ENT Specialists

Division Head

Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, FACS

Division Head
Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
The Lauren D Holinger Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Vice Chair Ambulatory Practice, Department of Surgery
Executive Physician Director, Ambulatory Practice
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Section Head, Comprehensive Otology and Cochlear Implantation

Nancy M. Young, MD, FACS, FAAP

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head, Section of Otology and Neurotology
Lillian S. Wells Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Medical Director, Audiology and Cochlear Implant Programs
Director of Research Program
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Section Head, Advanced Head and Neck/Skull Base Tumors

John Maddalozzo, MD, FACS, FAAP

Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Head, Section of Advanced Head and Neck Surgery
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Clinical Practice Director

Kathleen Billings, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Director of Clinical Practice
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Education and Fellowship Director

James W. Schroeder, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Education – Department of Surgery
Feinberg Academy Of Medical Educators
Program Director – Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Fellowship
Director of Pediatric Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Program
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Medical Director, Aerodigestive Disorders

Jonathan B Ida, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director, Speech and Language Services
Medical Director, Aerodigestive Program
Vice Chair of Procedural Services
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Lurie Children's Attending Surgeons

Stephen R. Hoff, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Telemedicine and New Technology
Director of Microtia Surgery
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation



Douglas R. Johnston, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Surgical Outreach Services Silver Cross
Director of Surgical Services - Westchester
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation




Jennifer M. Lavin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Quality and Safety
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation




Jeffrey C. Rastatter, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Director of Patient Experience
Director of Skull Base Surgery
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation



Laura H. Swibel Rosenthal, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Director of the Multidisciplinary 22q Program
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation




Taher Valika, MD

Instructor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Medical Informatics
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Lurie Children’s Advanced Practice Providers

Lauren Gute, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology






Monica M. Herron, MPAS, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology






Sara H. Neault, MSN, APN, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Otolaryngology






Brittany Nance, MPAS, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology

Members of the Children's Community Physicians Association

Eileen M. Mahoney, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association
Otolaryngologist at West Suburban ENT




David L. Walner, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association
Otolaryngologist at Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois