James W. Schroeder Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery; Assistant Designated Institutional Official (DIO), McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern; Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Fellowship

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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James Schroeder is a pediatric otolaryngologist and Vice Chair of Surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He holds a dual academic appointment as Professor in both the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Medical Education at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He has held multiple leadership roles in both graduate and undergraduate medical education at Feinberg and is currently serving as the Assistant Designated Institutional Official (DIO) at McGaw. He is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery where he led transformational change in operational efficiency and governance of the educational programs. He is the long time Program Director for the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship program at the Lurie Children’s. Has been inducted into the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) honor society and regularly contributes to faculty development as part of the McGaw Clinical Scholars programs and the FAME Medical Educator Certificate Program. 

He received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction at the University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Rush University in Chicago, a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, and an Education Fellowship at the Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University. He also has an MBA focused on healthcare administration and leadership.

He has published over 70 scientific articles and book chapters and frequently lectures nationally and internationally on related topics. He is a member of and has held leadership roles in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the American Bronchoesophagological Association (ABEA), American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and others. He is the past President of the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric dysphagia (feeding and swallowing problems), Flexible Endocsopic Evaluation of Swallowing, Noisy Breathing, Recurrent ear infections, Enarged tonsils, Obstructive sleep apnea

Education & Training

Education: Loyola University of Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine, 2000

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, Children's Memorial, 2005-2006; Residency in otolaryngology, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's, 2000-2005

Board Certifications: Otolaryngology

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Broncho Esophagological Association, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, Chicago Medical Society, Society of University Otolaryngologists, American Rhinologic Society, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Illinois Medical Society, International Bronchoesophagological Society

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