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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

Sandeep Samant

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Sandeep Samant is chief of head and neck surgery and director of Northwestern multidisciplinary head and neck program. He completed fellowship training in head and neck oncologic and skull base surgery in 1996 and has performed over 8000 operations for head and neck cancer. Dr. Samant's clinical and research interests include management of oral, oropharyngeal, laryngeal, nasal, sinus and thyroid cancer. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotic and endoscopic techniques.

James W Schroeder, Jr

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology) and Medical Education

My primary interest is pediatric airway obstruction and pediatric upper airway reconstruction specifically laryngomalacia and its surgical treatment - supraglottoplasty. I am also interested in the Diagnosis and Medical and Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Dysphagia. Specifically, I am interested in how congenital and acquired airway lesions affect a child’s ability to eat and swallow. My interest also include the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and sinusitis.

Stephen R Hoff

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology)

Minimally Invasive Ear Surgery (Endoscopic Ear Surgery), Microtia and Aural Atresia, Pediatric Otology: cholesteatoma, middle ear malformations, and hearing loss, Vascular Anomalies and Malformations, Head & Neck Cancer/Tumors, Telemedicine

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

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.

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.

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.

Jeffrey C Rastatter

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology)

Benign and malignant head, neck, and face cysts, tumors, and vascular anomalies; parotid and submandibular gland disorders; thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders; endoscopic cranial base surgery; airway and breathing problems; velopharyngeal insufficiency; ENT manifestations of craniofacial problems

Jing Zheng

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

The long-term goal of my lab is to identify and investigate molecules that play important roles in mammalian hearing, thus to enrich our understanding of cochlear physiology, and to further develop a better strategy to prevent hearing loss. Outer hair cells (OHCs) are essential for providing high sensitivity and frequency selectivity of hearing. They are also the most vulnerable cells in the inner ear and are involved in most sensorineural hearing loss that affects the hearing of millions of people. It is known that OHC death is strongly connected with the generation of reactive oxygen species...

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...

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