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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Otolaryngology

Service Chief Reports

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Ann Plum, MD


The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, now in its 27th year, has continued to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, and research during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The division has continued its expansion at multiple Brooklyn sites, including SUNY Downstate University Hospital, New York - Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center.  The educational experience as well as patient care experience has continued to grow and diversify to include all areas of Pediatric Otolaryngology.


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. The faculty base has expanded by the addition of Ann Plum, MD. This year has also seen continued success in providing care for children in a multidisciplinary fashion through the multi-disciplinary Brooklyn Cleft and Craniofacial Center and the formation of a multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Clinic.

Academic pursuits remain strong priorities as the Division continues to forge a national reputation.  Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, continues to expand his role as senior advisor for the AAO-HNS clinical guidelines. 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. Ann Plum, MD, has started to be active with clinical research within the Department. Research is regularly presented at national meetings. In addition, all faculty continue to be active participants in Resident and Medical Student Education within the Department and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.