Otolaryngology Fellowship

Otolaryngology Fellowship

Nationwide Children's Hospital Otolaryngology Fellowship represents one of the most comprehensive programs that aims to educate and train the next generation of pediatric otolaryngologists. Our 12 month program prepares future surgeons with the skills to be actively involved in the management of various pediatric otolaryngologic problems.

The objective of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Otolaryngology fellowship is to provide fully trained otolaryngologists with the clinical and academic experiences to diagnose and manage uncommon and complex otolaryngologic disorders in high risk neonates and children who may have a variety of significant co-morbidities. Fellows will also work to improve their understanding of pediatric otolaryngology through cultivation of clinical and surgical skill, as well as, basic science work.

Fellows will work as an integral part of a team that includes: surgeons, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, social work, administrative staff and research coordinators.

What You Need to Know


As one of the largest free standing children’s hospitals in the country Nationwide Children's Hospital is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding clinical and surgical care to a diverse patient population.

Our goal is simple, to provide the best outcomes and the best care to each of our patients every day.

Our mission is to provide a dynamic learning environment which will enable pediatric otolaryngology fellows to increase their patient care skills, as well as provide an opportunity for practice-based learning and improvement, enhance their interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate their professionalism, and improve their ability to function effectively within broader healthcare systems.  At the end of the program, each fellow is expected to be able to function competently and independently as a pediatric otolaryngologist.

Our fellows will have access to a myriad of clinical and surgical scenarios, training and mentorship provided by 13 full time attending surgeons, exposure to multidisciplinary care teams and research opportunities.

View Our Strategic Plan


The Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship is a 12-month program based on the core curriculum as outlined by the ACGME for pediatric otolaryngology training. There is no certification or certificate of added qualifications offered for Pediatric Otolaryngology at this time. The fellow’s clinical responsibilities include:

  • Examination and assessment of patients in the outpatient department and the ENT clinic

  • Examination and assessment of inpatient consultations in the hospital

  • Surgical cases in the operating room

  • Teaching residents and medical students (three residents are on service at all times)

  • Research - an extensive array of both basic science and clinical projects are available

  • Quality improvement project

The weekday rotations maximize the learning experience of the pediatric otolaryngology fellow. The fellow splits time between operating rooms and general pediatric otolaryngology clinics as well as many multidisciplinary clinics including cleft/craniofacial, hearing, sinus, sleep and voice. The fellow will also participate in a four-week rotation with the plastic and reconstructive surgery department for intensive exposure to cleft lip and palate surgical management and other relevant plastic surgery cases.

Training Goals and Objectives

Didactics and Research

There is an intensive didactic program. Weekly didactic programs are offered by the pediatric otolaryngology faculty, as well as specific related specialty faculty. The Pediatric Otolaryngology Department offers morning conferences rotated among the clinical faculty, guest speakers and audiology. The Pediatric Otolaryngology service will also present Grand Rounds at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology. There is a weekly preoperative conference during which time upcoming and interesting cases are reviewed with all faculty and residents on service. Active discussion of cases is encouraged amongst the faculty and trainees.

Presentations at local and national meetings are encouraged.

The fellow will be asked to complete a research project of their choice under the supervision of Dr. Wiet. In addition the pediatric otolaryngology fellow will be asked to prepare a didactic lecture twice annually on a topic of their choice.

Research Assignment Goals and Objectives


Research education and training are vital to the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. As a top-ten free-standing pediatric research center and an academic affiliate of The Ohio State University, The Research Institute has an outstanding faculty, dedicated to training and mentoring the next generation of scientists in pediatric research.

Video: Learn More

Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital


Advocacy training fosters and encourages interest in child advocacy by early involvement and exposure to its many aspects such as addressing social determinants of health, community collaboration, health finance, health policy and legislative advocacy.

Video: Learn More

Explore Our Passion for Advocacy

Application and Selection

To formally apply for consideration for an interview please go to www.SFmatch.org. If you have specific questions relating to applying, please feel free to contact our fellowship coordinator.

Faculty and Fellows


Meredith Lind, MD, FAAP, FACS
Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
The Ohio State University

Gregory Wiet, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University 

Tendy Chiang, MD, FACS
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ally Sibbalds
Program Coordinator
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
Phone: (614) 722-3859