Pediatric Otolaryngology Program

HOSPITAL/INSTITUTE
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
and University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

DIRECTOR
Todd Otteson, MD, MPH

KEY CONTACTS
Jay Shah, MD
Carissa Wentland, DO

NURSE COORDINATOR
Morgan Pyzoha, RN, BSN 216-844-5408

APPOINTMENT LINE
Please call Shawnta Haskin at 216-844-5501, option 2, or Sonya Price at 216-844-5031, option 2.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
Diseases of the tonsils and adenoids
Chronic ear disease
Pediatric airway abnormalities
Hearing loss in children
Pediatric neck masses

Therapies
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Myringotomy with tube placement
Endoscopic and open airway surgery
Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy
Cochlear implantation
Endoscopic otologic surgery

Distinguishing Features
Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Center including pediatric otolaryngologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric gastroenterologists and a speech pathologist
Participates in the multicenter NIH-sponsored PATS study researching tonsillectomy for snoring in children
Created center for clinical research into hearing loss due to enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA), including a patient registry
Only area center to offer the INSPIRE implant to treat pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome
Offers noninvasive techniques such as balloon dilation to treat pediatric airway stenosis
Offers endoscopic ear surgery to treat tympanic membrane perforations or cholesteatomas
Operates out of multiple sites, including UH main campus, UH Ahuja Medical Center, and UH Lyndhurst, Mentor and Westlake surgery centers for ease of patient access
Drs. Otteson, Shah and Wentland all fellowship-trained in pediatric otolaryngology

UH Mentor and Westlake surgery centers, extensions of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.