Expanding Pediatric ENT Care for Comprehensive Solutions

The Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Division is at the forefront of providing unparalleled, specialized care to children facing a wide range of medical complexities. By integrating cutting-edge techniques with a deep commitment to compassion and respect, our dedicated team ensures every child receives the highest standard of personalized treatment.

We specialize in treating the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the face and neck, including:

  • Flexible and rigid endoscopic examination of air, food and sinus passages 
  • Treatment of sinus, laryngeal, thyroid and esophageal disorders 
  • Management of patients with loss of hearing and balance disorders 
  • Treatment of patients with velopharyngeal dysfunction, hypernasality and related speech disorders 
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery 
  • Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders

Our Specialty Centers and Programs 

Through close collaboration with pediatric gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, speech pathologists and others, we offer the following multidisciplinary specialty clinics:

I. Aerodigestive Program (ADAM) at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) 
The Aerodigestive Program (ADAM) at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) consists of a unique, multidisciplinary team devoted to the medical and surgical management of complex pediatric airway and esophageal disorders, swallowing disorders and sleep abnormalities. ADAM team members include specialists in pediatric pulmonary, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat, or ENT), gastroenterology and speech pathology. This multidisciplinary approach begins with the patient’s evaluation and ensures comprehensive, highly specialized and personalized care for every child—from newborns to 21-year-olds.

II. Dysphagia Clinic 
Dysphagia is a complex and often difficult pathology to manage. Our team of otolaryngologists and speech pathologists provide a dedicated and caring approach to patients and families. Modified barium swallow testing as well as fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) are often recommended to better diagnose and treat the feeding difficulty and dysphagia symptoms. If indicated, endoscopic laryngeal surgery is safely performed by our team of surgeons.

III. Pediatric Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Clinic (PTNCC) 
The Pediatric Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Clinic (PTNCC) at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) aims to improve access and provide more comprehensive care to children and adolescents with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Our team of board-certified and specialty trained endocrinologists, thyroid surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and pediatric nurses are dedicated to helping our pediatric patients with newly discovered thyroid nodules arrive at a more accurate and timely diagnosis, guide them through further evaluation or surgery as needed and provide individualized follow-up care throughout the course of their disease.

IV. Cochlear Implant Program
The Cochlear Implant Program offers customized care to children with sensorineural hearing loss. Our expert team of cochlear implant surgeons and audiologists provide the best possible care for a child and family to ensure that a child’s hearing is optimized and spoken language goals are being met. Through collaboration with the Kennedy Center and other specialized schools, we aim to support the family in advocating for their child.

V. Pediatric Vestibular Clinic 
The Pediatric Vestibular Clinic evaluates and treats children with symptoms of dizziness and imbalance. Patients with symptoms of unexplained dizziness or vertigo, frequent falls, periodic episodes of nausea or vomiting or clumsiness may be candidates for the clinic. Patients are evaluated by an audiologist who is trained in balance testing as well as a pediatric ear, nose and throat physician. 

VI. Pediatric Voice Clinic 
The Pediatric Voice Clinic is a multidisciplinary program for the evaluation of children with voice problems. Conditions treated include but are not limited to vocal cord nodules, vocal cord cysts, vocal cord paralysis, laryngopharyngeal reflux and muscle tension dysphonia. Our team is composed of a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and a voice therapist.

VII. Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD) Clinic 
The Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD) Clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric otorhinolaryngologists as well as speech-language pathologists who specialize in the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of patients with hypernasality and other resonance disorders. The goal is to assess the patient's speech, resonance, velopharyngeal function and treatment plan. Through a comprehensive team assessment, these specialists try to determine the cause of the speech problem and its contributing factors. 

Patient referrals

At Montefiore Einstein Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, we know that providing patients with the best possible care includes teamwork and trust. We work closely with our valued referring physicians to ensure open communication and reliable expertise.