Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, directed by Marci M. Lesperance, M.D., M.S., provides hands-on experience caring for the full breadth of pediatric otolaryngology cases. Surgical experience is focused on open airway reconstruction, airway endoscopy, cochlear implantation, bone conduction devices, chronic ear surgery, head and neck tumors, surgical treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency and rhinology. Additional program faculty include: Lauren A Bohm, M.D.Glenn E. Green, M.D., Marc C. Thorne, M.D., MPH and David A. Zopf, M.D.

The fellowship was established in 2008 and has one fellow per year. The program has been accredited by the ACGME, with the first year of accredited fellowship in 2013-2014. 

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Clinical Care

All rotations are at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, which boasts a 12-story inpatient wing and a 9-story outpatient wing for a total of 1.1 million square feet. The Mott houses 348 beds, including 50 private maternity rooms and 46 private NICU rooms. We also have access to 16 state-of-the-art operating rooms and two interventional radiology rooms.

The fellow has the opportunity to work with all members in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He or she also attends multidisciplinary clinics, including the Aerodigestive Clinic, Voice and Speech Clinic, Multidisciplinary Sleep Clinic, Pediatric Tracheobronchomalacia Clinic and the Craniofacial Anomolies Program. The fellow takes back-up call when the pediatric otolaryngology faculty are on call, which totals approximately six weeks per year.

Special Rotation

The fellow spends a one-month rotation in September on the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Unit, which establishes an early collaboration between the fellow and PICU faculty, fellows and staff. 


The fellow participates in weekly pediatric otolaryngology conferences, weekly grand rounds, monthly morbidity and mortality conferences, monthly vascular anomalies conference, quarterly pediatric pathology conferences (with Jonathan B. McHugh, M.D.) and the Airway Journal Club (with the PICU and anesthesiology).


The fellow carries out a clinical or basic science research project mentored by the pediatric otolaryngology faculty or other department faculty. A research fellowship funded by a T32 training grant is available through our Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program, which provides 12 months of training in clinical or basic science. Eligible candidates (US Citizens or permanent residents) may apply to carry out research either before or after a clinical fellowship.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.