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Anatoli Karas, MD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric; Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Specialties: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
English, Greek

About Me

Anatoli F. Karas, MD, is a Chicago-area native specializing in pediatric otolaryngology. Her passion for music and musical theater is what attracted her to otolaryngology, and while she completed her pre-medical requisites, she also earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Franklin and Marshall College. She pursued her medical training at RUSH Medical College, after which she did her residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her specialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.

Karas is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and serves on the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology Education Committee. Her research interests include pediatric airway and aerodigestive disorders, including vocal cold paralysis, laryngeal cleft and dysphagia. She is the recipient of the J.D. Siefker, MD, Resident Teaching and Leadership award from Duke University.

While her practice includes the breadth of pediatric otolaryngology, her specific clinical interests include congenital head and neck masses, vascular anomalies, salivary gland disease, chronic ear disease and hearing loss, and endoscopic and open airway surgeries. She enjoys collaborating with providers and specialists in pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, sleep medicine, critical care and other pediatric specialties to provide the best and most comprehensive care for each patient. This collaboration occurs on a day-to-day basis but also in specific multidisciplinary clinics such as the Pediatric Aerodigestive Program and the RUSH Craniofacial Clinic.


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
RUSH Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6100
(312) 942-6225
RUSH Copley Medical Group ENT Aurora Ogden
RUSH Copley Medical Group ENT Aurora Ogden
2040 Ogden Ave
Suite 301
Aurora, IL, 60504

(630) 978-6895
(630) 375-2905



Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education and Training

Duke University Hospital - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Children's of Alabama - Pediatric Otolaryngology
Rush University Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Airway disorders, pediatric
Allergic rhinitis
Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
Ear infection
Head and neck surgery
Hearing loss
Laryngeal surgery
Nasal and sinus surgery, pediatric
Sleep apnea, pediatric
Thyroglossal duct cyst

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Assistant Professor


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