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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 24th year of existence, has continued to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, and research during the 2015-2016 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 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.  After completing a successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, continues to expand his role as senior advisor for guidelines of quality for the AAO-HNS. Nira Goldstein, MD, MPH, continues to be extremely active in the American Academy of Otolaryngology, American 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, and was inducted into the American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology
in 2016. 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.