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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our team of pediatric ENTs treats children with common illnesses such as tonsillitis, sinusitis and ear infections (otitis media) using the latest guidelines for medical treatment and the most advanced techniques for surgical treatment.

We also assess and treat children with more unusual disorders, including breathing problems involving the upper airways, chronic ear disease and acquired or congenital masses of the head and neck, sometimes with procedures and techniques developed here at Johns Hopkins. Some children with ear, nose and throat diseases need special care because of complicating medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, or developmental disorders. We care for children with these multiple conditions using all the resources of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
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Surgeries and Procedures

If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to you to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-6467 to schedule a consultation.
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In-person Visits

If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-6467 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
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*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.


FAQs about Common Ear, Nose and Throat Problems in Children

Johns Hopkins pediatric otolaryngologist, Dr. Margaret Skinner, answers commonly asked questions about when you should seek out a pediatric otolaryngologist and what types of conditions they treat including recurrent ear infections, large tonsils and noisy breathing.

Our Team

At the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, we recognize the unique issues involved in treating children with diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Our team of experienced experts includes:

  • Pediatric otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat surgeons)
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Audiologists
  • Speech-language pathologist

Infant Tongue and Lip Ties

"As a new mother, you can’t go to any parenting- or breastfeeding-support website that isn’t describing [tongue tie] as the predominant reason your child is having difficulty [breastfeeding] or why breastfeeding is painful," says Jonathan Walsh, M.D. However, the risks of not treating tongue tie may be overstated. “Long-term effects are very unpredictable, and depend on how bad the tie is," Dr. Walsh explains.

Dr. Walsh shares his expertise diagnosing and treating infants presenting with tongue ties during NPR's On Point. Listen to the NPR episode to learn more about this increasingly common diagnosis.

Jonathan Walsh, M.D.