Dr. Patricia Purcell

Patricia L. Purcell, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Patricia L. Purcell, M.D. M.P.H., is an assistant professor and clinical researcher in Pediatric Otolaryngology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. She earned her M.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and completed residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed an additional two-year research fellowship during residency during which she earned a Master’s in Public Health in Health Services through the University of Washington School of Public Health. After residency, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to complete a two-year fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is passionate about patient care and public health policy relating to children with hearing loss and other head & neck disorders.

Areas of Interest

Dr Purcell’s research interests focus on improving our assessment and treatment of children with hearing loss, including children with unilateral hearing loss and hearing loss associated with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV).

Clinical Interests

Dr Purcell’s clinical interests center upon the medical and surgical management of children with pediatric head and neck disorders. She is interested in the multidisciplinary care of children with chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma and hearing loss.