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Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

In the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology in NYU Langone Health’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, we train otolaryngologists who wish to specialize in treating both basic and complex ear, nose, and throat conditions in infants and children.

Medical students, otolaryngology residents, and pediatric otolaryngology fellows gain experience delivering general pediatric otolaryngology services and treating children with advanced airway, voice, sinus, and swallowing conditions, as well as tumors and congenital abnormalities. We also teach pediatrics residents and anesthesia residents during elective rotations.

Residents and fellows collaborate with our gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, pediatric craniofacial surgeons, and specialists with expertise in sleep, speech, and genetic disorders to develop personalized treatment plans for children. Training takes place at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and Lenox Hill Hospital.

Faculty in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology participate in research, publish in leading medical journals, speak at national and international meetings, and serve in leadership positions in the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the Aerodigestive Society.

VIDEO: Dr. Scott Rickert, chief of NYU Langone’s Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, describes residency training in pediatric otolaryngology.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Education

We provide training for medical students, residents, and fellows in the full spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology conditions. These range from basic to advanced cases of airway, voice, nasal, and otology disorders, and congenital abnormalities.

Medical students may participate in electives with Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology faculty if they explore otolaryngology and head and neck surgery as part of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Curriculum for the 21st Century.

House staff in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Residency program and the Millstone Family Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery participate in rotations to gain experience in the clinical diagnosis and management of pediatric otolaryngologic disease processes; multispecialty care of complex pediatric gastroesophageal, upper airway, and respiratory diseases; and craniofacial surgery. Pediatric otolaryngology fellows also act as mentors for residents’ cases at Bellevue.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Research

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology conducts research in pediatric airway disorders, pediatric voice disorders, airway simulation and tonsillectomy, sleep apnea diagnosis and management, pediatric cochlear implantation, and the basic science of the development of hearing.

Medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing otolaryngologists have opportunities to participate in basic science, translational research, and clinical research in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Learn more about research in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinical Services

Our pediatric otolaryngologists provide patient services for ear, nose, and throat disorders at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. These include common conditions such as routine earaches, as well as more complex disorders such as airway reconstruction. Learn more about how we treat tonsillitis and adenoiditis, benign vocal cord lesions, chronic sinusitis, hoarseness, sleep apnea, and sleep disorders in children.

We also provide care for children with rare and complex aerodigestive issues that affect breathing, speaking, and swallowing and those with craniofacial malformations at the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialists work with a team of pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, sleep specialists, and surgeons to care for children with congenital airway abnormalities, respiratory problems, and gastrointestinal issues.