Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

The best treatment for ear, nose and throat care for children often involves multiple types of specialists, working together in close collaboration.  Our Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology is led by surgeons with many years of experience, seamlessly working together with pulmonology, audiology, speech-language pathology, patients and their families to achieve optimum results.

Patient Care

This exceptional team provides care for a full range of pediatric conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat and related parts of the head and neck. Conditions treated include hearing disorders and hearing loss, ear disorders, nasal problems, throat disorders, voice and speech problems, head and neck masses and airway disorders

The division offers a full spectrum of therapies and procedures, including airway reconstruction, laser surgery to remove tumors, tracheotomy, ear tube insertion, sinus surgery, cochlear implants and bone conduction implants. Complete medical and surgical care is provided to infants and children with complex and often rare diseases and conditions. Common procedures are also provided especially for children who have underlying health problems that would make the procedure potentially hazardous.

Through groundbreaking innovation and unparalleled patient care, the otolaryngology team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital provides world class care for children with conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat.


Education continues to be a core mission of the division, with all faculty members committing numerous hours to teach practicing physicians, fellows, residents, medical students and audiology students. Staff also make important educational contributions, volunteering their time and efforts in the local schools and with statewide organizations to provide educational opportunities for families, educators and other healthcare professionals.


The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology is committed to discovering new knowledge and translating those discoveries into patient care improvements. Research projects include sleep apnea in children, utilizing 3-D printing to develop a tracheal splint and genetic hearing loss.


The division believes that all children deserve access to high-quality, cutting-edge, patient-centered care. Several of the team members participate in medical mission trips around the world. The division also established the Pediatric Audiology Hearing Aid and Assistive Devices Loaner Program, thanks to a generous donation from the Catalyst Club. This program provides children with short-term or long term loaner devices when extenuating circumstances, such as insurance coverage, prevent the children from otherwise receiving the technology.


Dr. Marc Thorne

Marc C. Thorne, M.D., M.P.H., FACS

Associate Chair for Education and Quality
Clinical Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Medical Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Ambulatory Care Unit
Dr. Lauren Bohm

Lauren A. Bohm, M.D.

Associate Chair at Large
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Medical Student Clerkship Program
Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Dr. David Brown

David J. Brown, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Michigan Medical School

Terrence Pleasant, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Residency Program Pediatric Education Lead
Dr. David Zopf

David A. Zopf, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Engineering