all the time and have recommended him to several parents of children with special needs because he is SO fantastic with my son.


he is an amazing doctor


excellent physician!


Dr Kirse is outstanding! We can't thank him enough for his care for our daughter.

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