Rady Children's Specialists

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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 (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.)
  • A cost analysis of complications for children with cochlear implants (Daniela Carvalho, M.D.)
    For more cochlear implant research projects, click here.
  • 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

Steven Zamora

Steven recently earned his M.P.H., focusing on epidemiology, and is eager to apply all that he has learned in an active research setting. He has a strong passion for addressing health disparities and being part of research that benefits children with extensive medical needs. He aims to advance his research skills by helping with the diverse projects in the division. Steven is excited to learn about all of the different aspects of project management and hopes to use his experience to positively impact health outcomes.