Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our goal is to provide in-depth training in the broad spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology and to advance the care of children through innovation and inquiry.

Our fellowship was established in 1990 and delivers broad clinical training in pediatric otolaryngology. Our nine faculty members have expertise in managing patients with airway obstruction, aerodigestive issues, chronic ear disease, aural atresia, deafness/hearing loss, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, velopharyngeal dysfunction, vascular anomalies, sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, sinus disease, head and neck tumors, thyroid issues, microtia and voice disorders.

We offer a wide array of multidisciplinary clinics, including aerodigestive, cochlear implant, hearing loss, craniofacial, velopharyngeal dysfunction, vascular anomalies, sleep, sinus, voice and thyroid.

The one-year ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship provides an in-depth education through the extensive network of multidisciplinary clinics. The fellows have ample opportunities to participate in clinical research and academic endeavors.

We accept two fellows per year.

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Our fellows must hold Washington State Limited Physician and Surgeons License or a Full Medical Practice License. All applicants must be American or Canadian board eligible in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery by the time the fellowship year starts. For detailed licensing information, please see: http://www.doh.wa.gov/

Rotation Schedule

The residency training program consists of 2 portions:

  1. Gold
    • Head and neck
    • Sinus/skull base
    • Airway/Aerodigestive
    • General
  2. Purple
    • Vascular anomalies
    • Otology/Hearing loss
    • Cleft/CRA
    • Plastic/reconstructive
1m Orientation Orientation
1m Gold Purple
1m Purple Gold
1m Gold Purple
1m Purple Gold
1m Gold Purple
1m Purple Gold
1m Gold Purple
1m Purple Gold
3m Elective Elective

We accept the common application through the San Francisco Match. A completed application includes three letters of reference, including one from the residency program director.

See https://www.sfmatch.org/SpecialtyInsideAll.aspx?id=15&typ=1&name=Pediatric Otolaryngology

The deadline for application is February 1. Please note that this may be different from the deadline for submission of the Common Application to the San Francisco Match.

Applicants will be notified in early February whether or not they are offered an interview.

Two interview dates will be offered. One date will be coordinated with the other pediatric otolaryngology fellowship west coast programs. A second interview date will be determined. The applicant will be able to choose either date based upon availability.

The fellows are based primarily at Seattle Children’s Hospital. They will have the opportunity to go to the Ambulatory Care Center in Bellevue several times over the course of the year.

The subspecialty clinics all have associated clinical databases that allow for robust research opportunities. Several of the faculty also have active laboratories that are available to the fellows. All fellows are expected to complete at least one research project during the fellowship.

Clinical sites 

Seattle Children’s Hospital

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ambulatory Care Center

1500 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004


Domonique Calhoun, MFA
Fellowship Program Manager

Henry Ou, MD, MA
Program Director

Sanjay Parikh, MD, FACS
Associate Program Director

Kathleen Sie, MD
Division Chief

Our Fellows