About the Ear Deformities Program

Abnormal development or deformities of the ear anatomy can cause a variety of complications, ranging from cosmetic issues to hearing and development problems, and can impact connected cartilage, muscles, bones and nerves.

Located in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Ear Deformities Program offers surgical repair, including ear reconstruction, non-surgical treatment options such as ear molding, and multidisciplinary team care for children with a wide variety of ear deformities and related disorders.

Your child's appointment with the Ear Deformities Program

Infants, children, and adolescents with ear deformities will receive care from an experienced team of board-certified plastic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Your child will be evaluated in the Division of Plastic Surgery, located on the first floor of the Wood Ambulatory Care Building.

As a part of our multidisciplinary program, your child benefits from coordinated team care that brings together a variety of pediatric specialties. Patients treated by the Ear Deformities Program have direct access to experts from the Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) and the Department of Audiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

If your child has associated kidney abnormalities, the Divisions of Nephrology and Urology will be part of the integrated care he receives. In addition, pediatric experts in Dermatology may be involved in the treatment of hemangiomas that warrant medical suppression with beta blockers. All of these specialties are integral parts of the team, and referrals to other divisions will be made when appropriate.

Reviewed by: David W. Low, MD
March 2013