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Todd Otteson, MD, MPH

Todd Otteson, MD, MPH



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Pediatric Otolaryngology

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  • Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

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.


  • Cleft Palate
  • Craniofacial Patients
  • ENT Manifestations of Esosinophilic Esophagitis

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

CMC RBC Zagara Ste 170

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid, OH 44121

Solon HC Ste 214

34055 Solon Rd
Solon, OH 44139

UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd
Twinsburg, OH 44087

UH Medina Health Center

4001 Carrick Dr
Medina, OH 44256

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

34 Ratings

Patient Comments (7)

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Great experience with the Dr. Still waiting for a return call from the office regarding a medical question that I had called in over a week ago.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr. Otteson was amazing and I have already recommended him to two other people. He took his time, we did not seem rushed and he explained everything to my 7 year old in kid terms, making sure not to scare him, but to be truthful, all while talking directly to him. He is amazing!

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
He spoke with terms we understood and my daughter's health seemed important and a priority to him which made me feel at ease

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Otteson is very thorough, friendly, and very professional. He listens and explains everything carefully.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr Otteson is very kind, lovely with our daughter and very thoughtful in his treatment plan for her. We feel confident in his care.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Another exceptional visit with Dr. Otteson. He is the consumate professional and provides the best care and treatment with every appointment. Dr. Otteson: A+, 10+ above and beyond our expectations; appreciate his outstanding commitment to providing the absolute best care!

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent experience with Dr. Otteson and his staff member who scheduled *** surgery.

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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)

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.