Pediatric Otolaryngology Program

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

DIRECTOR
Todd Otteson, MD, MPH - 216-844-5501

KEY CONTACTS
Jay Shah, MD - 216-844-3032
Carissa Wentland, DO - 216-844-6000

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

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