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Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Doctors & Specialists

The following physicians specialize in treating children with surgery-related complications. Please note, not all of our specialists are available at every location. Select their names to learn more about their special interest areas and locations. For a list of locations where our otolaryngologists practice, please click here.

Division Head

Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, MBA, FACS

Division Head, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Lauren D. Holinger, MD Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology; Vice Chair Ambulatory Practice, Department of Surgery; Executive Physician Director, Ambulatory Practice; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Section Head, Comprehensive Otology and Cochlear Implantation

Nancy M. Young, MD, FACS, FAAP

Head, Section of Otology/Neurotology and Medical Director, Audiology & Cochlear Implant Programs, Lurie Children's; Director of Research, Lurie Children's; The Lillian S. Wells Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Professor & Fellow, Knowles Hearing Center, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University School of Communication

Call 1.800.543.7362

Section Head, Advanced Head and Neck/Skull Base Tumors

John Maddalozzo, MD, FACS, FAAP

Head, Section of Advanced Head and Neck Surgery; Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Clinical Practice Director

Kathleen R. Billings, MD, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Clinical Practice; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Education and Fellowship Director

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

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery; Feinberg Academy Of Medical Educators; Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Fellowship; Director, Pediatric Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Program; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Medical Director, Aerodigestive Disorders

Jonathan B. Ida, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Medical Director, Speech and Language Services; Medical Director, Aerodigestive Program; Vice Chair of Procedural Services, Department of Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Lurie Children's Attending Surgeons

Saied Ghadersohi, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Stephen R. Hoff, MD, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Telemedicine and New Technology; Director of Microtia Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Douglas R. Johnston, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Surgical Outreach Services - Silver Cross; Director of Surgical Services - Westchester; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jennifer M. Lavin, MD, MS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Quality and Safety; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jeff C. Rastatter, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Patient Experience; Co-Director of Skull Base Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Laura H. Swibel Rosenthal, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of the Multidisciplinary 22q Program; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Taher Valika, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Upper Airway Surgery , Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Lurie Children’s Advanced Practice Providers

Kalie E. Erwin, MHS, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology

Call 1.800.543.7362

Amelia L. Falat, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology

Call 1.800.543.7362

Lauren Gute, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology

Call 1.800.543.7362

Monica M. Herron, MPAS, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology

Call 1.800.543.7362

Members of the Children's Community Physicians Association

Eileen M. Mahoney, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

David L. Walner, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association