Director: James W. Schroeder, Jr., M.D. FACS, FAAP
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
255 E. Chicago – Box 25
Chicago, IL 60611-2605
• Application Deadline: January 1
• Duration of Fellowship: One (1) Year.
• # Fellow/Year: Two
• University Affiliation: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
• Licensing Requirement: Illinois Licensure required
• Appointment Level: Fellow (ACGME)
• Operating Privileges: None
• Clinic Responsibilities: 3-4 specialized and multispecialty half day clinics per week.
• Operative Experience: Training includes extensive surgical experience in pediatric laryngology and bronchoesophagology, laryngeal reconstruction, endoscopy sinus surgery, otology (including cochlear implant), head and neck, and the full spectrum pediatric otolaryngology.
• Research: Expected; dedicated time
• Resident Supervision: Yes – 3 residents
• Benefits: Medical and liability insurance; travel stipends for national meeting, post graduate course
• Salary: PGY 6
• The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offers the pediatric otolaryngology fellow a broad-based clinical experience and clinical research exposure in an academic environment. The pediatric otolaryngology training program is one year in duration and is under the auspices of the ACGME program requirements. The fellowship program is associated with the ACGME accredited otolaryngology residency training program at Northwestern University.
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is an international referral center for tertiary pediatric medicine. The pediatric otolaryngology department at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is the busiest in the region. The otolaryngology department sees an average of 1200 outpatients per month and performs an average of 500 surgical procedures per month. Fellows are involved in the care of high risk neonates and children with a variety of rare and complicated congenital and acquired conditions that have otolaryngologic manifestations. Fellows work closely with our nationally recognized expert pediatric otolaryngology subspecialty faculty to refine their skills in pediatric otolaryngology and to participate in advanced surgeries beyond the expertise of residents in training. The volume of complex fellow “index” cases as defined by the American
Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology is exceeded year after year. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offers the fellows exposure to a cutting edge pediatric airway practice where they will be involved in the management of and surgical reconstruction of the compromised pediatric airway. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a national referral center for pediatric head and neck masses with national recognition for the treatment of congenital pediatric neck masses. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has also recently been recognized as having the nation’s largest and one of the most successful cochlear implant programs. Fellows will be exposed to the medical as well as surgical management of pediatric hearing loss.
The fellows spend their entire training period on the pediatric otolaryngology service, developing confidence in patient care and operative techniques, refining their teaching skills, and increasing their level of comfort in administrating the pediatric otolaryngology surgical service. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago fellows are exposed to multiple interdisciplinary clinics including a craniofacial clinic, velopharyngeal clinic, and swallowing and dysphasia clinic. The fellows assume increased independent responsibility in a graduated fashion in the operating room, at the bedside, and in the clinic under supervision provided by the faculty.