Taher Valika, MD, is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. His academic expertise
is in pediatric airway reconstruction and managing complex sleep related airway disorders. Dr. Valika’s clinical interests include multilevel airway obstruction
in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, laryngeal clefts and feeding disorders, complex laryngotracheal stenosis, and tracheostomy management.
Dr. Valika’s research focuses on improving patient outcomes through innovation. His lab based research focuses on 3D printing for airway reconstruction using biologic implants.
Additional areas of work include improving tracheostomy outcomes using machine learning.