We offer a one year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship program at Children's National Health System 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 and tumors of the head and neck, craniofacial anomalies, voice and speech disorders, hearing impairment, tumors of the head and neck and aerodigestive diseases.
The fellow will gain experience in otologic surgery, consisting of cochlear implantation, tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, ossicular reconstruction, repair of aural atresia and repair of perilymph fistula.
Experience in endoscopy will include flexible and rigid laryngoscopy, suspension microlaryngoscopy, including vocal fold microsurgery, 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 open repair of laryngotracheal stenosis, excision of benign and malignant masses in the head and neck, excision of thyroglossal duct and branchial cleft anomalies, thyroid surgery and repair of choanal atresia.
Experience in functional speech surgery will include furlow palatoplasty, pharyngeal flap surgery and sphincteroplasty. Craniofacial surgery experience will include rhinoplasty and otoplasty.
Pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children's National was established in 1984 and has graduated more than 50 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.
The Division of Otolaryngology has over 19,000 patient encounters each year (includes outpatient and inpatient visits). Yearly, 4,500 operative cases are performed. There is wide exposure to routine and complicated otologic, airway, sinus, and head and neck procedures. Craniofacial, hearing impairment, cochlear implant, swallowing and oromotor disorders, aerodigestive, vascular malformations, airway, voice and velopharyngeal insufficiency clinics are offered in conjunction with other disciplines.
Wide exposure to routine and complicated otologic, airway, sinus and head and neck procedures.
Hearing impairment, cochlear implant, aerodigestive, vascular malformations, oromotor disorders, airway, voice and velopharyngeal clinics are offered in conjunction with other disciplines.
The core curriculum course is offered weekly. Fellows participate in a monthly journal club, weekly grand rounds, monthly morbidity and mortality conferences and radiology/pathology conferences.