Airway Disorders Clinic :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Airway Disorders Clinic

Infants and children can suffer from a variety of conditions which affect both the upper airways (pharynx and larynx) and lower airways (trachea, bronchi and lungs).

Dr. Meredith Merz Lind, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Nationwide Children’s, oversees our integrated Airway Disorders Clinic and works together with pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric speech therapists, and tracheotomy specialists. This team uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat airway disorders. Using the team approach, we can offer an individualized medical and surgical approach to patient treatment, implemented in the most efficient way possible.

Airway Disorders Conditions Treated

  • Congenital or acquired airway stenosis
  • Vocal cord paralysis or dysfunction
  • Chronic drooling or aspiration
  • Chronic tracheotomy

Comorbidities, such as reactive airways disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and neurologic conditions, may contribute to or adversely affect these conditions as well.

Same-visit diagnostic testing, including in-office laryngoscopy, pharyngeal pH probe placement and pulmonary function testing is also available.

Airway Disorders Scheduling and Referrals

Physician Direct Connect Line

For urgent physician consultations, call (614) 355-0221 or 1-877-355-0221

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000