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Pediatric Fellowships

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship


Program Director

Dr. Kathleen Sie 

Program Overview

We believe our fellowship delivers the broadest spectrum of clinical training in pediatric otolaryngology in the United States. Our seven full-time staff members have a broad range of experience including cochlear implants, microtia and aural atresia, palate surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency and other aspects of craniofacial anomalies, all aspects of chronic sinusitis, airway management including laryngotracheoplasty, vascular anomalies and tumors including thyroid.

The one-year clinical fellowship emphasizes experience in the areas of airway management; chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma; hearing loss including cochlear implant surgery; and craniofacial anomalies including palate surgery, vascular anomalies, chronic sinusitis, and head and neck tumors. There is an option for a second year of research training funded by our NIH training grant. One-year clinical fellows must publish at least one clinical project. The optional second research year is dependent upon qualification for the NIH teaching grant and can be focused on the fellow's area of interest.

Clinical exposure and rotations include neurosensory hearing loss, cochlear implant, voice, sinus (with allergy fellows), vascular anomaly, craniofacial, tumor board and microtia/aural atresia.

Our fellows are compensated at the rate of a PGY 6 University of Washington surgery resident. Our fellows take call after completing the first few months of their fellowship. The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship program began in 1990.

Board certification eligibility upon fellowship completion: Currently we are not an ACGME program and there is no active Certificate of Added Qualifications for pediatric otolaryngology in the United States. We plan to become an ACGME program in the near future, anticipating the possible development of a pediatric otolaryngology CAQ.

Length of fellowship: 1-2 years

Number of fellowships available: 1-2

Application Requirements

  • Prerequisites/post–medical school requirements:
    • U.S. citizenship required
    • Valid Washington state medical license
    • Successful completion of an approved U.S. residency
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Interview dates: March 14 or 15, 2013

For More Information

Nancy Wade, Program Coordinator
Seattle Children’s
PO Box 5371
M/S: W-7729
Seattle WA 98145-5005

Phone: 206-987-3468
Fax: 206-987-3925

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