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Texas Medical Center
Specialty Care

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
Fax: 832-825-9070


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Specialty Care CyFair
11777 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77065

Amy L. Dimachkieh, MD, FAAP

Co-Director, Thyroid Program

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


School Education Degree Year
UT MD Anderson Fellowship Head and Neck Surgical Oncology 2018
Children’s Hospital Colorado Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology 2017
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Otolaryngology 2016
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Otolaryngology 2012
University of Colorado School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2011


I am interested in general pediatric otolaryngology with a subspecialty focus in tumors of the head and neck, benign and malignant masses, and thyroid disease.  My goal is to deliver high quality care through a multidisciplinary team to create healing and supportive inpatient and outpatient experiences for my patients and their families.  My research interests are pediatric head and neck tumor biology, pediatric thyroid cancer and outcomes research. 

Clinical Interests:

General pediatric otolaryngology
Pediatric head and neck surgical oncology
Pediatric thyroid cancer

Research Interests:

Pediatric head and neck tumor biology
Pediatric thyroid cancer
Head and neck cancer outcomes research

Dr. Amy Dimachkieh has been recently board certified in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology, a new board exam in which she was a part of the inaugural class along with 14 other Texas Children's Hospital ENT physicians.


Organization Name Role
Alpha Omega Alpha Member
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Board of Otolaryngology Member
American College of Surgeons Member
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellow Member
Gold Humanism Honor Society Member

Selected Publications

Dempsey F, Chelius D, Pederson W, Maricevich M, Dimachkieh A, Kupferman M, Weiner H, Hollier L, Buchanan E. Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Oncologic Reconstruction. Clin Plast Surg 2019;46:261-273. PMID: 30851757.

Dimachkieh A, Robbie A, Olson D, Lovell M, Prager J. Tracheal paraganglioma presenting as stridor in a pediatric patient, case report and literature review. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol 2018;107:145-9. PMID: 29501297.

Cote V, Prager J, Ou H, Kelley P, Dimachkieh A, Pasha R, Golub J.  Chapter 10: Pediatric Otolaryngology.  In: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide 5th ed.  Plural Publishing, in print.

Richter A, Ongkasuwan J, OCampo E.  Long-term follow-up of vocal folds movement impairment following neonatal cardiac surgery.  International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology  2016;83:211-4. PMID 26968079.

Richter A, Mysore K, Schady D, Chandy B.  Congenital hairy polyp of the oropharynx presenting as an esophageal mass in a neonate, a case report and literature review.  International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology  2016;80:26-9.  PMID 26746607.

Richter A, Chen D, Ongkasuwan J.  Surveillance direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy in children with tracheostomies. Laryngoscope  2015;125:2393-7. PMID 25780899.

Board Certification

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology

Patient and Family Comments

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