The Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology (otherwise known as Ear, Nose, and Throat, or ENT) provides care for patients with problems involving the ears, sinuses, oral cavity, airway, nose, throat, and neck including sinus conditions, neck masses, allergy, and snoring. The department also specializes in swallowing disorders, voice problems, dizziness and balance disorders, hearing loss, and breathing problems.

Our pediatric otolaryngologists work closely with pediatric pulmonologists and gastroenterologists to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to evaluating and treating each patient. They also work closely with audiologists (hearing experts) and speech/swallow pathologists.

"I was pleasantly surprised with Dr. Levi. She listened to my concerns and offered support and knowledge. We travel from New York and pay for the Boston Medical Doctors out of pocket. They have proven over and over again how valuable their services are. I am extremely pleased with the services I have received."

~ Sebastian M.

Conditions treated include:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Aerodigestive Disorders
  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Chronic Ear Issues
  • Hoarseness
  • Sinus Disease
  • Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia)

For more information about pediatric ENT disorders and conditions and their treatment, we encourage you to visit the website of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Common procedures:

  • Frenulectomy (tongue tie clipping)
  • Nasal endoscopy (passing a scope into the nose)
  • Laryngoscopy (passing a scope into the throat/voice box)
  • Removal of nasal or ear foreign bodies
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear Tubes
  • Biopsy or excision of neck masses
  • Excision of facial masses or cysts
  • Airway evaluations
  • Sinus surgery
  • Control of nasal hemorrhage (nose bleeds)
  • Surgery on thyroid or parotid gland

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Conditions We Treat

  • Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)

Our Team

Pediatric Otolaryngologists

Jessica R Levi, MD

Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Assistant Residency Program Director

Special Interests

Pediatric Neck Masses, Pediatric Airway Problems or Noisy Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sinusitis or Nasal Congestion, Pediatric Cysts of the Neck/Face

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Michael B Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Chronic Sinusitis, Allergy, Salivary Gland Disorders, Snoring and Sleep Surgery

Kenneth M Grundfast, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Special Interests

Ear and hearing disorders, Sudden hearing loss, Dizziness, Vertigo, Tinnitus

Kerry Pearl, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Special Interests

Feeding Difficulty, Selective Eating, Pediatric Dysphagia

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Peter C Weber, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Cochlear implants & other implantable hearing devices, hearing loss disorders, acoustic neuroma, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, facial nerve disorders, chronic ear infections, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, glomus & other skull base tumors

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