Dr. Erin Kirkham

Erin M. Kirkham, M.D., M.P.H., FACS

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Contacts

To schedule a patient appointment: 734-936-5730

Administrative Contact

Sonya Fritz


Erin Kirkham, M.D., M.P.H., FACS is a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor and clinical researcher in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago and her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed residency training and a two-year research fellowship in otolaryngology at the University of Washington and fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Areas of Interest

Pediatric sleep apnea

Dr. Kirkham sees the full breadth of pediatric head and neck disorders in her practice. She is part of Michigan’s Center for Sleep Science and a member of the multidisciplinary pediatric complex sleep clinic. She works closely with colleagues in sleep medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and orthodontics to treat children with challenging upper airway obstruction.

Honors & Awards

Dr. Kirkham was named Michigan Medicine’s first Clinical Sciences Scholar in 2018.


Medical School or Training

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2010


  • University of Washington, General Surgery, 2011
  • University of Washington, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 2017


  • Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington School of Medicine, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2018

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery