Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric Airway Research Laboratory

Principal Investigator

Schroeder

James W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, Associate Professor
jschroeder@luriechildrens.org
NU Scholars Profile

Areas of Research: My research focuses primarily on conditions that lead to airway obstruction in children as well as the feeding and swallowing disorders that can accompany these conditions and their treatments. I also am interested in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and its causes, diagnosis and treatments.

Current Research

I perform primarily clinical research that focuses on conditions that lead to airway obstruction in children as well as the feeding and swallowing disorders that can accompany these conditions and their treatments.  I am also collaborating with the division of Sleep Medicine at CMH on several retrospective and prospective sleep apnea studies.   My translational research interests include studying the role of salivary amylase and pepsin found in the bronchial secretions in children with and without tracheotomy.  I am working with the Departments of Otolaryngology and Allergy and Immunology at Feinberg looking at inflammatory mediators in children with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis as part of a larger adult study funded by an NIH grant.