Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I come from a family of television people and I even worked in that industry before deciding on a career with more tangible benefits. To me, it’s gratifying to be able to make life better for children, simply with a surgical procedure. I have the best job in the world! I get to make healthy kids healthier and happier, and nothing could be more rewarding.

Why I Treat Children

I’ve always been comfortable with kids and have enjoyed working with them in various capacities – as a teacher, lifeguard, swim instructor, and now as a pediatric surgeon. They’re honest, straightforward, and fun.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m a passionate advocate for the philosophy behind Nemours: We provide medical care for children without concern about reimbursement. I can care for every child as I would care for my own children, no matter who is paying the bill – that’s how it should be for all children.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Otolaryngology - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2007

Internship

  • Surgery - Geisinger Medical Center, 2002

Residency

  • Surgery - Geisinger Medical Center, 2006

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Main Line Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2015 Main Line Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas DE - PENNSYLVANIA SPECIALISTS ONLY
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • IBC Amerihealth Keystone HMO/PPO [Delaware Locations]
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Hearing Loss
  • Otitis Media

Research Activities

I’m currently wrapping up work on pediatric laryngology. The pediatric voice program is of special interest to me, and I’ve done various research projects in that field.

Medical Interests

  • Adenoiditis
  • Airway evaluation and reconstruction
  • Croup
  • Head and neck masses
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Sinusitis
  • Stridor
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice evaluation and treatment

  • Otitis Media Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology; (2022).

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  • Improving Attendance and Patient Experiences During the Expansion of a Telehealth-Based Pediatric Otolaryngology Practice; Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States); (2021).

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  • Comparing telehealth with office-based visits for common pediatric otolaryngology complaints; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; (2021).

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  • A pilot study on pediatric mononucleosis presenting with abscess; American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery; (2020).

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  • Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease of the larynx.; Journal of surgical case reports; (2019).

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  • Risk factor analysis for mortality among infants requiring tracheostomy; Pediatric Pulmonology; (2018).

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  • In response to stomal maturation does not increase the rate of tracheocutaneous fistulas; Laryngoscope; (2017).

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  • Stomal maturation does not increase the rate of tracheocutaneous fistulas; Laryngoscope; (2016).

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  • Positive pressure bronchoscopy technique: Case report; Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology; (2016).

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  • Outcomes of recalcitrant idiopathic epistaxis in children: Septoplasty as a surgical treatment; Laryngoscope; (2016).

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  • Juvenile cervical intervertebral disc calcification presenting as an embedded retropharyngeal foreign body; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra; (2014).

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  • Tongue entrapment in aluminum water bottle: Discussion of removal and airway management; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; (2012).

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  • Incidence of revision adenoidectomy in children; Laryngoscope; (2011).

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  • Pediatric tracheostomy in conjoined twins: Multidisciplinary approach; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; (2009).

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  • Parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal infections in children: Argument for a trial of medical therapy and intraoral drainage for medical treatment failures; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; (2009).

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  • Bilateral dacryocystoceles as a cause of neonatal respiratory distress; Laryngoscope; (2009).

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  • Lack of association of CT findings and surgical drainage in pediatric neck abscesses; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; (2008).

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  • The role of extraesophageal reflux in otitis media in infants and children.; The Laryngoscope; (2008).

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  • Congenital midline cervical cleft: A report of 3 cases; Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; (2006).

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  • Salvage of partial facial soft tissue avulsions with medicinal leeches; Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; (2004).

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