Established in 1976, the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. More than 100 fellows have graduated from the program, with the majority entering academic positions and contributing significantly to the subspecialty of pediatric otolaryngology. Many have been named either division directors, department heads or deans.
Until 1995, the fellowship program lasted one year. We have increased the program's length to two years to allow for more time for developing an understanding of how to manage complex patients and surgically intervene in a multidisciplinary environment.
The purpose of the training program is to provide a solid foundation for clinical care and research in pediatric otolaryngology. The training is oriented toward an academic career.
We hope to provide:
- A well-rounded medical and surgical experience, including management of pediatric otologic disease, airway problems, nasal and sinus disease, as well as congenital, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the head and neck.
- Direct contact with clinical and basic research through development of research projects.
- Teaching experience gained through resident and medical student programs, conferences, staff contact, etc.
- Exposure to a variety of specialized multidisciplinary clinic experiences, such as velopharyngeal insufficiency clinic, hearing-impaired clinic, functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing clinic, craniofacial anomaly team, CHARGE syndrome clinic, upper airway clnic, and videostroboscopy clinic.
- An opportunity to enhance decision-making abilities in routine, complicated and urgent clinical situations. For more information visit the Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Fellowship website