Kristan Alfonso, MD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University as Assistant Professor in summer 2019. She came to Georgia from Houston, where she completed her fellowship training and served as a pediatric otolaryngologist at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Alfonso earned a medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, followed by residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Dr. Alfonso has experience and interests in the field of pediatric otolaryngology, including but not limited to sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, microtia, abnormalities of the external ear, nasal and sinus disease, salivary gland disease, airway disorders, as well as congenital and acquired head and neck masses.
In her spare time, you will find Dr. Alfonso cycling, reading, doing yoga and traveling.
Focus of Practice
- Pediatric ear, nose and throat
Areas of Interest
- Sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, cochlear implantation
- Chronic ear disease, like cholesteatoma
- Microtia, aural atresia, and other abnormalities of the external ear
- Nasal and sinus disease, salivary gland disease
- Airway disorders, congenital and acquired head and neck masses
Research & Publications
Pediatric hearing loss, congenital abnormalities of the ear, quality improvement in otolaryngology, medical education in otolaryngology