Dana M. Thompson, MD

Division Head, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Lauren D. Holinger, MD Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology; Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Special Interests

Aero-digestive tract disorders, stridor, laryngotracheal stenosis, endoscopic and open airway surgery, laryngomalacia, swallowing disorders, surgical management of dysphagia, sialorrhea  and aspiration, Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES),  airway manifestations of gastroesopheaal reflux disease (GERD) and eosinophilic esophagitis( EoE), hoarseness and voice disorders, velopharyngeal insufficiency, malignant and benign head and neck masses,  ENT manifestations in children with congenital anomalies and genetic conditions,  general pediatric otolaryngology in children with special needs or medically fragile children, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), general pediatric otolaryngology (recurrent ear infections and adenotonsillar disease)​

Biographical Information

Medical School

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, 1991

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1997-1999; Fellowship, Clinician Investigator Program, Mayo Medical School, 1996-1997; Residency in otolaryngology, Mayo Medical School, 1991-1996


Board certified in: Otolaryngology