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Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)*
4.9 (34)
Map Pin Small Los Gatos, CA
Accepting new patients
19 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, MD

Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist in Los Gatos, CA. They specialize in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), has 19 years of experience, and is board certified in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology. They graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Patients rated Dr. Balakrishnan an average 4.9 star rating.

Dr. Balakrishnan works at Lucile Packard Children's Pediatric ENT in Los Gatos, CA with other offices in Palo Alto, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Balakrishnan's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Ronald Joseph MD Inc
    14601 S Bascom Ave Ste 200, Los Gatos, CA 95032 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 724-4800
  2. 2
    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
    730 Welch Rd Fl 1, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 724-4800

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  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

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    Specialties*
    • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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    • 19 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1528070844
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Cincinnati Children'S Hospital Medical Center
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • University of Washington
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • HARVARD Medical School
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    Board Certifications
    • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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