Charles A. Elmaraghy, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Charles A. Elmaraghy, MD

Charles A. Elmaraghy, MD

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-6600
FX: (614) 722-6609


Charles A. Elmaraghy, MD, is Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an active faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is board certified and received his fellowship training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., in pediatric otolaryngology. His career highlights include being summa cum laude at The Ohio State University, achieving the highest USMLE Step 1 score in the nation in 1998, valedictorian at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2000 and achieving the highest score in the nation in 2004 on the annual otolaryngology in-service examination. His career interests include sinus surgery, airway problems, head and neck masses and general pediatric otolaryngology. His responsibilities include training residents, medical students and other health professionals. Currently, he is an integral part of the medical student otolaryngology curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Medicine for the ambulatory clerkship and is in charge of otolaryngology resident education at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He has authored national publications and is academically active at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000


  • Mt Carmel Medical Center - West
    Date Completed: 06/30/2001


  • OSUWMC Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Nec
    Date Completed: 06/30/2005


  • Children's National Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • Otolaryngology


  • Otolaryngology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2006


  • Ali, SA, Elmaraghy, CA, Fung, B, Feldman, B, Jatana, KR. 2015. Trichofolliculoma of the External Auditory Canal in a Pediatric Patient.  Open Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports. Vol. 1, no. 7. (September): e1037.
  • Walz, PC, Elmaraghy, CA, Jatana, KR. 2015. Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in the Pediatric Patient. In Endoscopy - Innovative Uses and Emerging Technologies. Rijeka: InTech.
  • Jatana, KR, Chiang, T, Elmaraghy, CA. 2015. Pediatric penetrating oropharyngeal trauma: A soap bar?.  Open Journal of Clinical Medical Case Reports. Vol. online, no. May: 1-6.
  • Fabian, D, Smith, JB, Pluto, CP, Thompson, BP, Minneci, PC, Deans, KJ, Elmaraghy, CA. 2015. Pediatric Tonsillar malignancies: Misleading Presentations.  International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. online, no. May: eonline.
  • Krishna, S, Elmaraghy , C, Lind, M, Ruda, J, Jatana, K, Ramesh, A, Tobias, J. 2014. "A technique to measure the intracuff pressure continuously: an in vivo demonstration of its accuracy.  Pediatric Anesthesia. Vol. online, no. May: 1-6.
  • Tobias, J, Smiley , M, Barry, N, Jatana, K, Rice, J, Raman, V, Elmaraghy, C, Dewhirst,E. 2014. Pain management following myringotomy and tube placement: Intranasal dexmedetomidine versus intranasal fentanyl.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 14, no. April: 206-7.
  • Kirkby S1, Hayes D Jr, Ginn-Pease M, Gatz, J, Ellis, C, Lind, M, Elmaraghy, C, Ryan-Wenger, N, Sheikh, SI. 2014. Identification of new bacterial and fungal pathogens on surveillance bronchoscopy prior to sinus surgery in patients with cystic fibrosis.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 9999, no. April: 1-7. PubMed ID: 24737627
  • Kako,Hiromi; Krishna,Senthil,G; Ramesh,Archana,S; Merz,Meredith,N; Elmaraghy,Charles; Grischkan,Jonathan; Jatana,Kris,R; Ruda,James; Tobias,Joseph,D. 2014. The relationship between head and neck position and endotracheal tube intracuff pressure in the pediatric population.  PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA. Vol. 24, no. 3. (March): 316-321.
  • Walz, P, Hubbell, M, Elmaraghy C. 2014. Voice Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Patiens with a History of Prematurity.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 14, no. March: eS0165.
  • Raman,Vidya,T; Jatana,Kris,R; Elmaraghy,Charles,A; Tobias,Joseph,D. 2014. Guidelines to decrease unanticipated hospital admission following adenotonsillectomy in the pediatric population.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY. Vol. 78, no. 1. (January): 19-22.
  • Tweel, B, Elmaraghy, C. 2013. Velopharyngeal incompetence as a complication of Grisel Syndrome.  Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Vol. 4, no. 149. (October): 645-6.
  • Walz, Patrick; Scholes, Melissa; Merz, Meredith; Elmaraghy, Charles; Jatana, Kris. 2013. The Internet, Adolescent Males, and Homemade Blowgun Darts: A Recipe for Foreign Body Aspiration.  Pediatrics. Vol. 2, no. 132. (August): 519-21.
  • Elmaraghy, CE. 2013. Complications in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: Prevention and Management. In Complications in otolaryngology: head and neck surgery. Stuttgart: Thieme.
  • Charles Elmaraghy. 2013. Adenoiditis/Sinusitis. In Otolaryngology for the Pediatrician. Edited by Shahm, R Preciado, D Zalzal, G. Oak Park, IL: Bentham Science Publishers.
  • Timothy P. McEvoy, Charles A. Elmaraghy, Kris R. Jatana. 2013. Role of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Pediatric Acute Complicated Sinusitis. In Endoscopy. Edited by Somchai Amornyotin. Rijeka: InTech - Open Access Publisher.
  • Tobias, JD, Gopalakrishnan, S, Rice, J, Jatana, KR, Elmaraghy, CA, Merz, M. 2013. Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes in Infants and Children: A Technique to Ensure an Acceptable Intracuff Pressure.  ICU Director. Vol. 4, no. 2. (March): 62-4.
  • Raman,Vidya; Tobias,Joseph,D; Bryant,Jason; Rice,Julie; Jatana,Kris; Merz,Meredith; Elmaraghy,Charles; Kang,D,Richard. 2012. Effect of cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes on the oropharyngeal oxygen and volatile anesthetic agent concentration in children.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY. Vol. 76, no. 6. (June): 842-844.
  • Jatana KR, Oplatek A, Stein M, Phillips G, Kang DR, Elmaraghy CA. 2010. Effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure and cannula use in the neonatal intensive care unit setting.  Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Vol. 3, no. 136. (March): 287-291.
  • Jatana KR; Grischkan JM; Skomorowski MJ; Elmaraghy CA. 2008. Recurrent unilateral periorbital cellulitis in a pediatric patient--an anatomic abnormality.  International Journal Of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 72, no. 10. (October): e1577.
  • Jatana KR; Oplatek A; Elmaraghy CA. 2008. Bilateral vestibular stenosis from nasal continuous positive airway pressure/cannula oxygen administration.  Otolaryngology--Head And Neck Surgery: Official Journal Of American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery. Vol. 138, no. 5. (May): e690.
  • Elmaraghy CA; Tanna N; Wiet GJ; Kang DR. 2007. Endoscopic management of blunt pediatric laryngeal trauma.  The Annals Of Otology, Rhinology, And Laryngology. Vol. 116, no. 3. (March): e192.
  • Joshi AS; Tanna N; Elmaraghy CA; Obokhare I; Ponsky TA; Pena MT; Slack MC. 2007. Nonsurgical treatment of tracheoinnominate fistula in the pediatric population.  Archives Of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery. Vol. 133, no. 3. (March): e294.
  • Rudman DT; Elmaraghy CA; Shiels WE; Wiet GJ. 2003. The role of airway fluoroscopy in the evaluation of stridor in children.  Archives Of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery. Vol. 129, no. 3. (March): e305.
  • Elmaraghy, CA, Lind, M. Oropharyngeal oxygen and volatile anesthetic agent concentration during the use of laryngeal mask airway in children.  Pediatric Anesthesia.
  • Cass, ND, Mahida, JB, Pluto, CP, Thompson, BP, Minneci, PC, Deans, KJ, Elmaraghy, CA. The Utility of a Second CT Scan in the Management of Deep Neck Infections.  International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Elmaraghy, CA. Epiglottis in pediatric patient with Epstein-Barr Virus.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Tweel, BC , Elmaraghy C. Velopharyngeal Incompetence as a Complication of Grisel Syndrome.  Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Jatana, KR, Elmaraghy, CA. 30-day outcomes using ACS NSQIP-Pediatric: Tracheostomy in children less than 2 years old.  JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
  • Elmaraghy CA, Tanna N, Wiet GJ, Kang DR. Endoscopic management of blunt pediatric laryngeal trauma. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology 116(3): 192-4, March 2007.
  • Joshi AS, Tanna N, Elmaraghy CA, Obokhare I, Ponsky TA, Pena MT, Slack MC. Nonsurgical treatment of tracheoinnominate fistula in the pediatric population. Archives of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 133 (3): 294-6, March 2007.

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