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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 21st year of existence, has continued to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, and research during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Continuing our expansion of clinical practices at multiple sites, the entire division has become credentialed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Silverman will lead the initiative to create an Advanced Pediatric Otolaryngology Center of Excellence. This year has also seen the successful launch of a multi-disciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Center, led by Dr. Sydney Butts. Physicians and therapists meet regularly to discuss comprehensive management plans for very challenging patients. The pediatric division has also become very active at Bay Ridge Hospital, as Drs. Rosenfeld, Goldstein, 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, continues as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and he was the lead author on the recently published Clinical Practice Guideline for tympanostomy tubes in children. Nira Goldstein, MD, MPH, continues to be extremely active in both the American Academy of Otolaryngology and SUNY Downstate Medical School. Joshua Silverman, MD, PhD was elected to two Academy Committees as well. Peer-reviewed manuscripts were published in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and Archives of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. 

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology continues to grow clinically and academically. Five full-time pediatric otolaryngologists are active within our Department, maintaining the largest division in the New York metropolitan region.