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, trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric otolaryngology.
Our one-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), helps the fellow gain proficiency in diagnosing and treating infants and children with a wide array of otolaryngology issues. The fellow receives training from our 8 faculty members from the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology — board-certified pediatric specialists who treat inpatients and outpatients at duPont Hospital for Children and our satellite locations. Our graduates have pursued careers in academic and private practice settings.
The fellow develops clinical skill by participating in morning rounds, overseeing residents on inpatient and Emergency Department consultations, and taking part in outpatient office hours. Multidisciplinary meetings, such as our monthly radiology and aerodigestive conferences and cochlea implant candidacy meetings, give the fellow the opportunity to present and lead discussions regarding complex patients. In specialty clinics, including Voice Clinic, Vestibular Clinic and Complex Sleep Clinic, the fellow gains additional exposure to the multidisciplinary approach to complex patient care.
With more than 5,000 surgical cases per year, the fellow receives a robust surgical experience. The surgical experience is broad and covers the areas of otology, airway, rhinology, and head and neck surgery. The fellow also has the opportunity to work with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nemours, to gain experience with cleft lip and palate, and facial trauma.
Teaching experience is provided by oversight of 2nd and 3rd year residents from Thomas Jefferson University. Research is encouraged and supported.