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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine offer a one-year pediatric fellowship in our Otolaryngology Program at one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

The emphasis of this fellowship is on the evaluation and management of complex pediatric otolaryngology disorders, including chronic ear disease, hearing loss, airway lesions, head and neck masses, cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and sinonasal disease.

Fellows will also participate in several multidisciplinary clinics and specialty clinics.

Goals and objectives

Our Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program is designed to provide a broad clinical and practical exposure to the field. Trainees will work under faculty members with diverse backgrounds and subspecialty interests to hone their diagnostic and management skills.

Systems-based education will include not only tertiary care at Children’s Egleston Hospital and the Emory Children’s Center Building, but also care delivery in community outreach clinics, outpatient surgical centers and multidisciplinary clinics.

At the conclusion of the one-year training program, fellows will:

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of management options for pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.
  • Feel technically comfortable performing complex middle ear surgery, cochlear implants, airway reconstructions, cleft lip and palate repair, and resection of complex neck masses.
  • Proficiently coordinate care among the many overlapping disciplines serving pediatric otolaryngology patients.
  • Be equipped to define and address a research interest in the academic medical setting.

Clinical responsibilities

Fellows will participate in level-appropriate operative cases across the breadth of pediatric otolaryngology—more than 8,000 otolaryngology cases are performed annually at Children’s. Fellows will also have an active role in managing the consult service and will participate in specialty clinics serving patients with hearing loss, craniofacial abnormalities, aerodigestive pathology and vascular malformations.

Research and outreach

Participation in clinical research is expected during the fellowship year. Support for presentations at national meetings will be provided. Accommodations for basic science research or pursuance of a Master of Public Health degree can be arranged based on interest.

Resident education

Direct supervision of PGY-2, -3 and -5 residents will be part of daily clinical activities. Fellows will also participate in leading resident didactic sessions. Regular collaborative conferences are held with the neuroradiology and pathology departments and are used as a forum to discuss difficult or interesting cases.

To apply for our Otolaryngology Fellowship Program, submit the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology universal fellowship application, including your curriculum vitae, personal statement and three letters of recommendation.

For more information about our Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program, contact:

April Rains

Practice Operations Supervisor, Otolaryngology Fellowship Program

Email: april.rains@choa.org