The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel 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.
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) .
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