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Department of Otolaryngology - Service Chief Reports

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Joshua B. Silverman, MD, PhD

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, now in its 23rd year of existence, has continued to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, and research during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The division has continued  its expansion at multiple Brooklyn sites, including SUNY Downstate University Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, SUNY Downstate Bay Ridge Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center.  Faculty from a wide variety of specialties to work together in a multi-disciplinary fashion to create system-based initiatives as well as individual treatment plans for patients. This year has also seen continued success for the multi-disciplinary Brooklyn Cleft and Craniofacial Center, led by Dr. Sydney Butts. The pediatric division has continued to be among the busiest groups at SUNY Bay Ridge Ambulatory Surgery Center as Drs. Rosenfeld, Goldstein, Butts, and Silverman all operate regularly at this surgical center.

Academic pursuits remain strong priorities as the Division continues to forge a national reputation.  Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, recently finished a very successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and continues as senior advisor for guidelines of quality for the AAO-HNS. Nira Goldstein, MD, MPH, continues to be extremely active in both the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Amercian Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology, and SUNY Downstate Medical School, and is a leading authority on sleep-disordered breathing in children, with many publications on the subject, and multiple current active clinical projects. Joshua Silverman, MD, PhD continues to be active in both the
 New York State Laryngological Society and the American Laryngological Association . In addition he continues to work closely with multiple basic science peers at SUNY Downstate on translational aspects of laryngeal reinnervation as well as the effects of laryngospasm on respiratory failure in epilepsy, research projects funded by multiple grants, including an NIH grant. Peer-reviewed manuscripts were published in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and Archives of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery.