Pediatric Otolaryngology Research

The Division of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is a national leader in the field of pediatric disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck in infants and children. Our research focuses on airway, feeding and swallowing disorders, sinusitis, head and neck masses, congenital and acquired problems of the ear and hearing.

An area of special interest of the Division of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, where collaboration is taking place with other divisions at Lurie Children's and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Study of children who have received cochlear implants is another area of collaborative research. The Pediatric Cochlear Implant Research Group of Northwestern is comprised of members of Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

To learn about our researchers, review the list below.


Bharat Bhushan, PhD
James W. Schroeder Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP
Kathleen R. Billings, MD, FACS, FAAP
Jeff C. Rastatter, MD, FACS, FAAP
Jonathan B. Ida, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP
Nancy M. Young, MD, FACS, FAAP