Pediatric Otolaryngology Program

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University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
and University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute


Todd Otteson, MD, MPH (216-844-6000)


Jay Shah, MD
Carissa Wentland, DO


Morgan Pyzoha, RN, BSN (216-844-5408)


Please call Shawnta Haskin at 216-844-5501, option 2, or Sonya Price at 216-844-5031, option 2.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
  • Diseases of the tonsils and adenoids
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Pediatric airway abnormalities
  • Hearing loss in children
  • Pediatric neck masses


  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Myringotomy with tube placement
  • Endoscopic and open airway surgery
  • Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Endoscopic otologic surgery

Distinguishing Features

  • Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Center including pediatric otolaryngologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric gastroenterologists and a speech pathologist
  • Participates in the multicenter NIH-sponsored PATS study researching tonsillectomy for snoring in children
  • Created center for clinical research into hearing loss due to enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA), including a patient registry
  • Only area center to offer the INSPIRE implant to treat pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome
  • Offers noninvasive techniques such as balloon dilation to treat pediatric airway stenosis
  • Offers endoscopic ear surgery to treat tympanic membrane perforations or cholesteatomas
  • Operates out of multiple sites, including UH main campus, UH Ahuja Medical Center, and UH Lyndhurst, Mentor and Westlake surgery centers for ease of patient access
  • Drs. Otteson, Shah and Wentland all fellowship-trained in pediatric otolaryngology

UH Lyndhurst, Mentor and Westlake surgery centers, extensions of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.