Todd D. Otteson, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP, is Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery) and the James Arnold and Nancy and Tom Seitz Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He also sees patients at UH Twinsburg, University Suburban and Chagrin Highlands health centers. He is Associate Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Otteson is board certified in otolaryngology. His special interests include ear, nose and throat problems related to esosinophilic esophagitis, correction of cleft palate and pediatric craniofacial surgery.
A Utah native, Dr. Otteson completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He earned his doctorate in medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and served a four-year residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. In his first year of residency he completed a research fellowship in medicine and endocrinology at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. He continued his training as a fellow in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., and earned a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Dr. Otteson joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2013 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he was Associate Professor and a staff otolaryngologist.
He has published more than two dozen papers and abstracts in specialized pediatric otolaryngology journals and is a frequent presenter at national meetings of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He also has participated in international panel discussions of pediatric ear and throat infections. His research experience includes a National Institutes of Health study on middle ear pressure in healthy and ill children.
Dr. Otteson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association.
Honors and Recognition
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
James Arnold and Nancy and Tom Seitz Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
4-Star Patient Perception Award, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2008
Praise for Patients, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2007
American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology
Education & Training
1995, Brigham Young University
Medical / Professional School(s)
1999, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2000, General Surgery - Georgetown University Hospital
2004, Otolaryngology - Georgetown University Hospital
2006, Pediatric Otolaryngology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
2001, Endocrinology - Washington Hospital Center
ENT Manifestations of Esosinophilic Esophagitis, Cleft Palate, Craniofacial Patients
UH Case Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
11100 Euclid Ave
UH Twinsburg Health Center
8819 Commons Blvd
University Suburban Health Center
1611 S Green Rd
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
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