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Otolaryngology Services Now Offered at Philadelphia Clinic

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

Delaware Valley

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pleased to announce Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Services are now available at the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Philadelphia location on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

The Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery Team can diagnose and treat ENT conditions in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Their expertise covers a broad spectrum of care ranging from common conditions such as infections of the ear, nose, sinuses, and throat to less common problems like hearing loss and airway abnormalities.

Joining the Division of Otolaryngology at the Philadelphia Clinic is Douglas R. Johnston, MD. Dr. Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Johnston joins a team of six Nemours ENT specialists, all named Best Doctors in America.

Faye M. Gilad, MSN, CPNP, certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a member of the Nemours ENT Surgery Team, will also be full-time at the Philadelphia Clinic.

“We welcome Dr. Johnston to Philadelphia. His practice combines the pediatric expertise of Nemours with Jefferson’s world-class ENT department to provide the most advanced care available for pediatric-specific issues of the ear, nose, voice, and tonsils to children and families in the Philadelphia region,” said Jay Greenspan, MD, MBA, chair of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and chair, Department of Pediatrics at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

The Nemours ENT Surgery Team will collaborate with Jefferson Otolaryngology to offer medical and surgical treatment options at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE. Hearing evaluations will be available through the Department of Otolaryngology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

 

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in six states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.