Otolaryngology Fellowship

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric otolaryngology.

Our one-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), helps you gain proficiency in diagnosing and treating infants and children with a full spectrum of otolaryngology issues and provides full-spectrum clinical and research training that can lead to a career in pediatric otolaryngology.

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Our Fellowship Program

Your training will include head and neck surgery (such as pediatric airway and cochlear implantation), vestibular disorders, and exposure to cleft palate. Research activities are encouraged and supported as well.

With 8 attending surgeons and a full-time PhD-level research director, the program is based at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and is listed with the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO).


Clinical Training Experience

You’ll receive training from faculty members drawn from our Division of Otolaryngology — board-certified pediatric specialists who treat inpatients and outpatients at duPont Hospital for Children and our clinic locations. We also work closely with a team of specially trained pediatric anesthesiologists to perform approximately 800 tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies and more than 3,200 bilateral myringotomies each year as well as cochlear implantation, bone anchored hearing aids, and complex Head and Neck Surgery for congenital malformations, and exposure to cleft lip and palate as well.

Under faculty supervision, you’ll have opportunities for hands-on diagnosis and treatment for children with special problems of the ears, mouth, nose, throat, and sinuses. Commonly encountered problems include infections in the ear, nose, sinus, and throat; hearing loss; airway problems; foreign body aspiration; and head and neck masses.

Additional clinical learning opportunities include:
  • hearing evaluations through our department of communicative disorders
  • participation in our cochlear implant and auditory rehabilitation program for children with sensorineural hearing loss
  • multidisciplinary evaluation of balance and gait disorders through our vestibular and balance disorders program
  • evaluation and treatment of cleft palate, working with specialists from our craniofacial team

Research Opportunities

Nemours has excellent research facilities and labs with state-of-the-art equipment. Based on your skill level and inclination, you’ll be encouraged and supported in the use of these resources as you add to your knowledge base through research activities during your fellowship.

Our clinical faculty and research professionals can help you learn the processes and techniques related to clinical studies, basic science research, presentations, and publications. A full list of studies published is available from the program director.


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The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is adding a five-story expansion to enhance our quality of care for our patients and families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The duPont Hospital for Children is a multi-specialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

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What's Coming in 2014

We’re building a healthier future for kids by expanding our hospital. Opening in 2014, our enhanced hospital will be like no other in the region — designed by and for families.

Learn About Our Expansion »

Contact Us

Kathy Vicario

Program Coordinator
Phone: (302) 651-5995
Fax: (302) 651-6410
kathy.vicario@nemours.org

Udayan K. Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP

Program Director
Phone: (302) 651-5829
Fax: (302) 651-6410
udayan.shah@nemours.org

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement
  • medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (all three levels)
  • three letters of recommendation