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  Training Program - Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Description of Fellowship Program:
We offer one year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship program at the Children's National Medical Center with training in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology which will prepare the fellow for a career in academic medicine with an appointment as a staff physician at a major tertiary care children's hospital. This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The fellow will have exposure to a wide range of disorders that are encountered in clinical practice, and a large volume of experience will involve the management of middle ear disorders and airway problems. In addition, the fellow will gain experience in diagnosis and management of children with disorders of the paranasal sinuses, congenital abnormalities of the head and neck, craniofacial anomalies, hearing impairment and tumors of the head and neck.

The fellow will gain experience in otologic surgery consisting of tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, ossicular reconstruction, repair of aural atresia and repair of perilymph fistula.

Experience in endoscopy will include flexible and rigid laryngoscopy, suspension microlaryngoscopy, surgery with the carbon dioxide and KTP laser, bronchoscopy, removal of foreign bodies from upper aerodigestive tract, nasal endoscopy and endoscopic sinus surgery as well as surgical management of complications of acute sinusitis.

Experience in head and neck surgery will include repair of laryngotracheal stenosis, excision of benign and malignant masses in the head and neck, excision of thyroglossal duct and branchial cleft anomalies.

There is an educational relationship with the department of plastic surgery which allows the pediatric otolaryngology fellow to assist and operate with the division chief on many of the patients encountered by the fellow in the craniofacial clinic. The surgical procedures include cleft lip and palate repair, pharyngeal flap and sphincteroplasty, craniofacial reconstruction, auricular reconstruction and cosmetic procedures such as otoplasty, rhinoplasty and mandibular advancement.

The fellow will attend a series of lectures given by the members of the full time and voluntary medical staff at Children's National Medical Center. These lectures will be planned in order to provide the fellow with basic science and clinical information pertaining to pediatric otolaryngology.

Pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Children's National Medical Center was established in 1984 and has graduated more than 33 fellows. Many of the graduates have pursued academic careers and are recognized leaders in the field of pediatric otolaryngology.

The goal of the training program is to provide solid foundation in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology clinical care and research, and prepare the fellow for an academic career. Teaching experience is also provided through exposure to otolaryngology residents, medical students and other specialty trainees.



Case Load:
Pediatric otolaryngology department has over 13,000 patient encounters each year (includes outpatient and inpatient visits). Yearly 4,500 operative cases are performed.

Operative Experience:
Wide exposure to routine and complicated otologic, airway, sinus and head and neck procedures.

Specialty Clinics:
Craniofacial, hearing impairment, cochlear implant, swallowing and oromotor disorders, airway and voice clinics are offered in conjunction with other disciplines.

Conferences/Didactics:
Core curriculum course is offered weekly. Fellows participate in monthly journal club, weekly grand rounds, monthly morbidity and mortality conferences and radiology/pathology conferences.

 

We offer one year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship program at the Children's National Medical Center with training in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology which will prepare the fellow for a career in academic medicine with an appointment as a staff physician at a major tertiary care children's hospital. This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).The fellow will have exposure to a wide range of disorders that are encountered in clinical practice, and a large volume of experience will involve the management of middle ear disorders and airway problems. In addition, the fellow will gain experience in diagnosis and management of children with disorders of the paranasal sinuses, congenital abnormalities of the head and neck, craniofacial anomalies, hearing impairment and tumors of the head and neck. The fellow will gain experience in otologic surgery consisting of tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, ossicular reconstruction, repair of aural atresia and repair of perilymph fistula. Experience in endoscopy will include flexible and rigid laryngoscopy, suspension microlaryngoscopy, surgery with the carbon dioxide and KTP laser, bronchoscopy, removal of foreign bodies from upper aerodigestive tract, nasal endoscopy and endoscopic sinus surgery as well as surgical management of complications of acute sinusitis. Experience in head and neck surgery will include repair of laryngotracheal stenosis, excision of benign and malignant masses in the head and neck, excision of thyroglossal duct and branchial cleft anomalies. There is an educational relationship with the department of plastic surgery which allows the pediatric otolaryngology fellow to assist and operate with the division chief on many of the patients encountered by the fellow in the craniofacial clinic. The surgical procedures include cleft lip and palate repair, pharyngeal flap and sphincteroplasty, craniofacial reconstruction, auricular reconstruction and cosmetic procedures such as otoplasty, rhinoplasty and mandibular advancement. The fellow will attend a series of lectures given by the members of the full time and voluntary medical staff at Children's National Medical Center. These lectures will be planned in order to provide the fellow with basic science and clinical information pertaining to pediatric otolaryngology.

Pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Children's National Medical Center was established in 1984 and has graduated more than 33 fellows. Many of the graduates have pursued academic careers and are recognized leaders in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. The goal of the training program is to provide solid foundation in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology clinical care and research, and prepare the fellow for an academic career. Teaching experience is also provided through exposure to otolaryngology residents, medical students and other specialty trainees. Pediatric otolaryngology department has over 13,000 patient encounters each year (includes outpatient and inpatient visits). Yearly 4,500 operative cases are performed. Wide exposure to routine and complicated otologic, airway, sinus and head and neck procedures. Craniofacial, hearing impairment, cochlear implant, swallowing and oromotor disorders, airway and voice clinics are offered in conjunction with other disciplines. Core curriculum course is offered weekly. Fellows participate in monthly journal club, weekly grand rounds, monthly morbidity and mortality conferences and radiology/pathology conferences.

Research Year by Special Arrangement:
Fellows are expected to initiate and complete a research project during this year. One month prior to beginning training, the Fellow is expected to present a protocol for a research project. This project must be completed one month prior to the end of the fellowship training and a scientific manuscript is to be prepared. The manuscript should include a summary of the project design, methods and materials, and the outcome of the project. Facilities for research include an excellent animal laboratory with full-time caretakers. Guidance with grant application and developing bench research are available for those completing additional research year.

For one-year fellows, clinical research is encouraged and mentored.



Call Responsibility/Resident supervision:
Please contact Donita Gresham at 202-476-3659.

Additional Information:
Director: Diego Preciado, MD
Accreditation: Accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Duration of Fellowship: 1 year, second year of research by special arrangement
Number of fellows per year: Two
University affiliation: George Washington University School of Medicine

Eligibility: Individuals must have completed an ACGME accredited or Canadian accredited Otolaryngology residency and is eligible or certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. License eligibility in the District of Columbia is also required.

 


   

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