Pediatric Otolaryngology
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Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our division is led by surgeons with many years of experience, seamlessly working together with pulmonology, audiology, speech-language pathology, patients and their families to achieve optimum results.

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology believes that all children deserve access to high-quality, cutting-edge, patient-centered care. Several of the team members participate in medical mission trips around the world. The division also established the Pediatric Audiology Hearing Aid and Assistive Devices Loaner Program, thanks to a generous donation from the Catalyst Club. This program provides children with short-term or long term loaner devices when extenuating circumstances prevent children from receiving the needed device.

Clinical Care

This exceptional team provides care for a full range of pediatric conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat and related parts of the head and neck. Conditions treated include hearing disorders and hearing loss, ear disorders, nasal problems, throat disorders, voice and speech problems, head and neck masses and airway disorders.

The division offers a full spectrum of therapies and procedures, including airway reconstruction, laser surgery to remove tumors, tracheotomy, ear tube insertion, sinus surgery, cochlear implants and bone conduction implants. Complete medical and surgical care is provided to infants and children with complex and often rare diseases and conditions. Common procedures are also provided especially for children who have underlying health problems that would make the procedure potentially hazardous.

Through groundbreaking innovation and unparalleled patient care, the otolaryngology team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital provides world class care for children with conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat.

Education

Education continues to be a core mission of the division, with all faculty members committing numerous hours to teach practicing physicians, fellows, residents, medical students and audiology students. Staff also make important educational contributions, volunteering their time and efforts in the local schools and with statewide organizations to provide educational opportunities for families, educators and other healthcare professionals.

Research

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology is committed to discovering new knowledge and translating those discoveries into patient care improvements. Research projects include sleep apnea in children, utilizing 3-D printing to develop a tracheal splint and genetic hearing loss.

Division Faculty
profile-marc-thorne-2019 Marc C Thorne, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director, Section Head and Service Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology Pediatric Services
Education and Quality
Lauren Bohm, MD Lauren A Bohm, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Program Associate
Medical Student Education Director
David Brown David Julius Brown, MD
Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Karen Cooper Karen Cooper
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Glenn E. Green Glenn E Green
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Profile-ErinKirkham-2023 Erin M Kirkham, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Marci M. Lesperance Marci M Lesperance
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Chief Clinical Officer, Operations
user Terrence Pleasant, MD profile-adam-vanhorn-2023 Adam Van Horn
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
David Zopf David A Zopf
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery