The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to improving the lives of infants, children, and young adults by combining the latest in state-of-the-art technology and facilities with unsurpassed knowledge of otolaryngology care.
This synergistic combination results in the best possible care for our patients and leverages this division as a national and international referral center for complex otolaryngologic conditions. As a leader in pediatric otolaryngology, this division must focus their efforts on three key areas.
First, we must meet the educational needs of our patients, their families and the community with regard to various otolaryngologic conditions and their treatments.
Second, our faculty is strongly committed to training the next generation of otolaryngology physicians; to this end the division currently has five pediatric otolaryngology fellows in training and continues to provide many international physicians with observational rotations each year. The division also has twelve residents from the University of Cincinnati's Department of Otolaryngology who complete their pediatric otolaryngology rotations with us.
Thirdly, through research and development, from both the bench top and the bedside, innovative and state-of-the-art standards for treatment and care are being investigated.
One of the goals of the research program continues to be providing residents and fellows with exposure to scientific methodologies and to provide them with an opportunity to apply these methodologies to specific scientific or clinical questions of interest.
The division's research committee works with each trainee prior to their arrival to identify and plan for their research time while here in the division. The division provides the resources the trainees need, whether it be financial, space and equipment, or intellectual mentorship, to accomplish their research objectives.
The division also encourages and supports the trainees with their applications for extramural research funding. The trainees gain valuable grant application experience which they can take with them when they are out pursuing their own academic careers.
In addition to training residents and fellows the division has a robust training program for medical students and local college students.