The following hospitals accept international physicians for observerships in the area of pediatric otolaryngology. Please note that in the vast majority of centers the observers do not provide hands-on care and are not involved in treatment making decisions. For more information regarding the observerships, please contact the email provided for each center below.

If you are at a center that offers observerships for international physicians and would like your information to be added to this database, please contact dcarvalho@rchsd.org.

 

Children's Hospital of Alabama/ University of Alabama Birmingham

Contact name/email: Cathy Cobb / Cathy.cobb@childrensal.org

Duration of the observership: up to 3 months

Areas that available for observation: Surgery and/or clinics

Specialty clinics available to the observer: cleft clinic, vascular malformation clinic, hearing impaired clinic and aerodigestive clinic. 

 

Arkansas Children's Hospital/ University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Contact name/email: Dawn Horn (Pediatric Fellowship Coordinator)/ dhorn@uams.edu;
Gresham Richter, MD (Fellowship Director) gtrichter@uams.edu

Duration of the observership: 2-4 weeks

Areas that available for observation: Airway-Aerodigestive Program, Vascular Anomalies, Cleft lip and Palate, VPI management

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Arkansas Pediatric Aerodigestive Center/clinic (MDC), Vascular Anomalies Center/clinic (MDC), Cleft Clinic, VPI Clinic and Dysphagia Clinic
 


Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Contact name/email: Education and Fellowship Coordinator: Catherine Bartolomuccci/ catherine.cartolomucci@childrens.harvard.edu

Duration of the observership: individualized

Areas that available for observation: clinic and OR

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Airway clinic, General clinic, Head and neck clinic

 


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati

Contact name/email: Ann Hurley / ann.hurley@cchmc.org 

Duration of the observership 2-4 weeks suggested

Areas that available for observation:  operating room, subs-specialty and multi-disciplinary clinics, general otolaryngology clinics

Specialty clinics available to the observer:  multi-disciplinary airway assessments and procedures, swallowing evaluation clinic, velopharyngeal insufficiency clinic, voice disorders clinic, hearing clinic, interdisciplinary feeding team clinic, hemangioma and vascular malformation clinic, craniofacial anomaly clinic

 

University of Iowa

Contact name/email: Richard Smith, M.D. richard-smith@uiowa.edu
 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  

Contact name/email: David Tunkel, M.D. / Dtunkel@jhmi.edu

Duration of the observership: Usually 1 month (but can be arranged)

Areas that available for observation: Any otolaryngology subspecialty with prior arrangement 

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Cleft clinic, Cochlear implantation through listening center, others.

 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Contact name/email: Christopher Hartnick/ Christopher_hartnick@meei.harvard.edu

Duration of the observership: 1-2 months

Areas that available for observation: all aspects of ENT depending upon interest

Specialty clinics available to the observer: airway. Otology

 

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota/ Affiliated with the University of Minnesota

Contact name/email: James Sidman, M.D.  sidma001@umn.edu

Duration of the observership: Variable

Areas that available for observation: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Cleft Clinic, Plagiocephaly Clinic, Velocardiofacial Syndrome Clinic, Craniosynostosis Clinic, Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Clinic, General Pediatric ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Contact name/email: Julie Davis / Julie.davis@nationwidechildrens.org; http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/international-scholars-program

Duration of the observership: variable

Areas that available for observation: Outpatient clinics and operating rooms

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Airway, Pediatric Voice/swallow, Rhinology, Head and Neck Tumor, Hearing/Otology, Craniofacial, etc. 

 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact name/email: James W. Schroeder, Jr. MD
jschroeder@luriechildrens.org

Duration of the observership: Flexible

Areas that available for observation: Pediatric airway surgery, head and neck surgery (oncology, benign congenital neck masses), cochlear implants, chronic ear surgery, skull base surgery, sinus surgery, vascular malformation surgery, Auricular reconstruction, VPI surgery. Sleep surgery.

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Voice clinic, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) clinic, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) clinic, Aerodigestive Team Clinic

 

Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego/UCSD (University of California at San Diego)

Contact name/email: Rose Chavez/ rchavez@rchsd.org

Duration of the observership: flexible, but usually from 2-4 weeks

Areas that available for observation: Clinical setting, operating room, subs-specialty and multi-disciplinary clinics

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Hearing clinic, Cochlear Implant team meetings, Cleft Palate clinic, Craniofacial team clinic, Airway and feeding team meetings, voice and speech clinic and Vascular malformations clinic

 

Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington

Contact name/email: : Kathleen.sie@seattlechildrens.org; henry.ou@seattlechildrens.org

Duration of the observership: 1-4 weeks

Areas that available for observation: see below

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Cleft/Craniofacial, Vascular Anomalies, Microtia, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, VPI, Voice, Airway, Sinus

 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Contact name/email: Peter Koltai, MD, pkoltai@ohns.stanford.edu

Duration of the observership: flexible

Areas that available for observation: flexible
Specialty clinics available to the observer: Cleft and craniofacial clinic, Vascular malformation clinic, airway clinic

 

UC Davis Medical Center

Contact name/email: Craig Senders MD/ craig.senders@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Assistant to Senders: Suzanne McInish/ suzanne.mcinish@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Duration of the observership: 5-30 days

Areas that available for observation: Cleft Lip and palate, Craniofacial, Routine Pediatric Otolaryngology

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Specialty Clinics, Cleft and Craniofacial Team, Plagiocephaly Clinic

 

UT Southwestern

Contact name/email: Phyllis White, Administrative Assistant/ phyllis.white@utsouthwestern.edu

Duration of the observership: 2 weeks - 3 months

Areas that available for observation: Cinic or operating room

Specialty clinics available to the observer: Craniofacial, airway, Voice, Swallowing, Otology/Cochear Implant

 

Vanderbilt University

Contact name/email: Steven Goudy, M.D./ steven.goudy@vanderbilt.Edu