Research and Clinical Trials

For the past 25 years, the Division has been recognized around the world for innovative research and advancements in managing a variety of pediatric airway abnormalities.

Among the Division’s planned research projects and those currently underway are:

  • An investigation of the epidemiology of complex aerodigestive and sleep problems and the care associated with these conditions (Matthew Brigger, M.D., M.P.H.)
  • Outcomes for patients with complex sleep apnea, including those with Down syndrome (Javan Nation, M.D.)
  • Basic science research on laryngeal papillomatosis, using cell lines to test different drugs (Seth Pransky, M.D., and Dr. Brigger)
  • Clinical research on lymphatic malformations (Morgan Bliss, M.D.)
  • How septoplasty and septorhinoplasty in children affect their quality of life (Shelby Leuin, M.D.See “Programs” story above.
  • A cost analysis of complications for children with cochlear implants (Daniela Carvalho, M.D.)
  • A multi-institutional study on outcomes and surgery volume of pediatric thyroidectomy (Wen Jiang, M.D.)
  • Telemedicine’s effects on patient outcomes (Anthony Magit, M.D.)

Research Coordinator

NourNour Bundogji

Nour is a former Fulbright U.S. Student Grant awardee. She plans to pursue a degree in medicine and is interested in becoming a pediatrician. Her other interests include public health in the U.S. and abroad, the Syrian refugee crisis and medical clinic development.

Nour is excited for the opportunity to hone her research skills while gaining exposure to different aspects of project management and public health.