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Pediatric Otolaryngology

MassGeneral Hospital for Children Otolaryngology services are provided by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI). The ENT Pediatric Service offers, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, medical and surgical management of conditions related to the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, neck and airway.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-573-3190

Overview

A Comprehensive Range of Services

MassGeneral Hospital for Children Otolaryngology services are provided by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI). The ENT Pediatric Service offers, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, medical and surgical management of conditions related to the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, neck and airway.

Conditions treated include:

  • Otitis media
  • Aural atresia and microtia
  • Cholestealoma
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Tonsil and adenoid disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Neck masses
  • Hemangiomas / vascular malformations
  • Voice and airway problems
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency and cleft palate

State-of-the-Art Facilities in a World-Renowned Academic Medical Center

Our diagnostic facilities are geared for pediatric patients’ needs. For example, the audiology service invented the automated AUR hearing screening system used to test hearing in millions of newborn babies every year. Children in our outpatient facility can play in a two-story house and often are taught crafts by a child life specialist.

Since the ENT Pediatric Service is housed in an otolaryngology institution while being affiliated with MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the optimum environment for diagnosing and treating patients is provided. We have access to excellent radiologic, laryngologic (as well as a pediatric speech pathology team focusing on both speech as well as swallowing disorders) and vestibular testing.

Ongoing Research Ensures the Most Advanced Treatment

The service is active in research on several fronts and recently completed a collaborative pneumococcal vaccine study to determine the vaccine’s utility for ear infections. Evaluations of the efficacy of surgical procedures such as bronchoscopy and tonsillectomy are performed. More basic research includes the investigation of the location of “growth centers” for airway structures and an investigation of genetic linkages in families with sensorineural hearing loss, as well as tissue-engineering to grow ears.

Learn more about the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service at MEEI.

Doctors

  • Hansen, Maynard C., MD

    617-630-1699

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Otitis media
    • Adenoid and tonsil disease
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
    Locations
    • Newton: Mass Eye and Ear, Newton
    • Wellesley: Mass Eye and Ear - Wellesley
  • Hartnick, Christopher J., MD

    617-573-3190

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric airway
    • Voice and swallowing disorders
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Keamy, Donald G., MD

    617-573-3190

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric otolaryngology
    • Sinus conditions
    • Chronic ear disease
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Tonsil and adenoid disorders
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Otitis media
    • Sensorineural hearing loss
    Board Certifications
    • Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    • Boston: Pediatric Sleep Lab
  • Lee, Daniel J., MD

    617-573-3130

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric ear surgery
    • Pediatric and adult cochlear implants
    • Auditory brainstem implant surgery
    • Acoustic neuroma surgery
    • Superior canal dehiscence
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
    • Otology & Neurotology, American Board of Otolaryngology
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Mankarious, Leila Anne, MD

    617-573-3190

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric otolaryngology
    • Pediatric Airway Disease
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

News

  • Not Taking a Breath for Granted: Mikey's Story at FAC Grand Rounds - 5/17/2017, Mass General

    At 3 months old, Mikey was diagnosed with laryngomalacia. This made it hard for him to breathe. It also meant that he might need surgery and a tracheotomy. On April 11, his parents, Katie and Michael, shared their family’s experience at this year’s Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Family Advisory Council at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Diercks, Comins Join Pediatric Otolaryngology - 10/21/2016, Mass General

    Jill Comins, RN, MSN, CPNP, and Gillian Diercks, MD, MPH, have joined Pediatric Otolaryngology at MGHfC and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Comins and Diercks are committed to a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach so patients and families receive the best care possible.

  • An Innovative Device Grants Kara the Gift of Hearing - 8/9/2016, Mass General

    Kara Zerr, 3, was born deaf with no cochlea or auditory nerves. A team of neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists from MGHfC and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary gave Kara an innovative surgical implant called an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) that granted her the gift of hearing.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

234 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-573-3190
  • Fax: 617-573-6845

To schedule an appointment with MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or request an appointment online.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or request a referral online and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-573-3190

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