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The faculty and staff of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are committed to training the future leaders of our specialties, investigating causes, developing innovative treatments and promoting the health of our patients.

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Our team includes specialists in hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, language, cancers of the head and neck and reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.
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Faculty Spotlight

Jonathan B Ida

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology)

Pediatric airway evaluation and management, Subglottic Stenosis, Airway reconstruction, Pediatric voice disorders and surgery, Pediatric stroboscopy, Laryngology, Bronchoesophagology, Pediatric hoarseness, Vocal cord paralysis, Respiratory papillomatosis, Vocal cord nodules.

Douglas M Sidle

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Sidle is the only double board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern. He specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. He has a particular interest in rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial surgery, and injectable fillers and Botox. He also performs complex skin cancer reconstructions.

Kevin C Welch

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Chronic sinusitis, sinus cancer, sinus tumors, skull base surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, revision endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, esthesioneuroblastoma, inverted papilloma, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, CSF leak

John Maddalozzo

Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology)

Head & neck masses in children, maxillary tumors, dental tumors, parotid and submandibular tumors as well as cysts, inflammation, and stones, brachial cleft deformity/cysts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), lymphatic malformations, rannulas, mucoceles, lesions/tumors of the tongue, thyroglossal duct cysts, midline cervical cleft, teratomas, dermoid cysts, surgical disease of thyroid gland (tumors, nodules, autoimmune diseases), thymic cysts.

Urjeet Patel

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Within the field of Otolaryngology, my area of interest and expertise is in head and neck surgery specifically for cancer. I am particularly interested in trans-oral endoscopic removal of tumors, as well as reconstructive surgery following tumor removal including free tissue transfer. I have also expanded surgical services to include trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) at Northwestern, by which tumors can be removed through the mouth with robotic assistance.

Michiel J Bove

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

I am examining issues relating to neuromusclular control of voice pitch and volume. I am also examining the use of novel carbon dioxide laser technologies in the surgical management of laryngeal and trachel pathologies

Stephanie Shintani Smith

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology; Sinus Problems; Sinus Surgery; Rhinitis; Nasal obstruction; Minimally Invasive Salivary Gland Surgery; Interventional Sialendoscopy; Ear, Nose, Throat, Voice disorders

Claus-Peter Richter

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and McCormick School of Engineering

Development of cochlear implants including novel devices based on neural infrared stimulation, use of laser in clinical settings, micromechanics of the cochlea, imaging

Dana M Thompson

Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology)

Dr. Thompson is the Division Head of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Otolaryngology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her second fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital under the direction of Dr. Robin Cotton. She has a unique hybrid of expertise in the surgical treatment and management of airway, voice, and swallowing disorders for infants, children, and adults and is the Director of the Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Her...

David B Conley

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Sinus problems, chronic sinusitis, sinonasal polyps. Sinus and nasal skull base tumors. Computerized image guided sinus and skull base surgery. Intraoperative CT scanning. Research: Better diagnosis and treatment of chronic sinusitis. Research: Immunologic basis of chronic sinusitis. Research: Clinical and research trials - goal: improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic sinusits. General otolaryngology.

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