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Todd Otteson, MD, MPH

Todd Otteson, MD, MPH

Office Locations

UH Otolaryngology (12 mi.)

34055 Solon Rd
Ste 214
Solon, OH 44139

UH Cleveland Medical Center Bolwell (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Bolwell Ste 3300A
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Ste 170
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Suburban Health Center (5 mi.)

1611 S Green Rd
Ste 146
South Euclid, OH 44121

UH Minoff Health Center (7 mi.)

3909 Orange Pl
Ste 4100
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Twinsburg Health Center (16 mi.)

8819 Commons Blvd
Ste 202
Twinsburg, OH 44087

UH Medina Health Center (29 mi.)

4001 Carrick Dr
Ste 160
Medina, OH 44256

University Hospitals (30 mi.)

395 E Market St
Akron, OH 44304

Biography: Todd Otteson, MD, MPH


  • Cleft Palate
  • Craniofacial Patients
  • ENT Manifestations of Esosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Medical Education
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Surgical Education


  • Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Otolaryngology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Fellowship | Pediatric Otolaryngology
Pediatric Otolaryngology - Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc (2004 - 2006)

Research Fellowship | Endocrinology
Endocrinology - Washington Hospital Center (2001 - 2001)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Georgetown University Hospital (2000 - 2004)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Georgetown University Hospital (1999 - 2000)

Other Education
University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health (2010)

Medical Education
Georgetown University School Of Medicine (1999)

Brigham Young University (1995)


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 craniofacial deformities in babies and children.

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, Pennsylvania, 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. At Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Otteson serves as Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Society Dean, Blackwell McKinley and as a member of the Academy of Scholar Educators. Additionally, he served as School of Medicine’s Interim Associate Dean of Student affairs in 2020.

Dr. Otteson’s research interests are in Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (EVA), a condition for which he established a national EVA patient registry to widen knowledge for physician scientists and ultimately improve EVA patient outcomes. As part of his research in this area, Dr. Otteson created a hearing loss risk calculator to predict an EVA patient’s likely progression of disease based on current clinical values.

Dr. Otteson 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 also a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, where he has served on the Development Committee since 2019, and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association. Dr. Otteson served as Co-Director of the 28th Annual Tristate Craniofacial Conference in October 2016.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Todd Otteson did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.