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Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

The one-year Emory Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship encompasses all aspects of pediatric head and neck care. Fellows will be exposed to complex airway surgery, cochlear implantation, sinus and skull base surgery, thyroid surgery, and cleft/ velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) surgery. Fellows will also participate in multi-disciplinary clinics dedicated to aerodigestive, vascular malformation, swallowing, voice, and cleft/VPI conditions, and will have the opportunity to engage in medical mission work. Upon conclusion of the fellowship, candidates will be prepared to meet the requirements and demands of an academic otolaryngology position.

Dr. Steven Goudy is the fellowship director. He received his MD and did his otolaryngology residency at the University of Louisville, and completed his pediatric fellowship at the University of Iowa. He came to Emory in 2015 after serving for ten years on the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and as an attending at Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital. He has received a variety of physician and teaching awards, is an accomplished and versatile surgeon, and conducts research that is focused on developing new therapies.

The additional faculty are Dr. April Landry, Dr. Kara Prickett, Dr. Nikhila Raol, and Dr. N. Wendell Todd, all of whom have the types of diverse and accomplished backgrounds that will contribute to giving the fellow a varied, robust, and comprehensive training experience.  

Specific Objectives

Upon completing the program, fellows should:


Residents who have completed an ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited otolaryngology residency and are board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Georgia medical license required.

Clinical Responsibilities

Fellows will participate in level-appropriate operative cases across the breadth of pediatric otolaryngology. More than 8,000 otolaryngology cases are performed annually at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facilities. Fellows will also participate in specialty clinics serving patients with hearing loss, craniofacial abnormalities, aerodigestive pathology, voice and swallowing disorders, vascular malformations, and will have an active role in managing the consult service.

Research and Outreach

Participation in clinical research is expected during the fellowship year, and support for presentations at national meetings will be provided. Accommodations for basic science research or pursuance of a MPH degree can be arranged based on interest. There will also be opportunity to participate in international mission work.

Resident Education

Direct supervision of PGY-2, -3, and -5 residents will be a part of daily clinical activities. Fellows also participate in leading resident didactic sessions. Regular collaborative conferences are held with the neuroradiology and pathology departments and are used as a forum to discuss difficult or interesting cases.

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