Research & Clinical Trials

The Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology conducts research on an ongoing basis to learn more about the causes of otolaryngology problems in children, and ultimately, to improve patient care. Currently, we are working toward:

  • Improving surgical treatment of airway lesions in young children
  • Identifying health care disparities in pediatric otolaryngology
  • Studying the anomalies of common treatments of ear nose and throat disorders
  • Improving treatment for vascular anomalies of the head and neck in children
  • Optimizing treatment of pediatric sinusitis
  • Improving identification of pediatric sinusitis using physical exam and imaging information
  • Improving time to intervention in children with identified hearing loss
  • Identifying optimal methods to evaluate otolaryngology education to most effectively train future ear, nose and throat surgeons
  • Identifying new methods to treat obstructive sleep apnea in children, including children with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after tonsil  and adenoid removal
  • Identifying optimal treatments for obstructive sleep apnea in children with craniofacial abnormalities including Down syndrome
  • Studying the safest and most effective treatments for children with mild obstructive sleep apnea
  • Identifying  obstructive sleep apnea in hearing loss patients and determining what effect this may have on language development

Learn more about clinical trials at Johns Hopkins Medicine.