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Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers the 12-month Millstone Family Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. This fellowship is intended for otolaryngologists who have successfully competed residency training and who wish to refine their skills in diagnosing, treating, and managing rare and complex ear, nose, and throat conditions in children.

We offer unique subspecialty training opportunities in a high-volume setting with a diverse patient population. Our pediatric otolaryngology fellows have the chance to care for high-risk infants and children with a variety of acquired and congenital conditions.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our pediatric otolaryngology fellowship program is one of just 34 accredited programs in the nation and the only accredited program in New York State.

Fellowship Training

Working closely with pediatric otolaryngology and other subspecialty faculty at NYU Langone, fellows participate in surgeries beyond the expertise of residents in training. You also participate in several clinics that emphasize collaborative and comprehensive patient care.

You gain experience performing complex otolaryngologic procedures, including airway surgery, neck mass and sinus surgery, laryngotracheal reconstruction, and cochlear implantation. Fellows also participate in intensive care unit consultations and care.

During craniofacial clinics with the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone, you work with the team of plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, and otolaryngologists to surgically manage complex airway conditions in patients with craniofacial differences. You also with work with the cleft lip and cleft palate team, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of velopharyngeal dysfunction.

At the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, fellows collaborate with gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, and experts in sleep, speech, and genetic disorders to provide world-class care for children with the most complex airway problems, including both open surgical and endoscopic airway procedures.

You also become familiar with the complexities of acquired, congenital, and performance-related pediatric voice problems during speech therapy and speech pathology clinics at our Voice Center.

Teaching Opportunities

As a pediatric otolaryngology fellow, you serve as an instructor of clinical otolaryngology. You have operating privileges and mentor residents at NYU Langone and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. As part of your duties, you also coordinate pediatric otolaryngologic resident teaching conferences.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, contact Max M. April, MD, FAAP, FACS, pediatric otolaryngology fellowship director, at, or Francesca Ciofalo, fellowship coordinator, at

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