For over 12 years, Dr. Linda Dahl has been treating adult and pediatric patients in Manhattan for ear, nose, and throat issues, with personalized, nurturing care. Originally from Minot, North Dakota, she completed college and medical school at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. Wanting to experience more of the world, she left the midwest in 1998 to begin residency in Otolaryngology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. A far cry from the calm serenity of the midwest, her residency provided exposure to the whole spectrum of ear, nose and throat disorders, much of which led to her career interests.
When she completed her residency in 2003, she joined a group practice on the upper east side of Manhattan and completed her board certification. She also began working with the New York State Athletic Commission as a ringside doctor for professional boxing, an homage to her time in the Bronx. Three and a half years later, the group practice dissolved, so she created the Dahl Otolaryngology Center in January 2007.
Since starting the Center, her practice and professional activities have evolved. She stopped working as a ringside doctor in 2008 and developed a large pediatric practice. With all of the exposure to children, she saw more and more infants who could not nurse effectively. She too struggled to nurse her daughter, which inspired her to consider an ear, nose and throat solution to the problem. Eventually this led to breakthroughs in the field of breastfeeding medicine. She now sees more babies for breastfeeding challenges than any doctor in the world. Due to increasing demand for appointments and the limitations of being a solo practitioner, Dr. Dahl stopped seeing general pediatric patients in 2013 and currently sees only infants with breastfeeding issues.
Another large component of Dr. Dahl’s practice is treating professional voice patients. In college, she was a costumer in the theater department, work she greatly loved. In residency she researched voice disturbances, wrote papers, and attended voice conferences. She now treats a large population of performers from Broadway, opera, television, and major recording labels with a timely, integrative, creative approach.
Dr. Dahl lectures in a myriad of settings: Screen Actor’s Guild, Actor’s Equity, lactation conferences, medical conferences and hospitals, educating residents from Beth Israel Hospital, New York University Hospital and Weill Cornell Hospital. She has also written and co-written articles published in such scientific journals as the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and the Journal of Voice. She recently published a Clinical Guide to Breastfeeding through Springer International. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows discussing ear nose and throat issues.
Dr. Dahl maintains hospital privileges at Weill Cornell Hospital, North Shore LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital.