Nathan Gonik, M.D., MHSA

Nathan Gonik, M.D., MHSA


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Nathan Gonik, M.D., MHSA

Position Title

Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Clinical Educator (FTA) track, full time
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology 
Co-Director – Pediatric Aerodigestive Multidisciplinary Program

Narrative Bio

Nathan Gonik, MD MHSA is a board-certified surgeon in Otolaryngology Head and Neck. He specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology with a focus on congenital disorders of the head and neck. He practices at the nationally-ranked Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Gonik is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Program. Dr. Gonik received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine with high distinction.  He then completed internship and residency in Otorhinolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology at several renowned children’s hospitals including Childrens Hospital at Montefiore, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Childrens Hospital at North Shore and Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.  Following residency, he completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Michigan. Additionally, Dr. Gonik received a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
His clinical interests are focused 
on treating congenital and acquired disorders of the head and neck in children. He has particular interest in chronic ear disease, hearing loss, pediatric speech/voice and breathing disorders, swallowing dysfunction and pediatric neck masses. He has published many peer reviewed articles and presented at local and national meetings. His research interests involve resident education, pediatric airway obstruction, pediatric pain management, management of complicated syndromic patients and sleep disordered breathing.
Dr. Gonik is a member or fellow member of several national medical societies including the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is also a reviewer for the journal Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

Office Address

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI  48201

Clinical offices:

Children's Hospital of Michigan
Carls Building, 2nd floor
3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI  48201

Children's Hospital of Michigan - Troy
350 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI  48084


Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest Congenital and acquired neck masses
Sleep disordered breathing and Sleep apnea
Managing children with trisomy related illnesses
Speech and voice disorders including velopharyngeal insufficiency
Swallowing difficulty and reflux management
Congenital and acquired airway obstruction
Tracheotomy decannulation and airway surgery
Pediatric sinus disease and nasal obstruction


Recent peer reviewed publications:

Gonik N, Sarta C, Schiff B. Randomized controlled trial: Feasibility of shortened preoperative fasts in intubated ICU patients undergoing tracheotomy. Accepted. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. September 2015.

Gonik N, Cheng J, Lesser M, Shikowitz M, Smith L. Patient selection in congenital pyriform aperture stenosis repair - 14 year experience and systematic review of literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Feb;79(2):235-9.

Gonik N, Zeltsman D, Smith L. Complicated pediatric subglottic granular cell tumor with extensive intraluminal and extraluminal invasion. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Sep;78(9):1563-5.

Kamil R, Gonik N, Cheng J, Shifteh K, Smith RV. Transoral resection of stylopharyngeal calcification: a unique manifestation of a stylohyoid complex syndrome. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Feb;124(2):158-61.

Gonik N, Setty S, Delphin A, Straker T, Schiff B. Intraoperative inflation of laryngocele with LMA. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Nov; 34(6):746-8.

Schaerer D, Virbalas J, Willis E, Siegal B, Gonik N, Bent J. Pectus excavatum in children with laryngomalacia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Oct; 77(10):1721-3.

Nandalike K, Shifteh K, Sin S, Strauss T, Stakofsky A, Gonik N, Bent J, Parikh S, Basilla M, Nikova M, Muzumdar H, Arens R. Adenotonsillectomy in Obese Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: MRI Findings and Considerations. Journal of Sleep. 2013 Jun; 36(6):841-7.

Gonik N, Smith L. Radiofrequency ablation of pediatric vallecular cysts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.2012 Dec; 76(12):1819-22.

Winer I, Bommer GT, Gonik N, Fearon E. Lysine Residues Lys-19 and Lys-39 of beta-catenin regulate its levels and function in T cell factor transcriptionalactivation and neoplastic transformation. J Biol Chem. 2006 Sep; 281(36):26181-7.

Book Chapters:
Gonik N: Nasal and Nasopharyngeal Anatomy: Endoscopic Atlas of Pediatric Otolaryngology. J. Cheng. In preparation – June 2015

Gonik N, Smith L. Chapter: Congenital and acquired tracheal anomalies, Sataloff’s Textbook of Otolaryngology. With Editor – June 2014.

Gonik N, Parikh S. Chapter: Tonsillectomy. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery by S. Kountakis, Springer Reference and Data Publishing 2012.

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