Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides fellows with complete education in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. The educational program combines basic science knowledge of otolaryngology and the communication sciences in conjunction with clinical aspects of diagnosis and the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the head and neck in children. Inherent in the training program is exposure to children of all ages ranging from the newborn to adolescence and increasing familiarity with genetic and non-genetic dysmorphic children. As part of the on-going training, the fellow is expected to review the complex anatomy, embryology and physiology of the head and neck and be familiar with the epidemiology, pathology and microbiology of disorders of the head and neck in children.

This is a two-year program with the first year accredited by the ACGME. The second year offers a graduated junior attending experience (no call or weekends) and clinical enhancement rotations (either at CHOP or external institutions) in areas of specific clinical interest to the candidate (i.e. vascular malformations, skull-base, etc.).  Leadership and business of medicine training (Wharton Course, ACPE annual course, Zupko coding course) are also offered in the second year.


The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an ACGME approved program.

How to apply

Apply via the San Fran Matching Program using the CAS application.

Please follow the San Francisco Match CAS instructions and upload or mail the following, non-CAS required materials, to Beth McCullough, program coordinator, at the address listed below (no staples please):

  • CV
  • Three reference letters
  • MD license copy, if applicable
  • Board score copies (USLME Steps I-III, FLEX Parts I-III, NBME Parts I-III or ECFMG equivalent)
  • Passport photo (optional but very helpful)

Additional information

  • Application deadline: Feb. 16, 2024
  • Start date: July 1
  • Program duration: Two years
  • Accreditation: Yes, first year only
  • Fellows/positions per year: Two

Program director

Mark D. Rizzi, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3500 Civic Center Blvd., 5 Hub
Division of Otolaryngology
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Program coordinator

Beth Ann B. McCullough
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3500 Civic Center Blvd., 5 Hub, #5510-01
Division of Otolaryngology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-1582; fax: 215-590-3986

University Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Licensing Requirements: Pennsylvania licensure required
Program Requirements: Completion of an approved Otolaryngology residency program in either the United States or Canada
Appointment Level: Fellow
Operating Privileges: Staffing required
Clinic Responsibilities: Separate clinic
Operative Experience: Extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric otolaryngological surgery with emphasis on otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, bronchoesophagology, and laryngeal reconstruction
Research: Opportunities are available to participate in clinical and basic science research projects
Resident Supervision: Yes
Case Load: Total departmental cases include 7,500+ operative cases and 33,000+ outpatient office visits per year
Call Responsibilities: Shared
Benefits: Medical and dental insurance.
Salary: Appropriate for PGY level with potential for a second year bonus at the discretion of the Program Director and Division Chief

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

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