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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology offers the complete spectrum of care for children with ENT diagnoses, including problems or disorders of the airway, hearing (including cochlear implants), nose and sinuses, craniofacial differences (including cleft lip and cleft palate and microtia), and head and neck tumors (including benign, malignant, vascular anomalies and thyroid masses).

Why Choose UNC?

Our team is comprised of 6 fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists who perform more than 2500 operative cases each year. Pediatric Anesthesia works closely with our physicians on each case to administer the best care for our patients. We are involved in numerous multidisciplinary care conferences for children and have multiple location options for your visit.

Our Team

Conditions We Treat

AIRWAY DISORDERS

THROAT

CONGENITAL ANOMALIES

NOSE AND SINUSES

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergy and Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Masses
  • Nose Bleeds

EAR DISORDERS 

NECK

  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Gland Masses/Inflammation
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Lymphadenitis and Lymph Node Biopsy

SPEECH PROBLEMS

  • Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD): Endoscopy
  • Speech Delay

VASCULAR ANOMALIES

Multidisciplinary Teams

 

Education/Fellowship

The Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC established the pediatric otolaryngology fellowship in 2011 which became formally accredited by the ACGME in 2019, under the directorship of Lauren Leeper, MD, FACS. The fellowship is a one-year program in which trainees cover the entire spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology including open and endoscopic airway surgery, head and neck surgery, facial plastics surgery and microtia repair, cleft lip and palate, cochlear implantation, endoscopic sinus surgery, surgical and laser treatment of vascular lesions, and robotic surgery.

Former Fellows