After Dr. Dahl completed her residency training in Otolaryngology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2003, she joined a group practice on the upper east side of Manhattan and passed her board certification. She also began working with the New York State Athletic Commission as a ringside doctor for professional boxing, an homage to her time in the Bronx. Three and a half years later, in January 2007, the group practice dissolved, and Dr. Dahl created the Dahl Otolaryngology Center.
Since starting the Center, her practice and professional activities have evolved. She stopped working as a ringside doctor in 2008 and developed a large pediatric practice. With all of the exposure to children, she saw more and more infants who could not nurse effectively. Because she too struggled to nurse her daughter, she was inspired to consider an ear, nose and throat solution to the problem. Eventually this led to breakthroughs in the field of breastfeeding medicine. She has treated more babies for breastfeeding challenges than any doctor in the world. Due to increasing demand for appointments and the limitations of being a solo practitioner, Dr. Dahl stopped seeing general pediatric patients in 2013 and currently sees only infants with breastfeeding issues.
Another large component of Dr. Dahl’s practice is treating professional voice patients. In college, she was a costumer in the theater department, work she greatly loved. In residency she researched voice disturbances, wrote papers, and attended voice conferences. She now treats a large population of performers from Broadway, opera, television, and major recording labels with a timely, integrative, creative approach.
Dr. Dahl lectures in a myriad of settings: Screen Actor’s Guild, Actor’s Equity, lactation conferences, medical conferences and hospitals, educating residents from Lenox Hill and Weill Cornell Hospital. She has also written and co-written articles published in such scientific journals as the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and the Journal of Voice.
She is also an author and published the Clinical Guide to Breastfeeding, Springer International 2016 and Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor, Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins 2018. She has appeared on numerous television, radio shows, and podcasts discussing ear nose and throat issues and has been featured in The New York Times and other major publications.