Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship

The Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship is a one-year clinical experience for physicians interested in specialized pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgical procedures. The Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is offered through the San Francisco (SF) Match Program.

This fellowship has additional research and degree opportunities at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Fellows participate in research through the Vanderbilt Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs), which focuses on developing and improving clinical outcomes in Pediatric Surgical Sciences. Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery fellows also have global outreach opportunities throughout the program.

Oustanding Faculty

Program Overview

The Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Fellowship covers all aspects of pediatric clinical care, including:

  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency surgery
  • Airway reconstruction and laryngeal reinnervation
  • Laser therapies
  • Congenital and chronic ear disease including cochlear implantation
  • Sinus surgery
  • Thyroid and head and neck masses
  • Anterior skull base surgeries (Cerebrospinal Fluid leaks, encephaloceles, angiofibromas)
  • Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea interventions, including hypoglossal nerve stimulation

In addition, fellows are also exposed to complex airway reconstruction in adults through Dr. Wootten's appointment in the Complex Airway Reconstruction Program.

Application Process

Applicants interested in the Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Physician currently in or has completed an Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery program.
    • Program must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
    • If in Canada, the applicant must have successfully completed an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency program accredited by the RCPSC (Pediatric Otolaryngology Program Requirements III.A.).
  • A valid full (not training) Tennessee medical license is required at the start of the fellowship.

Fellowship Director

Christoper T. Wootten, MD, MMHC

Fellowship Faculty

  • Ryan H. Belcher, MD
  • Roland D. Eavey, MD, SM
  • James D. Phillips, MD
  • Frank W. Virgin, MD
  • Jay A. Werkhaven, MD
  • Amy S. Whigham, MD, MS-HPEd
  • Lyndy J.Wilcox, MD
  • Christopher T. Wootten, MD, MMHC

Program Coordinator:

Candace L. Wright

Our Fellows

Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery fellows become leaders in the field, both in academic and clinical settings. Current and past fellows include:

  • Beth Williamson, MD
  • Siva Chinnadurai, MD, MPH
  • Noel Jabbour, MD, MS
  • David Crockett, MD
  • Lourdes Quintanilla-Dieck, MD
  • Adrienne Childers, MB, MBA
  • Alexis Korostoff Rieber, MD
  • Alycia Spinner, MD
  • Ryan Belcher, MD
  • Peter Karampelis, MD