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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Otolaryngology

Service Chief Reports

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Nira Goldstein, MD, MPH

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, now in its 26th year of existence, has continued to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, and research during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The division has continued its expansion at multiple Brooklyn sites, including SUNY Downstate University Hospital, New York - Presbyterian Brooklyn 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, Goldsmith and Butts 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.