Pediatric Otolaryngology Research

Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research

Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery participates in a variety of basic science, clinical and translational research, which is coordinated through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Examples of research in Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery include endoscopic ear surgery, innovations in the diagnosis of airway inflammation, understanding and improving outcomes in airway reconstruction, non-invasive diagnosis of middle ear pathogens using Raman spectroscopy, cleft care, and complex obstructive sleep apnea treatment paradigms. Device design projects are ongoing with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE).

Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Trials

Vanderbilt Otolaryngology participates in clinical trials for many of our subspecialties, including Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. A searchable list of active pediatric studies can be found at Vanderbilt Find a Clinical Trial.


Selected Publications

Vanderbilt Publications

New Physician Spotlight: Ryan Belcher (VUMC Reporter August 12, 2019)

Ryan Belcher, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Department of Otolaryngology after completing a yearlong fellowship with the program. To continue reading...

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

(bolded names held primary faculty appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the time of publication)

Wootten CT, Belcher R, Francom CR, Prager JD. Aerodigestive Programs Enhance Outcomes in Pediatric Patients. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Oct;52(5):937-948. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2019.06.007. PMID: 31400814

Lowery AS, Gelbard A, Wootten C.The incidence of laryngotracheal stenosis in neonates with a history of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Laryngoscope. 2019 Dec 4. doi: 10.1002/lary.28371. PMID: 31800102.

Yawn RJ, Acra S, Goudy SL, Flores R, Wootten CTEosinophilic Laryngitis in Children with Aerodigestive Dysfunction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul;153(1):124-9. doi: 10.1177/0194599815577568. PMID: 25820587.

Belcher RH, Molter DW, Goudy SL. An Evidence-Based Practical Approach to Pediatric Otolaryngology in the Developing World. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;51(3):607-617. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2018.01.007. PMID: 29525391.

Harris J, Phillips JDEvaluating the Clinical Outcomes of Parotid Hemangiomas in the Pediatric Patient Population. Ear Nose Throat J. 2019 Sep 29:145561319877760. doi: 10.11777/0145561319877760. PMID: 31565986.

Wilcox LJ, Schweiger C, Hart CK, de Alarcon A, Peddireddy NS, Rutter MJ. Growth and Management of Repaired Complete Tracheal Rings after Slide Tracheoplasty. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jul;161(1):164-170. doi: 10.1177/01945998819841893. PMID: 30961421.

Arambula AM, Xie DX, Whigham ASRespiratory events after adenotonsillectomy requiring escalated admission status in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Apr;107:31-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.01.009. PMID: 29501307

Lowery AS, Gallant JN, Woodworth BA, Brown RF, Sawicki GS, Shannon CN, Virgin FWChronic rhino-sinusitis treatment in children with cystic fibrosis: A cross-sectional survey of pediatric pulmonologists and otolaryngologists. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Sep;124:139-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.05.034. PMID: 31195306.

Batson S, Kelly K, Morrison D, Virgin FOphthalmologic Abnormalities in Children with Congenital Sensorineural Hearing Loss. J Binocul Vis Ocul Motil. 2019 Jul-Sep;69(3):126-130. doi: 10.1080/2576117X.2019.1625629. PMID: 31206347.

 Ayala OD, Wakeman CA, Pence IJ, O'Brien CM, Werkhaven JA, Skaar EP, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Characterization of bacteria causing acute otitis media using Raman microspectroscopy
Anal Methods. 2017, 9, 1864-1871.

Wright PF, Ikizler MR, Gonzales RA, Carroll KN, Johnson JE, Werkhaven JAGrowth of respiratory syncytial virus in primary epithelial cells from the human respiratory tract. J Virol. 2005 Jul;79(13):8651-4. PMID: 15956607.