The Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is dedicated to research and innovation that improves health care outcomes.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s EAT program maintains a database to closely track short-term and long-term clinical outcomes. Our program is also helping develop a national database registry to track and standardize outcomes across the United States.

Our research topics include:

Tracheobronchopexy/tapering membrane reduction tracheobronchoplasty

Long gap esophageal atresia and the Foker process

Tracheoesophageal fistulas

Esophageal strictures

Jejunal interposition and esophageal replacement


Vascular rings

Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure

Anti-reflux and Nissen fundoplication

External airway splints

Esophageal atresia surveillance practices

Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring

Anesthesia considerations

Learn more

For more information about our accomplishments and publications, view our team members' CVs:

Jason Smithers, M.D.Russell Jennings, M.D.

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For more information about how our program can help your child or to make an appointment, please call the number below to speak to our nurse coordinator. We serve families throughout the greater Tampa Bay area, across the state of Florida, and beyond.

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We know you want what's best for your child. We're ready to assist you with your questions. Call 727-767-3711

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