The one-year, ACGME-accredited Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program through the Department of Otolaryngology offers its fellows a broad-based clinical experience and clinical research exposure in an academic environment.
Education and Training
Fellows are involved in the care of high-risk neonates and children with a variety of rare and complicated acquired and congenital conditions that have otolaryngologic manifestations.
Fellows work closely with our nationally recognized expert pediatric otolaryngology subspecialty faculty to refine their skills in pediatric otolaryngology and to participate in advanced surgeries beyond the expertise of residents in training. The volume of complex fellow “index” cases as defined by the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology is exceeded year after year. Lurie Children's offers its fellows exposure to a cutting-edge pediatric airway practice where they will be involved in the management and surgical reconstruction of the compromised pediatric airway.
The hospital is a national referral center for pediatric head and neck masses with national recognition for the treatment of congenital pediatric neck masses. It has also recently been recognized as having the nation’s largest and one of the most successful cochlear implant programs. Fellows will be exposed to the medical and surgical management of pediatric hearing loss.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is an international referral center for tertiary pediatric medicine. The pediatric otolaryngology division is one of the busiest in the region, seeing 1,200 outpatients and performing 500 surgical procedures per month on average.
The principal otolaryngologists who participate in fellowship training are as follows:
- James W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP (Fellowship Director)
- Nancy M. Young, MD, FACS, FAAP
- John Maddalozzo, MD, FACS FAAP
- Kathleen Billings, MD, FACS, FAAP
- Jeffrey C. Rastatter, MD, FACS, FAAP
- Douglas Johnston, MD, FACS
- Laura H. Swibel Rosenthal, MD, FAAP
- Jonathan Ida, MD, FACS, FAAP
- Stephen Hoff, MD, FACS, FAAP
- Jennifer Lavin, MD, MS
- Dana Thompson, MD, MS, FACS
- Taher Valika, MD
All applications for pediatric otolaryngology fellowships are processed through SFMatch. The use of the Central Application Service (CAS) is mandatory. Applicants need only fill out one application form and provide three letters of recommendations. Applications and documents are distributed to specified programs using the online system.
For additional application information, go the program’s listing on the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Pediatric Otolaryngology News & Events
James W. Schroeder, Jr., MD
For more information about the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program, please contact Yinka Ogunbekun, Program Coordinator, at 312-227-6814.
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