Kristan Alfonso, MD


Primary Specialty


Leadership Titles

Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine


Board Certification
Am Bd Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Medical School:
SUNY Upstate Medical University
University of Kentucky
Baylor College of Med-Texas Children's Hosp


Pubmed Profile



Kristan Alfonso, MD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University as Assistant Professor in summer 2019. She came to Georgia from Houston, where she completed her fellowship training and served as a pediatric otolaryngologist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Alfonso earned a medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, followed by residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Dr. Alfonso is double board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology. She has experience and interests in the field of pediatric otolaryngology, including but not limited to sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, cochlear and bone conduction implantation, chronic ear disease, microtia, abnormalities of the external ear, nasal and sinus disease, airway disorders, as well as congenital and acquired head and neck masses.

In her spare time, you will find Dr. Alfonso spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

Focus of Practice

  • Pediatric ear, nose and throat

Areas of Interest

  • Sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, cochlear and bone conduction implantation
  • Chronic ear disease, like cholesteatoma
  • Microtia, aural atresia, and other abnormalities of the external ear
  • Nasal and sinus disease, salivary gland disease
  • Airway disorders, congenital and acquired head and neck masses


Childrens Physician Group - Otolaryngology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 2174 North Druid Hills Road NE 1st Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Childrens Physician Group - Otolaryngology

Childrens at Town Center Outpatient Care Center, 605 Big Shanty Road NW Kennesaw, GA 30144 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Research & Publications

Pediatric hearing loss, congenital abnormalities of the ear, quality improvement in otolaryngology, medical education in otolaryngology