The Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Division at UCSF provides comprehensive care for children with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Our fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngology faculty work together with our dedicated staff, nurses, and physician assistants, as well pediatric subspecialists in the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, to ensure family-centered, evidence-based . In addition to our general pediatric otolaryngology practice, we provide multidisciplinary care for children with complex hearing, voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. Our team combines individual experience, best evidence from the medical literature, and the latest surgical innovations to develop an individualized care plan for your child. An emphasis is placed on discussion and understanding of the disease process and options for management. Once under our care, a focus is placed on supporting you and your child so that your experience is as safe and positive as possible.
Whether your child has a condition that is amenable to relatively straightforward management or one that requires lifelong care, our medical team strives to build a relationship of trust, understanding, and confidence with you and your child within the community of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. We look forward to meeting you.
Services We Specialize In
- minimally invasive endoscopic management of airway disorders such as vocal cord paralysis, airway stenosis, chronic aspiration, and laryngomalacia
- surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency
- sleep endoscopy for the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea
- sialoendoscopy for salivary gland disorders
- ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and comprehensive surgical management of thyroid malignancy
- diagnosis and treatment of congenital head and neck masses and vascular malformations
- cochlear implantation, implantable hearing aids, and endoscopic-assisted surgery for hearing loss and chronic ear disease
Hearing Loss Clinic
In this clinic, deaf and hard-of-hearing children are seen concurrently by a pediatric otolaryngologist, audiologist, speech-language therapist, geneticist, and social worker to provide a coordinated assessment of your child's hearing, develop a unified plan to optimize your child's hearing health, and to help you coordinate this plan in your community. Please visit the UCSF Children's Communication Center (CCC) for more information.
Voice and Swallowing Clinic
In joint visits with a speech-language pathologist, our pediatric otolaryngologists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of your child's voice, resonance, and swallowing, including fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and videostroboscopy. Visit the UCSF Laryngology website for more information.
For children with complex airway and swallowing problems, joint visits and endoscopic exams with pediatric otolaryngology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, and speech-language pathology provide families with coordinated, family-centered care.
Our Advanced Healthcare Provider (AHP) Team
The UCSF Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery department's Advanced Healthcare Provider team is comprised of Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who work collaboratively with physicians to provide excellent patient care.
Our PAs and NPs are licensed healthcare professionals with post-graduate training who see patients with general otolaryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery conditions. They utilize the most up-to-date technology and evidence-based medicine to care for patients in preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment, including prescribing medications, performing outpatient procedures, and assisting in surgery. Both PAs and NPs are widely accepted by patients and are often more accessible to patients than physicians, spending more time with each patient, and are subject to periodic peer review and clinical outcome evaluations. Our Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery APPs are involved in clinical education, research, and/or administrative duties as well.
PAs are nationally board-certified healthcare providers who have completed 2-3 years of post-graduate medical training, which equips them to manage a variety of medical conditions.
NPs are board-certified advanced practice nurses who have completed 2-3 years of master’s degree training, which equips them to manage a variety of medical conditions.
Additional UCSF Pediatric ENT Locations
Phone: (510) 428-3233
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (925) 979-3460
2401 Shadelands Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: (925) 979-3460
2303 Camino Ramon, Suite 175
San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: (925) 979-3460
1181 Central Blvd., Suite B
Brentwood, CA 94513